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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Wish

I could say I got up this morning and ran 5 miles, or did some Shred, or even YOGA. But I can’t I I over slept! Lately mornings have been killing me. With the sun not coming up till later I just can’t get motivated!!!! I know I do a lot but I love working out in the morning it really helps me kick off my day. What motivates you?!

Instead of grumbling I made some Strawberry and Blueberry Oats.

  • 3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup Silk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 a banana (I’m usually making this for 2 so we split the banana)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Stirred in:
    • cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp ground flax
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
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    Topped off with a little granola, blueberries, strawberries, and peanuts! With a spoonful of PB! 

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    Picture 312

    Thanks everyone for the baby name advice, looks like Maddox is a favorite.

    Off to work I go! Tonight I am scrapbooking with the BFF’s should be a lot of fun.

    Question: Do you like to scrapbook?

    25 comments:

    Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

    What motivates me is the great blog community who keeps me running and eating plenty of goodies to run off haha

    Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) said...

    I just bought peanuts this morning for various peanut oatmeal adventures. Yes, oatmeal is an adventure to me! I'm super cool.

    Leianna said...

    I've never scapbooked before, but I would love to start to remember some good things!
    I tend to sleep in in the morning too and work out later!

    buffmuffy said...

    Aw... your preggo friend below ! I'm so jealous haha! For a minute I had to figure out if you were preggers since I'm a bit behind lol :)
    Anyway.
    I love scrapbooking but I never do it :(
    -muffy

    liveloveeatandplay said...

    Sometimes your body just needs a time out!
    I've tried to scrapbook, but haven't been so great at it. That's probably b/c I never print out pictures, so I don't have anything to scrapbook!

    Runeatrepeat said...

    I'm not patient or neat enough for scrap booking :)

    brandi said...

    I never got into scrapbooking, but my sister does it and loves it.

    great bowl of oats!!! I would love to get up and run in the morning, but it just doesn't happen, so oh well :) I go after work!

    Matt said...

    LOL I am not quite a scrap booker!

    Sorry you missed your morning workout. It is easy for me to get up because I know it is the only chance I have to run. It is way too hot to do it later in the day.

    Lizzy said...

    scrap booking is so much fun, i love looking through memories and thinking back!!! :) sounds like alot of fun!

    lizzy said...

    LOVE scrap booking! buying all the papers and stickers is quite costly, but the end results are always so fun! it's nice to have something to look back at too! It's sooo weird that the sun is coming up later, it's definitely been aiding me in sleeping later. Hope you have a great wednesday!

    Kyle and Darci said...

    Mmmmm the oats look delish!!!

    I've been the same way the past few weeks about not wanting to jump outta bed! I'm hoping it just a slump!!

    Oh and I LOVE to scrapbook!! You'll have to share some pics of your work!! :)

    The Shabby Princess said...

    I LOVE that instead of grumbling about oversleeping, you made yourself a great breakfast. I tend to beat myself when I don't get in my morning workouts, but, lately, I've been respecting that sometimes, you just NEED to sleep.

    Rachel said...

    I LOVE scrapbooking. And your breakfast looks so yummy!

    Jodie said...

    Working out first thing is always great. I too slept by mistake, woke up 1 hour later which really threw my routine off.:( Vinegar chicken, I have nver heard of that. I am always looking for new chicken recipes. Is it one you can share? Great blog.

    marathonmaiden said...

    i feel you on the dark mornings. it's pitch black when i get up -- no pre dawn light anymore :(

    Steph said...

    I love to scrapbook with other people. I'm just not creative enough to do it on my own!

    Don't worry about sleeping in...your body must have needed it!

    Nicci@NiftyEats said...

    I love scrapbooking. I spent one semester, everyday doing some form a scrapbooking. I had quit wokring ans was only attending school. Stearted out of boredom & turned into a love!

    Courtney said...

    A little rest never killed anyone, girly. :)

    Courtney said...

    I'm motivated by training for events! I am training for my first sprint triathlon this weekend and it has motivated me to run, bike and swim my little heart out!

    I love scrapbooking and need to do it more for sure!! Such a fun, creative outlet!

    Courtney
    Adventures in Tri-ing

    Niki said...

    I am having the same morning motivation issues! Ahh! I am totally NOT a scrapbooker. I think it's so neat and I've tried but I just don't have one creative bone in my body. Oh well...

    Courtney said...

    I love to scrapbook. It is time consuming though. Once I start and get everything out I don't want to stop, so I tend not to start. So now I have piles and piles of things to be put into pages. I need to make a system.

    maria said...

    I used to scrapbook back in high school, but I just got out of the habit.

    I have difficulty waking up early to workout, but I really feel like I get great workout when I make myself get out of bed and do it!

    Angie Eats Peace said...

    I think I have the motivation to get out of bed to workout, but not the endurance. I strive to do it about once or twice a week, and it feels great, but for me, that means being up at 4 AM, and I just dont always have it in me.

    I pretended like I was going to scrapbook once. I bought a bunch of stuff and everything, it never happened, probably never will. Just not my thing.

    Rosey Rebecca said...

    Your oats look amazing! The dark mornings have been messing me up too!

    Melissa said...

    I love to scrapbook, but I have no time right now. I have so many things for a scrapbook though so I hope that I get some time back so that I can start doing it again.