So last night the husband and I were in bed reading and he said, “You know, I’m pretty hungry.” I responded with, “ME TOO!” We’d already brushed our teeth and stuff, but neither of us was at all sleepy either. So we can back downstairs and continued the evening with a snack. As I thought back on the day, I was probably waaay short on calories for 6 miles of running plus another hour or so of yardwork so it was no wonder that we were so hungry.
I had a bowl of berries (on the bottom) with a crumbled weetabix biscuit, some chocolate granola oats, and milk.
And a small bowl of popcorn (that the husband made). He also made a whole beef sandwich too!
We ended up staying up until almost midnight. No idea why we were so wired.
I got up this morning and little stiff from using different muscles yesterday and decided I would do some yoga. I don’t really care for yoga as a workout (I prefer heart-pumping types of exercise), but I really value it as a way to stretch your body and increase blood flow + flexibility as well as the meditative benefits. I also prefer to do it in my home rather than in classes. I have always had poor flexibility because I’m so short with compact muscles – it’s like my body just wants to be stocky! But I know I should focus more on stretching and flexibility. I have a 6-disc YogaZone DVD series, but it’s quite corny so I thought I’d browse the YogaDownload.com site for ideas. I decided to try the free Detox session. I really liked that it had a slideshow of pose photos because I’m not the greatest at just following verbal directions for poses. It was a good lesson, but still too technical for me. I just want to be stretched – not stand in awkward and painful poses for 60 seconds or more! I know I’m a beginner, but perhaps I’m trying the wrong kind of yoga? I need something that focuses more on stretching and breathing and less on strengthening.
Anyways, I was going to do more exercise (either walking or to the gym for ET) but I got too hungry during the yoga. So I decided to have breakfast and postpose more activity for later.
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup 1% milk
- 1/3 cup plus half 1/3 cup water (because I only made one portion – I feel it needs more liquid to fuel a longer cooking time)
- Vanilla + salt
- 1/2 banana
- Handful wheatberries
- Big handful blueberries
- Tiny big of leftover Pom-Walnut Granola Plank
- Spoonful AB
With hot tea
You’ve got a few more hours of oatmeal contest left!! I’ll be announcing the winners tomorrow