It is raining outside this morning which means no morning walk for Sadie which means she has spiraled into a deep depression.
Rain, rain go away… You’re making my dog cray-zay…
You should know that I snapped the above picture of Sadie as I was halfway through writing this blog post. I passed by our bedroom as I walked into the kitchen to get myself a glass of water and that was the sight that greeted me. What a ham.
Something about a dreary day simply calls for an extra-comforting breakfast.
Bring on the pancakes!
A little burned. Oops.
I made a batch of banana vanilla protein pancakes and let them cook on the griddle for a little too long. The dark outside of the pancakes didn’t take away from the flavor too much, especially once they were topped with a bit of syrup and chia seeds.
Last night as Ryan and I set the DVR to record the last half hour of So You Think You Can Dance at 9:30 p.m., we started talking about our early bedtime. One of the most common questions I’m asked by you guys is what time I go to bed to get up at 5 a.m. to work out Monday through Friday.
My answer? Early! Right around 9:30 p.m.
Of course we’re not always in bed right at 9:30 p.m. and sometimes we don’t get to bed until later, but for the most part we try to be in bed by 9:30 p.m. and are usually asleep by 10:15 p.m.
At first going to bed that early was really, really weird. In college I wouldn’t even go out until after 10 p.m.! But, as I transitioned into early morning workouts, I found it easier and easier to fall asleep earlier and earlier.
If I have a hard time falling asleep early, I’ll unwind with a book and read until my eyes feel heavy. Most of the time that little trick works like a charm!
Of Possible Interest
- 10 Exercise Machines To Avoid (WomensHealthMag.com)
- Vegan No Bake Treats (FitSugar.com)
- Sesame Soy Glazed Salmon (LuckyZucca.com)
Question of the Morning
- What time to do you go to bed?
- What time do you wake up?