How could I not when I get to wake up to this crazy face…
Every day is a good day for Sadie. 😀
Anyway, back to my fickle love for Monday mornings…
Sure it’s tough to know that five long days of work await, but after a weekend of all-over-the-place eating, I sometimes welcome the routine and normalcy of the workweek.
For instance, when I spend a weekend at my parents’ house, it’s commonplace for me to prepare my breakfast while eating a serving of homemade bread pudding or, even more commonly, a couple of large spoonfuls of ice cream. (Ice cream for breakfast!? Yes. See why I cannot keep ice cream in our house?) This little habit of mine often puts me into sugar overdrive for the rest of the day.
Today I was determined to begin the week on a healthy note and headed to the gym with Ryan for a workout.
It felt fantastic to feel the burn in my muscles during BodyPump and I loved sweatin’ it out on the elliptical for 25 minutes with the latest issue of O, the Oprah magazine. Yes, I am 50 years old at heart. I have also been known to read Parenting and Family Circle magazines at the gym. I now have some great ideas for handling the temper tantrums of a two-year-old.
Walk + Breakfast
After the gym, I headed home to take Sadie on a walk around the lake. It was just me and the pup this morning because Ryan’s work schedule is returning to normal. (He was able to go in around 8 a.m. rather than 7 a.m. for the past two months because he wound up at the office until 8 p.m. many nights because of a big project that is finally d-o-n-e. Hallelujah!)
Sadie and I walked while I listened to the Dave Matthews station on Pandora (thanks to Holly for this idea!). Before I knew it our 40-minute walk was over and it was time for breakfast.
On the menu was a protein-packed bowl of oatmeal.
For those of you who have asked, I purchased all of my All the Whey protein powder through Nutraplanet.com a while ago. They seem to have sold out of a lot of the flavors I enjoy. I bought really large tubs of the flavors I like, so I’ve had most of my protein powders for more than a year. Hopefully they’ll re-stock soon!
The combination of chocolate, peanut butter and banana flavors in this bowl of oats was fantastic.
Monday morning breakfast success!
Now for that work thang…
Of Possible Interest
- My Guest Post on Janetha’s Blog: Rock it Out! (mealsandmoves.wordpress.com)
- For Vizsla Lovers: An Adorable Blog about an Adorable Vizsla (PetroneBaloney.blogspot.com)
- 5 Healthy Stew Recipes (FitSugar.com)
- Healthy Recipes for Your Favorite Comfort Foods (Shape.com)