Upper Body Cardio & Apple Cinnamon Oats!

I took advantage of a quiet house and did a living room workout this morning. I had planned to go for a run, but it was 15 degrees outside! Brrrrrr!!!

I did this workout to get my heart pumping and my upper body moving! I was sweating bullets by the end I definitely plan to do it again. I’m finding that I really enjoy combining my cardio with weight training, especially being able to do it at home. There is a fitness center available on my campus, but it is always full when I go in there, so I usually just end up on the treadmill or elliptical for 30-45 minutes and never get any strength training in. Workouts in the privacy of my own home watching movies = Win!!

That's "Bee Movie" in the background!

After my workout I wanted something really yummy for breakfast, not the usual boring cereal

Old lady cereal.

Instead, I was in the mood for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal! I’ve had a lonely little Ambrosia Apple sitting in the pantry, getting mealy all week. I decided to use ‘er up!

First, I peeled and chopped the apple then tossed it in a pan with some water, a hunk of butter, cinnamon and some brown sugar and let the apples get all warm and soft. Then I moved that to my bowl and cooked up some Instant Oats in the same pan.

Then I mixed everything together, topped with some almonds for extra protein and a swirl of maple syrup for some added sweetness. Bada bing-bada boom- Breakfast!

Quaker, eat your heart out!


One apple

2 tbsp Water

2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tbsp Butter

Handful almonds

Swirl of syrup

1 cup Instant Oats

1 3/4 cups water

1. Chop and sauté apples, cinnamon, butter and water until soft.

2. Prepare oats as suggested on package

3. Combine apple mixture with oats, top with almonds and syrup

4. Enjoy!

(makes two servings)

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