Today has been (and is going to be, it’s only 2:00 for gosh sake) a good day. But this morning did not have the most promising start. More embarrassing than promising really.
I had planned to go to an 8am yoga class but as I flip-flopped around the idea in bed it got later and later. At 7:40 I decided I did want to go, which meant I had to scurry to make it on time. I got dressed, gathered my stuff, and was halfway down the block when it hit me … I hadn’t gone to the bathroom! I knew that I could neither a) use the bathroom at the studio and still make it to class before the cut-off time, nor b) hold it for the next hour+. So I sadly went home. It sucks to miss a planned day within my unlimited month, but even a Groupon’s not worth risking having an accident on the floor like a dog during my downward dogs!
Since the school gym doesn’t open until 10am on weekends I had to replan my day a bit, but I think it all worked out. I went home (and peed!), did the dishes, made my grocery list, and ate a wonderful breakfast.
This oatmeal bowl had the best mix of textures.
I brought 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup skim milk, and 1 small thinly sliced banana to a simmer in a small pot. Then I added 1/4 cup oats, a pinch of salt, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, and 2 Tbsp raisins and stirred, stirred, stirred. When the oats were cooked I took the pot off of the heat and stirred in 1/4 cup reduced-fat cottage cheese.
It was delicious. Though you can barely call it oatmeal, of the bowl’s ~ 375 calories only 75 calories actually came from oats!
After breakfast I finally got to workout. A bit later than planned though because this was happening in my lap and I couldn’t bear to move him.
I actually waited so long (11:30) that I ended up getting hungry again.
Once I digested for the 2nd time, I set out for the gym on foot.
Trudging through the snow was basically a workout in and of itself, but I did 40 minutes on the elliptical, random level 6 too.
My multiple layers and shoe changes made the whole process take forever. Now that I’m finally home, I’m putting off the grocery store for later so that I can get some lunch!
Do you have to use the bathroom the minute you wake up or can you hold it? I normally can wait, so I get up and deal with the dog before I even think about the bathroom, but holding it through a yoga class would have been too much for me.