Supersets & Super Scrumptious

It’s another beautiful day in the neighborhood around these parts! Highs today are reaching into the mid-70’s which is about 30 degrees above normal. All I’ve got to say is…if Mother Nature decides to bring back winter after tomorrow’s first day of spring, I will not be very happy with her. I LOVE this warm weather!


After teaching Tabata this morning (with blog reader, Amy – Heyyyy Amy!) I got to work on my own workout. Today officially kicked off week 3 and phase 2 of Tina’s Bootcamp and I was really excited to get things started. The workout on tap for today called for circuit intervals + lower body supersets.

There were three supersets which I performed 3 sets of each on, with a 5 minute cardio burst in between each superset. So things pretty much went like this:

  • Superset #1
  • 5 minutes jumping rope
  • Superset #2
  • 5 minutes treadmill running
  • Superset #3
  • 5 minutes elliptical

By the time I was finished, my legs were pretty much like mush…I love it!


That workout seriously worked up an appetite, so I was starving by the time I got home. I really just wanted to eat whatever was in arms reach, so I was rather proud of the fact that I was able to hold off and wait for this delicious batch of pumpkin oats.


Yes, PUMPKIN oats! I had a craving, saw the can in the cabinet, and made it happen. To make today’s batch, I combined:

  • 1/3 cup Coach’s Oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice
  • ~1/3 cup pumpkin, stirred in at the end

I added more water than usual and just let the oats continue to cook slowly over low heat, which made for a nice, voluminous bowl.


I topped things off with a serving of Honey Cinnamon PB and some Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola.


It’d been a long time since I brought out the pumpkin…almost too long…so it’s always nice to bring it back into the rotation once in a while.



The rest of my morning was jam-packed with doing things around the house and catching up on blog stuff, and before I knew it, I realized I’d better make some lunch so I’m not late for my afternoon shift at work.


Veggies have not been getting enough attention for the past few days, so a big ‘ol veggie-packed salad was definitely in order. Along with the veggies, I topped my salad with a few slices of low-sodium deli turkey, feta cheese (another one that’s been outta the loop way too long), and some EVOO + balsamic vinegar + basil, oregano, and garlic.


Super duper scrumptious. Smile

To satisfy the sweet tooth, I finished things up with a black cherry Chobani.


I’ve gotta eat these quick…Jay found out just how good they are and now he likes to try and take ‘em on me. Sneaky sneaky.

I’ve got a meeting at work this afternoon, followed by a somewhat later than usual Monday shift so I’m not really sure what’s up on the dinner front. I’ll tell ya though…if another batch of last night’s quesadillas happened to make an appearance again, I certainly wouldn’t be upset about it. Seriously, if any of you decide to make them, let me know what you think; I’m pretty convinced they may currently be the best thing since sliced bread.

Question for the Afternoon:

Any foods you’ve recently brought back into rotation after taking some time off?


  1. says

    Quinoa! I stopped making it for a while after repeated failed attempts. I finally ‘mastered’ how to cook it and it’s back on my menu almost every other day…can’t get enough of it!
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  2. says

    Just had to tell ya that I did a variation yesterday of your 25 minute no weight workout … the one that you do each move for 45 seconds and then rest for 15 seconds. I did some of the same moves that I’ve done before, and then I changed a few for some variation. Holy moly, I was dying. Thanks again for the awesome idea!! 😉
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  3. says

    that’s funny you mentioned bringing pumpkin back into your rotation because just a couple days ago i was thinking that i needed pumpkin back in my life again! thank goodness my grocery store is still selling it, so i picked some up and have been having it in my oatmeal the last few mornings.
    cottage cheese is another one that i got sick of for awhile, but i’m starting to love it again!
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  4. says

    Great superset workout! And I had pumpkin this morning too! Odd!I love making my oats with more water and adding chia seeds, so voluminous! It’s twice as nice when you add chia seeds and an egg/ or egg whites! 😉
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  5. says

    Your oats look so tasty!! So does your salad! Man, some days I wish I could just come eat every meal at your house. The weather has been awesome, hasn’t it?! I have the feeling we’re going to get another cold snap (I hope so- the bugs are already out in full force down here in GA!) but I bet it won’t last long! :)
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  6. Angela says

    Mmmm. Those pumpkin oats look absolutely delicious! I’m going to need to try those soon.

    As for foods I’ve recently brought back into the rotation: peanut butter! I had to stop for a bit because I was too addicted, but the peanut butter fast has gone on long enough. Excited to open that jar and get my fix!

  7. says

    I tried this recipe for your oats this morning! I was so excited but I wrote the recipe down wrong and put 1/2 tsp each of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Needless to say, it wasn’t quite right….. I am going to try again tomorrow! :)
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