Yesterday, the alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. and I promptly rolled over and hit the snooze button. Eight minutes later it buzzed again and I said, out loud, “I don’t wanna” and then I had a little banter in my head about maybe just doing some yoga and then, this post from Mizfit popped into my head and I remembered the words “Just do it”. So, I did. I got up and just did a 30 minute vinyasa yoga dvd.
After my great accomplishment, I made a bowl of oats with a mashed banana and almond milk. For some reason, it would not thicken at all and it curdled. I took it off the stove, topped it with some homemade granola and ate it anyway. Though the texture wasn’t right, it still tasted good. (sorry for the bad lighting, no natural light in the mornings has me stumped)
For some reason, once I got to work, I got hungrier faster than normal. Luckily, The Pro had brought us lattes so I popped it into the microwave to reheat it and had that. I thought it would be gross reheated but it actually tasted just the same.
Since the club is closed on Monday’s and The Pro was off property, T offered to go pick up Panera. A welcomed offer as I was really busy and didn’t really have time to do it myself. I ordered the Orchard Harvest Salad with a whole grain baguette. This is one of my favorite salads, I really wish they would serve it year round. It has lettuce, chopped pears, dried cherries, gorgonzola cheese and pecans. So tasty!
After lunch, I popped in a small square of dark chocolate to cure the sweet tooth.
With tons to do, the afternoon wizzed by and despite the fact that I could have stuck around to finish more work, I bolted right on time! When I got home, there was a crockpot full of dinner waiting. I made chicken taco soup from Heather’s site which turned out great. I had done all of the prep on Saturday and assembled it last night and put it in the fridge. This morning, all I had to do was turn it on and set the timer. It really couldn’t have been easier and even though I am not really a crock pot girl, this experience just might change my mind.
I served the soup, which really ended up being more like a stew, on top of brown rice I had reheated from the freezer. Once ready, I topped it all off with some fiesta blend cheese, a dollop of tofu sour cream and a sprinkle of dried cilantro. Wala. This was the ultimate make ahead meal and the dear husband really liked it too.
And for dessert, I had two candy corn kisses. Need I say more?
After dinner, I got some things ready for my early morning wake up and then hit the treadmill. I did 1 hour while watching the food network and reading a cookbook. After a quick shower and some time in blogland, I was ready for a late night snack. I had a fage with a couple chopped walnut halves and a honey drizzle. This is my favorite way to eat greek yogurt!
I must say, yesterday was a really good day. I felt energetic and happy all day long, which I attribute to the early a.m. yoga. A habit I hope to rekindle.
QOTD: What morning time routine or exercise sets your day off right?