I’m off to a good start this morning:
Breakfast was yummy and filling
The sun is shining
The floors are vacuumed
Breakfast dishes have been washed and the kitchen is clean
Candles are lit and classic music is swirling through the room!
I got this free sample of Hawaiian granola at EarthFare a few weeks ago and was sick of looking at it so it was consumed with breakfast this morning. I think granola is overrated, and this one was nothing to write home (blog) about. Perhaps by the half cup with hemp milk it would have been tasty – but sugary!
So the Oat Combo today was made with vanilla hemp milk, banana (1 small, shared), a little more than 1/2 a cup of pumpkin (fished off a can!), vanilla, cinnamon, granola and Fage-Maple Icing.
It was quite filling!
With coffee, this breakfast was about 400 kcal, 11 grams fiber and 18 grams protein. I’m missing my serving of healthy fats in the form of flax, walnuts and nut butter, so we’ll see if I get hungry sooner today!
Small Changes, Big Impact
So you guys probably know I’m always looking for ways to improve things. Well here’s something small that has made a huge impact on my life (and it’s kind of dumb but I thought it was noteworthy!)
As you also probably know, on Tues/Thurs I get up, eat breakfast, study and head to the gym around 9 or 9:30 before class. I usually do all the beginning stuff in my pajamas (pants, t-shirt and sweatshirt) and then go change into my workout clothes right before I go to the gym. Well, I’m always cold and the thought of taking off my warm clothes to put on cold gym clothes – especially the freezing cold HRM around my ribs combined with my icy hands – always made me dread the change. A few times I put my gym clothes in the dryer and changed in the laundry room. It was a solution, but not very energy-friendly, so I stopped. WELL, to solve the problem I have started putting on my whole gym outfit (including shoes) at 5:30 when I get up so I’m all ready to head out the door when it’s time. This has made me SO MUCH HAPPIER!! So I just thought I’d share 🙂
So I’m off to get cranking on this presentation I have to prepare for next week and then to the gym. So glad it’s a nice day!