I have an amazing breakfast recipe to share with you today! I had an early morning training session this morning and all I wanted when I got home was chocolate. I read Katie’s blog on the elliptical and knew I would make a variation of chocolate oats. Almond Joy Protein Oats:
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- sprinkle shredded coconut
- sprinkle slivered almonds
Combine oats, water, chia seeds, and ground flax in a sauce pan on medium heat. Once boiling cover, remove from heat and leave to set 30-40 minutes. Return to oats and begin to heat back to medium add in the almond milk and protein powder and stir until well combined. Add 1/2 the chocolate chips to get them all melty then remove from pan to serving dish. Top with remaining chocolate chips, almonds and coconut
Okay, sorry I got a little ahead of myself I was going to talk about my workout. I met with my trainer early this morning and we worked on full body weights. The hardest exercises for me were the side step-ups. My right leg is so much weaker than my left. My favorite exercises were the goblet squats and dead lifts.
In my public relations class last night we were talking about the Dove campaign and how they are promoting self esteem among young woman.
We also watched this video
I found both the video’s to be really interesting. I am NOT promoting Dove products or saying this is an amazing advertising campaign. This image issue reminded me of some of what I have been seeing on blogs and I thought this was a good reminder that no one is ‘perfect’ and you should not feel pressured by what you see others doing.
I loved my strength training at the gym this morning, and then eating chocolate with breakfast afterwards . I love to eat ice cream, cookies and pie and sometimes there’s nothing better than a big glass of wine in a hot bubble bath. I know these might not be the healthiest habits, some may not approve of drinking and some may think carbs are horrible. I have no health issues that keep me from eating specific food groups and think alcohol in moderation is a wonderful stress reduction.
What ‘imperfect’ qualities do you have? How do you avoid feeling pressure to be someone your not?