Alarm Clock Musings
Getting up was surprisingly easy today – and I figured out something about our alarm clock that I’m really excited about!! My whole life I’ve woken up to a radio, because processing the music helps wake me up. But the husband is REALLY picky about getting “annoying” songs stuck in his head first thing in the morning (I put annoying in quotes because one time I listened to Celine Dion, who I love (!!) and he was so furious at me! And you can imagine how Christmas season was when our station played Jingle Bells first thing….) Anyways, I like to wake up for 10 seconds before I have to take my arm from the warm covers and press snooze so we’ve had this conflict for the 3ish years we’ve been living together (and of course I’m in charge of the alarm because I’m the one who wants to get up early!)
SO anyways, I found that my alarm has a really nice beep for the buzzer – and it starts slow and gets more intense as the seconds go by! PERFECT solution to my 10 seconds of hesitation and the beep is gentle enough that the husband can’t complain too much.
So that’s what I did from 4:50 to 5 this morning (fiddled with the alarm) and so I bounded out of bed. Yes, I’m entertained by simple things 🙂
Toast with jam while I checked my email…
I was one of 5 people in spinning this morning. But I tried to enjoy it because the New Year’s rush is about to hit and we’ll have to get there 20 minutes early to get a bike. Although I’m happy more people are exercising for their own sakes, I’m NOT looking forward to it! 400 kcal burned. My heart rate was rather low today and I’m not sure why. But I did enjoy my new sports bra!!
Yum, yum!!! Back to oatmeal with banana, walnuts, flax and peanut butter. I need this to last me until 1 p.m. – but I might need a small snack to hold me over.
The hot buttered rum coffee SMELLED heavenly, but it tasted more like regular. I think it’s going to make an AMAZING latte (which always brings out the flavor more). They didn’t have this in decaf, but I am willing to drink caffeine for this flavor!
Breakfast calories: 530.
Off to work for a bit. I’m bringing home lots of my office decor today, so it should be fun.