Hey Guys, Happy Friday!
Thank you guys for all your sweet & heartfelt comments on yesterday’s post. It wasn’t an easy one to write. A box of kleenex or two was involved, but it was therapeutic for me. I’m glad so many of you related to it. It makes me happy I was able to connect with you guys in a unique way. Plus sometimes just releasing the negative makes room for more good stuff.
Speaking of good stuff, I’m off to the gym bright & early to get my body back and I’m ready to tackle it too. This week I’ve been sleeping like a rock and waking up roaring & ready to workout at 5am. I don’t know how or why, but I want to know what the trick is to make that happen every single day. Usually I have to have a mental pep talk with myself to drag my butt out of bed.
Today is leg day and I’m always toast after lifting legs. Before my foot injury, I normally would lift 60 minutes then do the stairclimber 40 minutes.. Now that I’m recovering, my focus is on increasing endurance & getting my running legs back so instead of stairclimber, I’m doing 90 minutes elliptical and lifting 30-45 minutes. Today I’m hoping to push 105 minutes. I’m ready for me so wish me luck!
I’m hoping I have time to squeeze in a few laps in the pool this morning too. My legs always feel so much better after the pool. For some reason, the pool always makes me really hungry though. Hungry for oatmeal that is. It could also be the fall weather. Ok so it’s still 90 in AZ but that feels a lot cooler than 115. All I know is when I get done at the gym, I will be starving and ready for ALL THE food.
They say you should eat 30 minutes after exercise. I have no idea how true that really is and what happens if you do not. Maybe I should investigate that one day. Generally, I’m very hungry in the morning anyway and working out only intensifies my hunger so it’s never an issue for me to devour food in the morning. This morning I’m certain I will be ready to devour anything and everything in sight when I’m done at the gym. Unfortunately, I’ll have this chocolatey ooey gooey overnight oatmeal goodness staring me in the face and I won’t be able to eat it. Two weeks ago, I started Whole 30 and to my knowledge oatmeal is not on the plan.
If I could eat oatmeal, I could eat it any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert, whenever. Oatmeal is my favorite food. Ok, ok….so muffins are my favorite food, but most of them are made from oatmeal anyway. That counts as oatmeal in my book.
This loveliness is breakfast desert. Decadent, sweet and hearty. The best part was how easy it was. I tossed all the ingredients in a mason jar the night before and the next morning I warmed it on the stove (microwave works too) then added bananas and a few dark mini chocolate chips. Ok…so lots of chocolate chips! Now who’s coming over to eat this for me?
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
- ½ mashed banana
- ¼ cup peanut flour (PB2 or Just Great Stuff)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1-2 packets stevia
- 1 cup rolled oats
- Toppings for next morning
- sprinkle of mini chocolate chips
- Combine ingredients in a bowl except the other ½ saved banana & mini chocolate chips
- Divide into mason jars
- Cover & refrigerate overnight - this will allow the oats to absorb the liquid
- Next morning warm oatmeal in the microwave or on the stove for 5 minutes
- Add more milk as needed
- Top with ½ saved banana & mini chocolate chips
When do you eat oatmeal? What do you eat with your oatmeal? Working legs easier or harder for you?
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