Like Nate described my recent bickering with oatmeal, yoga and I have been having the same relationship. I think it’s because I’ve gotten swamped with school work I “don’t have time” for yoga. So I’ve gone back to basics: 20 minutes. We all have 20 minutes and the stretching is so important. This morning I tried a new session too: Sun Salutations Flow #1. It was a beginner level and was pretty slow, but I still felt the good effects. Sun sal. flows are my favorite part about yoga.
I woke up Matt at 8:30 for breakfast (he came home at 1am from his bar hopping visits). (By the way, most of my links are auto links through Windows Live Writer now – I know you guys know he’s at Brew+Bake!) And I set out to make oats in my big fluffy Quaker Natural robe.
This was an awesome bowl!
- 1/6 cup oats, 1/6 cup GH 9 grain blend, 1/3 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/3 cup+ water, 3/4 banana, 1 dried fig, pinch salt, splash vanilla
- The last of the crumbled Morning Glory muffin
- Some walnuts
- 1/2 tbsp flax
- 1 tsp toffee pieces
- Spoonful Naturally More
And egg nog tea
Agenda (in no particular order)
- Leptin paper
- Biochem take home
- Meal plan
- Pizza + a high skool musical with friends!!! (For real!)
I’m in the “work all weekend” mode of the semester. Ugg. This is the time when I am envious of those who work during the week and have 2 days of complete freedom. But I suppose being able to have lunch with friends on a Thursday is my trade off. And this semester will be over before I know it.
The rains are blowing in – I need some sunshine
I was getting concerned Kath, It is so great to see you back to basics again. You and Oatmeal are a necessity. I laughed so hard when reading Nate’s write up about me… too funny.
Great yoga session and breakfast!!
Good luck with your agenda!!
Michelle Hisae says
Trust me, school is way better than working full-time. I wish I was back in school right now! Oh well, July will come soon enough…good luck with your schoolwork. It looks like you’re getting in some fun, too, so thats great!
Oh She Glows says
Kath + Oats = TLF!
LK- Healthy Delcious says
I love sun salutations too.
And I envy that bowl of oatmeal. It looks so great! Whenever I try to make oatmeal, it comes out like a big gross bowl of glue.
And I agree with Michelle that school is better than working. I worked something like 50 hours this week and I’m on call all weekend. (And I don’t get overtime)
good luck with all your homework and to-dos today – at least the day ends with fun stuff 🙂
it’s supposed to rain here for the next, oh….8 days! Boo 🙁
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
egg nog tea? Sounds delish!
as always, your oats look AMAZING!
I know how you feel with being overworked and not having enough time! I just finished my Master’s and I was working full-time while doing it. There were times I wanted to pull my hair out!
You’re an amazing woman who will pull through just fine! And it helps that you have such awesome people like Matt and your other friends to support you along the way. Good luck with your to-dos and Happy weekend!! 😉
This really is the awful part of the semester! I definitely feel ya on that.
Glad to see you love your oats again tho!
Fabulous bowl of oats 😉
Good luck with your to-do list! Try to have some fun this weekend!
Weekly Bite says
I remember thinking the same thing when I was in school. Thinking how I couldn’t wait till I had a “normal” schedule. The funny part is life just get busier, no matter what. Work weeks are full as are weekends 🙂
I guess the grass is always greener…
As long as you truly love what you do… all will be good
Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says
Will the rain ever stop?
So true…we all have at least 20 minutes to take care of our bodies. Glad you enjoyed your early morning sun salutations. Hopefully, you can actually salute the sun soon. 🙂
Happy Saturday Kath! Don’t work too hard!
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
Eggnog tea?! Yay, it feels like Christmas!
“JOY TO THE WORLD….”(sung in my best Clark Griswald voice)
Oh wow, totally love it!
Delicious oats! High school musical with friends?? Don’t work too hard today.
Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday says
Sun salutations are my favorite part, too!
I wish our weekends were filled with freedom. They are usually filled with errands and obligations. I relish in the weekend where we have nothing to do. This weekend is a long one because it is our one year wedding anniversary so we are enjoying lots of freedom! hoooray!
Kailey (SnackFace) says
Haha I read Nate’s post and cracked up. I’m glad to see you’ve reunited with your oats. Good luck with the work today. And thank you for the reminder that we all really cann afford at least 20 mins for our bods. 🙂
Good luck with the work! Those oats looked fab-ul-ous!
Adi (oatonomy.com - repaired!) says
Great to see the appearance of oats again 🙂
I think your approach to getting back into yoga is a good one… slowly working it back into your schedule will probably remind you how much you were enjoying it before. Good luck with it!
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
Glad you’re back into oats 🙂
Have fun writing the papers!
I totally feel you on the working all weekend. But at least you have some HSM to look forward to!
Leptin! I studied that last semester in the obesity ( Genetics) class
Good luck with the TO-DO
I’m in the same boat regarding homework! I slacked off this semester and now have all the projects coming due in the next month.
I just made your whipped oatmeal recipe this morning and it was awesome! Much better than just nuking the oatmeal and bananas in the microwave.
Have a great day!
Amy C. says
School is 1000x better than working full time. Ask me again when I go back full time in the Fall though! 🙂 Also, your BB was shipped out this morning and should arrive in 3 days!!!!
This is your mother. Keep studying! You’re doing great!
I know how busy things can get this time of year so I’m glad to here you’re getting back into the swing of things and even making time for yoga. I love those 20 minute sessions… quick and still totally worth it!
Your oats look so good! Good luck with all the homework, I just finished my living in the library month so I feel your pain.
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
I hear ya on the working all week thing!! I am feelin’ that right now! I need a day off too!
Melinda Pollard says
Those oats look delish!