The Most Important Meal of the Day

I’ve never been a big breakfast eater. Part of my problem is that I’m not a morning person. So I really don’t want to eat first thing. And, if I’m being totally honest… with my “artistic lifestyle,” sometimes by the time I’m up and around, it’s not what we would technically call “morning.” But the Dr Oz cleanse showed me that I can- and should- become a breakfast convert. I had energy throughout the day, and it anchored my morning routine. Routine is something I really need to work on. But. Baby steps. Breakfast shall be the first of these.

As I explained at the beginning of Project 40, some of my challenges will be habits. And eating a good breakfast is the first of these habits. I want to go 30 consecutive days eating a good breakfast. I was going to say I’m on Day 2. But then I remembered I’ve been eating breakfast every day since Thursday because of the cleanse. So I guess I’m really on Day 6! Hooray for accomplishments!

Of course, it can’t be just any breakfast. It needs to be one that actually fuels me. Here’s where my new love of smoothies comes in. I don’t want to have just that every day. We need variety. But since I had so many of these ingredients in hand and my blender was all warmed up, I’ve gone to this easy solution so far. I’ve come up with one that feels too delicious to be healthy. I am not a nutritionist, but I just don’t see anything bad about this. And I am full and have energy. So. Here’s the list of ingredients. I wouldn’t call it a recipe, because I don’t even measure.

One banana
Cocoa powder (like… A spoonful)
Almond milk
A handful of spinach
Almond butter (again, a spoonful or so)
Coconut water (just a little, to help sweeten the Cocoa powder)

Warning: green and brown do not make a pretty color. That’s why there’s no picture. It’s worth it I swear.

I need a name- any suggestions? Let me know if you try it, and we can come up with a name together!

Since this is a short post, I thought this might be a good time to check in with Project 40 progress.

Physically, I feel pretty awesome. I’ve lost five pounds, and it’s been less than two weeks. (But part of that was during a cleanse.) I’m feeling inspired by my results, but need to stick with it! Already today I haven’t worked out yet. I need to go for a run but couldn’t get Lily to school and am headed out of town tomorrow and my whole day tomorrow is full so I need to pack tonight and I have to do laundry and aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarg! If it wasn’t for the accountability of this blog, I probably would skip it. However. I will run tonight when I get home. I will make it a priority, and I will be glad when I’m done.

As far as my challenges, here’s where it stands.

Completed Challenges:
1. Presidential Physical Fitness Test
2. Shrink Session
3. Dr. Oz 3-day Cleanse

Challenges in Progress:
4. 4-week Summer Fitness

Habits in Progress:
5. Healthy Breakfast every morning (6 consecutive days)
6. Making an effort to drink water every day (2 consecutive days)

Upcoming challenges:
7. Riverside Run (3 miles) on May 10

In order to do 40 challenges in a year, I need to do 3-4 a month. By May 27 I will have completed 7. Who has two healthy thumbs and is on pace to be ahead of schedule?

This 39-year-old.

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