One of the most important aspects of getting into shape is creating the right diet. Now the word “diet” stands for eating plan, and not the recent usage of the word signifying weight loss. A diet is something you commit to and follow for better results, yet it is not a three day juicing cleanse, thirty day lemonade mix, or a starvation plan. Actually, in order to lose weight and define the muscle one must eat five times a day: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner.
With this in mind I have devoted the last few full days to Instagram and the recipes of those who are competing bodybuilders and therefore know what they’re talking about. One such recipe is the breakfast of champions! And let me just say, this breakfast won’t leave you hungry by 10 a.m.
I love the jar idea as I use them for everything. It’s my wine glass, champagne flute, water glass, and oatmeal container.
This recipe makes 2 portions
Mix and cook
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1/2 cup of water
1/3 cup of coconut milk
Place even portions into the jars.
Now top off each jar with the following:
1 tbsp low fat cottage cheese
1 tbsp Sunflower seeds
1 tsp Flax seed (whole)
2 Prunes – diced
1/2 a peach – diced
Place in refrigerator until morning. In the morning add some coconut milk and stir.
Enjoy your breakfast!
Last week while teaching one of my classes, my students and I came across the topic of exercise. As an avid obsessive compulsive devotee of whatever I find to believe in, I immediately began to tell my students about Jillian Michaels and her 30 day shred. After a five minute discussion, I thought it would make a lot more sense to show them a piece of the video, especially since it’s available on YouTube. Somehow we all ended up doing the first ten minutes of the program while laughing our butts off and huffing and puffing.
The next day my body ached. I don’t mean soreness or an uncomfortable feeling, I mean full on pain! The following day it was even worse! While in pain I figured I shouldn’t let this opportunity to continue the trend pass me by, so I downloaded the video onto my wii and got to it. Two days in a row later, I’m truly aching and my head feels like it’s too heavy for my poor body. Did I mention that the workout is a total of 30 minutes?!? It’s insane!
I am however enjoying it and hoping that this may finally be something that I can stick to! Can I get an Amen?!?
We sat on the veranda. I was grumpy, which after a fourteen hour day has become the norm. He sat across from me with his warm smile understanding before a word was uttered. I spoke… “I hate myself. I hate that I now have the time yet am not doing anything that I’ve dreamed about doing all those years of crazy work hours. I’m not taking a writing class. I’m not learning a language. I’m not dancing tango. I’m not playing the guitar. I’m not reading all the right books. I’m not working out. I’m not writing a blog.” The list went on. “The only consistency is that I’m simply not doing anything. I should just blog about all the things I’m not doing!” We both laughed. So here it is…my first step… Let’s get back to it!