Caught Up in You

“I’m so caught up in you, little girl
And I never did suspect a thing
So caught up in you, little girl
That I never want to get myself free
And baby it’s true
You’re the one
Who caught me baby, you taught me
How good it could be”

I love that song by 38 Special. I heard it in the gym first thing this morning and it set my day off on the right foot! There’s something about amazing ’80s music that just does it for me. 😀

Sometimes I think I belong in the ’80s…

'80s Night!


With “Caught Up in You” jammin’ in my head, I danced my way into BodyPump this morning for a total-body strength training workout.

I felt like my mind was racing a mile a minute throughout the class. I found myself thinking about everything but BodyPump. By the time we were laying on our mats to do some ab work, signaling the end of the class, I was shocked at how fast the class flew by!

Post Pump, I leashed up Sadie for a 40-minute walk around the lake near my apartment. I don’t want to jinx it, but the weather in Florida lately has been wonderful! It’s remained in the ’80s and hasn’t creeped into the hotter-than-heck ’90s for a few days. Woop, woop!


I prepped my breakfast last night which made it super easy this morning!

Last night I cooked up a small batch of pearled barley and let the whole grain cool down overnight in the fridge.

This morning it was ready to be used in a barley breakfast bowl.

Peach + Barley Yogurt Bowl

To make my barley breakfast bowl, I combined a cup of Greek yogurt with the cold cooked barley and topped it off with peach slices and nutmeg.

Oh Yum

I love the nuttiness and chewy texture barley brings to the table.

Gnarly Barley

As I typed up this post, I looked back through some of my old posts about barley and stumbled upon this one that I posted during my first month of blogging. Holy crap-tastic pictures. Thank goodness I invested in a better camera.

Along with my barley breakfast bowl, I also enjoyed a tumbler full of Barnie’s French vanilla coffee that I snagged for the freezie at my gym.

I practically burned off my tongue after the first sip.

The Heat is On

I like really HOT coffee, so I took my time sippin’ it rather than gulping it to prevent the loss of additional taste buds. I’m so scrappy. 😉

Questions of the Morning

For everyone:

  • What is one of your all-time favorite ’80s songs?

For the bloggers:

  • Do you see a big difference in your blogging now than you did when you first started blogging? What has changed the most?

In a Flash

Sometimes I get through my workout, a morning walk with Sadie and my shower in a flash! Today it seems like I flew through everything.

The Flash


I got to the gym and did a quick 10 minute warm up on the elliptical before heading to spinning.

Since I enjoyed the 6 a.m. spin class so much last Tuesday, I made sure to take it again this morning. Unfortunately the instructor announced that she will no longer be teaching on Tuesdays at 6 a.m. What a bummer! I just discovered her awesome class. Oh well… At least I got to enjoy her rockin’ music today. 😀

How good is the song I Gotta Feeling, by the Black Eyed Peas!? I don’ t think I’ll ever get sick of it!

"Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night..."

Grocery Stop

After the gym and a nice 40-minute walk with Miss Sadie (she was in prime squirrel-hunting mode today), I showered up and was ready in no time.

Since I seemed to fly through everything, I had some extra time to spare before heading into work this morning and stopped by the grocery store to pick up food for dinner tonight.

The grocery store is so peaceful before 8:30 a.m.

When do you typically do your grocery shopping?

Ryan and I hit up the grocery store on Sunday afternoons most of the time. Sometimes we’ll be lazy and won’t get around to going until Monday nights. The grocery store is a mad house on Mondays!

After my morning grocery run, I came home and unloaded my bag (a green bag, of course 😉 ) before putting chicken in the crock pot. I see BBQ pulled chicken in my future… YUM.


Breakfast was super simple and super tasty!

Tuesday's Breakfast

I enjoyed a hot bowl of old fashioned oats with All the Whey cupcake batter protein powder stirred in for that extra protein punch! I also sipped on free Barnie’s cinnamon butter cookie coffee from my gym. It tastes like a dessert drink. Right up my alley.

Cupcake Batter Oats