WIAW #5 and Jillian 30 Day Shred DVD

Happy Wednesday!

As I mentioned yesterday, I suddenly have a very busy schedule. When you’re strapped for time, you simply have to make time for working out because it should be a priority. So even if I can only get in a quick workout, I’m still going to make sure I’m getting my sweat on at least 5 days a week.

Three days a week, I’m hoping to continue running when I get home from work. On the days that I’m not running, I’ve found a new fitness love that is helping me make the most of my time: Jillian’s 30 Day Shred DVD.


I’ve never been a big fan of fitness DVD’s, but I think this one is incredibly effective for a 20 minute workout. It always has me sweating at the end, which is what I want from a good workout! In addition, it incorporates a lot of strength training, so it makes for great cross training on my non-running days. If I have time, I try to do a little more strength training on my own afterwords, but when I don’t, I still know I got a decent workout in in a short amount of time. (Note – I’m not trying to lose 20 pounds in 30 days as the DVD suggests!)

Moving on to my fifth WIAW! For those of you who don’t know, Jen over at Peas and Crayons hosts WIAW every week – check out her blog for more information on it!


Breakfast was Nutella Overnight Oats (picture was taken just after they were made, so they aren’t thick yet). I know, I know – I’m in a breakfast rut. But overnight oats are so good and they always keep me full for a few hours! I eat breakfast around 7 and don’t have a lunch break until 1, so I need something really filling. 

I do try to sneak in a snack or two in the morning, and today’s snack was a Cliff Iced Oatmeal Cookie Zbar.


Lunch was an everything bagel with cream cheese.

Along with a Naked Green Machine Smoothie.

In addition, someone brought me a slice of cake at my office – I didn’t refuse! 🙂


Dinner was a quick and easy Mexican Tortilla Pizza! I’ll be posting the recipe soon!

And that’s WIAW! Be back tomorow with a delicious new recipe!

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10 Responses to WIAW #5 and Jillian 30 Day Shred DVD

  1. I can’t wait to see what all went into the Mexican tortilla pizza – that looks so veggie-packed and ooey-gooey!

  2. Can’t wait to hear about the mexican tortilla pizza! Looks delicious!
    That Jilliian Michaels DVD is a great workout!
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  3. Dani says:

    hi caroline!
    i found your blog through Julie’s blog (pbfingers.com) and i was so excited when i saw you were hoping to get your MPH after majoring in something unrelated. i am hoping to get into an MPH program as well after majoring in wildlife biology, so i just wanted to stop by and say HI since we’re kind of in the same position 🙂
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    • Caroline says:

      Thanks for saying hi! It was a big decision to change my career path but every day I’m more and more glad that I’m doing it. I’m starting grad school in the fall. Hopefully it will lead to an exciting career in health promotion! What are you looking to do?

  4. oh man. i had this meeting this very morning and they provided bagels and cream cheese. i dindn’t have any because i already had breakfast and had lunch plans. now, looking at your lunch i am kicking myself for not having just a little taste!

    • Caroline says:

      I could eat a good bagel (from a good bakery, not just from the store) every day for the rest of my life. I love them! I don’t eat them nearly enough anymore either. I used to have one every day! Next time, have a bite 🙂

  5. Kailey says:

    i am totally & completely obsessed with those clif zbars – especially the iced oatmeal flavor! I just can’t get over how doughy & flavorful it is.

    • Caroline says:

      I know I love them so much! I think they taste like those oatmeal cream pies that I used to eat when I was a kid!

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