Back At It

by Jenny on October 24, 2011

Happy Monday!!! And happy back to reality for me…whomp whomp. Nothing says Monday morning more than a first Monday morning back from a week-long amazing vacation. Guess it had to end sometime!

And I can’t complain too much since this is what my office looked like when I walked in this morning.

My co-workers are awesome and decorated for my return once they heard about the engagement. So thoughtful of them! Thanks guys! :)


Along with being back to reality came getting back into the swing of morning workouts. Well, actually workouts in general. I haven’t done much since the marathon except 35 minutes on the elliptical one day and a very slow 3 mile run on another. So as good as working out felt this morning, it also was tough to get going.

I started with 30 minutes of cardio on the treadmill and then followed it up with some upper body lifting. I did 3 sets of the following free weight exercises:

  • Seated Rows x 12
  • Kickbacks x 12
  • Shoulder Press x 12
  • Bicep Curls x 12
  • Shoulder Raises x 12
  • Overhead Tricep Extensions x 12

I haven’t lifted in a while so I’m already envisioning how my arms are going to be feeling tomorrow! Yikes!


I returned to an old familiar breakfast this morning. Oatmeal made with 1/3 cup water and 1/3 almond milk.

Topped with frozen banana slices, agave nectar and cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter.

Just like I remember it! :)


What is the worst part about coming back from vacation for you? For me it is definitely catching up on work…emails and voicemails are taking over my life this morning!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meaghan@ChooseYourJourney October 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

Ok, first you tortured me by making me wait for the marathon recap…now I am anxiously waiting for the proposal “recap” ;)

Coming back from I think it’s fighting the blues the first day or two back in the office. I always seem to slip into a bit of a funk.


2 Jenny October 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm

It’s coming soon!!! I promise!! :) You’ll definitely read about it before I see you on Wednesday night!


3 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate October 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

Mmm! Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter!?! That sounds like the perfect addition to my bowl of Kellogg’s FiberPlus(R) cereal tomorrow. Where do you find that at or do you make it yourself?


4 Jenny October 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Same that I told Robin – PB & Co is the brand and I have seen it at Wegman’s, Whole Foods and Giant!


5 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate October 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I love getting creative with my cereal and its always good to know what options are available and where to find them.


6 Robin Johnson October 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

That breakfast looks delicious! Where did you find Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter? I, too, eat oatmeal in many different varieties every morning for breakfast!


7 Jenny October 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

It’s Peanut Butter & Co brand and you can find it at Whole Foods or Wegmans (if you have them near you)! I also have seen some of their peanut butters at Giant as well


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