Thank You Chris Powell

Good morning! Welcome back to this lovely thing we call Monday. Did everyone have a great weekend?? I’ll tell ya…I mean, my weekends almost always seem to whiz right by, but this weekend in particular seemed extra quick. So much going on!

So Jay and I stayed up late (by my standards) last night to watch the whole episode of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. I really enjoy this show because I love getting to watch the contestants continue to make progress over the course of a full year, and see just how far they’ve come…

Alright, well actually? I really just like watching the show for the opening introduction when Chris Powell is jumping rope and boxing shirtless.


Okay okay, I’m kidding. Sort of. I like to watch him, but I really do like watching the show too. Winking smile

During last night’s episode, Chris gave one of his fitness tips on how we (the viewers) should get up and moving during the commercial breaks. I’m typically too lazy to ever even bother, but I was apparently feeling a little spunky last night, so I forced Jay to do some exercises with me. We both did four commercial breaks of 15 crunches, 15 push ups, and 15 squats, and while it may not seem like much, it definitely adds up!

So Chris Powell, if for some odd reason you have to be reading this, thank you so much for getting my butt moving last night and giving me two hours worth of inspiring, quality TV eye candy.


Despite a later bed time, I knew I have a busy day ahead of me today, so I made sure to be up early enough to get my workout taken care of. Today’s plan consisted of:

I have no idea if it’s because of how I slept or what, but my shoulders were screamin’ during that yoga workout. In fact, they’re STILL super sore. I think I need a good, quality neck massage…Jay? Chris Powell? Winking smile


Tooooootally delicious breakfast happenin’ today.


I whipped up a basic batch of oatmeal this morning and layered it into my empty jar of Justin’s honey peanut butter. I say layered, because I actually took the time to add some granola in between…check this out.


A layer in the middle + a layer on top was absolute perfection. I always get so bummed once I eat all the granola off the top and then still have at least half a jar/bowl of oats (or yogurt) left.


The same thing goes for ice cream cones with sprinkles. Jay and I always say that there needs to be a way to somehow get the sprinkles right in the ice cream. That way you still get to love them the whole time, and not just for the first five minutes of licking them all off so you don’t spill them down the front of your shirt.

Gotta jet…time to head to work!

Question for the Morning:

Do you ever get up and moving during commercial breaks while watching TV?