Friday, June 6, 2014

Fitness 5 on Friday

While wandering around the internet early in the morning I came across Jen's blog at  I love link ups so I decided to take part in her Fitness 5 on Friday.  But first, a recipe.  

I keep trying new stuff with my oatmeal.  I get really, REALLY tired of plain oatmeal day in a day out.  So I like to make really simple things that kind of spice it up.  This week it was baked oatmeal.

Baked Oatmeal
.5 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup water (or milk)
1 egg 
dash cinnamon 


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl
  3. Grease a small baking dish (I think that this one was 16 oz)
  4. Bake for 25-35 minutes
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes
Remember, it is very VERY hot when it comes out of the oven!  I burned the hell out of my mouth and throat.

Didn't stop me from eating it all though!

Now for this week's questions.... 

1. How many minutes of Cardio did you do this week? 
So far I've done 2 hours and 55 minutes of scheduled cardio.  I have another 45 minutes from my trainer tomorrow and I teach 2 classes {an hour each} tomorrow also.    
2. What is your favorite physical activity?
Swimming.  I STILL dream of being an Olympic swimmer.  
3. How much water do you drink on a daily basis?
A ton.  Actually I probably go through over a gallon a day.  
4. What is your favorite healthy snack?
Before I started my competition prep it was either a fruit salad or popcorn.  
5. What’s your favorite athletic shoe?
Honestly I haven't found my favorite shoe yet.  I prefer to NOT wear shoes.  In my house athletic shoes are referred to as "foot jails."

JVKom Chronicles


  1. Foot jails!! I love the term, haha. I very much prefer being barefoot over wearing socks/shoes too!

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I recently got a job as a Barre instructor and one of the greatest benefits was the fact I CAN'T wear shoes.

  2. I need some hydration motivation! Thanks so much for linking up!

    1. I'm actually obsessed with MiO. It helps me when I get bored with plain water.

  3. What types of cardio classes do you teach? I need to get better at drinking water! I even have the stuff to put in it to make it tasty and I STILL don't drink it.

    1. I teach a Barre class. I'm also a certified personal trainer. I used to be a soda addict but I refuse to buy it and keep it in the house. I will admit I still drink a couple a day but, I buy them at the gas station when I want them. If they are in the house I ditch the water and go through half a case a day.