Saturday, March 27, 2010

Perfect Saturday Morning

Afternoon everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday.

I had such a great morning/early afternoon today I figured I’d write a blog post about it since I’m going out tonight and probably won’t blog when I get home.

I woke up this morning to some beautiful sun…

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Then looked down and saw this…

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Snow! WTF! Last weekend it was 18 degrees. This morning it was -10 with a windchill of –19. Gross.

I should tell you that I love sleeping in. Matt is always up before me and I just love to lay in bed on the weekend and relax. This morning was a little different. I was up with tons of energy and ready to get the day started by 8:50 this morning (that’s early for me on the weekends).

Yesterday I picked up that delicious Crofter’s Superfruit and this morning I knew I wanted to try some on my oats.

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The problem is that I’ve actually only made oats once before and it was Chocolate Coconut Oats. Not just plain old oats so I needed some help. Twitter to the rescue. Lynn gave me this wonderful recipe.

In the pot: 1/3 cup of oats, 3/4 UVAB, 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract and 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed.

I burnt the first batch because I was writing an email and not paying attention so this was my second attempt.

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She also suggested to add the Superfruit and pb to the top but I just decided to go with a splash of Almond Breeze and the Crofters. I devoured the whole thing. So good.

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I also enjoyed them with a cup of African Rooibos Tea…

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After I enjoyed a relaxing morning I heading out to pick up my jeans from the tailor (yes I have very short legs) and meet a couple of my friends for coffee. We hit up Second Cup and I got a medium non-fat vanilla bean latte. I find the coffee at Second Cup so much sweeter then Starbucks. I couldn’t even finish it.

Afterwards it was time to hit the gym. I did a five min warm up on the elliptical and then it was Gina’s Winter Shape Up Week 3. After looking the workout over I decided to do the advanced workout. I really liked all the compound exercises that she had incorporated into the workout. It is actually quite a short workout but it worked so many body parts I know I am going to feel the burn tomorrow. The only change I made to this week is I added three planks at the end of the workout.

Here’s a break down of my workout.

Bent-Over Row and Kickback


12 reps

Plie and Bicep Curl


12 reps

Ballerina Plie


15 reps

Chest Fly and Reverse Crunch


12 reps

Lunge and Lateral Raise


8 reps per side

Oblique Crunch with Dumbell


12 reps

Swimming Back Extension


12 reps



25 secs.

I really enjoyed today’s workout. It’s been my favourite week so far.

When I got home I was starving. Bagel sandwich it was:

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Now I’m sitting here eating some Multigrain Tostitos and Roasted Garlic Hummus.

Tonight I’m meeting my sister’s boyfriend for the first time. We are going out for Thai. Should be an interesting experience.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday night.

~ Katie :)


Jenny said...

I need to get me some superfood!

Do you own a rice cooker? If so, I make my oats in my rice cooker and it comes out perfect every time. You keep the same recipe.

Good luck tonight!

Jaime said...

Try adding 1/2 a really ripe banana to the gooooood!! :)

Anonymous said...

I know I said the same thing about the messed up temps. BOO to the cold.

Glad you enjoyed the oats, I love 'em!! Try with PB or AB next time for some added protein. (And creamy goodness!)

I found the Starbucks lattes too sweet as well. Jaime suggested that I ask for half sweet and that did the trick. ;)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how cold it was today! Brr!

Nicole said...

I always have to get my jeans shortened and have my entire life! When I was little I always needed a bigger size and shorter length! haha Goodluck meeting your sister's boyfriend, I hope he's a good guy!

Emily said...

Thanks for the oats recipe! I have been wanting try the real stuff over the little premade packet kind I always eat :P