When the Music Moves You

I slept like a rock last night! I guess that 4-hour night’s sleep from this weekend finally caught up to me.

As Ryan and I walked to the gym again, I began to wake up a bit and attempted to pump myself up for a good workout. Since I didn’t feel like going all-out right away, I warmed up with 20 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical beside Ryan while we chatted about the week ahead and our Easter plans. (Our Easter 2010 recap may be seen here.)

Once Ryan was done with his time on the treadmill, he hopped off and headed into the weight room while I hopped on his abandoned treadmill to complete a sweaty 25-minute interval workout.

I alternated running at an incline with speedier running at virtually no incline and in the end my workout looked like this:


Minutes Incline Pace
0-3 1.0 4.0
3-5 1.0 6.0
5-6 1.0 6.5
6-8 2.0 6.0
8-9 1.0 7.0
9-11 3.0 6.0
11-12 1.0 7.5
12-14 4.0 6.0
14-15 1.0 8.0
15-17 5.0 6.0
17-18 1.0 7.5
18-20 4.0 6.0
20-21 1.0 7.0
21-23 3.0 6.0
23-25 8.0 4.0

And a stat recap for those of you who are number-hungry…


During the one minute spent running at an 8.0 pace, the chorus to Glee’s version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” came on my iPod and totally reinvigorated my workout. Sometimes the music just moves you! I felt like I was flyin’ and powered through the remainder of my workout like a champ.

Victory! Flirt male


After our time at the gym was complete, Ryan and I headed home and I took Sadie on a 20-minute walk before getting ready for the day and makin’ breakfast.

Breakfast required basically no effort this morning thanks to a little prep work last night.

Uber chocolaty overnight oats, baby!


In the mix:

  • 1/2 c. old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 heaping tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 c. almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder

I topped my overnight oats with banana puffs cereal and ate ‘em alongside a cup of strawberry banana Chobani Greek yogurt for some protein.




This breakfast was so good. I was honestly a little sad when it was over.

Gotta get to work! Stay tuned for a giveaway this afternoon!


  1. Intern_Michelle says

    I make a “breakfast quesadilla” whenever I have to pack breakfast at school. It consists of a whole wheat tortilla w/ sliced banana, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and raisins. Chia seeds are an excellent addition to it! 🙂

    Give me a glass of milk and I’m a happy girl at 8am. 😛


    • Intern_Michelle says

      Forgot to say natural PB in there as well! That’s the only way the quesadilla sticks together, plus PB is just straight delicious.


  2. Catherine Mustoe says

    I envision chia seeds as having a nutty taste & texture. Would probably go great in stir fry or on a pineapple pizza? I would definitely try it on a number of different items 😀


  3. says

    Girl, I gotta ask – I’m sure you’ve told your readers this before but I’m a relatively new reader – your little puffy cereal things that you put in yogurt, etc – are those baby food? It looks JUST like what my sister feeds her two year old – and let me tell you – they are DEE-VINE. 🙂 I love them! If so, I completely don’t judge. 🙂 If not, what are they!


  4. Julie says

    Gotta let you know, I “stole” your treadmill workout for my lunch break cardio session today and it rocked! Thanks for sharing!


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