WINNER of the 'breakfast' package: SusanB!!!!! Contact me at email@example.com
Update: Thank you for all the posts and great questions - I have updated this post in red with some great information that I forgot to include.
I have received several inquiries about what my daily routine is. It's not rocket science but it works for me! When I can encompass everything into one day - it really is a good day. Sometimes I can only do half of the things and it still can be a good day. This week I am going to share with you the for sure things that I try to include in my daily routine. Then I will end each post with a fun giveaway!
Eating breakfast. Just a couple of years ago I was one who always skipped breakfast. I was either in a rush to get out of the house, wanted to sleep in (I am not a morning person!) or I thought it was cutting calories. All of those reasons were very poor excuses and once I worked in breakfast it has become second nature. This didn't happen overnight - I worked it into my schedule, at first only 3 days a week. I also came up with three different solutions depending on how I felt when I woke up or how much time I had.
First I always try to start with a warm glass of water with a half of lemon squeezed in it...
Quick - need it to go or just starting out...
Advocare meal replacement shake . I have been using this product for years. My trainer recommends it for people with busy schedules and also people who are trying to lose weight. It was actually a good way to work 'breakfast' into my day without a lot of work. It also came in handy for busy days and I didn't have time to stop for lunch. Which btw was very common for me to do; not only skip breakfast but skip lunch and then guess where I was headed at one or two pm??? The drivethru!
The shake solution also works for me because I don't have to have ingredients in my fridge. For those days that you need a really quick solution and don't want to skip that most important meal.
It has another convenience of portability! These packets go with me on every trip - so I can make really good decisions while on the road. That is usually where I fall off the wagon and find it hard to get back on when I get home. I highly recommend a shaker bottle, one that travels well. I use the Blender Bottle, but I know that Tupperware has a good one too. What I like about the Blender Bottle is the smaller 20 oz size and it's BPA Free.
This year I decided to become a distributor of Advocare because I buy so much of it and I really do believe in the products. I will talk more this week about the other stuff that I use.
Update: For fellow WW people the Advocare shakes are only 4 points!
Have a little time to enjoy your morning...
Update: For fellow WW people this smoothie ranges in points depending on your variations, five to seven points.
To savor your morning...
Here are some options of what I do on the weekends or when it's cold and I just want something warm to start my morning. But you need time for this and ingredients in the house...
- omlet with cheese, spinach and nitrate free bacon (this is easy to shop for: eggs, bag of shredded cheese, bag of spinach and quick trip to buy the bacon from the meat counter!) and if you want to get really fancy smoke salmon.
- Gluten Free whole grain rolled oats by Bob's Red Mill with fruit
Update: Depending on my day I usually don't eat breakfast until 10am and then I eat lunch at 1pm and dinner at 6:30/7:00pm
Okay are you ready for the giveaway??!!!
- one 20oz blender bottle
- one packet each of vanilla and chocolate meal replacement shake
- and three Donna Downey books: Photo Decor, Creative Albums, Decorative Journals