Happy Monday!!! I can’t believe how fast the weekend went by.
I actually slept horribly last night. A certain little person came into my room around 11 and woke me up by climbing into my bed. I don’t have the heart to force him back to his own room. I know that I would sleep much better but I just can’t do it. He kept kicking me so therefore I didn’t really sleep at all. I couldn’t wait for 4 AM this morning – anything to get out of that bed.
I literally jumped out of bed and ran downstairs. I tossed back a few prunes and almonds before heading to the gym.
Today’s workout was a mixer. I did a 10 min fast run to warm up, 25 min. on the Arc trainer with moving handles, 25 min. on the Elliptical with moving handles (I really don’t care for the machines that do not get your upper body involved) and then I finished with weights.
Since starting my new diet, I am always on the lookout for interesting gluten free products to try. When I spotted this box of Quinoa Flakes at Whole Foods yesterday I happily tossed it in the cart. I am in need of variety.
I was so excited this morning to make my breakfast using the new product. I followed the package instructions for a single serving (1/3 cup flakes cooked with 1 cup water). Once it was cooked it got super thick – like oat bran (which I miss).
I topped the cooked quinoa flakes with a banana and a 40z container of strawberry YoKids yogurt.
If you have ever had quinoa and liked it then you would really love this too. It had such an earthy flavor. I could actually see myself using this for a savory dish too.
Time to get the day started. Have a great one.