Cozy Coffee

See that?

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Oh how I love the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. It infuses the whole house with a cozy, comforting scent that I simply adore.

This time of year makes me miss the Barnie’s Santa’s White Christmas free coffee that my old gym used to have during the month of December. It may be time to buy some to have on hand at home.

I sipped on my coffee while eating an unusually dense batch of Greek yogurt protein pancakes.

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I think they were a little heartier because I used Coach’s Oats rather than regular old fashioned oatmeal which made them chewier, but still delicious!

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The oats are microwavable like regular old fashioned or instant oats, but have a creamier texture similar to steel cut oats that typically take longer to prepare on the stovetop.

I received the Coach’s Oats to try through FitFluential, a new community of fitness and health-minded people. (If you’re a blogger and would like to join the community or learn more about it, simply click here! If you’re not a blogger and are simply a fitness and health enthusiast, you can also be part of the FitFluential community. Click here for more information.) 

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I topped my pancakes with syrup and chia seeds.


Before breakfast, I completed a workout that began with 20 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 15 minutes of stretching and foam rolling. My ham strings are sore from yesterday’s leg workout!

I then did an upper body workout that looked like this:

upper body workout

My arms already feel a little sore! 

Time to power through my latest freelance assignment. Deadline = Tomorrow morning. Hoping to send it in before dinnertime today!


  1. says

    Love hot coffee on a cool FL morning ;D I just read the comments about your links, and I personally like when bloggers do that. I know everyone is different but I thought I would just give my input! It allows me to go back and see the original if I want. Sometimes I don’t even click on any links, just depends on what I want to see.


  2. Kat says

    I love coffee anytime, but especially when it’s cold out. SO nice in the mornings. That arm workout looks awesome, I think I’m going to try it when I have time for a dedicated arm workout. How long it did it take you to do?


  3. says

    I LOVE fitfluential! They’re amazing, what a fantastic community 🙂

    And piping hot tea is my favorite … ever try Celestial Seasoning’s Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, Candy Cane Lane, or Gingerbread Holiday Flavors? If not .. get on it! They’re DELICIOUS! 🙂


  4. Lynn says

    OMG!! My favority coffee ever is Santa’s White Christmas!! I live in Northwest Florida and they do not have Barnie’s up here any longer, so I have to order on-line for my “fix”!!! It’s become a Christmas/birthday present (since they are 6 months apart); but unfortunately, I can’t make it last that long so I’m thankful when I finally get my presents!!! I continue to LOVE your blog…thanks again for sharing with us.


  5. Nicole says

    I wonder if you can combine the oats, pure pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and some greek yogurt to make pumpkin pancakes…..

    I know we’re past Thanksgiving, but I’m loving Pumpkin & Spice right now!! 🙂


  6. rachel says

    Hi! so i tried out your upper body workout yesterday and today i do not feel sore at all, even though at the time it felt like i was getting a really good work out. i used 5 pound weights, is that maybe not heavy enough?



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