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Happy Birthday Megan

by Meghann on February 3, 2010

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday everyone!

First things first I need to get a BIG Happy Birthday shout out to my friend Megan!

Megan turns the big 2-3 today!

Happy Birthday Megan! Hope its a great one! :)

This morning my training schedule called for a ‘easy 2-3’ mile run.

I completed the 3 miles in 28 minutes and decided I wanted to get in a little strength training in before my shower. Being tight on time I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to test out the new DVD the folks at sent me to review.


The Spark Fit, Firm & Fired Up DVD is comprised of seven 10 minute targeted strength work outs and one 15 minute cardio blast session. It is essentially set up where a person could do one of the 10 minute work outs each day of the week.


Or they have a nifty section of the DVD that combines certain work outs depending on what body part you want to work on and how much time you have.

I selected the arm combo work out for this morning. It was a twenty minute session that combined the ‘All About Arms’ and ‘Pump Up Your Upper Body’ segments.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed these works outs. The moves were basic, but with my lack of strength training experience I appreciated that. My 5lb weights made each move a bit of a challenge and by the end I was happy with what I had just accomplished.

I wouldn’t use this DVD as my total day-to-day workout, but its nice to have to supplement short runs or on rest days when I need something light and easy.

Check out the bottom of this post for your chance to win your own copy of The Spark Fit, Firm & Fired Up DVD!!

Can I just say that I think Tina is a genius? Her easy and creative recipes never cease to amaze me! This morning I discovered another winner of hers when I recreated her Baked Oatmeal in an Instant.


Pure genius I say!

I seem to have quite a build up of instant oatmeal packets in my cabinet that companies have sent me over the years.

Like this one.


Truth is I never know what to do with it because I don’t like hot oatmeal, especially of the instant variety. :/

Thanks to Tina I now have that solution!

I followed her recipe exactly and it produced a fluffy bowl of baked oatmeal goodness.



I topped the baked oatmeal with honey peanut butter, pumpkin yogurt, and 1/2 an apple.


This was too good for words! I happily licked my bowl clean. :)


Thank you Tina for continue to inspiring me everyday! And Happy 2 Year Bloggiversary to Carrots ‘n’ Cake!

The Spark Fit, Firm & Fired Up DVD Giveaway!

Read for your chance to win your own The Spark Fit, Firm & Fired Up DVD?

Well the great people at have 5 DVDs for 5 lucky Inner Workings… readers.

To enter simply leave a comment on this post with your favorite DVD work out.

Mine has to be Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones DVD. I always feel the burn the next day on that one.

I will draw 5 random winners in my morning post tomorrow morning.

Good Luck! 


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