This weekend totally flew by… Let’s hope this week does the same!
It can be tough getting back into the swing of things on Monday mornings, so I like to start ‘em out on the right foot with a tasty breakfast.
Today’s morning meal was fantastic!
I made myself a bowl of yogurt mousse (just like yogurt pudding, but today’s concoction was this was thicker and more mousse-like for some reason).
I made the mousse by combining one cup of Greek yogurt with nine grams (one large spoonful) of chocolate instant pudding mix. I stirred the two ingredients together until the chocolate powder was evenly dispersed and the mixture became super thick.
After topping the chocolate yogurt mousse with fresh berries and Gerber Graduates cherry puffs, my breakfast was ready for eatin’.
I use the Gerber Graduates cherry puffs in my yogurt bowl because they are delicious and I actually trust myself around them.
The puffs are perfect because, unlike most cereal, I can manage to stop eating the them after a serving or two. They provide the sweetness, texture and crunch I desire in my yogurt bowl, but I don’t have a huge box of cereal calling my name from the pantry.
“Juuuulie. Eaaaaaat me. No, eat allllll of meeeee.”
Along with my yogurt bowl, I also enjoyed a banana.
Before breakfast, Ryan and headed to the gym and were talking about how great we both slept last night. I’m not sure if it was the 20 minute walk we took Sadie on late in the evening yesterday or what, but I’ll take it! I rarely sleep through the night without waking up at least once, so I was a happy camper.
We arrived at the gym a little before 5:45 a.m. and I headed to BodyPump for a sweaty strength-training workout. Loved it!
Post ‘Pump, I came home and took Sadie on a 40 minute walk without my iPod.
I’ve been leaving my iPod at home a lot lately on my morning walks with Sadie and have really enjoyed the quiet calm of the morning before the hustle and bustle sets in.
Plus, now I can hear the passersby talk trash about how skinny Sadie is and curse them under my breath.
(For those of you new to the blog, Sadie is quite a skinny-minnie. She has access to food at any time and our vet said it’s very common for vizslas to be so trim because of their energy levels. We’re workin’ on gettin’ a few extra pounds on those bones and have people stop us alllllll the time telling us how skinny she is. I feel like whenever I take her running with me people think I’m like a drill sargent trying to make her lose those last five pounds or someting. Not the case AT ALL. I love my skinny beast.)
Off to work I go!
Question of the Morning
Do you workout with or without music?
I LOVE listening to music during my workouts and find it very motivating to get lost in the music and sweat it out!