I cheated on my high school last night.


My bro, the Pilot and I met up with the fam (cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, nana) to watch my little bro’s football game. He plays varsity (and is only a freshman- impressive stuff!), for my alma mater’s rival school.

So there were Kyle and I, sporting the “other team’s” colors to support the bro, who played amazingly.

me and buddy

Going to a high school football game as an adult is wayyyy different than going in high school. It was nice to enjoy the game instead of worrying about making sure all of the signs and banners were ready to go and fundraising [student council nerd].  I did sing my high school’s fight song when the band came over to our side, though 😉

I don’t have a fun dinner to show you, since the last three meals of my life have been breakfast-related.

Eggs and millet bread with almond butter and jelly for late-afternoon meal:


brown rice cereal before bed

and this morning, some pumpkin protein oats.


-1/2 C oats

-1/2 C pumpkin

-1/2 scoop Sun Warrior

-almond milk to thin it out

-Cinnamon, nutmeg and stevia

-Chocolate chips for *garnish*

*A few people have asked about when to add the pumpkin to the oats. I add it when the oats are pretty much finished cooking and turn the heat down- otherwise they’ll splatter

I’m off to a long and favorite day of teaching! Buff booty, cardio + weights, and ZUMBA, with some assisting and weight room shifts in there. Should be a good time 🙂


Enjoy your Saturday and I’ll see ya later with a Family post!



*Thank you SO much for voting in the Shape Blogger Awards- looks like the little blog took the lead! I’m so thankful to all of you for reading and making this online space as fun and amazing as it’s become. It would be so boring without you, and I’m grateful to be able to do something I enjoy so very much <3 Love you guys.


[I’d like to give a roon and a hug to all of you]

Something to think:

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Something to do: Halloweekend AB Burner!

[As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes]

Add this one in after a cardio session, or randomly during the day for a little toning boost. Repeat if you’re feeling a little spunky:

Frog crunches- 25

-Hanging leg raises (or supine leg raises)- 25

Circle obliques (almost all the way down the page, in the pink top, thumbs into chest. Rotate torso off floor in a circular motio, targeting the obliques) – 25 each direction

-Rotational spider plank- 15 total reps

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  1. Christina R on October 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

    i just have to let you know you look amazing in that pic with your brother. if i didn’t know you were pregnant i woudl of never known! you look so healthy and def seem to have that pregnancy glow. good luck with everything & congrats on the blog comin in the lead! (i voted!!!)

  2. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on October 29, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I kind of laughed out loud that during football games you were worried about signs and banners b/c my biggest “worry” was definitely more around the concept of boys and *shennanigans* behind the bleachers 😉 haha!

  3. Ali on October 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I second Christina’s comment!!! You look cute in every outfit and have such a positive attitude, it’s very refreshing. FYI- Trying your pumpkin protein oats as we speak, they look delish! Can I just say, I LOVE fall. I had the BEST Pumpkin Curry the other night when I was out over jasmine rice, it was phenomenal. I’m reminded how versatile pumpkin is and how I love it in almost everything I try 🙂

  4. Coco on October 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Are you a Ravens fan?!?!

  5. Tori on October 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I’m very intrigued by the classes you teach, what is buff booty??! 🙂
    You look amazing in all of your pictures, by the way, I can’t wait till you let everyone know baby’s full name <3

  6. Dawn on October 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Are you teasing me again with those roons of which you will not share the recipe?!

  7. Sara on October 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    You’re so lovely!

  8. Brittany on October 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I would just like to say……… Snobino. Do they still call eachother the lovely nicknames?

  9. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on October 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Highschool football games are fun! Glad you enjoyed it! And that is awesome that your brother starts as a freshman!!

  10. kathleen @ the daily crumb on October 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    i love the smile quote 🙂

  11. Jan on October 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Have you tried the Jasmine Red Rice bread loaf (same brand name : food for life). I can’t find millet. But I’ve tried the brown rice and that is fine. Only other options I have found are the jasmine red rice, rice pecan, rice almond, etc.

    Suggestions for a daily workout strengthening routine sans gym or equipment (other than 5 lbs dumbbells 🙁

    I like Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Trainer 12 week plan on their site, but I can’t figure half of it out when a lot of it needs gym equipment. Frustrating. I want to actually do stuff and not feel that I’m just “making do”. I’ve heard that book New Rules of Weight Lifting is good too (but again: needs equipment).

  12. Katk on October 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Breakfast for lunch is at the top of my list…along with desert for breakfast.

  13. Sana on October 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Yay! I am so glad you are still working away while your sweet baby girl is growing 🙂

  14. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo on October 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Congrats on the Shape Blogger Awards! It would be interesting to go back to my high school for a football game…it’s a totally different environment than professional sports. And way to go to your bro; varsity as a frosh is a HUGE accomplishment. Best of luck to him!

  15. Allison on October 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    i need to try making some pumpkin oats
    I also need to make some macaroons soon, my dehydrator has been collecting dust!!

  16. Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT on October 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    You look like you’re glowing! 🙂 Happy that you’re in the lead (you should be!)

  17. Katie on October 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Congrats on the blogger awards lead!

    I was wondering your thoughts on caffeine as a “performance enhancer”? I just read this article: and was thinking about how caffeine is supposedly not the best for you, but at the same time seems proven to boost athletic performance.

    I know you aren’t a big consumer of caffeine, but do you have any thoughts on this? Might be a good blog post or at least something to touch on 🙂 (sorry if you have already discussed this – I read most of your posts but not all!)

  18. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on October 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Congrats on the Shape Magazine stuff!

    And going back to a h.s. football game as an, that must be surreal. I live on the other side of the country from my h.s. so have never done that but I bet it would be a fantastic trip down memory lane. Glad you had fun!

  19. Leslie Wingate on October 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Man, even your toast looks better than mine. lol

  20. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me on October 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Looks like a fun time! I’ve never been to a high school football game – I didn’t go even when I was in high school! lol

  21. Kirsten on October 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    How funny that you were at that game last night! My younger sister plays for the marching band in the photo. Love the halloweekend ab burner workout by the way… definitely going to try that tomorrow!

  22. Ashlee on October 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    What high school did you go to? My brother went to Salpointe (we moved to phx my freshman year).

  23. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on October 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    That sunrise is gorgeous!! I haven’t been to a hs football game in ages.. this totally brought back major memories for me!

  24. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I used to love HS football games because they gave us the afternoon off classes to go watch them once the playoff games started. 😀 It would be so weird to go back though!

    Congrats on the Shape blogger award!

  25. Ali on October 29, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Oh man, so long as you had fun, and your brother felt the love, I think it is ok to cheer for the other side some times!

  26. Sarabell on October 29, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    He he, my brother and I graduated from rival high schools too and I thought it was funny to wear my old team’s colors to his games… unless he was playing my school, then I wore neither color and cheered for both sides.
    And my goodness, I’m going to have to try that pumpkin oatmeal!

  27. Amy Sz on October 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Congratulations on the blogger award 🙂

    I, too, find myself eating breakfast a lot lately. I love mixing leftovers in with scrambled egg whites!

  28. Carrie on November 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I am behind as usual but CONGRATULATIONS on the Shape Blogger Awards!!! So happy for you! 🙂

    Love the picture of you and your bro. 🙂

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