Good morning! We have reached hump day!
Monday flew by in a whirlwind and Tuesday I felt like I didn’t have enough time in the day to get everything done. I really hope today settles down a bit.
I have an interesting topic for you today. I don’t post about food too often because honestly it is not what my blog is about (I am never going to be a “foodie”) AND because I am still working on figuring out exactly what works for my body.
I thought today I would get your opinion on something.
I got up this morning and knew that I would be on the treadmill within an hour. I had to get my run/walk in before my husband got home from work since he would need the treadmill.
There was about 50 minutes in between the time that I woke up and the time that I hopped on the treadmill.
I have mentioned in a few previous posts that I have a pretty sensitive stomach. I have to watch what I eat pre-workout and what I drink during.
Normally I wake up about 2 hours before heading to the gym, drink coffee, eat breakfast, and by the time I begin my workout my stomach has digested the food and I am ready to go.
This morning however I didn’t have enough time to allow food to digest before I started my workout.
I felt guilty and odd not eating breakfast right away, because since I started getting my diet under control breakfast has become a very important meal to me.
I did have my normal morning coffee and then hopped on the treadmill right on time.
The workout went great, there were no problems, and then I ate breakfast once I was done.
In case you are wondering I ran 3.5 miles at a 9:50 pace and then walked to finish out the hour for a total of 1.6 miles.
The workout went by quickly party because I hooked up the iPad to watch the latest episode of Hart of Dixie.
I think iPads are some of the greatest inventions ever.
When I used to work full time I had no choice but to get up super early and eat breakfast after my run, but now that I get up slightly later it just doesn’t feel the same.
After my workout was done this morning I went straight to the kitchen and fixed myself breakfast. Today I opted for 2 eggs scrambled with spinach and a rice cake with vanilla almond butter and honey.
It was the perfect amount after workout, but if I had taken it before it wouldn’t have been settled by the time I started running.
Breakfast has a ton of benefits:
-Boosts your metabolism
-Helps keep you attentive and focused
-Helps with weight control (if you are looking to lose weight which I am not)
-Gives you energy for your day (or workout!)
-Helps avoid over eating later
So tell me….
Do you always get up in enough time to eat breakfast in the morning or do you sometimes opt to eat after your workout?