Upside Down Oats

How do you screw up something as easy as overnight oats? I don’t know what happened, all I know is that I was so looking forward to some cold oats after my workout this morning.

Thanks to Spring Break, I was able to wake up without an alarm :) I made my way over to the gym and did hill intervals on the treadmill for 25 minutes and ended with 15 minutes of strength and stretching. I really, really wish I liked running. I try so hard. I just do not get any sort of enjoyment out of it. But I do it because I know it’s good for me.

So I got back to the apartment, registered for my summer class, and went to the fridge to pull out my beloved overnight oats. They looked normal, but when I went to stir them up…things weren’t so normal.

Yes, these are my upside down overnight oats. How the hell did this happen? Hmph.

I was borderline hangry, so I fixed up a nice bowl of cereal and enjoyed it almost as much.

Oatmeal squares, Honey Nut Cheerios, a couple Mini Wheaties, half a banana and some mixed nuts. It hit the spot, even if I was a little pouty about it πŸ˜‰

I’ve got to go get ready for the day! I can’t believe it’s almost 10:00 and I’m not showered (TMI?) I’m meeting up with my mom this afternoon to go shopping for her dress for the wedding. It’s been tough – it seems like all the MOB dresses out there are a little too mom-ish if that makes any sense. All my mom keeps saying is “I’m NOT wearing a bolero jacket!” :)

Enjoy your day, friends! I’ll catch ya a little later today!

Let’s chat – What’s the last food fail you had? Do you like running? (giveΒ me some tips to trick myself into enjoying it!!) Do you like shopping? I could do it all day, but my mom isn’t so crazy about it.


  1. says

    I like running most of the time. But sometimes, we get into fights. Haha. I really like intervals (weird!), and I think it’s because I can’t get bored because I have to change it up every minute or so. That helps alot, especially since the treadmill is the WORST.

  2. says

    Lol; I really wish I liked running also… I have to push myself out the door moreso then I go willing. Its those pesky hill workouts, they will get you everytime!!! ha ha

  3. says

    I love running in my neighborhood back home, it’s a perfect 2 mile loop, but music is crucial! Annnnd lets just say I could shop til I drop! Or in my case…til I get hungry :)

  4. says

    Running can be hard sometimes. I find that good music is realy key for me. Intervals are also really helpful for making the time pass. Warm up for a few minutes and then alternate running at a sprint for 60 seconds and letting yourself recover for two minutes. I find running outside much more enjoyable because there’s lots to look at and I hate the feeling of working so hard to not actually go anywhere on the treadmill. Haha. Good luck lady!

    • says

      Thanks for the sprinting tips! Yeah, music is really important. I can also get by with a show on TV too. I like running outside, but I feel like I get wiped out quicker. UGH! πŸ˜‰

  5. says

    I love running! Something about the simplicity of just putting on shoes and hitting the pavement with yourself. It’s so nice.

    My mom feels the same way about MOB dresses! We had to get creative for my sister’s wedding :)

    • says

      I love the simplicity of it, too! That’s why I wish I liked it :) So glad to hear your mom was the same way with her dress! Where did she end up getting it?!

  6. says

    Ah! Overnight oats are not as easy as they would seem… I just my own issue with them :)

    I used to hate running, but then I found myself liking it more and more as I got a little better at it. Once it wasn’t as hard, I started to actually think it was fun. That doesn’t mean that I always want to do my runs, but it has helped.

    • says

      Yeah, Miss 10 Miler!! I’m so impressed by you! I think if it wasn’t so hard, it would be easier. I think I just need to be more consistent with it – maybe that will help.

  7. says

    The other day I added a bit too much water and my overnight oats were a little runnier than usual. I still ate it though lol Love your quick fix cereal breakfast!

  8. says

    I’ve had plenty of oats fail me, maybe you didn’t put enough liquid in?

    I love running. I started out running and walking (the galloway method) and then eventually got into running shorter distances and it grew from there. I wouldn’t force it, but I would start run/walking with some amazing music to get you going!

    • says

      Maybe there wasn’t enough liquid. Good point. Running is so weird for me, I’ve run 5Ks, a 5 mile race and a 10K. So I CAN run – I think it’s all mental, and I just psych myself out when I’m running and it’s not a race setting. I think I’m going to try the Galloway Method. Thanks! :)

  9. says

    haha; love the oats backfire. dying to know what happened there?! you may have seen, but the other day i decided to bake scones in a pie plate. that was a defffinite execution fail; but luckily the crumbs tasted wonderful πŸ˜›
    i hear you on the running thing, too. i so badly want to love it, but every time i give it another shot i just remind myself that I don’t. i’m sure come warmer weather i’ll give it another go and realize the same thing πŸ˜›
    I hope you had luck shopping today!

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