Exercised first this morning because I’ve got a busy day ahead. I’m meeting Lauri at EarthFare for a study session before our 2PM Metabolism exam and have class until 8PM.
When I mentally prepare myself for exercising first, it’s never a big deal. I just GO. It’s the days when I have the option to stay home that make me wishy washy. I wasn’t hungry when I got up so I was at the gym within 20 minutes of getting out of bed at 7:15. [Notice I said “getting out of bed” because I have to read emails, comments and a few blogs before I can get up 😉 ]
At the gym I did a circuit of cardio since tomorrow is a Sculpt day. 30 minutes on the ET, 15 on the Stepmill and 10 on the Stat bike. I enjoyed reading Health and Natural Health – two of my favs! I noticed a blurb about Lipton’s Rainforest Alliance certification in NH. Hard to believe I was there this year.
I got home at 8:30, showered, and made myself pretty. I spent a little extra time on my hair and outfit today since it’s a rainy day. Don’t want the drear to get to me!
Breakfast was pretty too!
The highlight was this new coffee – from San Marco Coffee – called Highlander Grog I was sent to sample. They roast the beans right here in Charlotte and have over 275 different FLAVORS! Pumpkin Spice, Coconut Cream, Almond Cookie, Banana Foster – holy moly! I love flavored coffee, so choosing one was a dream. I went with the Grog because it was on their best sellers list and has all of my favorite flavors: Butterscotch liqueur, caramel and a hint of hazelnut.
The aroma was incredible –
The flavor wasn’t quite as strong as the smell, but I still liked it a lot.
My oatmeal was amazing as well.
The oat mix:
- 1/3 cup oats, milk, water, pinch salt
- 1/2 medium ripe banana
- 2 tbsp wheatberries
- Vanilla + cinnamon stirred in at end
- Blob of Nuttzo
The Nuttzo crunch rocked.
The oatmeal was actually a very different texture + consistency as usual. It was watery and more gelled. I couldn’t figure out why and I realized it’s probably because I didn’t add chia seeds today. It is confirmed: chia seeds make oatmeal’s texture even less gelled – surprisingly since they are gellers themselves.
I haven’t done a contest in a while. Who wants some San Marco Coffee?? Leave a comment with the flavor you’d choose (a plain one is OK!) and you can win a $10 gift certificate for a free pound bag.
[NOTE: I won’t be answer>ing comments on this post!]
Let the rain pour down!