Odd Oats and Gym Talk

Hey hey! How was everyone’s first official day of summer? Not really sure about you guys, but mother nature seems to be a little confused over here in my neck of the woods.


Oh, that is just cruel.

So, since I’m sure you guys are just DYING to know what the solution to last night’s dinner dilemma was, I’ll tell you that I did indeed get some insight from the wise Oreo sage. Ok, ok, so maybe it was blogworld where I found my enlightenment, but the cookies were delicious! Creamsicle Oreos…get on that STAT!

I was craving sweet…

I was craving savory…

Hummus OR oatmeal?

What about both?

Sweet & Savory Oats ala Amanda!

I used Amanda’s recipe for eggy bananafied oats and topped them with cottage cheese, hummus, and blackberry jam.

And if that doesn’t weird you out enough, how about after the pic, I gave the bowl a light dusting of (unphotogenic)nutritional yeast to top it off!

‘Twas delicious!

Speaking of odd combinations, tell me, what do the following things have in common?


Any guesses?

I joined the Y!

I know, I know…I’m the one who dedicated an entire post as to why I prefer to workout at home versus going to a gym, but wait, hear me out!

I’ve gotten bored.

Plain and simple.

I love exercising…wait, no let me rephrase that…I love how I feel AFTER exercising and I love knowing that I am keeping my body fit and healthy by doing so on a regular basis, but if I see one more workout DVD within the next month, I’m going to scream!


And let’s face it, when it’s not raining constantly, it’s 600 degrees outside with 100% humidity!


I needed something to put the spice back into working out.

So Y and I went out on a few “dates”…

I got to know his treadmills…his weight machines…and his pool?

Oh yeah, it’s big enough! 😉

Workout slump? What workout slump?

Now somebody tell me how to find the courage to enter “testosterone-ville” aka the free weight section? Go look at the best supplements to increase testosterone !

How did you enjoy your first day of summer? Anything fun and exciting?

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24 Responses to Odd Oats and Gym Talk

  1. Look at those guns girl, nice! I don’t know how I feel about those kind of oats, but hey, whatever floats your boat!

  2. Elise F says:

    Go to the gym in the early morning. Meat heads usually like their sleep and the free weights will be all yours. Or find a lifting buddy, strength in numbers! 😉

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Great idea! That’s so true! Can’t say that I’ve seen many guys up pumping iron in the wee hours of the morning!

  3. Aw that is a cruel weather forecast! Although I gotta say I wish ours looked a little more like that. Here it’s been humid(which we never get usually) and I wish it would just storm instead of being sticky constantly 🙁 Yuck! Our first day of summer was pretty boring but at least it was sunny, haha. I agree with the comment above about the free weights section – take a friend! That’s what I would do 😀

  4. katie says:

    your odd combos are AWESOME for real!

  5. Yay for lifting and swimming at the Y! Awesome exercise. In the weight room, just do your thing and the guys will leave you alone. Ignore them.

  6. Amy says:

    I vote for morning workouts too! I get there at 9am and there’s generally only about 3 or 4 guys in the weights room. I was SOO intimidated the first few times I walked into the weights room, but now the guys I work out with on a daily basis are like mates and it turns out not so scary after all. You just have to go in there, get it done and wait for comfortableness (yes, that’s a word! ;)) to set in.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks Amy! That’s a great way of seeing it! I just need to quit worrying and jump in!

      And comfortableness is DEFINITELY a word! 😉

  7. EWWWW @ your weather!!! That’s not pleasant. I was really tempted to join a gym around here when we were going through a stretch of bad weather, but I never mustered up the courage. That’s okay…but I’m thinking I probably will this winter. For now Bodyrock is keeping me entertained. (I know, I know. I’m shocked at that, too. I used to hate those videos.)
    Hummus + jam…I’m still afraid of that. I think it’s just because I always have flavored hummus like garlic and caesar, so I can’t imagine the jam with it, lol.
    I hope your weather is a little better than it looks forecast to be! I know out forecast looks similar, but when you click more details it’s something like “chance for afternoon storms,” or something.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Yeah, today wasn’t too bad…cloudy and gloomy, but I don’t think it ever actually rained. Hopefully we’ll get at least a little sun this weekend!

      I know what you mean about the hummus/jam…I had to go out and buy plain hummus (I know, I could’ve made my own, buy I’m lazy) because all I ever eat are the flavored ones. I’m sorry but roasted pine nut or garlic hummus just doesn’t sound like it goes with jam! Haha!

      I haven’t come around to the Bodyrock yet…I’m still a bit skeeved by those videos…especially after finding out her background! :-O

  8. lindsay says:

    oh good choice! now step on over to the free weight section. No shame! those bulky guys are all talk.

  9. Mrs. Fish says:

    I’m so scared to enter the free weights too. Mostly because I don’t have a clue of what to do and get all flustered and paranoid.

  10. You’re my hero. Not only because you got impressive guns and could probably beat me up ;), but because you were brave enough to try hummus and jam! Looove. And thank you for not making me feel crazy for liking such an odd combo 😀

    As for how to find the courage to enter man-land, just remember that half those guys probably have no idea what they’re doing, and they make a lot of noise to make it look impressive, that’s all 😉 But a woman in the weight room? That’s definitely impressive stuff.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thanks for the pep talk girlie! I have a feeling most of them just do it to look cool…”hey dude, there’s a chick watching…quick pick up some weights and grunt!” Lol!

      And hon, I will NEVER be crazy in my book! I love all your creative combos!

  11. Seriously, I can’t believe the weather here in TN for the next week! I ned sunshine in my life. Doesn’t mother nature know there’s a lake right here waiting for me to be in it? Get with the program lady!

  12. Eric says:

    First day of summer?

    I took a nap, it was awesome!

    You can tell I’m getting old just because that was probably the most exciting thing ;P

    BTW my words with friends “updated” and I lost ALL my games so you’ll have to challenge me again if you feel brave enough 🙂

  13. ha ha, I should’ve known you would go with both 😉

    I have a LOVE/HATE relationship w/ the gym (Don’t we all??). I Love going to group classes because it keeps me motivated, but I hate the extra monthly expense! Your right though, its just too hot to get outdoors (except for in the mornings… working on that!).

    I SO wish our gym had a pool though! I miss those refreshing workouts during the summer! I might have to seek out a new gym…

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Honestly, the pool was the selling point for me. I love swimming…it’s a great workout and it makes me feel like a kid again! It’s an indoor pool too so as long as it’s not thunderstorming, it’s open! Love it!

  14. Lindsay says:

    i hear ya on the weight section! ha! one of the reasons I quit my gym was that I got heckled all the time by the massive amount of males there. I swear, my gym had like 10 females total! it was so annoying! I say flaunt your stuff and go with it though! 🙂

  15. I entered testosterone-ville today! People were getting all up in my business- no personal space whatsoever 🙁

  16. Hahhahahahah so happy his pool is *ahem*… adequate! 😉

  17. elise says:

    blah. thats weather blows. i am going to keep soliciting a LA visit…

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