Coconut Water = Super Hydration

Happy Monday all!


Breakfast was an amazing bowl of oats!


I swear when I haven’t had my oat fix in awhile I start craving it!


Today I made oatmeal for me and hubby: Banana Chocolate Oats.

Sounds decadent but the bananas were my only sweetener. I did sprinkle a lil sugar in hubby’s because he likes his sweeter.

In the bowl: oats, milk, water, cocoa powder, sliced banana, walnuts, cacao nibs, flaxseed meal.


Breakfast was enhanced by today’s brew: the Don Pablo coffee we picked up at Costco over the weekend. I really enjoyed the smooth coffee flavor – it’s just the way I like my breakfast coffee (kind of reminds me of Fresh Market Breakfast Blend). Glad we picked this up! (and remember to stay tuned for a free coffee contest! I’ll let you know once I hear back from Don Pablo himself!)


Bailey tried to tell hubby when he was ready for breakfast today by placing his food bowl on hubby’s foot. Subtle, Bailey…subtle. 😆


Did anyone celebrate Starbucks Monday with me?!

I had a grande vanilla soy latte!


I depended on the freezer for my eats today.


You guys know I don’t really like frozen meals, but if I’m going to have one, the Organic Bistro ones are pretty good. I enjoyed this savory turkey flavor – esp the mushroom sauce. The green beans weren’t too mushy either. Not to mention it came with quinoa (I’m a big fan of quinoa)! Neat, no?!


Snack = TJ’s frozen steel cut oats. Kind of weird to 1. have oatmeal twice in one day and 2. have oatmeal without toppings. It was pretty good as is.


Lunch #2 = romaine salad with green pepper, celery and cherry tomatoes. Plus sunflower seeds, hemp seeds and balsamic vinaigrette.


Pre-workout snack = Cherry Pie Larabar. Well…just half. I ate the other half post-workout today.


Post work I had a double header of ZUMBA!

I struggled a bit energy wise in class one.


Between classes I downed this Vita Coco coconut water.

I think the coconut water really gave me an energy boost! I felt more energized during the second class (yes! after I already worked out for an hour!).

Thank you coconut water!


Hubby actually signed up for our Costco account today (yay!) so I had him pick up more coconut water. It’s such a good deal there and I think I’m only going to be drinking more and more of this stuff!


He also got me some rice milk and some of those brown rice chips (addicting!), which I munched on pre-dinner.


And since I didn’t get home till close to 9pm (I’m such a chatty Cathy post workout!), I opted for some Lemony Lentil soup (heated stovetop from frozen).

What’s your favorite way to hydrate during your workouts?

16 thoughts on “Coconut Water = Super Hydration”

  1. I looove me some coconut water! I don’t do any crazy working out (who am I kidding, NO working out – ha!) but I am breastfeeding my 6 month old which takes a lot of hydration. I find that drinking one coconut water a day along with regular water keeps me really well hydrated and I think it’s even helping me shed some baby weight!

  2. I tend to stick with water. If I am going for a long run/workout, I will make sure that I am constantly sipping water the day (and hours) beforehand. Afterwards, I’ll take a sports drink to replace electrolytes if I’ve been sweating a lot. I’ve never tried coconut water; I’ll have to pick some up and see how I like it.

    • Dooo iiittttt!

      I’m such an enabler! ha! jk

      But seriously, I started Starbucks Monday because I was having Sbucks way more than once a week. Sbucks Monday was a way for me to cut back on my coffee habit and give myself something to look forward to at the beginning of the week. 🙂

  3. I only do water during workouts. I like the coconut water, but can’t do it while exercising.

    I want to make your soup…even the leftovers look great!

    And you are just gorgeous (in case no one has told you that today).

  4. We love Costco! They have a lot of great stuff and a lot of pretty healthy stuff if you look around. The first Larabars I ever had were from Costco! I didn’t know they had coconut water though (I sometimes don’t hit the drink corner). I’ll definitely be getting some of that there sometime!


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