Sep 24

What I ate yesterday + workout goals.

Hello my friendssss.  Yesterday we had our first taste of fall weather in Houston.  68 degrees never felt so good!

My day started with an upper body workout.  I’m trying to set some fitness goals for myself.  I wanna be able to bench press 115 lbs by the end of October.  Right now I can bench 85 lbs.  I could probably do more if I did my one rep max, but I haven’t done that in awhile.  Andrew is so into power lifting now that I figure I should be into it to.  It’s a great way to spend time together in the evenings.  I like lifting weights, I’ve just never taken it very seriously.  I’d rather go run 4 miles or do a fun circuit workout than squat/deadlift/bench heavy weight.  I started thinking about it and realized I’ve been squatting the same weight (115-135 lbs) for the last four years.  I think it’s time to work on upping the weight.

After my workout I came home and made the perfect fall breakfast.  I had a warm pumpkin baked oatmeal topped with almond butter and served with an iced chai tea latte made with 2% milk.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
The pumpkin baked oatmeal only serves one.  To make it I preheated the oven to 375F. In a bowl I combined 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/3 cup mashed banana, 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree, several dashes of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt. I scooped the oatmeal batter into a 16-ounce ramekin and baked it for 20-25 minutes.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal-3

I had been craving breakfast burritos for a while now.  So I bought some whole wheat tortillas at the grocery store this weekemd and have had breakfast burritos for lunch the last two days.  This one had 2 scrambled egg, spoonful of salsa, big handful spinach, a bunch of cilantro, dash chili powder and some extra sharp white cheddar.  My normal grocery store (HEB) doesn’t sell Cabot anymore…lame.  I’ll have to make a special grocery trip to another store to stock up on some Cabot cheese.

Breakfast Taco-2  Breakfast Taco-3

Around 2 pm I was getting hungry so I had some chobani yogurt topped with strawberries & Kashi cereal.  I got the Kashi cereal for free at Blog Brulee!  Kashi is coming out with a granola soon and I’m PUMPED!

Chobani Yogurt Bowl
Dinner wasn’t until 7:30 so I had another snack of pretzels & hummus around 5pm.

Pretzels & Hummus

Yesterday was my little sister’s 18th birthday so we had a family dinner at my parent’s house.  Per my sister’s request, my dad grilled up some burgers for dinner.  We had them on the fluffiest, most delicious whole wheat buns with lettuce + sharp cheddar + tomatoes + ketchup.  Served with a small side of roasted potatoes.


For the birthday dessert I brought cupcakes from Crave.  It’s not a birthday unless you blow out candles and you can’t blow out candles without something delicious to stick the candle in<–words to live by. 

I had 1/2 of an apple cupcake and a 1/4 of the the chocolate coconut cupcake.  Served with a scoop of malt shoppe bluebell ice cream

Crave Cupcakes

And that was my day of food!  I must know…what is your favorite pumpkin thing you’ve eaten so far??


12 comments on “What I ate yesterday + workout goals.”

  1. Thats awesome Andrew does powerlifting, good luck reaching your goals! This is the first week it’s been cold enough for me to have pumpkin, but so far I’ve only had pumpkin beer,haha.

  2. I have been eating your oatmeal bake that you posted on Instagram for the last two weeks straight… LOVING it. Thank you for sharing recipes with common ingredients – and a mix of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, ideas! Also, congratulations on the following you’ve gained – I started reading you blog and following you before you had such an entourage – so exciting for you!!!

    • I’m living in an oatmeal bake obsessed state too! Can’t get enough. Topped with some nut butter it is the perfect amount of food for me in the morning. LOVE IT!!!

      Thanks for reading the blog and following me before my food photography was halfway decent:) Some of my early posts were rough lol. The last two years have been fun seeing the blog/instagram grow! I haven’t really talked about it much, but I’m coming out with a line of healthy baking mixes soon!!

  3. get it girl! 115# bench is a rockstar goal. I was stuck at 100 before i got pregnant.

  4. The oatmeal looks awesome and love the photo you took of the chobani – great composition!

  5. that oatmeal bake looks DANK. definitely need to add that to my autumn repertoire. i just tried trader joe’s gluten free pumpkin pancake baking mix and it was sooo so so good. highly recommended–if you dont have enough time/energy to make em homemade!

  6. Pumpkin overnight oats is my thing lately, but heading onto baked pumpkin oatmeal soon! It’s still kind of hot here in LA so I’m anxiously waiting until I can use the oven more often!

  7. Pumpkin for the win!! I haven’t tried the yogurt from Chobani yet but love the idea of your mug cakes!

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