I just love getting outside early in the morning for a good run. I wish I could do it more often but when school I would have to wake up at 4 to have enough time! It really does make your day a whole lot better from the start. The hardest part though is just getting up and getting out! Its a good idea to set goals for yourself (I will wake up at 6 and work out 3x a week) and stick to them then reward yourself (christmas cookie?!) for your hard work. Soon it will be out of habit and you will realize that the days when you wake up early and get out there are the days your body feels it best.
This morning I woke up at 6:30 and ate a quick piece of toast to get my body started before going out for a 40 minute run. When I got back I made my favorite peanut butter oatmeal with a banana in it as well as a splash of pure maple syrup, and had a cup of Tazo Awake tea as well. My entire breakfast, toast included, was about 492 calories. My oats really turned out perfect this morning. I cooked them last night (steel-cut) and let them simmer for a longer time with lots of cinnamon in the cooking water. They turned out plump and chewy this morning—just the way I like them!
I’m off to work this morning and will be eating the lunch I packed there. Unfortunately there’s no computer so I won’t be able to post my lunch until later in the day but stay tuned!
I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday…get out for some walks if you can if the weather permits–you will feel a ton better with all the rich food consumed!!