It was so strange this morning having the ‘gotta get to work on time’ rush but it wasn’t on me!!! When the husband worked at the insurance company he was basically self employed and never had that “be on time” rush. I certainly did – and I had a busy commute too. I have to say I’m 100% glad it’s him doing it this time and not me!! We do have to make some time changes in the AM – he barely had time to eat his oatmeal and we had to cut our workout a little short. I think that means we’ll need to set the alarm back to 4:45 am again. Too bad because I was enjoying my later lifestyle, but at least it gets me up and going too.
And had half a potato bun with PB before my workout. I love how chewy these are!
I did 45 minutes ET today followed by some upper body lifting (biceps, shoulders, push-ups, triceps, deltoids) – all before 6:30! Off to a good start!
OK, I take it back. Vanilla hemp milk DOES make a big difference in oatmeal taste!! We’re low on skim so we used 1/4 hemp, 1/4 skim, and 1/2 water and I could definitely taste the hemp milk compared to yesterday. Sounds like it will become a regular addition – at least in small doses so as not to use too much expensive ingredient at once.
Made with half a small banana and topped with toasted pecans, flax, almond butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup (to go with the pecans!!)
Along with some hot Earl Gray tea –
The husband didn’t have time to finish his oats and left a few bites. Do you really think I could throw away oats!?!?!?!? I don’t think so. I happily ate those two bites 😉 I think I’ll have trouble when I have kids one day and they leave delicious bites on their plates! Maybe I should start working on this habit NOW!
Here his is all dressed up and rushing through his breakfast. Don’t you just love men in ties!? I can’t wait to hear about his day at dinner!
A reader brought to my attention that it’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. I spent some time on the Association’s website and think we can all benefit from the message of this week’s campaign:
“Be comfortable in your genes. Wear jeans that fit the TRUE you.”
Take a moment to be thankful for the body you’ve got. And make an extra effort today to feed your body REAL food so it gets the optimal fuel and nutrients you need.
Another mention of awareness comes from Laura Bzowy’s CFS Squared, a blog written to increase awareness and support for those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Laura asked me to write a guest post as someone who has found benefits from eating whole foods. Here’s a link to the post if you’re interested: A Little Planning Goes A Long Way. Thanks to Laura for the opportunity!
Have a great Monday everyone!!