It has been a long morning already and I’ve gotten no studying done!! But I did get in a great workout. When I got up this morning, I knew I needed to work out first thing to be as efficient as possible. But I didn’t wanna! My stomach was a little hungry and I didn’t have much energy. I told myself to just put on my workout clothes and go down and have some water and if I wanted to I could have breakfast first and go later.
So once I was downstairs, dressed with a big glass of water, I decided it made the most sense for my schedule today to get going and I was out the door. What really did it was visualizing myself at the gym, rushing home to make a noon conference call and then a 2pm appointment and decided I did not want to be rushed then.
SO GLAD I WENT!
I biked there and back (2.2 miles each way) and did 26 minutes on the Stairmaster and 10 of upper body lifting, lunges and abs
I biked through the golfers at the Quail Hollow Championship again. I think Tiger Woods was teeing off on my way back! All the cologne, aftershave and perfume smells that I passed were just AMAZING! Enough inspiration to make me use Matt’s “for him” shampoo and soap today 😉
It was so rich and chocolatey. I wish you could smell the screen!
I haven’t had 100% caf coffee in a while since I’ve been mixing Spring Blend with half decaf. This cup left me a little drunk on caffeine! I’ll have to cut it with some decaf next time, but if you like caf, this cup’s for you.
My other breakfast addition: dried raspberries! These guys are pricy, but I bet OhNuts’ price beats most other stores. I got hooked on them in Trader Joe’s Nuts for Raspberries trail mix.
So I knew I needed a quick breakfast because I am yet again running late (and this post isn’t helping!!) I didn’t really know what I wanted but my mind kept drifting to the granola with soy milk I had the other night. So I decided that’s what I should have!
A year ago I would have NEVER had a tiny bowl of high calorie cereal like this, but since that’s what I wanted today, and since I’m at home and don’t have to “risk” being caught somewhere starving, I decided to have it.
I did measure out a serving of the granola, because we all know how easy it is to go wild with it.
- 1/2 cup Mix My Granola (1 serving by weight)
- 1/4 cup Uncle Sam’s (for some more fiber/protein)
- ~7 blackberries
- 1 tbsp dried raspberries
- 1 tsp walnut butter (which I really enjoyed in the milk!!)
- ~3/4 cup vanilla soy milk
It was delish! And when combined with my big mug of coffee, I was quite full afterwards. I’ll see how many hours it gets me. I’m guessing this was still a pretty high calorie bowl for the volume and I wouldn’t eat this every morning I don’t think, but enjoyment was top priority today.
And my friend Vanessa from my Kenya trip just did a blog video on green tips around her house. I found it to be very entertaining and informative 🙂
I’m late, I’m late!! Biochem is calling!