Good Workout, Unexpected

Sometimes I wake up knowing I’m going to have a great workout.

Today was not one of those days… but I surprised myself and had a great one! Don’t ya love it when that happens?

I was nice and sweaty by the end of my cardio session which looked like this:

A 30 minute interval treadmill workout

30 Minute Treadmill Workout

…Followed by 20 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical with two bridal magazines.

I met up with Ryan as he was finishing his workout. As we were walking out we couldn’t help but laugh because Ryan was the one carrying my bridal magazines. Here he is, this beefy muscle guy, walking around with girly magazines. Gotta love it! 🙂

Breakfast

Breakfast came together quickly!

Last night I prepped some oats to use in a breakfast bowl with Greek yogurt and sliced strawberries.

Oatmeal + Yogurt + Strawberries

I didn’t reheat the oats because I really like cold oatmeal (weird, I know). I loved this combination!

Thursday Morning Breakfast

Oat 'n' Berry Bowl

Now I’m off to an Invisalign appointment before heading to work!

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Breeze Comfort Giveaway Winner

I love that you guys are as obsessed with sports bras as I am! 😀

The lucky winner of the Breeze Comfort sports bra is Blair!

Blair said, “I love sports bras in bright colors! I always like to sport a peppy outfit when working out. While I’m not the type to put on makeup and do my hair for a trip to the gym, I think wearing something that looks put together vs an old ripped tshirt actually pushes me to go harder!”

Congrats, Blair. Please email me at pbfingers@gmail.com with your contact information to receive your brand new bra!

Sports Bra Giveaway

I have a serious obsession with sports bras. I own more than 20 and yet I always find myself browsing the athletic clothing sections of stores looking for sports bras in cute colors or new designs.

I recently tried a new sports bra sent to me to review by Breeze Comfort.

Breeze Comfort Sports Bra

Sports Bra Back

According to the Breeze Comfort website, their sports bras “keep you cooler and drier so you can work out harder.” 

I wore the sports bra on a 6.25 mile run with Sadie and definitely felt like it kept the sweat off my body. I liked how the bra had a light lining since many other sports bras can be thin, requiring me to wear two to feel like I’m not on display. The bra was also cut in a way that was more feminine than many other sports bras out there. Yay for no uni-boobs! 😀

Enough of my review, now you have a chance to try one out for yourself!

One person will win a Breeze Comfort sports bra of their choice.

To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this post telling me what you look for in a good sports bra.

You may also receive additional entries by:

(Be sure to comment on this post to let me know if you followed Breeze Comfort on Facebook or Twitter so I may count your extra entries!)

If you don’t win the giveaway, don’t worry! The pink/black mountain view sports bra that I received is on sale on the Breeze Comfort website through April 30 for $29.99.

I will select a winner randomly tomorrow morning. Good luck!!!

Rewards of Running

Before going to sleep last night, in the back of my mind I thought I’d wake up and go for a morning run with Sadie.

Going to bed with a plan for my Saturday morning workout is a tactic that really works well for me because I tend to want to lounge around on weekend mornings and put off my workout. I know I should workout right away because I always feel better when I get some exercise in first thing in the morning. 

I had a little extra motivation this morning because I was anxious to try out a new sports bra I was sent to review by Breeze Comfort. (I will post a full review soon!)  

Pink/Black Mountain View Breeze Comfort Sports Bra

Me and My Running Buddy

I promise I am in the pictures above. It might be hard to see me because of my iridescent skin.

After Ryan took these picture he said, “Wow! Am I as pale as you!?”

Grrr. I sent Sadie to attack him instantly and then turned the camera on him to show him that his skin is white as well (though not quite as white as mine, I’ll admit).

My He-Man Pale Boy

Please excuse our sleepy looking faces. It’s not natural to take pictures 10 minutes after you roll out of bed at  7 a.m. 🙂

The Run

My run with Sadie was great! It was a complete 180 from our short run together on Thursday when my legs felt like rocks.

This whole run felt like a breeze and the weather was gorgeous. We ran about 6.25 miles at a nice, easy pace.

Sadie succeeded in making me feel instantly unathletic when she grabbed a stick to run and jump around with for the first half of our fifth mile. Where does this dog get her energy!?

Once we arrived home, my tummy wanted food!

Rewards of Running

When I work out, I often think about what I want to eat when I get home.

After a nice, long run, I knew I wanted a special breakfast for a post-run reward.

A little over a month ago, I made ricotta-stuffed French toast and Ryan and I fell in love with the creation! This morning I thought I’d try another variation: Raspberry ricotta stuffed French toast!

I began by soaking an Arnold sandwich thin in a mixture of egg whites and cinnamon before letting the French toast cook on the griddle.

Cinnamon French Toast

While the French toast was cooking, I made the raspberry-ricotta filling by combining ricotta cheese, cinnamon and thawed frozen raspberries.

Raspberries

Raspberry Ricotta Filling

Soon my French toast was ready to be stuffed!

Open-Faced French Toast

Stuffed

Of course I added a lil’ syrup and several dashes of nutmeg (love this spice) before digging in.

Eat Me!

Drooooooling...

Dig In!

This running reward was the perfect way to start the day after a sweaty run! I even liked this version better than the original ricotta stuffed French toast.

Moving Continues

This weekend is the final weekend of our big move!

Though all the furniture is in our new place, we still have a few car-loads worth of stuff in the old place as well as the “final clean” (ahhhhhhh!) to accomplish within the next two days.

Boxes

Better get to it!

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far! 😀