So far I feel pretty good about my 20 miles a week goal. Monday I knocked out 5 miles and then I ran 2 miles yesterday and today for 9 miles so far this week total.
But the calories. Ugh. I have to be honest. I can’t stand tracking my calories. I have such a love hate relationship with My Fitness Pal. I was hoping to try it again for this challenge and maybe my opinion would change.
But then Monday and Tuesday I noticed something. I tried oatmeal for breakfast and I felt SO much better those mornings. It’s something I usually eat a lot of in the winter anyway, but not constantly. Honestly, I really struggle with breakfast – I work a part time job early the morning, so I grab a snack before that, but then I get home and get busy and often skip it but then I am starving by 10 am, or I eat it but then am starving again after my morning run. I feel like I can never get it right. This morning I woke up feeling sick so I took some migraine medicine, ate a piece of Halloween candy with it (just being honest here) – my headache got a little better, but was starving and feeling so hungry all morning in comparison to the other days this week when I actually took the time and ate oatmeal. So as soon as I got the last school kid off to school I made the decision - I am changing my challenge goal. Forget tracking the calories (although I might still do that) but I am eating oatmeal every day for breakfast.
I want to challenge myself to eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning – and I’m keeping the 20 miles a week goal, of course. I really want to start focusing on making my mornings more useful and eating a little bit more healthy. I think this is a good, easy, place to start. I’ve also gone back and forth about taking Crystal Paine’s Make Over Your Morning class. Would anyone else want to take it with me?
Sounds silly – and simple. But I’m going for it.
My newest favorite are these Steel Cut instant oatmeal packets. I mix in some frozen mixed berries too.
Anyone else want to join me?
What’s your favorite oatmeal and mix in?