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Guns and Buns

by Courtney on January 20, 2012

Ahhhhh. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of Friday, folks. It’s the sound of me giving a sigh of relief after seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Whew, talk about a week!

This morning I opted to sleep in, instead of getting up for an early workout. I had pretty much already been planning on taking today as a rest day anyway, but my body is definitely telling me it needs it right now. I had some pretty killer workouts this week (WOOT!), so I think it’s ‘bout time to give the guns and buns a day off.

Breakfast

Does this not look sinful or what?

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Since I’m still fully immersed in my peanut butter addiction, there was no way I was leaving that out this morning. Today’s addiction was fueled with a big ‘ol serving of PB2, which was drizzled all over a delicious batch of pumpkin oats.

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I also had to sprinkle a little Love Grown Foods granola in there too because, well, oatmeal really isn’t the same without it. I just made sure to go easy on my serving.

Coffee was delish, as always.

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Now that I’m filled up with all sorts of peanut buttery, pumpkiny goodness, I think I’m ready to tackle the day!

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As for the rest of today’s eats I have packed up, they honestly don’t look all that much different yesterday…

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Snacks include two clementines, roasted almonds, and another cup of plain Chobani with strawberries and cinnamon. Lunch is some more leftover Crockpot Chicken & Veggie Stew, along with a whole wheat mini bagel.

I don’t need to worry about dinner since it’s my early day at the salon…which is also my last day! It’ll be bittersweet for sure, but I know it’s time. It’s time to move forward and go on to bigger and better things. Smile

What bigger and better things do you have in your sights?

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1 Khushboo January 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

Woo hoo Congrats again for going with your gut and pursuing a PT trainer :)
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2 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life January 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

Congrats on your last day! I hope to use my college degree (journalism!) and continue to write as much as possible and focus on my blog! :-)
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3 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

What a great flavor combination. I’m out of Love Grown but it was a great addition to pumpkin anything!
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4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 20, 2012 at 9:44 am

haha i love your little “guns and buns” comment. :) enjoy your rest day! and there’s that PB2 again… i just ordered some last night from iHerb – can’t wait for it!
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5 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

this post title is making me really happy. I now need more info about pb2, because I have yet to try it. ;) have a great last day, pretty!
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6 Tara Burner January 20, 2012 at 9:49 am

Congrats on your last day
and OMG i luv peanutbutter
and today’s my bday..a day of contemplation, confession and new appreciation for my goals…i have BIG ones…
see: http://taraburner.com/misc/turning-44-birthday-confessions-advice-inspiration.php
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7 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy January 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

Yay for moving on to bigger and better things! Enjoy your last day!
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8 Cait January 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

Congrats on your new ventures and enjoy your last day at the salon! I’m starting something new tomorrow – Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping – a 10-week fitness program. Pretty excited!
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9 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter January 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

Yum! Your oats remind me of the holidays….:) Congrats on the new changes in your life! I have worked at my job for going on 11 years, but it’s always in the back of my head to do something new. I would love to own my own health food bakery/coffee shop.

Right now I am concentrating on my Seminary class and see where that takes me. :)

Have a great day!
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10 Heather January 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

please imagine my face when i first read the title of your blog post.
please note, muscles were in no way imagined when I first read it.
i was thinking much more of the NRA and hamburger varieties. doh.
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11 Courtney January 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

LOL…oh, Heather :)

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12 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign January 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

Enjoy your last day! That PB oatmeal looks delicious!
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13 Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

Congrats on your last day!! Also, love the new share plugin!!

I want to do more guest posting on other blogs, I also want to *really* re-learn to ride a bike sans falling.
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14 Courtney January 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Thanks! It’s called Slick Social Share Buttons :)

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15 Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life January 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

Congrats on your last day!

I am seriously looking forward to moving into a bigger house. We had ours outgrown the second we moved into it. I am very thankful for it, though!
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16 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

Yum your breakfast looks wonderful! Glad your moving on with your personal training carrer, your going to do great!!
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17 Grace January 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Graduation and hopefully a job I like but who knows!
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18 Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Mmmmm your b-fast looks tasty! I would just use AB instead (I hate PB, so sorry).

LOVE the idea of moving on to great things :)
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19 michelle kim January 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

It’s always bittersweet when you are moving on from a place where you enjoyed working.
My “bigger and better” things will come in the fall as I study kinesiology at SFSU. Then after two years, it will get even BIGGER and BETTER.
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20 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness January 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I am obsessed with peanut butter too! The PB2 variety is a amazing. I also heard of whipped peanut butter that is made by Peter Pan. It saves a few calories and tastes good. Add it to your PB repertoire!
I recently moved to the big city of NYC so that is MUCH bigger! Love the city:)
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21 Courtney January 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

I saw that at the store the other day – I’ll have to check it out!

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22 Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre January 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

The last day of a job is always bittersweet. You feel like you’re going to cry but yet you can’t wait to get out and start your new journey. I know the feeling (a few weeks ago…eeek!) My bigger and better things look similar to yours, only splitting the CPT time with health coaching. I can’t wait to finish studying and get in it.

What plugin is the new social media thing on the left side of your blog?
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23 Courtney January 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

Slick Social Share Buttons :)

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24 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Oh I have many, many bigger & better things that I HOPE are in my future! :-) Congrats on finishing up one stage & moving onto the next!
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25 Shannon January 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Congratulations on your ventures. A couple big things that I want to accomplish are to graduate high school and pick a good career choice (torn between journalism and being a police detective/FBI agent- TV shows make those two jobs look awesome).
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26 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

That breakfast does look delicious!!

I have medical school in my eyes right now. Kind of scary to take such a leap with such a high chance of falling…but I’m going to try!
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27 Sarah January 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm

i want PB2!! it makes oatmeal look amazing!
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28 Julie January 21, 2012 at 1:47 am

You are making me crave peanut butter, too! Just ate a spoonful for dessert. :-) Those pumpkin-peanut butter oats look yummy!
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29 fitpeanut January 21, 2012 at 3:35 am

This breakfast looks so perfect ! Peanut butter is my secret lover :p
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