Feeling so much better after getting a good night’s sleep last night (and after two, all new, kick a$$ episodes of 30 Rock!) To be honest, I’m at 80% now and could use another 2 hours of sleep to be 100% – but that is what the weeeeeeekend is for!! 8)
You know the expression “wearing your heart on your sleeve”? As in, you show your emotions freely and everyone can tell what you’re feeling, all the time? Well my body “wears its heart on its sleeve”. As in, if I don’t get enough rest, exercise or eat properly, it shows in the forms of migraines, body aches and general feelings of ickiness.
Due to three, consecutive nights of not sleeping well, my body finally said “Hey – who do you think you are, not giving me 7.5-8 hours of sleep every night? I’ll show you!” (What, your body doesn’t talk to you? ) Getting that migraine yesterday was my cue to pay more attention, buckle down, and give myself the proper rest and nutrition it needs.
Unfortunately I can’t go back to bed this morning, but I can get the day rolling with a nutritious breakfast – a hearty bowl of Banana Almond Oatmeal!
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup almond milk + 1/4 cup water
- 1 banana
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter
Mix oats, milk, water and half a banana in a bowl, nuke for 2-3 minutes and add the rest of your ingredients.
Perfection! Healthy fats and protein from the almond butter, whole grain and fiber from the oatmeal, and vitamins and carbs from the banana.
That’s a good breakfast, yo!
Lunch is even better – a Kitchen Sink Salad.
In the mix:
- Mixed Greens
- Chopped carrots
- Cucumber (peeled and seeded)
- Dried cranberries
- Almond slices
Can you say YUM?
I packed some Annie’s Light Raspberry Vinaigrette for my dressing. So jazzed to try this as I adore me some raspberry vinaigrette. Often times the light varieties are super thick and fake tasting, but I’ll let you know how this one turns out!
I’ll also be snacking on yesterday’s vitamin packed navel orange. I didn’t get a chance to eat it before I had to go home.
After work, I’ll be hitting the gym for workout attempt #2 – should be a goodie.
Have a fantastic Friday – see you in the evening!
Can you feel when you haven’t been eating right, sleeping well or exercising enough? Do you “listen” to your body and shape up?