Since I started grad school, my breakfast consumption has been less than stellar (re: Dunkin Donuts egg flatbread; coffee; bananas).
I used to have a really great routine when I was working full time and only had to commute 12 minutes to work. Breakfast was either made and eaten at home or packed the night before and eaten at my desk.
During the school year, it’s 45 mins to an hour. Plus, I can’t eat within an hour of taking my thyroid hormone because my stomach needs to be completely empty for absorption. Plus, I have a dog to walk now. In addition to getting the dog and myself together, out the door and driving, I usually don’t eat until hours after waking up. By the time I’m halfway to school, I’m ravenous and at the conveniently located Starbucks halfway between my house and school. #Fail.
This skipping-of-the-breakfast has been carried over into summer, even though I have plenty of time to actually make myself breakfast when I don’t have to leave by 7:30-8am. I’m sleeping later than I was during the year right now (I’m telling myself I’m filling up my sleep bank again, but really it’s because I’ve been reading teen lit until 1am. Dragons keep you awake) but it’s not an excuse.
Due to that issue, this week’s (and last week since I was MIA due to school work) 10 Week Turnaround item is “Eat Breakfast Every Day!” I know how much better I do when I eat breakfast so I’m determined to do it.
Sunday: egg fritata and banana bread
Monday: cinnamon oats with peanut butter
Tomorrow’s breakfast: overnight oats with chocolate almond milk and chia seeds (mix in a little peanut butter = my newest obsession!)
What’s your go-to breakfast food when you’re in a rush?!
10 Week Turnaround:
Week 4: Breakfast!