This morning is significantly colder than yesterday! I keep asking everyone everywhere I go if they think it will snow and I think they are shocked when I say “yay!!!!” 🙂 I have to explain that I am from Florida and this is all the winter (and all the chance I get to wear my cute winter clothes) I get all year round. This 48 hours of chilliness. 😉
This morning I woke up at 6:45 and since breakfast probably won’t be until about 9:00, I snacked on a granola bar (courtesy of Quaker of course).
It had huge chunks of dark chocolate in it and seemed like the perfect thing to start my day!
After that, I set off in search of Starbucks. I found one, got a coffee, and continued to walk up and down Michigan Ave for about half an hour. I definitely woke up with enough time to hit the gym 0r do a yoga download, but I’m in this amazing city and I want to SEE it! So, I bundled up and got a chance to wear my snug little hat the kind people at Oikos sent me:
I probably looked like a crazy tourist, walking around super bundled up and taking pictures of everything but oh well!!!!!
When I got back to my hotel room, I relaxed a bit and then took a shower and got ready for my day! I never sleep amazingly well the first night in a hotel room, so last night was pretty standard for me….but the coffee and adrenaline of being in such a cool city is getting to me and overbearing the tiredness that I feel.
At 8:30, we all met downstairs in the lobby and headed over to the Quaker headquarters for a day of oaty education:
And I met the oatmeal man! His name is Larry! Who knew he had a real name?!
He was sort of hot 😉
For breakfast, we feasted on the Oatmealapalooza breakfast bar!!!!!!!
Leslie, from the Weighting Game, Kath and I fill our bowls!
I filled my bowl up with steel cut oats and layered on brown sugar, walnuts, blueberries, bananas and strawberries and added a splash of soymilk.
Along with a plate of fresh fruit:
Currently I am blogging while listening to different speakers that are educating me on everything oats. Follow me on Twitter throughout the day while I share what I learn!!
Quaker Oatmeal Fact:
All oats ARE created equal! Steel cut, rolled AND instant all have the exact same health benefits. No one form of oats has more fiber or more nutritional benefits than the other. I had no idea!