Good morning and Happy Friday! I had the hardest time falling asleep last night even though I was tired – I think that 2 hour nap really threw me off. Though not feeling very well rested, I did wake up feeling good health-wise. My throat doesn’t hut at all and I’m really proud of myself for taking care of myself and fighting this sickness off before it got bad. I was in the mood for pancakes when I woke up, but I was dragging and running behind and didn’t have time to cook them without being ridiculously late for work, so I went another route.
This morning, I mixed together:
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 scoop protein powder
- 2/3 cup almond milk
And then I made a Breakfast Parfait by layering a sliced banana, a few strawberries, and the oats together.
It was delicious and so simple. Making parfaits out of “overnight oats” (can I really call them that when they don’t sit overnight?) makes them a lot more fun and spreads the toppings throughout. Yum!
I got the new issue of Women’s Health Magazine yesterday and I am loving it so far. This is definitely one of my favorite mags, and there was an interesting article in there asking whether diet or exercise is the primary factor affecting certain things. I was surprised by some of the answers, but take a stab at these and I’ll report the correct answers at lunch.
1.) Lose Weight
2.) Boost Energy
3.) Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
4.) Prevent Diabetes
5.) Prevent Cancer
6.) Improve Mood
Do you think diet or exercise works best for each of these 6 factors?
Also, I never heard from the winner of the KIND Bar Giveaway, so I’ll post a new winner at lunch today as well.