Wall Salutations

January 13, 2011

We’ve got a little more time to get ready this morning – sure it nice!

I started the day with 10 sun wall salutations. Ever since doing my 108 in a row, I’ve realized how great of a quick yoga practice is is to just stack a bunch on top of each other and mindlessly go right through. Anyone could do that – known the names of yoga poses or not!

10 of them only took me about 10 minutes, but it sure opened up my body. Tonight we have an exercise adventure planned!

If you have a mini fridge in your hotel, you can make overnight oats!


We bought muesli from the bulk bins in Missoula (but you could also just use plain oats of any style or instant oats)


Muesli works well because there are mixins already in there


I scooped out what looked like half a cup into each bowl, topped with half an oikos plain each and then poured milk over to coat the oats. We also put in half a sliced banana each. Then put these in the mini fridge overnight:


This morning they were nice and thick and delicious topped with almond butter!



We made single cups of coffee that were probably not worth the effort..



Time to walk to town – I believe it’s super warm out today!

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1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

Meusli from Missoula eh? hehe, I giggled.

Have a fun training day!


2 Blog is the New Black January 13, 2011 at 9:44 am

I’m so impressed with your healthy habbits when you’re on the go! I could never be that organized.


3 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

Ohhh overnight oats is such a good idea! I’m traveling for work next week – I think I’ll do that!


4 foodandfarm January 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

I love it! Never would think to do this when we travel, such a good idea! Is warm 25?


5 Ashley (The Vegetable Life) January 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

You are soooo creative on vacation with your meals! I am going on my honeymoon in a few months and I am going to have to try some of these tricks to eat more at the hotel in our room instead of spending a lot of $$!


6 Ellie January 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

Yeah, I’m sure it’s like Hawaii outside :) It is 4 in central IL. I LOVE reading about your adventures making Great Harvest. In high school I went to the farmers market every week and bought two loaves of Great Harvest bread after Cross Country. I still LOVE the bread and take the kids I babysit to Great Harvest so they also can learn how amazing “real” bread is!


7 Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life January 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

Kudos to you for all the home-made food you’re making in the motel room! Staying in hotels usually runs me equal amounts of money buying food as staying in the hotel does!


8 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

I don’t think I’d ever make overnight oats in a hotel! You guys rock.


9 Meg January 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

I’m excited to hear about your adventure tonight 😀

Ahh delicious breakfast always, even away from the KERF ranch.


10 Amanda (Eating Up) January 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

Have another great day! That breakfast looks delicious!


11 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 13, 2011 at 9:49 am

Mmmm! Good idea to use that for overnight oats, since it already contains oats and the mix-ins! Nice.

That mini-fridge has never been used so much!


12 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate January 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

Breakfast looks delish! Next road trip I’m going on, I’m referring back to all of these posts. :)


13 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’m of the opinion that coffee is always worth the effort, even if it’s a crappy gas station cup. I’m hopelessly addicted to caffeine!

Muesli is so delicious.. great use of it.


14 Stephanie January 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

Love it! You guys are awesome!


15 Val @ Balancing Val January 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

Since I eat my breakfast 5 days a week on a train or at work, Muesli is a PERFECT breakfast for me! 😀

I soak mine over night in almond milk (body hates lactose) and top with almond butter or peanut butter in the morning.

I have to find more variety of them though, the one I have is kinda Bleh . . .


16 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

You are so good with the hotel eats! I have to remember to do this next time I’m out of town.


17 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

You and Matt are experts with meals when you travel! Overnight oat ingredients will definitely be added to my suitcase next time I’m away on a trip.


18 megan @ blackberries for jam January 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

Making your own breakfast while traveling makes SUCH a huge difference. It makes me feel so much better throughout the day.


19 Katie January 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

Your pictures are just absolutely beautiful! :)

I heard doing so many sun salutations on New Years day was good luck? Now I’m thinking of carving out some time in the mornings to do some! I’ve never done 108 in a row, but practice yoga daily after work and would love to do some in the mornings as well. How long did it take you to do 108?


20 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 13, 2011 at 9:59 am

I love quick hotel breakfast ideas! Have fun today and stay warm!


21 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes January 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

whee…those overnight oats look scrumptious, motel lighting ‘n all! :) ….love your traveling ideas…
cathy b. @ brightbakes


22 Maryann January 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

Yay for overnight oats! Using Muesli for the mix-ins is such a great tip!


23 Kristi January 13, 2011 at 10:07 am

My oatmeal never tastes as good as yours looks! Im new to oatmeal (well, 6-7 months ago) so I am still trying to master it!!


24 Krissy @ Make It Naked January 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

Not that you’re not busy enough but I bet a collection of your amazingly wholesome motel breakfast ideas would be of interest on your travel page. Just sayin…in your spare time :)


25 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

So true– a little yoga in the morning does wonders to open up my body (and mind!).


26 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! January 13, 2011 at 10:14 am

I am not sure when my next hotel vacation will be (please God, let it be soon! lol), but I will be sure to remember these healthy tips during my travels!


27 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 13, 2011 at 10:14 am

My friend worked for a theatre company in Missoula!

I love how creative you are with the hotel eats! Definitely keeping these in mind on my next trip!


28 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan January 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

My back sure could use some yoga right now. Those overnight oats look delicious!


29 aubrey (italktofood) January 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

yuuuum that looks delicious! I just love overnight oats!


30 Jessica January 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

What kind of oats do you normally buy for overnight oats?
I’ve only got steel cut oats right now that I’ve been using the rice cooker to make.



31 missy January 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Jessica, I use steel-cut oats for mine. I mix them up with a little yogurt, milk, and sometimes cottage cheese if I have it. In the morning, I add toppings.


32 Kath January 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Just old fashioned rolled normally but you can use anything. I wouldn’t recommend steel cut for overnight though. They might not get soft enough.


33 Salah (My Healthiest LIfestyle) January 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

I still need to try overnight oats!!! Tonight, I’ll get it all set up :-)


34 Heather January 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

I love overnight oats – but more in the summer than the winter! I’ve never mixed PB in my overnight oats – I bet that is a tasty addition.

Hopefully it is a little warmer out there today!


35 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!


36 Paige(Running Around Normal) January 13, 2011 at 10:40 am

I never think to do through any flows on my own, but it’s not like I couldn’t. It’s weird how we depend on instruction in order to “do yoga” but I guess it’s true! haha Good idea:)


37 MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan January 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

Warm, like 25? Ha!
I actually have TWO empty nut butter jars. One is maple peanut butter and one is almond butter. They are just waiting for onoiaj!


38 Camille January 13, 2011 at 10:54 am

You are coming up with so many great tips for eating on the go that I never would have even though of! Thanks!


39 Hope January 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

Those overnight oats look delicious! Who knew you could make them in a mini fridge. I totally wish I knew all of this stuff back when I was in college several years ago.


40 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

Your hotel creations continue to impress!


41 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

I love just doing a quick set of sun salutations in the morning. They really are quick and get you ready for the day ahead!


42 Ann @ Day by Day January 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

Yum. That looks like such a nice simple breakfast! Those overnight oats look wonderful. Sometimes I wake up in the morning with a craving for overnight oats and I haven’t made any and I get annoyed! They just taste so much better to me than regular hot oats.


43 Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 13, 2011 at 11:13 am

do you slice your banana in your overnight oats? i always mash mine up in the bowl first, add everything else, then mix it all up so the banana is evenly distributed…


44 Kath January 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Yup! Sliced


45 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 13, 2011 at 11:16 am

good for you for incorporating the mini fridge!


46 sarah @ ABetterSarah January 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

You have no idea i am right now of those GORGEOUS overnight oats, mine this morning turned out to be a bit of a FAIL, IF ONLY I HAD INCLUDED THA GREEK YOGHURT!
Off to make some almond butter… after seeing that spoonful of joy i can’t delay it ONE MORE DAY!


47 Haleigh January 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

You just reminded me that I really need to go back to yoga.


48 Amanda @ Just Amanda J January 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

I never put stuff in my oatmeal until I started reading your blog, now I can’t eat it without PB! Now to just get more adventurous and start experimenting with different kinds of oats and nut butter 😉


49 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 13, 2011 at 11:37 am

I need to try overnight oats with milk. I usually just use yogurt, but milk probably makes them creamier.


50 Ashley January 13, 2011 at 11:40 am

I want a mo-tel getaway! hehe


51 Bronwyn Coyne January 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

I love how well you’re eating out of a single mini fridge. Yum. It’s great. I’m really wanting oatmeal.


52 Marina January 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

I love doing sun salutations in the morning, its such a nice way to start the day!


53 Christin@purplebirdblog January 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

Overnight oats in the motel… you’re a genius!


54 Natalia - a side of simple January 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

You should make a list or category tab with all your travel food ideas. Seriously, you’re so resourceful and the money a little extra thought saves you is so worth it!


55 Namaste Gurl January 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Hehe, nice to see your creativity even in the pleasure of your hotel room! : )


56 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm

You are so good about eating well on the go – I need to work on my eating/traveling skills.


57 Katelyn January 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I love how much your able to make of your hotel room’s (lack) of cooking appliances;) In all seriousness, I would be semi-freaking out about not being able to eat real food!

I really ought to try sun salutations in the morning, that would be so much more centering than the typical wake-up that usually includes grumpiness until there’s something in mah belly;)


58 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

enjoy that “warm” day you’re having :)


59 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Yum to that breakfast! I love overnight oats, but it has been waaay too cold to eat them lately!


60 soul + food January 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Impressive…I need to stop thinking of traveling as an excuse to eat whatever I want


61 LauraB @ foodsnobstl January 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

ha ha, define super warm . . .


62 Allison @ Happy Tales January 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

So impressed with your ability to always fit in a workout when you’re on the go! I’m not sure what a wall/sun salutation is, I think I’m going to google that and check it out. I am trying to make myself get into yoga.. just hasn’t started yet!


63 Katherine: Unemployed January 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

yay for warm weather!


64 Kelly January 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Does Matt eat the same amount as you?


65 Kath January 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Yeah, sometimes more


66 Leanna @ Raptortoe.com January 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I had oats for breakfast too!


67 Maria @ The Fitted Apron January 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Man, I wash my overnight oats looked that good.


68 Trish @I_am_Succeeding January 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I love overnight oats, my kids are beginning to follow suit…which is nice!


69 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

i love that you say it’s warm out! it’s going to be 40 degrees here today and i feel like i should practically be wearing shorts :)


70 Kara January 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Does “warm” mean in the 20s?

I love how healthy you eat on travel!


71 kathleen January 13, 2011 at 3:28 pm

hi kath!

this is going to sound like a funny question — but what does your basic sun salutation consist of? i know there are many different variations. i’m looking for a quick way to get my body moving in the morning and this sounds perfect, but i’m just curious as to the flow of yours.



72 Kath January 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I can’t spell but phonetically:

Tadasana, forward fold, halfway lift, chataranga, updog, downdog, forward bend, halfway lift, tadasana


73 Lauren @Hungry Dancer January 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I’m amazed at how well you can eat while you travel. I feel like it’s always the hardest when you are on the go/vacation. Overnight oats is a great idea though! Thanks for sharing!


74 Alaina January 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Oh, super warm, eh? 10 degrees? 😛

I love how easy it is to have breakfast for the morning and how delicious & nutricious it is. My husband and I just booked our trip to Vegas; I’ll have to re-read your post about tips for packing!


75 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Whoa, 108 salutations in a row?! You go, girl!


76 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Usually travelling for me means making huge changes to my eating habits. I’m so impressed with how you’ve been able to keep up with your normal eats on this trip!


77 Hannah January 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I wish I could wake up to his ‘n’ hers oatmeal… Darn singleness!


78 Kat January 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Overnight oatmeal is my favorite meal before a big test! I think its great that you maing meals at your motel room. That’s something I’ve never done but maybe next time I’m staying somewhere I will try


79 kaila @ healthy helper blog! January 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

you guys are so inventive lol! i love overnight oats for quick on the road meals!


80 Mia January 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I’ve fallen into the trap of practicing yoga “mindlessly” too, on those crazy-busy, stressed-out days…only to realize afterwards that I totally missed the point :) But I do want to share that a yoga practice is SO much more enjoyable for me (AND safer for my body) when I do it mindfully.


81 Kath January 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm

When I say mindlessly – that’s a good thing. It’s meditative where I can forget my life and troubles and stream of consciousness and just breathe. I find if I have to focus too much on ‘what’s next’ in my yoga series it is distracting


82 Jenny January 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Wow those overnight oats look amazing! :)


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