My cold is back!? However I feel fine it’s just more of a clogging issue today 😉
But it hasn’t prevented me from singing Glee songs at the top of my lungs this morning!
I used this morning as an opportunity for active rest. I had two hard workout days and a hard one planned tomorrow so I did the bare minimum to stretch my legs and get a little movement into my day without tiring myself out.
35 minutes on the elliptical + yoga stretches
Came home and dove spoon-first into this awesome bowl of oats!! My appetite was voracious this morning!
I used the last of my Scottish oats 🙁 Will have to find more of these soon!
- 1/3 cup Scottish oats (1.5 servings)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 banana
- Pinch salt
- 1/5th crumbled Banana Almond Muffin
- TJ’s PB + an extra small spoonful!
This is your brain on coffee.
I’m going to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Child Nutrition office this morning and then to the SouthEast Health Dept for lunch and the afternoon and out to dinner tonight with my bestest friends to celebrate Emily‘s b-day!
Yummy oats! Happy Friday!
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
haha…I see the brain in the coffee.
Have a great Friday and enjoy your “rest” day! 😀
Oats look great! Have an awesome Friday Kath.
Morgan @ Life After Bagels says
I wish I had a muffin to put into my oatmeal!
Hope the cold doesn’t resurface.
Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com says
Wow you got a busy day ahead of you!
Do you eat anything before you work out? I could never do it on an empty stomach…I’d be so grouchy!!
Not when I go at 5AM
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
Sounds like a fun Friday you have planned! Have a great day!
Heather @ Side of Sneakers says
I hate nagging colds that won’t just go away! Don’t they know they’re not wanted?! Hope you feel better 🙂
Jessica @ How Sweet says
I wish you could make me oats everyday. 🙂
I hope everything clears up and you feel better for your harder workout tomorrow!
When you put coconut on your oats, are they sweetened or toasted or heated or anything? I find that when I put some on my overnight oats I could barely taste them. D:
They are sweetened. I used to get unsweet but they tasted pretty boring so I switched back to sweet.
I love that your rest day workout is similar to my normal workout. i wonder if that’s bad? 🙂
I hope you feel better! And I didn’t have my coffee today, so I’m pretty sure my brain would look shrivelled and life-less. 🙂
Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl says
Those oats look great! Love that picture of the empty bag 🙂
[email protected] Two Lives, One Lifestyle says
My brain on coffee looks much more sharp than my brain without coffee. Today is my personal Starbuck’s Friday (I try to limit myself to once a week ;)) and I’m going to try to remember to see what’s in my foam!
Kristen @ Change of Pace says
Ugh I hate those lingering colds! Hope you have a wonderful Friday 🙂
amanda @ fake ginger says
Feel better!! Your oats look extra delicious today!
christie @ honoring health says
Oh no! Feel better soon!
shannon (the daily balance) says
LOVELY OATS! ENJOY YOUR DAY OF REST 😉
great job on all the workouts!
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
I don’t know why your oats always look so amazing.. but they do! Scottish oats are awesome.
We order our steely oats from Amazon – bulk oats + free shipping = happiness. You don’t get so many oats that you don’t know where to put them (trust me – we have a very tiny apartment kitchen) but it’s nice to have a big supply if you eat oats every morning. Plus, from what I can tell, the price really is comparable/maybe better?
Sophie @ yumventures says
I recently broke my french press 🙁 Any recommendations for a new one?
The one in my Open Sky store is the one I have and I love it!
Kath, get a neti pot! It will help with any type of clogging/sinus/drainage problems you may have. I got mine at Walgreens for less than $10. So awesome! (And you can do it in the shower or over the sink for minimal mess!)
By the time I get one my cold will be gone!!
Madeline @ Greens and Jeans says
I still can’t believe you have gone this long without seeing Glee! Glad you are enjoying it!
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
You’re body will thank you for that day of rest. Yesterday was my day after my day of rest and it was rockin’!!
I hope you feel better soon! Looks like you’ve started your day in the best way possible. I made some zucchini banana muffins that really put me in a good mood this morning, breakfast can change everything!
Enjoy your fun dinner with friends tonight!
Eve (Nutrition by Eve) says
Hope you feel better! I so want coffee this morning, but gave it up since I became pregnant. I would totally go out and get some if we didn’t have this huge snowstorm that’s keeping me indoors!!!
Thanks for going to the gym and getting everyone else SICK! Please stay home!
oats, coffee and exercise…what else do we need in life? 😉 Hope you have a great day! Feel better!
Shannon, Tropical Eats says
yippee for Friday! Coffee is a girls best friend for sure 🙂 Those veggie burgers look awesome below! Such a great idea
I hate colds that don’t go away! I hope your amazing breakfast cures your sickness just a little bit. 🙂
Hahaha your foam picture today cracks me up. I actually just decided to start drinking decaf because my brain on coffee was getting ugly.
Hello! After I first episode, I didn’t watch Glee when it was on TV because I worried about my kids seeing parts of it. However, a few weekends ago I had my house to myself and did the whole Glee marathon. It was so fun! I would highly recommend watching them all in a row. Can’t wait for next season to start!
Nicole @ Making Good Choices says
Coffee is great for my brain too! I love your oats, I wish mine looked as good as yours! 🙂
Hopefully your cold keeps being non-serious! Mine has still robbed me of my sense of taste and appetite. Blogs like yours are sustaining me…
Allison K says
I really want to get the first season of Glee on netflix! Everyone I know loves it.
Ugh- hope the cold goes away! No fun for the weekend.
I’m SO ready for Glee to come back on!!!
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
i LOVE Glee…totally can’t blame ya for singing at the top of your lungs 🙂
Amanda Paris says
I’m obsessed with Glee and obsessed with reading your blog! Did you know that the guidance counselor in Glee, the quirky one, went to Radford?!!!?!?!
Sounds like a fun day – enjoy your “rest” day and lunch with friends. Hope your cold is done in no time! You’ve probably answered this, but what exactly are Scottish Oats?
I’m not exactly sure – I think pulverized steel cut oats. check the bob’s red mill site.
I love your blog. I don<t comment much since u have like a million comments anyway. I am having tough times with zero exercise , but needing to gain. Its tough to see people in other state of minds and abilities. But your positivity in life in general is admirable. Plus u have the cutest husband ever…love the pic of u eating on your home page 🙂
Nutritious Foodie says
Sounds like a busy fun day!
Sounds like a wonderful Friday! Enjoy. 🙂
Wow – the photo of the empty bag of Scottish oats made me feel like I was peering into the mouth of a jelly fish. Bizzare!
Best wishes to Emily for a terrific birthday. Have fun.
Katy (The Balanced Foodie) says
I’m trying to decide between doing something or just resting today since I have been a lot more active then I am used to these days and I have nine miles tomorrow. I feel like I should rest but it’s so hard to rest sometimes!
[email protected] lady says
I love Glee, it’s so good! It makes me wish I could sing. Oh well I still do it anyways but usually when I’m alone 🙂 Have a good night tonight!!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I love active rest days. I enjoy physical activity but somedays need to be less than others. I just don’t like to sit still unless I’m sick.
MMM the coconut in that looks amazing. Feel better! I just got over my awful cold.
Alison (Life's Little Lusts) says
it was SOOOOO hard for me to take
the last three days off,
even though i had absolutely no energy.
being unable to function was depressing. 🙁
all the more excuse to eat well and sleep,
though I really did miss my yoga!
what kind of coconut do you use?
i don’t really know how much is a serving
or any of the nutritional benefits beyond
the healthy fat…
I use regular sweetened. I think a serving of the sweetened is just a sprinkle.
[email protected] says
Take it easy even though you feel okay……
Have a great day!
Paige(Running Around Normal) says
Sounds like a lovely light workout!
I looove me some Glee songs. I can’t wait until the show starts back up!!
Have a great day 🙂
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
love the green theme going on with your bowls this morning!
Lauren @ eater not a runner says
I need to do more “active” rest, that’s for sure.
Mmm, the coconut on top of the oats just looks so good! annnd love.love.love. GLEE!
[email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ says
I just picked up some of those oats, can’t wait to have some and try what you made.
Jess - The Domestic Vegan says
That’s my kind of oatmeal!! Looks amazing!
Voracious…love it! hahah I JUST bought the BRM scottish oats the other day and can’t wait to try them!!! I’m in love with BRM….Have a good weekend! 🙂