My Absolute Favorite High Protein Oatmeal and Eggs Breakfast

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Let me tell you about my love for this oatmeal…for starters, I eat it just about everyday for breakfast and I never get tired of it. Ever.  I feel like I’m cheating on it on days that I choose to eat something else. After I finish eating this bowl of heaven I think to myself how I would be completely okay with eating the exact same thing as my next meal. Actually, not just completely okay; I would want very badly to eat it as my next meal. In fact, nutritional needs aside, I would eat this oatmeal for every meal of the day if I could. This is no exaggeration.

How are my persuasion skills working right now? Are you dying, waiting for me to share the recipe with you yet, or shall I tantalize you some more?

Here’s a picture of some yummy eggs.
A very delicious addition to the oatmeal.

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Okay, okay, enough with the torture! Here is the recipe:

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High Protein Oatmeal (with scrambled eggs)

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup almond milk (I like So Delicious Almond Plus Protein Unsweetened)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like Metrx Protein Plus)
cinnamon
2 eggs
1.5 tbsp liquid egg whites

Directions:

1. Place oats and water in a bowl. Microwave for 1 min 30 sec.
2. Add half of the 1/4 cup of almond milk, stir, and microwave again for 30 sec.
3. Set aside to cool.
4. While the oatmeal is cooling, beat the 2 eggs and 1.5 tbsp of egg whites together. Season with salt and pepper if you wish.
5. Heat a small pan on low and spray with PAM or another olive oil spray.
6. Once the pan is warm, add the egg mixture and cook to your liking.
7. After the oatmeal has cooled a bit, add half of the protein powder and the rest of the almond milk and stir (the reason I don’t add all of the protein powder is because its too much to stir all at once)
8. Add the other half of protein powder. Depending on how thin or thick your protein powder is, you may need to add a bit of water.
9. Top your oatmeal with a sprinkle of cinnamon, stir it up, and you’re all set!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 369
Fat: 14 g (5 g saturated, 3 g polyunsaturated, 5 g monounsaturated)
Sodium: 237 mg
Carbs: 32 g (5 g fiber, 2 g sugar)
Protein: 32 g

How awesome are those nutrition facts? Such a great way to start out your day and it keeps you full for hours!
Your belly will thank me 🙂

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Thursday’s Upper Body and Sweaty-town, USA Total Body Circuit

Yesterday was upper/total body day! For my workout, I mixed in cardio bursts, upper body exercises, and a total body weighted circuit. Left me very sweaty! I was a bit disappointed this morning when my biceps weren’t sore from SarahFit’s workout. The first time I did it they were sore the next day. My body couldn’t have gotten used to it already so what the heck man?! Soreness isn’t the only indication of a good workout though so, give this one a try. Its a goodie 🙂

FitnessBlender Quick Sweat Cardio Workout

SarahFit Makeover Workout: Toned Arms in 2013
(x3 using 5 lb dumbbells)

FitnessBlender Quick Sweat Cardio Workout

Sweaty-town, USA Total Body Circuit (below)

Sweaty-town, USA Total Body Circuit
The total body circuit was adapted from Peanut Butter Fingers’ Weekend Circuit Workout. I changed it up by replacing some exercises and adding weights to make it tougher. I was only able to get through about 1.5 rounds of the circuit before the one hour mark cut me off. A solid 3 rounds would be a great total body workout on its own. Happy Sweating!

Lower Body Burn Circuit Workout

Oh boy, will your legs be SORE after this workout. Inspired by Peanut Butter Fingers’ Lower Body and Jump Rope Circuit Workout, this weighted workout gets your heart racing and burns those thighs, hammies, and the booty.  This circuit was part of my workout on Tuesday, which I wrote about in full here . It’s now Friday and my thighs are still feelin’ it, so I’d chalk this one up as a success! Give it a try and remember you don’t need to use the exact weights that I use. Use weights that challenge you!

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Tuesday, January 8th Leg Workout

Tuesday’s workout was a newish format for me. I usually do leg videos with some lower body circuit training; but today I decided to focus more on circuit training with heavier weights because I have been looking for a killer leg workout that would make my legs sore the next day.  I started with a five minute warm up video courtesy of the great Cassey Ho of Blogilates.  I then used the same lower body and jump rope circuit workout that Peanut Butter Fingers created; but added my own twist to it. And finally, ended with a short cardio cool down.  Here is the complete workout:

Pop Cardio: Fat Melting Routine

Warmup Circuit:
25 squats (with 30 lb dumbbell)
50 stationary lunges (with 10 lb dumbbell in each hand)
100 butt pulses (with 30 lb dumbbell)
20 dead lifts (with 10 lb dumbbells in each hand)
25 reverse lunges with rear lift (each leg, 10 lb dumbbells in each hand)

Workout Circuit:
15 squats (with 55 lb dumbbell)
Jump rope for one minute
30 stationary lunges (with 15 lb dumbbells in each hand)
Jump rope for one minute
75 butt pulses (with 50 lb dumbbell)
Jump rope for one minute
15 deadlifts (with 15 lb dumbbells in each hand)
Jump rope for one minute
25 reverse lunges with rear lift (each leg, 15 lb dumbbells in each hand)
Jump rope for one minute

Repeat the workout circuit x2. I did an extra set of squats (increased the reps to 20) at the end of the second circuit just to get some more leg work in.  On the second circuit, instead of jump roping for one minute I did jumping jacks.

Cool down with a few minutes of Pop Cardio: Fat Melting Routine until you reach an hour.

First Blog Post!

I decided for my first blog post to explain why and how I chose to start a blog. A few days ago, the thought entered my mind to create a blog after I had a conversation with my friend, Jenny, about a YouTube video. I had just discovered a YouTube fitness channel called FitnessBlender and I was pinning the heck out of those videos. Jenny soon texted me and basically told me that my pins were golden and I told her I found the jackpot. While watching the videos, I thought to myself that the girls that were doing the workouts had a pretty sweet job. All they had to do was complete the moves. They didn’t have to talk or anything because there was a voice  over giving directions. I told Jenny that I wanted in on that job and she half-jokingly suggested that we start our own YouTube fitness channel. At first I laughed, but later I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I knew it would be a lot of work and we would be competing against our idol, Cassey Ho of Blogilates (if you don’t know what this is, check her out NOW. Life changing. Plus she’s so adorable). I then thought hmm..maybe a blog would be a better launching point. I let it sit for a day and since I’ve been on this eating clean and fitness journey, I thought maybe I should start a blog for myself to document my recipes and workouts! So here it is. I did it. My only concern is keeping up with it when classes start back up in a couple of weeks. I will try my best. Oh and also, taking lots of pictures. Kind of an issue when I’m not much of a “take a picture of everything” person. Plus I like to eat my food once its done. We’ll see how this goes. Wish me luck!