After sleeping in for the past 2 weeks it’s become ridiculously hard to get myself up for AM gym visits. Since I’ve had to pry myself out of my cozy bed these past couple days I came up with a new (time-pressed, non-gym) morning ritual that includes 10 minutes of yoga upon waking. I either do a portion of a video from exercise tv, yogadownload.com, or my own sun salutations. It’s the perfect thing to wake up to when I only have a limited amount of time before rushing around the house to get ready.
A little stretching, relaxing, and strengthening feels particularly delightful in the morning. If you don’t already incorporate a little movement upon waking in the AM (and I’m not talking about a movement performed in the bathroom), I recommend giving it a go.
I just noticed that there are some interesting things hiding in that photo. Do you spy Bob on the top shelf? I love him.
So after my yoga sess yesterday morning I got ready for work and then ate a cloud of chia seeds topped with a spoonful of fake pb.
For this particular bowl I used:
1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/4 cup oat bran
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 T. chia seeds
Sprinkle of cinnamon
I put the water, milk, and chia seeds together in a small sauce pan, stirred the mixture together and let the chia seeds “gel” up for approx. 10 minutes. I then turned on the stove top (medium-high heat), let the liquid come to boil and then added the oatmeal, oat bran and cinnamon. I turned the heat down to medium and cooked for about 5-6 minutes.
This method is different than my…