Overnight Fridge Oats

So, we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Do you eat a decent breakfast every day? Even weekdays when you’re trying to get kids dressed and fed and out the door to school because suddenly it’s time to leave even though you haven’t finished your coffee?

I don’t. Not even close. Usually my son’s leftover poptart crust along with the coffee is my breakfast. So healthy, right? Not so much.

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And then I found fridge oats. SO easy you guys! I get everything ready and make 3 or 4 at a time (more if I’m not the only one that’s going to eat them) so they are just in the fridge and ready to go in the mornings.

It’s so easy. At night set up a little fridge oats assembly line. Dump everything you need into containers, stir, and pop in the fridge. Pull one out in the morning and eat! I’m sure you could probably heat it up if you want but I eat them cold.

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You will need:

  • Containers. I use mason jars but you could easily use little plastic tubs as well.
  • Old Fashioned Oats. Don’t be afraid of store brands. SO much cheaper!
  • Some kind of milk. I use the Almond Coconut because it’s delicious.
  • Greek yogurt. I get the honey or honey vanilla flavor. Again, because it’s delicious.
  • Frozen berries, cherries, fruit. You’ll want to chop it if it’s not already small.
  • Optional: Chia seeds, PB2 peanut butter powder, cinnamon, honey if you get plain yogurt…

Now, line up your containers and just go down the line adding your ingredients.

~First up, 1/3 cup oats and 1/3 cup milk:

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~Next, add in 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup fruit. I used blueberries. Cherries are good too. 

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~Now add in your extras. I put in 1tbs Chia seeds into each jar. 

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~Using a butter knife or long spoon (this part is easier with a wider plastic tub) stir it all up!

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And voila! You’re done. Put lids on the containers and stick them in the fridge. Now you have a yummy breakfast waiting for you in the morning! I know I definitely don’t have the time or desire to make a breakfast with all that in it for myself every morning. It’s so handy to have it all mixed and waiting.

There are about a million ways you can do this too. I made pumpkin spice oats once. In place of fruit put 1/4 can pumpkin puree and a few shakes pumpkin pie spice. Maybe a drizzle of honey (or maple syrup if you’re gettin crazy!) to sweeten it. You could do apple cinnamon as well! Peal some apples, dice them up and add cinnamon. VERY good! Make sure you don’t leave the skin on though. It makes it pretty hard to chew. Trust me. I’m sure you could search Pinterest for other ideas. It’s pretty easy to experiment with different combos. Just keep the oats/milk/yogurt base and fancy it up with whatever you think sounds good!

 

Weigh In Wednesday

Hey! I’m finally jumping onto the Weigh In Wednesday wagon that Ash’s Right Direction has been hosting. I was never fully committed to posted so many workout related things over on GirlMeetsCamera but now that I have this blog I’m ON it! And it’s perfect because I weighed in today too even though Monday is my usual weigh day.

When I got to the gym I went into the locker room and stepped on the little, old, dial scale they have. And this happened…

It just stopped. I am most definitely NOT 120lbs haha but I had to take a picture of it anyway. I will never see that again. And that’s ok because I’m way too tall to be 120. So after that giggle I jumped on the big scale in the main room. You know, the one with the slider things that you have to balance. Usually I bounce between 180-183+ (I stop at 184ish…if it’s still not balanced at that point then I just don’t want to know.) Today though I was right at 180.

Yes! We’ve been changing things up and I think/hope it’s working. I know I’ve been feeling good about our workouts so seeing some encouragement from the scale is a big plus. Now lets hope I don’t hop back up to 183+ next week.

Today’s workout included dead lifts, split squats, lunges, pull downs, and some other fun things. And then abs. We skipped the ab portion of our planned workout and instead did the Crunchless Ab routine I posted yesterday. It sucked so good. I am pretty excited that I can last the full 60 second plank without having to drop to my knees. During the first round anyway…

As far as cardio goes, this soundtrack kept me company this morning on an elliptical. It was a total impulse buy but now I cant stop listening to it.

As far as nutrition is going…it’s going. I could be eating better but considering Panda Express just opened down the road I could be doing a LOT worse. T picked up dinner on his way home last night but it was Subway and I got a 6″. Like I said, not amazing and also not Panda Express 😉 I got to the store finally though and plan to make ahead some things for breakfast and lunch so I’m less likely to graze on kid snacks and count that as a meal. I’m so bad at that.

That’s it for this week y’all! Make sure you check out the link up on Ash’s page to see how other people are doing with their Wednesday Weigh in.

Goals for the week: EAT better. Continue to rock workouts. Don’t go back over 183lbs.

 

 

Crunchless Abs

 Hey guys! Coming at you today with a workout for your abs…that doesn’t involve crunches. I really don’t like crunches so anytime I can avoid doing them I’m going to. Try this one out and let me know what you think.

CrunchlessAbs

 

You’re going to do 2-3 rounds (this is where you push yourself, remember!) of these exercises:

  • 60 second plank. Hands or forearms, just keep your body in a straight line.
  • 50 heel touches. 25 per side.
  • 40 flutter kicks.
  • 30 second side plank. Forearm on the ground, feet stacked or staggered to make it a little easier.
  • 20 Russian twists. Bonus points if you hold some kind of weight while you do them.

Now go get ’em! Show those abs who’s boss.



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