My Love Story

I have something personal to share with you all. About a year ago, I fell in love, extremely in love. I need my love every morning. I never forget about it, I can’t function without it. 201106050837.jpg

Breakfast, I love you.

I realized how strong my love is when I woke up this morning slightly cranky and tired. I immediately decided to skip early morning yoga and thought I should take a complete rest day. I stumbled downstairs, made a yogurt oatmeal bowl and within 2 minutes of eating felt better and ready to take on the day.

I know not everyone shares my love, but oh I wish they did! I actually have never really been a breakfast skipper however for most of high school and my freshman year of college the options were basically


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Or of course if I are breakfast in the dining hall something like this


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But I also had pizza as an after school snack so there you go.

When I decided to lose weight (initially in the healthy way) the first thing I knew was I had to get breakfast under control. I’d always read about the benefits of eating a good, filling breakfast

  • Breakfast enhances your body’s metabolism.
  • Eating breakfast improves your daily nutrient consumption. Even a simple breakfast can provide you with a great amount of vitamins like vitamin B6, A, minerals like calcium, iron, etc.
  • Breakfast is essential for improving your concentration and productivity throughout the day.
  • It is also observed that eating a healthy breakfast plays an important role in controlling weight gain.
  • Eating breakfast also reduces the risk of heart diseases and is also essential in checking your cholesterol levels.
  • Breakfast keeps you energized the whole day and controls your hunger pangs and snacking urges.

I got into a rotation of either oatmeal of cheerios with skim milk and strawberries, occasionally scrambled egg whites with veggies and on the weekend one big pancake with flavored yogurt and fruit or a whole wheat bagel sandwich with cream cheese and veggies.

This was January of 2010 and I have eaten breakfast every single day since. Obviously my tastes have evolved


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Protein Bakes


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Microwave Pancakes

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AMAZING YOGURT BOWLS


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Breakfast Cookie Dough

And of course


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Oatmeal/ Overnight oats <3 <3 <3

This morning I enjoyed a yogurt parfait, not pictured but it was greek yogurt, oats, rice chex, a banana, truvia, and cinnamon in an almost gone almond butter jar. Delicious =).

Alright, I must decide what to do with my day. Have a great Sunday all!

Peace!

Caitlin

What’s your all time favorite breakfast? Ignore nutrition! All time, ignoring nutrition… either french toast or a big blueberry muffin with sugar on top like from Panera or Starbucks.

Favorite summer time fruit? Cherries!

Pick my workout please! Power walk? Vinyasa Yoga? Zumba?

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8 responses to “My Love Story

  1. my oh my how ur bfasts have evolved!!! they are yummy! i LOVE Brekki! pancakes probably!! let meknow what workout u chose!

  2. Breakfast is glorious isn’t it?! I too am deeply in love haha! Let’s see, ignoring nutrition, I still REALLY like my big bowls of oats, buuuut I might have to choose thick and fluffy restaurant pancakes with nuts and maple syrup!

  3. I LOVE breakfast, and b fast food. We have breakfast for dinner on my birthday. I like eggs with veggies and hasbrowns. And black coffee – a LOT of it.

  4. French toast!

  5. cheers to breakfast!!

    You should be proud of how well you turned your health around!!

    Poptaaaaaaaaarts! I always see one of my TAs at school eating those, and it makes me wonder! I would neverrrrrrrr stay full off of that!

  6. Great post! I’m going back and looking at all your breakfast recipes… they look sooo good! Whats your absolute favorite?

    • Aw thanks! Breakfast is the greatest, especially after a good run!! I LOOVE yogurt bowls, there’s so much you can do with them plus I love to have different textures. Also, it’s not up there but a sweet potato with yogurt, cinnamon, coconut butter and raisins is to die for!

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