Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Breakfast and meeting the stairs


What better way to begin a cold morning than with a bowl of pumpkin oats ?

1 cup water
1/4 cup solid pack pumpkin
1/2 cup of barley flake and oat flake mix
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

After cooking I topped it with
1 tbsp shredded coconut
2 tbsp ground flax
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 tbsp pumpkin seed, sunflower seed and sliced almond mix
1 tsp coconut oil

I think I could eat this 3 meals a day seven days a week ! It just amazes me that I never realized you should eat oatmeal any way but plain until I started reading blogs !

The plows have come through and the crews have been out shoveling the walks, but last nights temps dipped way below freezing and there are several slippery patches out on the walks and roads. Time to get creative with exercise here ! Instead of bundling up and heading outside, we are going to do a stair climbing work out. We live on the 3rd floor of a building with an elevator, so the goal is to ride the elevator down and then walk up 3 times. Why not walk down ? My knee does not handle climbing down well, and there are no activity points to be gained through falling down 3 flights of concrete stairs. Considering we do not usually climb the stairs, I think 3 passes is a good number to begin with !

2 comments:

Skye's the Limit said...

Hey Di,

I think your stair exercise is a wonderful idea! You certainly made me laugh with the "falling down 3 flights" thought! lol You're right. Play it safe and take the elevator! ;o)

I also wanted you to know that I have officially nominated you for the Marie Antoinette 'Real Blogs; Real People' Award.

Check out my blog for the details!

Thank you for always making me laugh!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Thank you for the award !!!
But I have a problem- i don't have the foggiest idea how to put awards up on my blog ! I am not all that computer savvy- I still cannot figure out how to post more than one picture in a blog entry without screwing it up very badly.