Faith Fitness and Laughter

Oatmeal goodness!

on January 31, 2012

Morning! 🙂   I hope everyone is up and at ’em this morning!  It’s Tuesday!!


I will be honest with you, yesterday was kind of a low day for me.  Do you ever have those days?  I am not sure what it was, or if it was anything in particular.  Sometimes it’s a combination of things that just seem overwhelming.  I have battled depression in my past, and sometimes struggle with thoughts of self-doubt and sadness.  I have so much to be thankful for and I have a lot of people who love me and I love them, so how can I be down? 

This was part of my devotion that I read this morning: “Hope in Me, and you will be protected from depression and self-pity.” 

It also referenced this passage of Scripture. 

Romans 12:12 “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.”

Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you.  🙂


Since I had class last night, dinner was super fast…………..and early.  I did decide to go with the smoothie.  The best thing about smoothies is that you can pack them with nutrients!


  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 tbls carob powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup of 35 cal Almond milk
  • 1 handful of spinach


While in class, my stomach started to grumble, so I grabbed a Larabar that I have been carrying around for about a week now.  (I try to keep at least something in my purse just in case.)


Umm, yeah, I finally found something that I don’t like.  I took one bite and that was it.  I didn’t really care for the texture.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Larabar’s, but this one didn’t overwhelm me at all. 



I woke up wanting some oatmeal this morning! 

In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of 35 cal Almond milk
  • 1/3 + 2 tbls of Gluten free Old Fashion oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbls of Peanut butter
  • 1 tsp of Truvia

This should hold me over until lunch 🙂 


Last night at class we received our first take-home test, so I will be studying this week and getting that taken care of by next Monday.  Which leads me to a question.  How do you study?  Can you study with noise around you or does it have to be quiet? 

For myself, it has to be quiet.  😉


You guys have a great day!!





2 responses to “Oatmeal goodness!

  1. Alyse says:

    Ah, yes, I definitely have those ‘down’ days. I usually try to get in a yoga class or something similar – helps a lot! Otherwise I just end up eating chocolate all day 😉

    I prefer a little background noise when I study or otherwise need to concentrate! A cafe is my setting of choice. Good luck with your test!!

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