Thursday, July 3, 2008

Headed to the Green Mountain State

Good morning, blog world! I am jazzed for the long holiday weekend! I only have a half day of work today, and I am already counting down the hours until we leave for Vermont. Last night, Mr. Mal made 3 mix CDs for our 3.5 hour road trip-- I love good music on road trips! So fun!

I was hungry this morning! I had planned to have something different for breakfast like waffles or eggs, but when my stomach is a-growling, a big bowl of oats is the only thing that I crave!

Today's oat bowl included a sliced banana and some strawberries. As always, it was delicious! I also had some iced coffee to go, but I was in such a rush this morning (still obsessing about packing), I didn't have time to take a photo.

Miraculously, I made it to the gym this morning! I set my alarm last night and hoped for the best this morning. My alarm went off at 5:30 am, and I woke right up and headed to the gym. I jumped on the elliptical for 35 minutes and walked on an incline on the treadmill for another 20.

Before hitting the gym, I fueled-up with half of a cherry-flavor Yotta bar. After my so-so review of the apple-flavored Yotta bar, the nice people at Undercover Vegetable Company offered to send me samples of their #1 best selling bar, which is the cherry flavor. The cherry bar has a strong, tart cherry flavor. It's consistency was ideal-- moist, but not sticky, and its appearance was much more visually pleasing than the apple. Overall, the cherry bar is a yummy snack. The Yotta people have done a fantastic job of hiding veggies in this flavor!

I'm leaving for VT promptly at noon, so I won't be posting again until late Sunday afternoon. I plan to take lots of photos this weekend, so I will have a massive weekend post for you all then!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Carrie said...

Tina, I am loving the iced coffee!! How many days do you keep your coffee in the fridge. I made enough for 3 days, I am on the 2nd day and it is still great. Thanks again and have a great weekend!!

sweetsandsweats said...

I adore mix tapes/cds. I think it is an art that is slowly falling away thanks to the IPOD. They are even better when someone else makes them so you get to be surprised!

Have a fabulous weekend and happy Fourth!!!

Anonymous said...

How come you receive so many free samples of the food products that you photograph on this blog? you have a deal to advertise for them?

arielle said...

You're going to have fun! Vermont, and Burlington in particular, is awesome. Don't forget to go to Ben & Jerry's.

Tina said...


Nope, no advertising deals. I bought an apple-flavored Yotta bar and didn't like it, so I posted about it on my blog. The Yotta people saw the review on my blog, and offered to send me samples of a different flavor, and I wasn't going to turn down free snacks! :)

Tina said...


Our iced coffee probably lasts 4-5 days, but we've drank it after a week or so. It still tastes good after 6-7 days! :)

VeggieGirl said...

Have a safe trip to Vermont!! And have a wonderful 4th of July holiday :0)

Justine said...

Happy 4th of July and travel safely!
I'm glad to hear the other Yotta flavors are good since I should be getting mine soon :)

hk said...

Enjoy VT, I love it up there!! I'm sure it'll be a great holiday weekend :) have fun!!

Danielle said...

Have a fantastic holiday weekend!

loveofoats said...

have a great time!

MizFit said...

I always have to eat my oats with eggs (beaters/substitute) stirred in or else Im hungry 3 minutes afterward.

not you?