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Reebok Crossfit and an Oatmeal Giveaway

Posted Sep 21 2012 9:00am

Good morning from Fitbloggin!  This morning kicked off with a run along the Inner Harbor of Baltimore with Lauren.  After a late night, it was tough to get up for a run but Lauren was such an encouragement.  The run was just what I needed to get the day going!

Baltimore Inner Harbor Run

Afterwards we headed back to the hotel for a Crossfit class by Reebok!  The coaches took the time to teach us each of the moves (air squats, push-ups, crunches, and burpees).  It was great having coaches to check my form and encourage me through the workouts, something you don’t get when you’re working out on your own.

Reebok Crossfit

For the workout we paired up with a partner and took turns doing the following:

-1 minute of air squats

-1 minute of crunches

-1 minute of burpees

–Repeat 2 times!

It was such a stellar workout!  Thank you Reebok for the awesome workout!

Ashley Reebok Crossfit

So lets take about oatmeal for a bit.  When I began to tackle losing weight back in 2007 oatmeal became a very important part of my diet.  Oatmeal was something hearty, something sweet, and something salty all in one bite!  I was so surprised to feel how full I was and to see how long I was satisfied.  Eating oatmeal for breakfast would keep me full from 7AM to 12PM which was far different from my satisfaction level with cold cereal.  Cold cereal would tie me over until about 10:30 which then caused me to want to snack before lunch.

Eating oatmeal helped me to save calories as I wasn’t eating extra food to fuel by body until it was lunch time  But what happens when you’re on the go or don’t have time to cook oatmeal on the stove top?  Enter Umpqua Oats

Umpqua Oats

These oatmeal cups come in 8 different flavors, taking on the go breakfast to a new level!

Umpqua Oats

Whether you’re looking for something salty or sweet, Umpqua Oats can fulfill any craving.  I mean look at some of these other flavors…

Umpqua Oats

Umpqua Oats

Umpqua Oats

Umpqua Oats

My favorite flavor so far is Mostly Sunny as it is just perfect for the fall.  The combination of apples, cranberries, and raisins makes me think of a crisp fall day and makes me feel so warm inside.  It’s just perfect!

Umpqua Oats

The directions are simple and will have you eating your oatmeal in just 2-3 short minutes.

Umpqua Oats

First I stirred the uncooked oatmeal and made sure everything was broken up in the cup.

Umpqua Oats

Next I added hot water to the cup and allowed it to steep for 3 minutes.

Umpqua Oats

These oats are extremely good and have come in handy many mornings when I’ve been on the go.

Umpqua Oats

So who wants to win a free variety case of Umpqua Oats?

To Enter the Umpqua Oats Giveaway simply:

  • Leave a comment on this post with one goal you have for this fall (Fitness, diet, or healthy living related).
  • Earn an extra entry by tweeting: “I want to win @coffeeckecardio’s @UmpquaOats Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/cm4ngk4(Just make sure to leave a second comment on this post with your tweet)

I’ll randomly pick a winner Monday morning (September 24, 2012). (Please note that you must live in the Continental United States to qualify).

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