When I am forced to wake up at 4:30am and open the YMCA….to things tend to brighten my morning.
A) Coffee. Lots.
Started out with a couple (hundred) cups of coffee..and breakfast, part 1! Some Optimum Slim cereal with dried kiwi, almond milk, and a nana.
As much as I despise the initial waking up part of the morning, once my feet hit the floor, I am good to go. There are several aspects of early mornings that I do find quite groovy, including the potential for productivity which was surprisingly accomplished today! I worked on the blog for Eight To The Eights as well as planned my Total Body Class tonight (we are doing the Accumulator which is basically a backward pyramid style workout). Before I knew it, it was time for breakfast part 2, which I started preparing last night after seeing this sad sight:
Almost empty jar of Almond Butter = Overnight Oats In A Jar time!!!! 🙂
This baby contained:
- 1/2 Cup Oats
- 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
- 2 TBSP Chia Seeds
- 3 TBSP Chilean Raisins
- Handful Chopped Walnuts
The key to these oats is to prep the night before, stick it in the fridge…and forget about it overnight.
What starts as this:
So creamy and good! I love it cold, but you can always heat it up. Whatever rocks your world. 😉
Also…since I was at work until 9:30pm last night, and back at 4:45am…I didn’t really have ample time to blog. Needless to say, here is a brief recap of last nights dinner shenanigans. Panera, my wallet curses you for being so close and/or delicious.
Fuji Apple salad, complete with whole wheat baguette bundle of joy.
Hello little millet seedlings in there…I heart you.
Love, Uncle Tyler. (Which technically makes me a cannibal considering I was eating my “nephews”, but thats beside the point.)
Also…found out some amazing news this morning, courtesy of our President! 😉
Buried deep in the health care legislation that President Obamasigned on Tuesday is a new requirement that will affect any American who walks into a McDonald’s, Starbucks or Burger King. Every big restaurant chain in the nation will now be required to put calorie information on their menus and drive-through signs.
Read more, here.
What do you think about restaurants (especially chain/fast food) being forced to list their calories, even on the drive-thru menus? I am personally ecstatic, and can only hope that some of those numbers will “scare” people into choosing healthier options. Do you think it will make a difference?