A Very Important Shout Out

Before I get into anything about my morning, I have a very important shout out to give, for a very important person.

SOMEbody is getting old today, turning the ripe old age of 24…


Last year, I got all sorts of sappy on him, so this year I think I’ll just keep it simple. He’s a pretty darn fantastic “little” bro.


He always knows how to make me laugh, and I love him to pieces.


Happy Birthday, Dan! Smile

(FYI: The picture above was from a a couple of years ago when we were on vacation in Myrtle Beach and out to dinner at Dirty Dick’s. If you’ve ever been there, then you know why I had to blur out what is actually written on his hat. Highly inappropriate…but hilarious, indeed!).



Holy crap. Remember that circuit workout from yesterday? Good lord am I sore today. Especially the bee-hind, thanks to all those squats. I really need to go out and invest in a foam roller…

I laid off the weights today and kept to some cardio, in the form of the running version of my Pyramid Treadmill Run. It’s always a doozy, but I love it.


I was feelin’ the oats today, folks.


In today’s mix:

  • 1/3 cup Coach’s Oats (<—so delicious!)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla SunWarrior protein powder
  • 1/2 thinly sliced banana, whipped in at the end
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon & nutmeg

I topped my oats today with a freshly opened bag of Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch granola and a spoonful of my new favorite jelly.


I actually don’t usually like the addition of protein powder in my oats, but today it turned out really well. Hopefully it’ll help tide me over for a while.


Unfortunately, I have to leave for work in about 10 minutes and I have nothing ready to bring with me to eat. Gosh darn it…gotta jet!

Question for the Morning:

Got any very important shout outs of your own today? Feel free to share!


  1. Courtney says

    Happy Birthday to your bro!!

    We have a place like that here in Boston called Dick’s Last Resort… hilarious! My husbands hat said he liked to do naughty things while watching the Golden Girls, while mine said something along the lines of being a $5 hooker LOL!!

  2. Catherine says

    Heyy! So i (being the creepy person i am) noticed your yankee candle in the background of your picture, im actually heading to bed bath and beyond today and can’t wait to pick out some new christmas-y scents

    just wondering which are your favs for the holidays?? i know you stocked up when ya went to the yankee candle outlet so i figured you’d be the best person to ask!

    oh and happy birthday to your brotato chip!! i have a brother the same age, arent they just sooooo much fun?????? (haha just playing)


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