This morning I finally woke up feeling a little closer to normal and far less like the stay puff marshmallow man. Hooray! Thank you copious amounts of water, lots of walking and stabilizing hormones.
And while I still haven’t been to the gym (I know, I know!) I’ve been trying to sneak a little extra exercise in while I can. I’ve been getting up earlier in the morning since I’ll be starting at 8:30 instead of 9 with my new job, and have been taking different routes to/from work. My favourite covers 3 km and takes about 45 minutes. It’s longer, but has almost no hills. The quickest route is about 1 km with almost constant hills. This morning, I did the 2 km “some hills but mostly flat” walk. It’s nice to have the choice and knowing that I can’t really “get off easy” with any of them. If I want a shorter/quicker walk, I’ve gotta do the hills. If I want to avoid the hills, I have to walk almost 3 times as far.
Waking up a little earlier also gives me a little more time to enjoy breakfast. This morning I made amazingly yummy oatmeal “pancakes”. They are super easy, fast and so good.
- Mix 1/4 cup of instant oatmeal with 2 egg whites, 1 whole egg and a scoop of protein powder. (I used a spoonful of gluten-free bread mix as I don’t have any protein powder).
- Pour into a hot, non-stick pan and cook like normal pancakes.
I found this recipe on http://she-fit.com/ and am absolutely in love with it. Thanks so much for sharing it, Ruth! I added a bunch of cinnamon and a little honey to mine. They’re also great cooked per the recipe and then topped with a little bit of jam. Mmmmm.
Would you rather get up early or sleep in?
I think I’ve finally switched to the “get up early” team… as long as it’s not too early!