Core Of The Pear

February 26, 2009

Lame title, but I needed to make core yoga + pear oatmeal come together!

I let myself sleep in today and didn’t set an alarm because I hadn’t slept well the past few nights. I put the eye mask on from the start and slept wonderfully – 9 hours! Of course now I’m getting a very late start on my day 😳

I downloaded the 60 minute Core Yoga last night from YogaDownload to do this morning. It was really hard – but more for my arms than my core! My shoulders were quaking and shaking in the planks. But right at the 30 minute mark the session came to a halt! Apparently I didn’t download the whole thing. I came to my computer and started the re-download and when I saw it would take 5 whole minutes decided to call it a 30 minute day and move on to breakfast. I did confirm that the new download worked, so I think it was an error on my part. I may be a little uneven today from only doing one side of one flow, but arms are equally tired!

I glanced at our fruit bowl to notice we’re low on bananas and noticed a little bosc pear just smiling up at me, so I made Pear Raisin Cottage Cheese Oats. It was great!

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The Mix:

Into the pot:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk (didn’t notice it at all)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tiny bosc pear
  • 2 tbsp raisins

Stirred in at end:

  • 2 heaping tbsp cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp wheatberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


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A blend of Seattle’s Best Vanilla Bean + Georgia Pecan w/ 2% milk

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Abbie of Foods That Fit is coordinating a blogger recipe compilation e-book, and she’d love your entries. Check out her post for the details.

I’ve got 100 things to do today and the motivation to do them!!! I might skip my workout so I can stay on a roll. Hop to it!

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1 zestycook February 26, 2009 at 10:00 am

Kath, this oatmeal looks incredibly filling… and I am starving.



2 Jennifer February 26, 2009 at 10:07 am

Good luck today. I sometimes shelve my workout when I’m writing stories b/c I’m in “the writing zone.” I get annoyed I have to shelve the workout, but after the writing is done, I’m glad I plugged through! You can always work out the next day!


3 haya (living and learning) February 26, 2009 at 10:13 am

oh gosh. i can’t imagine doing 60 whole minutes of core yoga! that is intense. the 20 minute session has been enough for me to deal with. good for you! i have to say that it’s the yoga i enjoy doing the least, but i do it (maybe once a week only though) because i know it’s good for me.


4 JENNA February 26, 2009 at 10:14 am

i always shake too when doing planks and sometimes downward dog at the end…is this a good or a bad thing?? I’ve been wanting to go to a class but my shaking is holding me back.

your oats look rockin per usual! :)


5 TennesseeLotteryPowerball February 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

I really wanna take a breakfast like this


6 FoodsThatFit February 26, 2009 at 10:20 am

Breakfast looks delicious! Love the bowl!


7 Kath February 26, 2009 at 10:23 am

Love “per usual” :)

In my opinion, quakin’ means you are working HARD so I think it’s a good thing.



8 Kati February 26, 2009 at 10:26 am

OOhh, I wanna try core yoga! I’ve been doing the Power Vinyasa Flow #1 you recommended and like the challenge and flow. And I want your OATMEAL!!! 😉


9 Natalie February 26, 2009 at 10:27 am

30 minutes is still a really good yoga session!

Love the pear oats. :)


10 ashley (sweet & natural) February 26, 2009 at 10:28 am

I LOVE that bowl!


11 Marisa (trim the fat) February 26, 2009 at 10:30 am

I love that bowl! What a great start to your day!


12 Meg February 26, 2009 at 10:35 am

Yummy oats! I love that bowl!


13 Moran February 26, 2009 at 10:37 am

Yay for sleeping in – you deserve the rest, even though your day started later!


14 kristin point February 26, 2009 at 10:38 am

Kath, thanks so much for pointing out they have cooked wheatberries in trader joe’s! I had been unsuccessfully looking for them since I saw them on the blog and thanks to your tip, finally found them! They’re a really nice addition to oats, love the texture. I was wondering if you use them like other grains with savory dishes as well? I was thinking of putting them in some madras lentil dish instead of rice.


15 Nicole February 26, 2009 at 10:39 am

Hahah, I love how motivation is sparkly 😀


16 VeggieGirl February 26, 2009 at 10:48 am

Gorgeous spoon and bowl of oats!!

Hooray for motivation!!


17 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

Delicious oats!! Have a great day!


18 Amy February 26, 2009 at 10:56 am

I did the 20 min core yesterday and agree that it did seem to work my arms more than my core. But still a great workout!


19 brandi February 26, 2009 at 10:56 am

I love that bowl!

have fun with your to-do list today


20 Rose February 26, 2009 at 10:57 am

I love that bowl. V. pretty! Thanks for the link about the cookbook :) Sounds fun.


21 Spiceaholic February 26, 2009 at 10:58 am

Beautiful breakfast and beautiful bowl! Do you mind if I add you to my blogroll?


22 Hallie February 26, 2009 at 11:15 am

Yoga works my arms and my shoulders for sure. I think as I get better at it, I’ll be able to focus on my core, but at this point I just try to get from one pose to the other without falling over!

I love that orange candle!


23 Oh She Glows February 26, 2009 at 11:16 am

Wow what a great contest! Love it :)

Just wondering- how much do the yoga downloads cost?



24 Missy (Missy Maintains) February 26, 2009 at 11:18 am

Pretty bowl and oats! Pears are great in oats!


25 K February 26, 2009 at 11:23 am

I LOVE that bowl!


26 Alison February 26, 2009 at 11:32 am

I brought a huge pear to work for a snack later – I love them! Glad to see you incorporate it into your oatmeal!


27 Biz319 February 26, 2009 at 11:34 am

Wow, great yoga time! I am not there yet – 30 minutes is about the most I can do now.

Have you seen the fitness classes on demand on u-verse yet?


28 Leah February 26, 2009 at 11:47 am

What an amazing bowl of oatmeal!!!

My oats this morning had nothin’ on yours! lol!

I should try cottage cheese next time in them.


29 Sammie February 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

I love that bowl – black & red is one of my favorite combos. Also the signature at the end of your posts it so cute – How did you do that? I hope you get everything accomplished today – enjoy your day.


30 Diana February 26, 2009 at 11:55 am

i love that bowl so much!
good luck with your “to-dos”.
the oatmeal of course looks like perfection!


31 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 26, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Sorry about your yoga woes :(

p.s. my new site is finally up and running 100% and I have resolved the google reader isssue I was having. Not sure if you were a subsciber but wanted to let you know in case!


32 sue February 26, 2009 at 12:02 pm

great oats! adding cottage cheese is genius!


33 amy February 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Glad you got to rest! Sounds like you had an quick but intense yoga session! Yoga is an awesome workout, but I often feel bad when I miss my cardio. I have to remind myself that cardio is not hte end all be all and to just relax about it. Have a great day!


34 Heather February 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I love that bowl! It’s so cheerful. Good luck on all of your to-do’s (could you send some of that motivation my way?).


35 Emily February 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm

love the bowl and the creative oats!


36 Sara February 26, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I love pear oatmeal! It’s right up there with banana oatmeal. Delicious! :)


37 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) February 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm

wooo-hoooo Kath!

first of all, I love that bowl! second, your oatmeal sounds SO Good. what was the consistency of the bosc pear? was it soft? did it get mushy?
:-) have a great day!!


38 Fancy February 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Hi Kath! Just catching up on your blog from yesterday….I am so excited that you are coming back to Chicago in July! I can’t WAIT to meet up again—last time was fun! Whole Foods….here we come :) Keep me posted on exactly when you will be in town. You will love Chicago in the summer, the skyline is gorgeous!


39 amy (veganissexy) February 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Those oats look so so so good! Seattle’s best coffee is right from around my neighborhood! Awesome pick!


40 Mandy A February 26, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Hey Kath!!!

I am so inspired by your daily yoga!! How do you feel it has helped you? What changes are you seeing in your body?


41 Shelby February 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm

PEAR OATS?! My favorite things in the world!


42 Jen February 26, 2009 at 2:40 pm



43 Sarah February 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Mmmmm…yummy bowl of oats!
I got half way through the core yoga- the dog bursted into the room, knocked me over, and I lost my place- but I can’t wait to try it again!


44 Ashley C February 26, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I have to agree with everyone- I LOVE that bowl as well and am jealous I don’t have one that cute


45 Danielle February 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I love that bowl, and the view from the spoon, that picture is so cool looking.
i’m going to spend some time downloading some yoga this weekend can’t wait to start practicing it more, you’ve definitely inspired me to give it a go.


46 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) February 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

9 hours – awesome! I’m jealous. Kath, how do you remember all of those ingredients for your oats…I’m lucky to remember to plop some almond butter on top. You’re a wonder at that hour of the morning. :)


47 laci February 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Kath’s Pear Oats = better than pear crumble with vanilla ice cream!


48 Kath February 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm

kristin point,
So glad you like ’em!

Spiceaholic ,
Not at all – i’d be honored!

Biz319 ,
No, I haven’t checked them out yet. Things are too busy around here! Keep reminding me :) Are they free?

Sammie ,
It’s from

seelee live,
Comparable to pear cobbler or apple pie! It held its shape pretty well and def. sweetened the pot.

Mandy A,
I think the yoga has really given me an appreciation for my body. It really is the whole focus thing – even when I’m out running I’m trying NOT to think about being out of breath or my legs burning, but with yoga, I think about every inch of my body and what it’s doing. On top of that, I’ve seen my ticeps emerge, shoulders tone, I have ABS for the first time ever, my quads are more toned, so I’m loving the whole body effect.



49 theoodbod February 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm

wow, I dream about 9 hours of sleep, hehe


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