Good morning and happy hump day! I had the worst time falling asleep last night. We were out and about until around 10:30 and then had to make a few trips up from the car so didn’t really settle down until almost 11:30. I always need some time to decompress, so by the time I got in bed it was 12:30 or so and I don’t think I fell asleep until 1! The past few days I’ve woken up before my alarm, but today my alarm brought me out of such a deep place in my sleep. For a second my eyes opened and I had no idea what was going on, and then I realized it was time to get up. Sad story.
Putting my lunch together today was really strange. Usually I have an idea of what I feel like and go with it, but today I couldn’t figure out what I wanted for breakfast OR for lunch, probably just because I was sleepy/cranky. A coffee is in order for sure! The biggest redeeming quality about today is that its supposed to get close to 90º and sunny and clear alll day. 90 is a little hot for my taste but I’ll take sunny over the rainy and chilly its been since the weekend any day.
Another thing that perked me up was reading Shape magazine on the metro into work. It had an article about the top 10 fittest cities in the US, and guess which was number one!?
- Washington, DC (YAY!!!)
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- Portland, Oregon
- Sacramento, California
- San Fransisco
- Hartford, Connecticut
- Austin, Texas
GO DC!! Woohoo. 🙂 This list was put together by Shape magazine in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine. They looked at the 50 largest cities in the country and assessed them in 30 areas, including personal health indicators (such as how often residents exercise, smoke, and eat their fruits & veggies) and the rates of chronic health issues. It also looked at community/environmental factors like the number of parks, trails, farmer’s markets, pools, rec centers, etc. You can check out the whole listing at americanfitnessindex.org if you don’t see your city on there.
Now, onto breakfast! I always see on Kath’s blog how she puts muffins on top of oatmeal and it always looks so good, but I never really have muffins laying around. Today though, as I was browsing around my kitchen trying to figure out what to make, I saw that I have some Vitatops left in my freezer – perfect compromise!
This bowl of Vegan Overnight Oats had:
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 scoop protein powder
- 1 T chia seeds
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 1 banana nut vitatop
- 1 tbsp almond butter
Soooo good. I microwaved the vitatop which dried it out a little bit, so next time I would toast it and be more patient while it got warm. 🙂 It was still delicious though and made a great, new-to-me topping for the oats.
Question: What’s your favorite oatmeal and/or yogurt topping?
Have an awesome day!!