Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

First off..

Happy Friday!

I woke up to go to the gym at 4:30 as usual. I decided I would go to body pump this morning. I am only able to stay for the first half of the class because I have to leave early to get ready for school. So I did 30 minutes of cardio before. I won’t be able to work out at all this weekend because I’m working twelve hour days. I work at a gymnastics gym and they are hosting a meet.

I haven’t been to body pump in over a week and it felt really good. It is the first week of the new release so it was all new material to me. I even went up on my tricep weight!

As I was leaving the gym I came across this…



I really wish we would have had this around Christmas time. Snow is so pretty, but I dislike driving in it.

After the gym, I showered and got ready for school. I also ate breakfast and prepared my lunch. A peanut butter and banana sandwich, yum!

After school, I came home and made cookies for my stepdad’s birthday tomorrow.

Oatmeal peanut butter cookies

Oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip! I found the recipe online here.

me and oatmeal peanut butter cookie
They were good (and the dough was good as well! ;))

Well I’m off to relax and watch the Biggest Loser from Monday night. I have been so busy, I haven’t been able to watch it!
I will be working all weekend but I will try to post a quick blog.

Have a great weekend!


My First Post!

Hello readers!

Welcome to A Little Dash Of Ginger!


(Please excuse my poor phone quality)

I can’t believe I have just started a blog. I was kind of reluctant to blogging at first, because it seemed like it would take up so much time. Then I thought of all the time I spend thinking about things I would blog about, and that’s probably the same amount of time as just typing it up!

I was inspired by all of the health and fitness blogs I have been reading. I decided I would create one with my own experience of discovering the health lifestyle. I don’t want to just post pictures of my foods, or lists of my workouts, but I also want to document my way through the rest of my senior year and through college as I continue to become healthier.

That’s where my name comes in. It originally had to do with cinnamon (because I absolutely love cinnamon and adding it to anything I can), and I wanted something that had to do with food because I do plan to blog about my working on a healthier diet. Cinnamon just didn’t click. So my little sister came up with ginger. I thought this fit perfectly because for one, I have red hair (and this blog will be a report of my life adventures), and two, this will be part of a healthy lifestyle blog. I am thankful I have such a creative little sister!

I have so much I want to blog about, so I hope my next few blogs won’t be too scattered as I try to catch all of that up. I haven’t created my about me just yet, I was too excited to write a first blog first!

One of my New Years resolutions, besides living a healthier life of course, was to be more positive, and more optimistic. I have a feeling this blog will be perfect for that. It will help me focus on the positive things in going on in my life, because I get so excited about posting about them!

Well I’m off to work, I just wanted to post my first blog first! Be sure to check out my about me soon because that is definitely on my to do list!