Hello and happy Saturday!
I hope all is going well with you, and you are doing something really fun with your favorite people 🙂
Today has been a pretty jam packed day…for a good reason though! Tonight I am leaving for a family vacation to Florida in honor of my younger brother’s graduation from college. Because I have been so busy with work and teaching group fitness recently, I literally have not had a spare second to think about packing (or maybe it’s the fact that I truly hate the packing process…)
That being said, I started this morning bright and early with a delicious bowl of what I like to call Monkey Oats!
The Monkey Oats were chocolatey, peanut buttery, bananay, and just plain good!
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 stevia packets
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 sprinkle cinnamon
- 1/3 banana
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
Place the oats in a microwave safe bowl with 2/3 cups water. Microwave for 1 minute. Take the oats from the microwave and mix in cocoa, stevia, protein, cinnamon, and about 2/3 cup more water. Microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the oats are the desired consistency. Top with bananas and peanut butter…and enjoy!!
After my oaty breakfast, I spent the morning reviewing my Body Pump notes. I was a little nervous for class today because I was teaching the latest release all by myself for the first time! The class was great, I had so much fun, and I only made a couple of minor mistakes…nothing to sweat about!
After teaching that class, my brain officially went on vacation mode!! I came home to make myself a quick lunch, and Brian had a little surprise waiting for me.
For the past 10 days, Brian had been in London and Ireland with his mom and aunt visiting family (yes I know…I was only slightly jealous he was in London right before the Olympics!)
Brian bought me a couple of souvenirs, the first being an Irish wool sweater! I absolutely love being warm and cozy all the time, and love bundling up in big chunky sweaters, so when Brian asked what I wanted while he was on the trip, I jokingly said I wanted a wool sweater…I guess he didn’t get the joke 😉
I love it!
He also got a cool Olympic backpack from London! We are definitely taking it with us to Florida.
After present time, it was time to get down to business. Brian cleaned our little apartment, and we packed a whole weeks worth of stuff into one bag…
That’s right…ONE BAG! We are driving to Florida, and in the car will be my mom, dad, Brenna, Brian, and me. There is very limited space, so we had to be flexible…luckily it is summer, meaning our clothes are small and can easily be rolled up.
The trip down to Florida should be interesting considering we have three adults in the back seat of the car…and my dad hates making pit stops…wish us luck!!