Ok, show of hands…who loves being woken up in the middle of the night by their beloved pet?
No, I didn’t think so…me either!!! I love my dearest Cody to death, but last night, our pal would not stop clawing at our bedroom door! We try to keep him out of the bedroom, just so his fur doesn’t get all over the place and cause my asthma to act up. But every once in a while, he will sit on the other side of that door and claw at the rug until someone comes out. Yes, he’s awesome.
On the positive side of things, he decided to start up again around 5:15, which gave me reason to catapult out of bed after him and then go ahead with my planned morning workout! This morning I decided to switch things up a bit, starting with my 30 minute Turbocharge workout, followed by 30 minutes of Pilates. I knew I’d have to work quick this morning to squeeze in both sessions, so I made sure to set everything out last night.
Dark, dreary basement!
This morning’s combo was fantastic, because it gave me a mix of cardio, strength training, AND stretching. But let me tell you, attempting to do Pilates when Cody is around is NOT an easy task…
He’s such a ham!
By the time I was showered and ready for breakfast, my normal cravings were nowhere to be found?? Usually, I’m craving something sweet like oatmeal, cereal, or PB+banana. But today, savory was calling my name, so I went with it!
I scrambled up 3 egg whites, mixed with some fresh basil leaves, tomato, and yellow bell pepper. I figured this would be a good opporunity to work on beefin’ up my veggies for today. On the side, I had 2 of my Livin’ Spoonful crackers with a slice of melted Sargento reduced-fat provolone cheese. These crackers were fabulous with the melted cheese on top!
And since you know me, you know I couldn’t go the whole meal without something sweet, so I added some fresh Farmers Market strawberries to round out the meal.
This was one scrumptious breakfast!!
Here’s a couple new questions from reader Lindsay:
Q: What meal woud you choose to eat for every dinner for the rest of you life? Breakfast? Lunch?
A: BREAKFAST, hands down!
Q: What is the BEST gift you have ever received?
A: This is a tough one. My immediate reaction would be to say when my parents surprised me on Christmas morning with a brand new car in my senior year of high school! That definitely topped the charts!
But I’ve also received so many other “gifts” which, while not exactly material, still mean so much more. For example, the gift of maturity, forgiveness, & time, which brought my now husband (then boyfriend) back together after a year apart. Without those three things, I don’t know where I’d be today.
What a great question! So I’ll ask YOU this morning:
What is the best gift YOU have ever received?