I slept in until 9:30 am!! That is HUGE!! As a girl who spent the majority of her 21 years sleeping in until 11:30 or 12:00 on Saturday mornings, these past two years have been quite an adjustment. Ever since I made the commitment to eating better and exercising, I’ve found that I naturally wake up earlier. Is that odd? Anyway, I typically have been waking up between 6:00 and 6:30 am on weekdays, so the extra 3 hours was much appreciated!
When I woke up this morning, I wasn’t very hungry. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this, but I am joining Gina in the commitment to intuitive eating for Lent. I think it’s a really great concept because in past years, I’ve always given up certain “bad” foods. What I really need to focus on is getting out of my “regimented” eating habits – breakfast at 8, lunch at 12, dinner at 5, etc. – and learning to eat when I am hungry. What better time than NOW to give myself a kick in the butt and start actually practicing what I know I should be doing anyway?
That was a tangent. But what I was trying to get at was the fact that since I wasn’t hungry, I waited until I was hungry before deciding what I wanted to eat. Ultimately, I decided a simple bowl of cereal was all I really wanted.
I spruced up the usual monotony by adding some fun toppings. I combined 1 cup of Nature’s Path Puffs with 1 cup Kashi Go Lean with 3/4 cup skim milk, and added 1 sliced banana and 1 tbsp. ground flax for extra flavor.
There was also some Coffee Cocoa action as I began editing one of my papers.
hey EB!! pb2 just emailed me letting me know they want to send me free samples, and i know u use it-could u maybe do a post of different ideas to use PB2? i see it with maple syrup and stuff, but i would loveee some ideas!!
Well Lee, you’re in luck! If you click on this link for the company website, you can find an abundance of different ways to use PB2! Everything from savory to sweet is there! Of course, my favorite recipes so far are the PB2 + Greek yogurt combination:
Or the “PB2 icing” I put on my oatmeal in this post. Hope that helps!
CALLING ALL QUESTIONS!!
As you all know, it’s been a very busy quarter, and although I’m not intentionally trying to slack on answering blog questions, I know that I’ve missed a few here and there. I want to make up for that, so I’ve decided to create a FAQ page!
Here’s the scoop: If you have any general questions about me, the blog, or anything relevant to my daily lifestyle (from the way I exercise to the way I eat to the recipes I’ve created and everything in between), now’s your chance to ask! Leave me a comment in this post by March 13 and I will compile them into a separate page on the blog. I won’t have time to answer them fully until spring break, which is why there’s such a long deadline. I’ll be sure to post reminders here and there.
Note: I will use my own discretion in determining which questions to answer. You can be critical, but also try to be nice!
I decided that instead of my “random questions,” I am now going to end each post with news from around the blogosphere. There is always something going on, right?!
- First, my news Eating Bender now has a Twitter page! There’s a link to it on the sidebar!
- I was also lucky enough to win NURU exercise anywhere cards yesterday! Thanks, Kelly!
- Our favorite Chocolate Covered Vegan is hosting a Jocalat bar giveaway!
I’m off to the gym! Have a great Saturday, everyone!
Word to yo blogga,