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That Could Lead to Some Jitters.

Posted Aug 20 2012 4:40pm

I have an awesome mother.


While she was out shopping on the weekend, she kept an eye out for things we need for the move.

Toaster – obviously we need one of those.


And it has a bagel function – I love me a good bagel once in a while.  :-)

And a massive, 12 cup coffee maker.


The thing is, I don’t drink coffee – Eric is the caffeine junkie in this relationship.

If he makes a full pot, he’s going to be drinking a sh*tton of coffee – I think I may end up with a jittery boyfriend on my hands.



Livefit Day 75  – Shoulders/Calves Circuit

3 rounds of:

  • 20 dumbbell shoulder press (10 lb dumbbells)
  • 20 bent over rear delt raise (15 lb dumbbells)
  • 20 front dumbbell raise (5 lb dumbbells)
  • 20 standing dumbbell upright row (10 lb dumbbells)
  • 20 calf press on leg press machine (1 45 lb plate each side)
  • 20 calf raise (100 lbs)


  • 30-40 minutes cardio of choice, keeping heart rate below max


I have a long run on the plan for tomorrow, so I focused on keeping today’s short and fast.

The splits:

  • mile 1: 9:35
  • mile 2: 9:09
  • mile 3: 8:44
  • .29 nubbin: 8.41


For a total of 3.29 miles in 30 minutes.

I haven’t seen a sub 9 minute mile in a long time, so I was really happy with that run!

And negative splits (where each mile is progressively faster than the last) as well! Totally winning today.

As much as I love heavy lifting, I was really starting to miss running. When this program is finished, I may be switching my focus back to that for a little while.


That’s what I love about fitness – you can do pretty much whatever the hell you want and know you’ll be doing your body good – whether it’s running, hiking, weights or yoga.

(Said like a real workout fanatic).  :-)



I was feeling oats for breakfast this morning, but I wanted a decent protein hit as well.

So – improvisation. Kinda what I do.



High Protein Chocolate Oats


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk (or cow/hemp/whatever’s in your fridge)
  • 1/3 cup large flake oats
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chia seed
  • 1/2 thinly sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • sweetener (if desired)



  • Mix water and almond milk on the stovetop, cover and bring to a boil.
  • Add oats, salt, chia seeds, banana and egg whites and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low.
  • Continue cooking for 15 minutes (or until desired consistency), stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and add sweetener (if using).


I added the other half of the sliced banana and some chocolate peanut butter protein frosting (take about 1/4 cup of chocolate peanut butter protein powder and add unsweetened chocolate almond milk and mix until you get desired consistency) as toppings.


Satisfied the oatmeal craving, the ever-present chocolate craving AND the need for protein.

Definitely a breakfast win.

Have a great afternoon!

<– Are you a coffee drinker?  I just can’t do the taste – it’s awful to me.

<– What’s your favourite kind of bagel?  I’m partial to blueberry, myself.  :-)

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