It Came!!!

Last night my big purchase arrived!

It's Here!!!

I’ve been tracking the progress of my new Nikon D3000 digital SLR camera through every day, and it wasn’t supposed to arrive until tomorrow, but *HOORAY* it arrived early. I couldn’t use it last night ( 😦 ! ) because I needed to charge the battery, but you better believe it was put to use first thing this morning!

I bet you can guess who I chose as my first victim…

My Little Love Machine

I’m so happy to finally have a camera that can take indoor pictures that aren’t fuzzy and don’t require a flash that make Sadie’s eyes reflect so she looks like some possessed devil dog.

I already have plans to take Sadie to the dog park tonight to take pictures of her in action and really see what this camera is made of!

Cocoa Oats

Of course I used my new little toy to snap pictures of my breakfast. While I showered, I let a small batch of steel cut oats simmer on the stove.


I wanted something chocolatey for breakfast (don’t I always?), so I added a tablespoon of cocoa powder and half of a scoop of All the Whey chocolate peanut butter cup protein powder to the oats and stirred ’em up.

Cocoa Oats

Brownie Batter?

This mix was oh-so-chocolatey. If I wasn’t a brownie batter connoisseur you might be able to convince me that this mixture was some odd form of brownie batter. Okay, maybe not, but it really was delicious!

This was a great post-workout breakfast. I did the same 50 minute treadmill workout that I did on Tuesday and it got my heart thumpin’ and my body dripping sweat. One reader asked the distance logged and calories burned for this workout and so I made sure to take note today. I did about 4.45 miles in 50 minutes (including the 5 minute cool-down which I did at a 3.8 pace on a 6.0 incline) and I burned just shy of 570 calories.

When I got home from the gym Ryan commented on my red face. I definitely sweat more and burned more calories doing this workout with varying speeds/intensities than I do when I run five miles. It’s nice to incorporate some incline walking and some faster running to fight boredom and work your heart in a different way… the extra calories burned it just icing on the cake. (Oooh… cake…)

Oh, hey, did you know there’s only one more day until Friday? Something to make you smile, I hope. πŸ˜€

13 Responses

  1. That’s awesome that you got your camera. I have been trying to start up my blog for months now and am TERRIBLE at taking pictures of what I eat. What great motivation that is to have a GREAT camera!

    Oh sidenote… I bought the jello pudding mousse cups last night.. I haven’t tried it yet, but when I was at the store I kept thinking how yummy they looked.

  2. Aw that’s SO exciting!! I would love a new camera…agreed, my indoor pics are always fuzzy and just in general poor quality :(. Have fun playing with it!! πŸ™‚

  3. I tried your 50-minute workout this morning and loved it! thanks! I love how the intensity changes every few minutes…keeps things interesting.

  4. I love cocoa powder! I sprinkle in the bottom of my bowl before I pour my oats and eggs in. Then it’s like fudge at the bottom YUM!

    Have fun with the new camera!

  5. Awesome photos! Especially the one of Sadie. So cute!

  6. aww sadie!! &that camera looks awesome- enjoy!!


  7. the pictures look awesome! Cant wait to see more and more of sadie!

  8. Awesome work out again, girl! πŸ™‚

  9. Love the camera! Have fun with it!!

  10. So jealous!! I can’t wait until we finally get a DSLR πŸ™‚

  11. Congrats on the new camera! Have fun with it. I’m taking a class on my new camera next week so hopefully I’ll have super photog skillz next weekend. I love chocolate for breakfast, but then I always feel a lil bit guilty. πŸ™‚

  12. congrats on the new camera! it is beautioful and takes such nice pics!! enjoy it! you will be taking pics of EVERYTHING!!!! haha

    I love your chocolate filled breakfast…nothing wrong with a little Chocoalte to get the day started!

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