Workout motivation of a different nature

I’ve posted on workout motivation before… But this is a whole different kind of motivation. In order to eat these tasty treats, I feel the need to workout first.

Today, I was lazy enough to skip the gym all together and just search delish food blogs, instead.

Please vote in the poll for one of these recipes and I’ll make the winner this month! That especially means my friends that read this blog!


Oreo Cheesecake Cake from Erin’s Food Files

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes c/o Food Snots

Strawberry Shortcake Sushi created by Take a Megabite

Pizza Bites from Annie’s Eats


Banana Bread Scones w/ Brown Sugar Glaze via The Kitchn

Hot Corn Dip created by Gina Marie’s Kitchen

Chicken, Bacon, and Cream Cheese Taquitos from Mommy I’m Hungry


Friday Favorites: Food Edition

Today’s favorites are some of my favorite food-related things from this week!


Article: A Biblical Theology of Food

Recipe: Ice Cream Cupcakes

Recipe: Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Article: Your Grandma was Right: All Things in Moderation

Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Singles

Photos: Mini Food Art


Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

These little mini-meatloafs are made with lean turkey and a veggie for a quick, simple protein to accompany any meal!

I have now successfully eaten them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

  • 1 package lean, ground turkey
  • 2 zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 C crushed Fiber-One cereal (or bread crumbs of choice)
  • 1 egg
  • salt*
  • pepper*
  • paprika*
  • 1/4 C BBQ sauce

*Use these to taste!

Do this: preheat oven to 350 and spray or line 12 muffin tins. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and use ice cream scoop to fill muffin tins; press down. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, drain oil (which will be present… and slightly gross!) and let cool. Store in refrigerator for a couple days or freezer for long-term use!

baby cakes (booty blitz)!

Look what I got for Christmas – this adorable little Babycakes Cupcake Maker and additional cookbook!

Pictured are the applesauce cupcakes from the book! Growing up, my mom would make applesauce cake, which I always LOVED. These are definitely different, but still so good! The Cupcake Maker was very easy and quick to use and even easier to clean up! Wonderful!


Depending on how many little cupcakes you eat, you might need a little workout pick-me-up after! I did the following workout the other day and was s-o-r-e. The day after I figured by booty would be feelin’ it and throughout the day I was actually kind of bummed that I felt pretty good. Oh but just you wait! By the time I was home from work it was starting to feel sore. And as the day went on, so did the pain! It was fantastic! Don’t you just love that “that workout worked me good” sore feeling?

I sure do!


Baby Cake Booty Blitz

  • “The 300” [Slightly modified version of this] – repeat x5
    • 10 wide stance burpees
    • 10 pushups with leg lifts
    • 10 jump lunges
    • 20 crunches with oblique twist at top
    • 10 plank jumps w/ side crunch
  • Static Reverse Lunge Tabata style (right leg w/8lb dumbell in each hand)
  • Side leg-lift Tabata style – 4x each side (lie on side lift leg front-to-back)
  • Sumo Squat Challenge (see video below)


It’s true. I’m getting excited for fall!

I went on a long trail run yesterday, so today I’m taking the day off!

“Taking the day off” is always a hard concept for me… I know it’s good for my body, but I feel lazy. Plus, that’s 2 hours where I am more apt to eat. Lame.

I did just have some pudding with chocolate chips and animal crackers. Indulge, I did. Yum.

Chocolate pudding does not equal fall.

Pumpkins and cinnamon = fall.

Here are some yummy recipes I may or may not try over the next few months:

Boo Turtle’s Candy Cane Bark

Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Frosting from Love & Olive Oil

Pumpkin Pancakes from Raspberri Cupcakes

MADE’s Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting by Let’s Dish

Munchkin Munchies’ Halloween Mix

Pumpkin Granola by Two Peas & Their Pod

Pumpkin Carrot Bars by FitSugar

Carrots ‘n’ Cake’s Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins