The Tub Bandit

Today has been one of my favorite kind of Sundays…

Lazy, yet productive Winking smile

I got my day started off with a super-awesome workout!

Workout #1  Treadmill:

  • First 20 minutes = HIIT workout (20 seconds @ 9.5mph / 40 seconds @ 4.5mph)
  • Last 20 minutes = Run, alternating between 6.0mph – 7.0mph
  • Total: 4.5 miles

Workout # 2 – Yoga:

  • 10lb. Slimdown YOGA from Exercise TV

I seriously don’t know why I don’t do yoga after running more often. It felt incredible!



I had some craaaaazy cravings for a combo cereal bowl today. Smile


Quaker Oatmeal Squares + Kashi Heart to Heart + vanilla almond milk + blueberries


Sooooo tasty!


Immediately after finishing my cereal, I had to dig in to the Butterscotch Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars


I definitely had a couple of these throughout the day. Winking smile

There was some some grocery shopping that needed to be done today, but really wasn’t in the mood to leave the house. Fortunately, the simple act of picking up an iced coffee while shopping makes it so much more enjoyable!


Once I got home, I started to take care of some cleaning/tidying up around the house and just-so-happened to find Cody in one of his new favorites places…


Apparently, my cat loves the tub. More specifically, he loves trying to lick every last drop of water that he can find in the tub. For weeks now, he’s been eyeballing the water in the tub every time I get out of the shower. He’d watch from afar, but never do anything else. Well, now I’ll call him my tub bandit.

He cracks me right up! Smile




Jay was out playing ice hockey all day and I really had no idea when he was going to be getting back home. So when he called asking “what’s up for dinner,” I was kind of at a loss since I hadn’t planned anything. I did a quick scan of what was in the fridge, seeing if I’d be able to throw together some salads.

Then he said, “Want me to check and see what soups Panera has on my way home?”

I knew I loved this man for a reason. Winking smile


We got ourselves some of their chicken noodle soup, which I have now determined is my favorite Panera soup. My heart used to belong to their Vegetarian Vegetable, until they changed the recipe…darn you, Panera!

Good thing they still come through with this chicken noodle…I supposed I’ll let it slide. Winking smile


The noodles are easily what make this soup…I need to find them!?!


To go with our soup, I made some simple salads with romaine, cukes, carrots, red onion, grape tomatoes, and some cubed fontina cheese. Fontina cheese…definitely a good choice!


And of course, with Panera soup, you get Panera baguettes. I think I could eat their baguettes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They’re fantastic!


Now I’m planning on spending the rest of my evening reading this issue of bon appetit magazine that my MIL picked up for me,


and relaxing on the couch with these two characters.


Boy, life is tough, isn’t it? Winking smile


Hope you’ve all had a great weekend! They go by wayyy too fast, don’t they??


  1. Ashley says

    If you’re a fan of Bon Appetit magazine, check out their Fast Easy Fresh cookbook. I got it for Christmas and it’s awesome for weeknight dinners!

  2. says

    That’s my favorite Panera soup too! The noodles ARE totally what makes it. They are like perfectly cooked- kind of chewy, but then fluffy on the outside..if that makes ANY sense at all. I love the bread so much that I typically ask for another piece…plan to save the 2nd piece for late, but then I eat them both even before I get home! lol! :)
    Love little Cody, he’s such a cutie!!
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  3. Kate says

    Try the Reames frozen egg noodles — they’re in the freezer section, and are SO good. My fiance loves, loves, loves Panera soup, and those noodles are the closest I can get.

  4. says

    My kitten loves going in the bathtub too! haha I always have to pick up an iced coffee when I’m shopping! It’s a ritual. :)

    That combo cereal bowl is pretty much my nightly snack! Yum!

  5. tea says

    i work at panera, our next promotion is “get fit”, starting jan 13 and we will no longer have that chicken noodle soup it will be replaced with our new formulation that is all natural, lower sodium, and the broth is not as thick.

  6. Lindsey says

    My cat does that, too. If I take an actual bath instead of a shower he’ll even come right up to the tub, sit on the ledge and drink the water while I’m still in it! (Kinda cute, kinda gross :/) When we take showers he’ll hop in as soon as we hop out. He looks similar to Cody, too. And I agree with you on Panera changing their vegetable soup recipe. It was better before.


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