So I did something totally out of character - I had a midnight snack!! A mug of wheat cereal with a little of the husband's Cranberry Almond Crunch mixed in. It was divine! I also satisfied my craving for Kashi crackers and had 5. This put me over calories for the day by about 150, but clearly my body wanted those calories.
So because I was up late, no workout for me this morning. I thought about going for a quick run, but it's rather dreary outside and I though I should give myself a break.
I did make some mental notes:
- I'll say it 1,000 more times - getting up at ANY time is hard. 4:50 or 6:30 - doesn't make a difference. If you think you could never be a morning exerciser, you CAN.
- Getting up to go to the gym is easier than getting up to get in the shower.
- When I miss a morning workout, it's not the whole "I can't eat as much today" mentality that really bothers me, but it's the fresh, awakened feeling I get afterwards. Who wants to go to work still groggy from sleep? Some sweating will fix that right up! I miss waking up with exercise when I have to skip it. I'm always MUCH more tired all day without it. It must be my "cup of joe" every morning!
So I got up today when I'm usually on my way home from the gym (6:30). It's amazing what I accomplish everyday before the sun rises! It's a great way to get it all in.
Breakfast today was oatmeal made with skim, banana, toasted almonds and cranberry sauce. And some coffee to help me feel full. And a HUGE cup of water.
Breakfast calories: ~350