A Dog’s Happiness

Today’s workout was somewhat of a go-through-the-motions workout. I wasn’t quite sure what I felt like doing in the gym today and ended up hopping from machine to machine to complete my cardio workout.

I think I will put some more effort into planning a quality workout for Thursday to change things up a bit.

Still, a go-through-the-motions workout is still a workout!

Here is today’s run down:

  • 15 min. incline walking
  • 10 min. running
  • 10 min. stair master
  • 5 min. arc trainer
  • 15 min. elliptical

Maybe on Thursday I’ll try swimming!


My morning walk around Lake Eola with Sadie was a good one.


Our long walks together are honestly one of my favorite parts of the day. I love seeing other people out walking their dogs and this quiet time with Sadie is often one of the only quiet moments of my day.

On stressful mornings, I think about the day ahead and try to put things into perspective. On other mornings, I look out over the lake and feel a sense of calm and comfort.

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The lake is so peaceful before the hustle and bustle of the day sets in.

This morning I noticed quite a few dogs happily walking beside their owners. There’s something about seeing a joyful dog that lights me up inside! They get so excited about sniffing something or seeing a squirrel and their effervescence over such small things reminds me to cherish the little things in life.

It’s impossible for me to see a dog do the following without smiling…

  • Eat peanut butter off the roof of their mouth

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  • Feel guilty after they did something wrong and look at you with those eyes

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  • Forget how big or small they are

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  • Run in a full-out sprint

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  • Pass out after a long day of fun

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(Yes, that’s puppy Sadie!)

  • Do everything in their power to try to entice you into a game of fetch

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  • Photo bomb pictures

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  • Have a total disregard for the concept of personal space

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  • Find the perfect stick… that is two times their size

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They really are the best. Smile 


Breakfast this morning was exactly what I wanted!

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Even though it’s hot and sticky in Orlando, I couldn’t get the thought of a warm bowl of oats out of my head.

I made my oatmeal by microwaving 1/2 cup oats, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder and a bit of water in the microwave for about 90 seconds, stirring regularly to prevent overflow.

I then topped the oats with chia seeds and served it alongside a cup of butter toffee coffee with almond milk.

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I love my coffee mug! Ryan gave it to me for Christmas after he saw me ooh-ing and ahh-ing over it at Starbucks in December.

Time to get to work! I have fun lunch plans this afternoon and hope to get a handful of things done before then.

Enjoy your Tuesday!


  1. says

    Your photo captions just crack me up.

    I love going out for a walk early in the morning. The vibe in Harvard Square is so much more calm than in the afternoon. And on a fall day, it’s absolutely perfect. 🙂


  2. says

    Awww puppy Sadie is the cutest :o)

    I have only just discovered the joys of chocolate and PB oats. Sooooo goooooood! Sometimes I use oats with almond and honey flavouring instead of plain which means its jam packed full of flavour. I think I may have to have some for breakfast tomorrow now lol


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