Four C’s Breakfast

Today’s breakfast was a 4-C super meal: cocoa Cheerio cottage cheese! I could really get crazy and add in “crunchy” and “creamy” but let’s not take it too far. 😉

The base for my mornin’ meal was no salt added cottage cheese (terrible on it’s own, but delicious when blended) blended with sweetener and cocoa powder.

cocoa cheese pre blended

Pre-Blended Cocoa Cottage Cheese

cocoa cottage cheese

Blended Chocolate Bowl

I used about a tablespoon of cocoa powder in this mix, so it was super chocolatey. Just the way I like it!

I then added a cup of Cheerios to the mix for some whole grains and that crunch I adore.


The One and Only Cheerios

cocoa cottage cheerios

Four "C" Delight

Creamy, crunchy and filling. Agreat Wednesday breakfast.


I have been attending BodyPump classes Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for a while now. I usually try to trade out one day of the class for my own total-body weight routine to keep my body guessing, but I was enjoying the Pump so much that I haven’t done that in a while.

Enter: this morning! After 25 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical (while browsing through The Popcorn Factory’s holiday catalog and salivating at every item), I hit the weight room for a total-body weight routine. My workout today looked like this:

  • Step ups: 30 lbs., 15 reps per leg, 3 sets
  • Shoulder raises: 20 lbs., 15 reps, 3 sets
  • Deadlifts: 60 lbs. 15 reps, 3 sets
  • Bicep curls: 30 lbs., 15 reps, 3 sets
  • Tricep extensions: 20 lbs., 15 reps, 3 sets
  • Side bends: 30 lbs., 15 reps each side, 3 sets
  • Hamstring exercise ball curls: Body weight, 20 reps, 3 sets
  • Abdominal work
  • Leg extensions: 40 lbs., 15 reps, 3 sets

(Note: The weight listed is the total amount of weight used. For instance in the Bicep curls, I used a total of 30 lbs. with 15 lb. dumbbells in each hand.)

It felt good to change it up a bit!

What’s your favorite body part to work out in the gym?

My favorite is probably my shoulders or my abs. I really don’t like working out legs! Ughhh.

8 Responses

  1. I have a love/hate relationship with legs, but really love working back and triceps.

  2. I really like working out shoulders as well 🙂

  3. I agree, I hate working out my legs. I like working out my arms.

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  5. Nice workout! 🙂

    I too enjoy working out shoulders—and back!!

    And legs…I HATE LEGS. with a passon.

  6. thats such a creative breakfast!
    my favorite thing to workout at the gym would def have to be abs..i am not a fan of legs but i guess you gotta do what you gotta do.
    i love your blog, you are beautiful!

  7. Julie-You never cease to amaze me with your concoctions. I would NEVER think to do this, but I was just looking in my fridge today at my cottage cheese that is about to expire and wondering what I was going to eat it with. Great idea!

    I hate working out my legs too b/c I already have very muscular legs and I need to work more on my upper body and abs.

    • Thanks Lauren! I hope you like it! If it doesn’t blend easily, add a little bit of milk to the mix.

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