I have a new breakfast obsession! I've heard a few fellow Weight Watchers talk about them and decided to give them a try. What's this new obsession, you ask?
Steel Cut Oats!!
They're a million times better than instant oatmeal. They have a texture that is excellent and not pasty like instant. I like that I have to chew my oats. I really can't express my love for them via blogging. Haha.
They do take awhile to cook, but I have learned a way to cut down the cooking time. I soak them overnight, so they're ready to be cooked when I get off work. Doing them that way cuts the cooking time by a lot!
I have eaten them prepared several ways. I've had them with my daily olive oil and a few packs of Equal and I've added cinnamon to the oil and sweetener. But my favorite way so far is with a banana, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and my daily oil. That's the way I had them yesterday moring. Sooooooo delicious!!!
I suggest looking for them in your grocery store and giving them a try!
I rewarded myself for hitting my goal this past week. I got a new dress, cute undies, a yoga dvd, and yoga mat. All great purchases if I say so myself.
My favorite purchase would have to be the yoga stuff. I picked up The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga dvd for $9 at Walmart. Now, I've never done any yoga, besides the Wii. So, I was a little nervous about trying something new. I got over my fear quickly and popped in the dvd when I got home.
The dvd has a 6 week program you can follow or an option to customize your own workout with the 3 levels it offers. Being ambitious, I decided to try out the 6 week program.
Bob popped up on the screen, who is rather nice to look at while you're working out. Haha. He explained each move quite well and it was super easy to follow. There were a few times I wanted to give up because my legs and arms were burning, but I didn't. I made it through the whole 30 minutes. I really rather enjoyed it. I even looked forward to it the next day! And I'm definitely feeling it tonight!
It feels good to be working out again! Now I just need to start doing some more cardio. Maybe I'll get the Biggest Loser Boot Camp dvd. Bob swears it's a great companion with the yoga. We'll see.
Speaking of rewards……
Now that I'm so close to 100lbs lost, I really need to figure out how I'm going to reward myself. I'm at a total loss.
So, I'm asking for all my blog readers to suggest some ideas. Something non-food related and something fairly cheap. (I'm a balla on a budget) If you guys could help, that would be great!
I'm off to enjoy a salad!