12 July 2013

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal! and some fitness too...

I know, I know…
Least appealing picture like ever amiright?
But let me tell you what:  This is literally the BEST oatmeal I’ve ever had.  Not that I’d consider myself an oatmeal connoisseur or anything {although I do eat that stuff pretty much every day}, but I have had a bunch of it.  Maple kinds, stuff with fruit, cooked and refrigerator kind…LOTS.
This one came about kind of accidentally.  I found a blog post on pintrest about a year ago {sorry no idea where it came from at this point!!} for dark chocolate almond overnight oatmeal.  And so I started making that.  And as yummy as it was, I fell off the oatmeal wagon for awhile.
Now if you don’t know this, overnight oatmeal is supposed to be better for you than cooked oatmeal, something about how it doesn’t lose any nutrient value because nothing’s cooked out of it.  {google it cuz that’s all I know fo sho}  So as I’ve hopped back on that fitness train, I decided to start my days with oatmeal again because a small amount of it keeps me full for a long time, and well, health benefits and all {high cholesterol and blood pressure runs in my fam and this stuff is supposed to keep it in check!}  And I accidentally came up with this.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal.
{yeah, I was having my lady time when I invented it}
It is delicious and helps keep those monthly cravings in check, I promise.  I posted this on IG a few days ago, but have since improved upon the recipe.  I hope you’ll give it a try!!

You need:
½ cup old fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk {could also use chocolate, plain…whatever you’ve got I guess!}
1 tablespoon peanut butter {I happen to currently have a large jar of chunky JIF on hand…organic stuff would be better, but use what you have!!}
Couple drops of honey {again, what I happen to have. Use agave nectar, sugar, or nothing at all…it’s all taste. If you use sweetened milk you probably won’t need to add this.}
1 chopped up dark chocolate square {or cacao nibs or whatever you happen to have!}

Basically add everything together in a container {I use a small mason jar} until it’s mixed, then throw it in the fridge overnight.  In the morning you have a lovely yummy breakfast! 

In other news, related to being up in the gym and workin’ on my fitness, I caved in and bought a tape measure so I can take my measurements to see what I lose.  I don’t want to weigh myself for lots of reasons, but a friend of mine who has recently lost a bunch of weight told me she regrets not measuring herself at the beginning, because she’s only lost 35 pounds but you can TELL she’s lost loads of inches.  So…here’s my current measurements! 

26 inches – Thighs
43 inches – Ass
42 inches – Waist (the thickest part of it)
37 inches – Underbust
45.5 inches – Bust
14 inches – Biceps

{ahem.  Hopefully this illustrates why I’m so eager to get rid of some boobies. I’m not lying when I say they’re huge}

I am incredibly proud of myself for sticking to a healthy eating plan for nearly TWO WEEKS now, and managing to get out and do some form of exercise EVERY DAY since the 4th of July {including lifting with boys and two “workouts” in one day} I have already noticed a difference in my stamina since starting and it feels amazing.  I never ever thought I’d actually WANT to get out and do this.  But here I am, every day just DOING it. 

Happy Friday Everyone!

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