Wow…can I just tell you all how much I love all the great discussion going on in the new “forum”?! Seriously…this is exactly what I had hoped for: a supportive, healthy community all helping each other out and giving great feedback and kind words. Thank you!
This morning I woke up early after sort of tossing and turning all night long—hate it when this happens! I think I was just wound up after work last night and getting home late. Anyway, I woke up early to go for a run because I have to work from 10-4 today. I ran 3 miles and it felt really great to stretch my legs after 2 days of not exercising. I didn’t have any music on so I could just run and concentrate on my breath. It’s almost meditative when you do this–I highly recommend it! Before I went, I had an Erin Baker’s Mini Breakfast cookie for some fuel. These are GREAT! They are like an all natural mini energy bar made with whole grains and they are only 100 calories. Perfect for pre-workout snacks. The only bad part is that I can only find them at the Fresh Market and I can’t always afford to shop there! This was my last one so today at the store I will have to pick up some clif bars instead.
After I got back I had a bowl of Nature’s Path flax plus pumpkin granola with skim milk and a banana. I had a cup of coffee as well. I usually don’t eat cold cereal but granola is an exception. Ever since I was really little I have always LOVED granola! I would eat it every single day as a little girl. I also have the best recipe in the entire world for homemade granola but I just can’t seem to find the time too often to make it. I think Nature’s Path makes a great product though and I feel good eating this. I also loooooove their Peanut Butter Granola but sometimes its hard to find. This breakfast really fills me up actually and when I eat granola + milk and banana I usually don’t get hungry for about 3-4 hours after. I had one cup of granola with one cup milk.
Granola, milk and banana =469 calories. When you add on my pre-workout snack my total breakfast was 569 calories.