My goodness! I’ve been so busy tonight playing with the most amazing and generous Xmas gift from my mother (which luckily arrived today instead of before the break in), I didn’t even notice it was after midnight and I hadn’t blogged yet!! (I will tell you more about the gift tomorrow when I’m not rushing!)
I did soo very much today. Mainly because I got up at 4am. >.> Don’t worry though, I felt well rested since I crashed last night at 8pm.
So around 4:30am I was scarfing down breakfast: Greek yogurt, last of the almond butter, a mushy banana, golden raisins, and a sprinkle of toasted raisins. Along with the rest of my very last eggnog latte. It felt really good to not be rushed at all.
So that 12 hour fast I was whining about last night actually wasn’t so bad. =P I was soo tired last night I didn’t even notice. When I woke up this morning I managed to just shower, dress, and head over to the hospital for a quick blood draw without being too cranky. Don’t worry this blood work isn’t for anything serious. My doctor just thought it might be good to see where my vitamin B-12 levels were and check my cholesterol since I never have.
Afterwards though it was breakfast time!! I toasted an English muffin and slathered it with homemade crunchy peanut butter, one with three berry freezer jam, and the other with orange marmalade. I also ate an Asian pear that was finally ripe…and then found I was still hungry so I toasted a heel of whole grain bread for another round of PB&J. Yum-o. I really wish I’d had some milk to wash it all down but I have yet to pick more up!
Wow yesterday turned out to be a really busy day for us, even though when we woke up we didn’t have any plans!
We started out with the free breakfast at our motel where I made some of the Three Sisters Chia Spiced oatmeal I brought, added a spoonful of their peanut butter, and enjoyed a glass of milk. It wasn’t pretty but it did the trick.
When my alarm went off at 7am this morning in order for me to hit the gym, I woke up feeling like I’d been bawling for 3 hours. =( My head hurt and I felt really dehydrated. Remembering how bad a workout can be after a blood donation, I decided to give myself one day of rest, rolled over, and slept for another 30 minutes.
While I enjoy having my breakfast pretty much ready for me with overnight oats, I feel like this recipe I’m doing is too small. Well at least volume wise. I did make it until lunch though without eating. I tried Cherry Chocolate Chunk Refrigerator Oatmeal this morning, but changed the recipe up a little by increasing the yogurt to 1/2 cup and decreasing the milk to 1/4. I like the texture better this way. For toppings I just did one scoop of White Chocolate Wonderful PB. Mmmmmm! Vincent doesn’t like my new jars since he can’t lick the bowl.
These might be really handy when I have to get up early to catch the bus for class though.
Today was such a big day and somehow I managed to fit everything in! Yeah I’m pretty proud. First off, it was Chase’s 24th birthday so I decided to be his driver for the day. Which meant I needed to get up at 7am to fit in my workout before getting him to work.
And, somehow, maybe since the kittens woke me a minute before my alarm, I got out of bed at 7am and hit the gym! I ended up doing a treadmill interval workout minus 5 minutes. I really needed to use the restroom so I had to cut it short…
Once showered, I ate overnight oats in a jar! Mixed in was half a banana, a scoop of sunflower seed butter (yay it’s back!), and golden raisins. Like my new jars? I have big plans for them.
First off: Be sure to enter Danica’s huge Chobani Giveaway! I love winning free yogurt but if I don’t win I’d rather one of you did. ~.^
Speaking of yogurt, I used some in another bowl of overnight oats last night along with oats, 1/2 banana, nonfat milk, chia seeds, and PB2. This morning I topped it with the last of my dried cherries (Damn! No more Costco runs til next month.) and chopped walnuts. I was really hungry for it and ate it quickly.
Ever have one of those mornings where you have big plans to get up at 6am and hit the gym but when your alarm goes off your whole body and soul screams “HELL NO!”? I did today. I reset my alarm and passed out for another hour and a half. Damn did I need it. I Note to self: next time more relaxing vacation!
Since grocery day is coming, we have very few options in the fridge right now. Breakfast was a toasted English muffin with Dark Chocolate Dreams PB and raspberry jam and a hard boiled egg. Sadly, I didn’t have any milk to wash it down so it felt like half a meal.
We made it safely back to the Seattle area about an hour ago. It was a long day and we’re glad it’s over! It also feels nice to be back home.
The day started nice and early with us packing up the car and realizing we didn’t have everything we needed to take my bike on our new bike rack. >.< Stupid girl bikes with their curved bar. Deciding we’d get it when we come back in August, we hit up Paul’s Pancake Parlor for breakfast.
I started off with a cup of joe with cream and honey. I’m really working on drinking it through a straw since I noticed my teeth are getting a bad coffee stain! (On the lookout for teeth whitening. Do you use a kit or pay a professional?)
Yesterday was absolutely perfect.
It started with a delectable yet very rare breakfast of almond butter pastry and fresh strawberries with a glass of skim milk. Delicious!
My eating felt really strange today. o.O Not necessarily bad, but different.
It started with a breakfast at 5am of whole wheat toast ends (Chase won’t eat those!) topped with sunflower seed butter and raspberry jam, plus a hard boiled egg. Trying to use up food before my vacation!