Amped Up Oats & Wrap Lovin’

Hey hey hey! Happy hump day! It is Wednesday, right? I swear, ever since I’ve been training, I have to go back and check what day it is like three times per day. LOL Not sure what it is, but it sure get a little confusing in this brain of mine.

I’m thinking it was the right decision to take yesterday as another complete rest day, because I woke up this morning feeling stellar! I’d venture on saying wide-eyed and bushy tailed, but I aim to be positive on the blog, not delusional;) Alas, I did arise without too much trouble when my alarm went off, made a kettle of French Press, and headed to the gym closest to my casa and…

Ran a 40 minute tempo run

  • 5 minutes (warm up) – 5.8-6.0
  • 5 minutes – 6.1-6.2
  • 5 minutes – 6.3-6.4
  • 5 minutes – 6.4-6.5
  • 5 minutes – 6.5-6.6
  • 5 minutes – 6.6-6.6 (ew. Too many 6’s. But my body just didn’t want to do 6.7 yet!)
  • 5 minutes – 6.7-6.8
  • 5 minutes (cool down) – 6.0-5.8

Winded and red-faced, I hopped off, and hit the weight room. Since I inevitably got to the gym 10 minutes later than intended, I only had 20 minutes for weights. In these 20 minutes, I got in…

  • Overhead press w/ 20 lb barbell – 3×10
  • Tricep dips w/ body weight – 3×10
  • Chest press w/ 30 lb barbell – 1×10
  • Incline chest press w/ 30 lb barbell – 2×10

Quickie but a goodie…not even gonna say it 😉

Came home and was STARVED! After showering and dressing, I sat down to this beautiful sight:



Amped Up Overnight Oats! Why amped up, you say?


Jay Robb Rice Protein powder was added to the mix!



Slight confession: in my last vegetarianism checkpoint post, I mentioned how I became veg for ethical reasons, but the health benefits I’ve been feeling have been endless. Well, except one. I’m not losing muscle tone, per say, but ever since I’ve cut meat and a lot of dairy oat, I don’t notice as big of strength gains from lifting as I did before. I’ve been researching organic/low heat/vegan protein powders lately, and last week ordered me some Jay. I’ll probably only use it on lifting days, because I feel like I get enough protein otherwise. However, for someone who lift weights regularly, a bit more protein may be necessary. /End explanation.

A few four hours later (those oats held me over for a long time!) I had a savory snack of carrots and black bean salsa:


Lunch was supposed to be leftovers from last night’s dinner, but all I had were plastic containers to microwave it in, and I got a scary email from my mom about an article linking micro waved plastic to cancer.

Flat Out to the rescue!


I simply stuffed it all (asparagus, acorn squash, black beans, tempeh) into a whole wheat wrap, and ate it cold.


It was a little different, but ultimately tasty, nonetheless. MUCH better than I was anticipating. I used the same sauce as I did last night – apple cider vinegar, tamari, grapeseed oil, and maple syrup.


And thanks to Caitlin’s tip about putting the filling on one side instead of the middle before rolling up, it rolled up perfectly! 😀

Throughout the day I nibbled on about ¾’s of this cookiemuffin:


Aaaand then I ate the rest of it right before leaving the office:


Darn two servings in one wrapper gimmick.

I’ve never tried this flavor, but I really liked it! It was one of the cookies my girl Kim gave me for me birthday! Thanks, Kim:D

Right after work, I had to book it to the gym to train a client, and then I was bound and determined to spend some outside time on this b-e-a-utiful day we’re having here in Central Illinois! If I had to be inside one more minute, I just might have imploded. I knew Niko was thinking the same thing, so I packed her in the car and took her to the dog park.



It’s been ages since she’s been there, and we both had such a blast. She’s a little bossy, but she loves mingling with the other pups. However, after only about 10 minutes, all she wanted to do was sit on my lap.


She wanted nothing else. Anti-social mama’s girl.

I had no plans to cook, so for dinner I headed over to the Coffeehouse, a vegan café here in town (that I tried for the first time on Friday!) to grab some grub.



So I’m a wrap lover. What of it?


It’s official. I’m addicted.

Got the hummus and veggie this time. And it did NOT disappoint. Paid a hard-earned $3.83 for this dinner. Too good to be true! How, how, HOW did I not know about this little vegan slice of heaven cafe sooner?

After scarfing it down, I had the obligatory birthday cake (yes…I was obliged) for some dessert.


The smallest piece I could slice, and it was still a monstrosity.

Well boys and girls, I’ve got a date with the hubski for some tube and cuddling – finally! 😀


Where do you live and how is the weather there? It seems to be very nice in most parts of the country. I hope it stays this way!!


17 Responses

  1. i have everything to make your lunch, so I’m thinking about making it one day soon! LOOKS SO GOOD! Your oats look insanly delicious as well!

  2. what a delish looking lunch! andi NEED to try that protein powder!

  3. I have not made a wrap for myself in so long, I think tomorrow that will be for lunch.

  4. Wraps are my perfect lunch. I love them!!! It is beautiful here too. I am loving it.

  5. i live in charleston, sc and it’s getting WARM!! like 80s all weekend!! woohoooo

  6. I live in Scottsdale AZ. Yesterday it was a lovely 87, and tomorrow it’s only going to be 60. I like the 80’s!

  7. hey, love! that run looks like it was great. mmm.. love protein oats! i could eat them daily! i had a wrap with those same flat outs today, so good. and so protein/fiber packed 🙂 it was snowing here today 😦

  8. The weather is gorgeous this week, but my grand-nephew, age six, came over with goggles, swim suit and toys to “swim” in our hot tub! After that, he insisted I play about ten games of six-year-old ping pong which is much better than the five-year-old ping pong of last year. I know exactly how Niko felt after all that doggy park fun.
    Have another great day:-)

  9. Aw what a precious little mama’s girl!!! So freakin’ cute!

  10. Way to go on the tempo run…looks awesome!!

    I am in Austin, Texas and it is nice! Today’s high is in the mid-80’s. I need to enjoy it because in about a month we will easily be over 100 by 10:00 in the morning!

  11. flat out, jay robb and cute puppies in 1 post!!! love this!! and love that protein! have you tried sun warrior?? its awesome too!

  12. I’ll have to order some of that protein. I use Spirutein, it’s vegetarian but not vegan.

    I live in Oklahoma and it’s been warm but stupid windy.

    That cafe sounds AMAZING!

  13. I could eat wraps for lunch and dinner everyday 😀

    Great to hear that your rest day was helpful- I struggle with taking days off but am getting kind of burned out/sore so think it’s definitely needed!

  14. […] I forced them down because a) I was starvin’ and b) my muscles needed some of that Jay Robb protein powder swirled in after my morning […]

  15. Interesting to hear about the protein! I have to say, I’ve also noticed an increase in muscle tone and strength ever since upping my protein a couple months ago. I still don’t believe mega amounts of protein are necessary, but you can’t really argue with the results! Still think it’s different for every body 🙂

  16. […] All I wanted while I was eating this oatmeal was my normal tasting oats. I think I’ll take my protein powder in smoothie form from now […]

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