Sunday, December 27, 2009

it’s a beautiful day

I can’t believe I am actually making a single meal post and not a long recap after a few days.  It’s so nice to be able to have that little extra time and enjoy the little things that make me happy girl :)

This morning was a lazy one!  After my mom left for work, and while my step dad and Chris were still sleeping, I got caught up on my blog addiction and made a lovely bowl of oats . . .


This bowl contained:

  • 1/2 cup 1% milk, 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup TJ’s quick cook steel cut oats
  • 1/3 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 1/4 mashed naner
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Toppings included Nature’s Path pumpkin granola, a few cinnamon Puffins and 1/2 sliced banana plus more cinnamon for sprinkling

Yum!!  It was my kind of morning.


Now we are getting ready to leave and see the race shop where my step dad works as a tire specialist for a Nascar race team.  Many of the Nascar race shops are located in NC.

Next on our stop will hopefully include a tasty lunch at a cute place called the Soda Shop (love their sweet tater fries!) and some walking around at a place called Birkdale which has lots of shopping and condos above.  I love going there and walking around!

Hope you all are having a nice break too!  I have to say I’m beginning to feel a bit guilty about not hitting the gym as hard as I usually do and I can definitely feel  it.  And that time of the month saying hello isn’t helping either : /  I don’t have access to a gym or equipment and it’s been chilly here, which is no excuse.  I know that I can get back at it when we return next week, so I am telling myself to just enjoy the break and family time and watch portions :)  I may need to buy some kind of workout video.

Have you been able to keep up your exercise routine?


Emily said...

I definitely know what you mean about having more time to post! I've actually kept up with my every other day schedule that I'm supposed to keep normally (ha, never happens when the internship is going on). I'm trying to get caught up on everything, and it's so nice to have a break!

It's so snowy here in MI and much different than St. Louis, so running has been a little bit of a challenge. I do have a gym that I can go to, so that's been helping, and I try to go hiking at the park, too. has some really great (and free) yoga videos. You can combine the free 20 minute videos for a pretty good workout.

Chow and Chatter said...

looks a nice breakie have fun with your family let me know if you ever want to meet when your in the Charlotte area

girlichef said...

That is definitely a delicious looking bowl of oats!! Hope you enjoy your down time...and don't stress...exercise will still be there when relaxation time is done ;)

Devan Geselle said...

your breakfast looks SO good :)
I want to try adding Sweet P to my oats :)

Anonymous said...

looks like you have a great day planned!! try not to worry about the gym..this is the season to slack off..youll get back into the swing of things soon enough!

tam said...

What a lovely looking bowl of oats that is too! I was feeling the guilt too I haven't exercise since Tuesday because of my stupid toe so have just been relaxing and eating way, way to much! I finally did an hour of yoga and half hour of target toning today and boy did it feel good! Now I know I needed the break and shall just get back to it from now on, so enjoy your time because you know you can get to it after. I have some great workout DVD if you wanted some ideas x x

Lori said...

What a great combo for oats. I'm going to try that soon. I purposely took off Christmas Eve & Christmas regarding workouts, but now I'm having a hard time getting it in this weekend. I'll be back to it next week though. Sometimes a short break is a good thing.

Julie @savvyeats said...

If you really want to get a workout in, you could always do some strength training using your body weight... push-ups, lunges, etc.

Or you can go with my theory and not worry about it because it's a holiday week :)

Michal said...

mmm oaties :)
I actually have been able to keep up with my routine. But my times are all wonky becuase im running here and there.