All for one and one for all!

30 Apr

So I feel like I need to ask a really important question. Does anyone actually LIKE Mondays?

Like, seriously.

I feel like my entire office had a case of the Mondays today. Everyone was kind of slow and sluggish and not exactly super productive. It probably didn’t help that it was overcast and a little chilly today. Definitely made me (and I ‘m pretty sure everyone else in this entire town) want to curl back up in bed and laze the day away.

The only good part to my morning was this:


Yes, that’s right – Oats in a Jar! Not only is it OIAJ, but it’s also my FIRST EVER. You read that right, I’m an OIAJ virgin. (Funny story – I actually almost titled this post OIAJ Virgin, but since I’m like a 12 year old girl, that kept making me giggle. So I passed).

ANYWAY, so my OIAJ experience was a terrific one. And since I have like 6 peanut butter jars that have been hanging out in my pantry, this might be repeated soon.

The rest of the day was pretty Monday-like. Boring.


After work I headed to the gym for CXWorks. This is hands down one of my favorite classes. Not only is the instructor hilarious, but I really do feel like it is making a difference in my core strength.

After CX, I headed into the Cardio Cinema to run. I’m not going to lie, I was a little hesitant considering my horrible run from last week.

I don’t know if it was the fact that I had leftover pasta for lunch and the carbs helped me out, or if it was the fact that the movie playing (Three Musketeers) was a fast paced action movie that kept me interested, but this was seriously one of my best runs OF ALL TIME. I busted out 5 miles, which is my longest run of all time. And I felt terrific the whole time! I seriously wanted to bust out a happy dance in the cardio cinema!

I came in to the movie near the end though, so after about 20 minutes the credits ran and the movie went back to the menu screen. Normally the movies will automatically play after running through the menu a few times, but for whatever reason this one did not. So for 25 minutes I watched the intro and the “all for one and one for all” scene OVER and OVER and OVER. I have no idea how my run turned out so well considering I think I groaned every time it started over!


Dinner today is another great meal brought to you by Jenn of Peas & Crayons – Lentil-veggie tacos!


I followed her recipe exactly, because she’s never failed me yet, and it turned out AMAZING. Although, I will admit, this is definitely not the most photogenic meal of all time. I’m actually going to refrain from showing you a picture of the filling itself, because it kind of resembles cat vomit, but I SWEAR that it is seriously amazing.


While I love my normal ground turkey tacos, this filling may definitely make some more appearances. It is a great veggie alternative, and because of the heartiness and chewiness of the lentils, you really don’t miss the meat at all!

I definitely recommend you all try this immediately.

Also, I have no idea how Jenn makes this meal look so incredibly photogenic. She clearly has a talent!

Anyway, that’s all I have for tonight! I’m off to rest my tired legs and snuggle with my puppy dog!

Since I’m new to OIAJ, what are your favorite toppings? Anything you do different from normal oatmeal?


2 Responses to “All for one and one for all!”

  1. Chelsea Eats Treats May 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Congrats on your workout!! Five miles is awesome! I wonder if there is something about Mondays that makes us miserable at work but motivates us to work out harder? I felt like that’s how my day was yesterday anyway. Interesting. And I’m an OIAJ virgin too!! I’ll have to try it out.

    • MyFreckledLife May 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks!! And I know – I don’t know what it is about Mondays but they get me every time! And yes, you must try it – it’s definitely worth the hype! And it’s conveniently portable! 🙂

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