Apparently the inclusion of barley in yesterday’s lunchtime salad sparked a craving!
I cooked up a big batch of barley yesterday when I made my salad, so I had plenty of the prepared whole grain on hand this morning to use in a yogurt barley bowl.
I combined a cup of 2 percent Fage Greek yogurt with a squirt of honey, 1/2 cup cooked barley, a sliced nectarine, chopped almonds and a dash of nutmeg.
This breakfast is sitting heavy in my stomach! Since this isn’t more food than my body is used to in the morning, I think that the cup of coffee and can of sparkling water I drank with the barley bowl are contributing to the feeling of fullness.
Sparkling water always makes me feel fuller than other beverages, though the dissipates rather quickly for the most part. I’m sure I’ll be ready for my morning snack when 10 a.m. rolls around.
Today’s workout was what I’ll call an “I can’t make up my mind but I don’t want to kick my butt” workout.
I forgot my iPod at home which meant I lost any motivation I would otherwise have to tackle a tough treadmill workout and instead opted for a cardio hodgepodge that looked like this:
- 20 min. arc trainer
- 10 min. stair master
- 10 min. adaptive motion trainer
- 10 min. elliptical
Slow ‘n’ steady!
I finished my workout with a solid 10 minutes of stretching. My hamstrings are so sore from Tuesday’s leg workout which I didn’t think was all that crazy at the time. I used the foam roller on my hamstrings and just about cried. It was the best kind of pain and I felt much better after taking the time to stretch everything out.
Now I’m off to get crackin’ on a freelance piece for What’s Up Ocala? magazine. I pitched a story idea last week and was happy when they jumped at it!
See ya at lunchtime!