So, me and breakfast, we are just like this.
I'm not a fan, is what I'm trying to say.
I mean, I always have a cup of coffee. Always. That's the first thing I do when I come downstairs. I try to limit it to one, because if I have two, and no food, I tend to get the jitters. So, you say to yourself, just eat something. What's the big deal? Just open your gob and toss some food into it.
Yeah, if you know me, you know that I just HAVE to complicate everything.
I liked baked stuffs - muffins, croissants, etc - but those things are not so good for the waist line and they also aren't high in protein. And I've realized that I do need some protein in the morning.
Yesterday, I had a cup of coffee and went and did this workout.
And it went great. If by "great", you mean that I didn't die and I completed it - although I was the last one to finish the first half, I was the first to finish the second -
And the fact that I cannot walk today is COMPLETELY secondary.
But the weirdest thing happened when the workout was over. I stood up, and I was talking, as one does. Or maybe it's just me - I tend to talk alllllll workout long - mostly to keep my mind off the AGONY of the workout and also because, hello, have you met me, I talk all the time - and a really weird thing happened. Sometimes, when I stand up too quick, things get black and fuzzy for a second or two - but this was different. Everything went totally black, but in a tunnel type action, down to a pinhole, and then it was all black and I could hear voices, but they were really far off and I felt - just really, really strange. I remember that I thought, Oh, I'm going to pass out. Ok. Wow.
And then the tunnel backed out, the way tunnels do, and my vision cleared up and my head stopped spinning, and I thought that maybe it wasn't the best idea ever to go to a workout on an empty stomach.
But I'm not a breakfast person. I mean, I'll make a smoothie, if I think about it, but food doesn't really appeal to me in the morning, until at least 9 or 10. At which point, hello, it's almost lunch in my book - I've been up since 5. Plus, hello - cup of coffee + smoothie means I'm peeing all morning long.
I'm not an egg person - if I go to a buffet, I'll eat eggs, but at home, nah. I like things like eggs benedict - safe to say I'm not making that on a school morning. Also, hello, I'm making breakfast for at least 6 people in the morning - there's not a lot of fancy-schmancy time over here. I am not a sausage eater and bacon is blergh. Yogurt I can take or leave, and I've never really been a fan of oatmeal. It's gluey, It's gross. It's too hot and if you wait for it to cool, it's a mass of gelatinous goo. And I like GOOD food - not cereal, no breakfast bars or heat up sandwiches or instant stuff.
I'm complicated. I know that. Half of the battle is recognizing your faults.
Segue again. Aren't you glad I went to college to learn these big words?
I've seen Overnight Oats on many a website and I've not followed up because hello, oatmeal. I'm not a big fan. UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY, YO. But after yesterday, I decided that I have to figure out something to eat because I know good and well that my workout partners cannot and do not want to lift my sorry ass when I pass out doing burpees. So, doubting Thomas that I am, I decided that I would try just ONE recipe for just ONE morning. If it didn't work, well, then, I'd be forcing myself to make a smoothie every single day. So, skeptically, I mixed the oats and the greek yogurt and the milk and the chia seeds (totally waiting to sprout hair on my stomach, yo) and shoved it into the fridge.
This a.m., I mashed half a banana and put half of the oat mixture in on top of it. I mixed in some homemade strawberry jam, stared at it for a good, solid, doubting minute, gave myself a pep talk that said something like "Eat one bite and you never have to eat it again if the texture is weird or it tastes gross or it feels like vomit going back down" - I know, I'm a ton of fun at parties too, you should totally invite me! - and literally scraped the cup clean and went back for the second half.
I am a fan, let's just say that.
There are some really delicious sounding recipes on that post - and I think, for a couple of weeks anyway - I've found my choice of breakfast foods.