Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness

I Can Shred In My Jammies

Good morning!

This morning when my alarm rang at 5:45 I leaped out of bed after a wonderful 8 hours of sleep! I have to keep my early morning schedule going on Sundays because tonight I need to be in bed by 7:30 to wake up at 3 again. Ugh. Anyways, I immediately went to the kitchen and made a snack:


A slice of honey wheat toast with almond butter 🙂

While I ate my snack, I sent out more E-Cookbooks, checked emails and got caught up on the blogworld. Then I hit the play button and did Level 1 of The Shred again in my pajamas! I think I am making this harder than it really is because since I don’t have 5 lb weights, I am using 8 lb weights for all the exercises. It gets tiring after awhile! After Shredding, I went right into a 20 minute Hip Opening Yoga Download, which felt aaamazing this morning. Lots of half pigeons, full pigeons and deep spinal twists. 🙂 I’ve never really had a problem with tight hips or anything after running, but this still feels so delicious!

Around 7:30 it was time for breakfast….oatmeal this morning!


Today’s combo included:

  • 1/2 cup oats made with 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk + 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein
  • cinnamon and pinch of sea salt
  • scoop of almond butter
  • blackberries to top!

I’m giving almond milk another try since it was on sale at the store the other day, which made it cheaper than any other milk alternative. I don’t usually buy milk or milk substitutes any more very often because they always go bad before I can finish them, making it not worth the money! However, I do like Pacific Brand Low-Fat Vanilla Almond Milk…it has a creamy taste and it is a nice addition to my oats!

This morning I have a friend’s baby shower to attend, which is featuring “crepes and mimosas”. This is my first baby shower….so weird! After this shower, I am going with Ryan to downtown St.Pete because we have tickets the Honda Grand Prix this afternoon! I’m just hoping that the weather holds up because it doesn’t look too pretty outside right now…….yikes!

Have a wonderful Sunday and I will see you in a bit! =)

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    April 5, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Keep doin that yoga girl…it will help with those tight hips! We will have a yoga session soon =)

    Breakfast looks yummy…have fun at the shower!!

  • life coach jen
    April 5, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Inspired by you I tried 8 lb weights when I shredded this morning (I’d been using 5s) and oh my gosh it hurt! I didn’t wear my jammies, though 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    April 5, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Shredding, yoga-ing, eating protein-packed oats… sounds like a great Sunday so far!! 🙂

    Enjoy the baby shower and Grand Prix!!

  • Katrina
    April 5, 2009 at 7:20 am

    My father in law is going to the Honda Grand Prix today! My hubby and I are friends of a racing producer so we were able to get him tickets! Have fun!

  • Nicole
    April 5, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Mmmmmmmm! Those fluffy oats look awfully delicious!

  • Meg
    April 5, 2009 at 7:45 am

    8lb weights? You are hard core! I used 3 lb and my arms were burning!!!!

    Have fun at the Grand Prix!

  • Amelia
    April 5, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Sounds like you have a fun day planned!

    I am in awe of the fact that you use 8lb weights for the Shred. I’m still struggling with the 5! That’s awesome!

  • K
    April 5, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Crepes and mimosas?! Your friend has fantastic tastes! Have fun 🙂

  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    April 5, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I have never been to a baby shower either!
    Wow , the Shred with 8 lbs!!! You are tough!

  • zestycook
    April 5, 2009 at 8:27 am

    I need your energy! Can you send some my way… I will give you my address 🙂

  • Lisa D
    April 5, 2009 at 8:30 am

    it freaked me out a little when my friends started getting married so I can’t imagine going to a babyshower! at least you know you have an awesome gift and there are mimosas(guess the guest of honor is drinking oj!)

  • Sharon
    April 5, 2009 at 8:31 am

    MMMMmmmm that almond butter looks so good!

  • Mandy
    April 5, 2009 at 8:38 am

    8 lb. weights??!?! You’re a beast! I use 3 lb. and sometimes still have to do the ‘Anita’ version of things!!

  • Beth
    April 5, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Just visiting your blog…Oats look yummy! I do the shred with only 5 lb weights, which I think is plenty tough. Keep it up!

  • kristi
    April 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Geeze, 8 lbs for Shredding would probably kill me! I usually use my 2 pounders!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  • Bec
    April 5, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I love doing yoga in my pjs 1st thing in the morning!

  • brianna
    April 5, 2009 at 9:45 am

    the weather will still probably be ten times better and warmer than it is here in vancouver 🙂 have fun at the baby shower!

  • Mel
    April 5, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Holy cow, I think I would die doing the Shred with 8 pound weights. You are one tough girlie!!

  • Run Sarah
    April 5, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Crepes and mimosas sound fun for a baby shower! 8lb weights for the shred is crazy – I can barely survive using 3!

  • RunToFinish
    April 5, 2009 at 10:02 am

    oh the baby showers…once they begin they never stop!!

  • Alison
    April 5, 2009 at 10:14 am

    What exactly is Shredding? I’ve read a lot of bloggers talking about the DVD – what does it have you do?

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    April 5, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Oh, my gosh I couldn’t imagine shredding with 8 lb weights – 5 is killer for me! You go girl!

  • Shelby
    April 5, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I feel like such a wimp…I don’t even use weights when shredding and I get so worked up! haha

    Love almond milk!

    Enjoy the rest of your day =)

  • Marissa
    April 5, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Enjoy the baby shower!

  • Colleen
    April 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    5 pounds are my heavy weight for days when I’m feeling really kick-@ss! Mostly I use my 3 pound weights, no wonder you’re sore! You go girl!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    April 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I know what you mean about the baby shower! I’m still trying to get used to people my age getting married!!! nuts!

  • Laura
    April 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    First baby shower? You are so lucky! 🙂 j/k

    I’m impressed you can do those videos with 8 lbs! That’s got to be quite a workout!

    Hope you have fun this afternoon!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    April 5, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve totally shredded in my jammies and bare feet. You do what you got to (or want to).

    Hope you don’t have to play guess the baby food. Ew.

  • jenny
    April 5, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    oo i gotta agree with everyone! 8lbs? wow, woman you are my hero! lols

    Hmm. . . i have never been to a baby shower either.

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    April 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Too funny – I just went to my first ever baby shower yesterday! It was a lot of fun.

  • Jessica
    April 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I need to get my hands on that honey wheat bread!

    Have fun at the baby shower Jenna!

  • Holly
    April 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    You are so hardcore!! 8 lb weights?! I’d be lucky to try 2 lbs! Way to go!