I started my busy day out with a bang: great workout and great oat combo.
I recently switched my alarm clock from a low beep-beep-beepbeep to NPR and love waking up to talk and news. While I think I probably stay in bed just as long (3-4 snoozes, 2 minutes each) compared to 10 minutes or so of radio, waking up has been easier and more energizing. I read recently that getting your brain to crank first thing really helps with waking up (such as drawing a figure 8 on a notepad – but that would require taking my arms out of the covers so I’ll stick to talk radio!). I’ve heard some interesting stories on NPR too.
So anyways, thanks to NPR, getting up was easy today. I was at the gym by 5:45 climbing the stairs. I split my time today between the Stairmaster and the ET, followed by a round of resistance band work.
Today’s combo is one of my favorites!
- 1/3 cup Windy Hills flax oats, 2% milk, water
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 extra large banana
- 1.5 tbsp raisins
- 1/4 cup wheatberries
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 1/4 crumbled Trail Mix Country Square
- Spoonful Smuckers Natural PB
I put on a pair of winter pants today and they were….tight. Yikes! I mentioned a few weeks ago needing to get a hold of my nibbling and I have to say I haven’t quite snapped out of it (see this weekend’s sugar overload for more details). It’s been a gradual change since I stopped keeping a food journal this past spring. At first I was too “scared” to nibble because I wasn’t logging anymore, but I’ve gradually lost my care and have been having a bite here, a handful of this there, a second spoonful of PB, and what do you know – I can sense a few pounds packing back on! Although I have considered it, I really don’t want to go back to food journaling, mostly because I am totally out of the habit and want to prove to myself that I can maintain by intuitive eating, but I am not intuitive eating! Do you guys have any advice for me? I know I just need to “make the decision” to get back in gear, but something is keeping me from mentally doing that. I think it’s the carb cabinet
OH man look at the timmmmmmmmmmeeeeee!!
No more Internet for me until 30 minutes at lunch, then it’s back to studying for this killer reactions and synthesis test tomorrow 👿