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From Strawberry Oatmeal to Exercise and Nutrition

Thursday, September 01, 2011

We turned our regular oatmeal into strawberry oatmeal this morning. We used the magic bullet because we were just testing our oatmeal idea first (plus I haven't unpacked the blender yet!) We cooked a bowl of regular old-fashioned oatmeal and then mixed it up with one frozen strawberry, one tsp of sugar and a bit of milk in the magic bullet. It was wonderful! Tomorrow, I'm going to add more strawberries and leave out the sugar. The kids ate double the amount of oatmeal they normally eat plus a half waffle each this morning!
That Magic Bullet is pretty interesting. My MIL gave it to us a couple of years ago and only my husband had used it so far to make ice cream shakes.
I've been planning on trying a smoothie with frozen strawberries, yogurt and bananas but haven't had a chance yet. Today is grocery day though, so hopefully I'll be able to try it tomorrow.
I feel like I'm doing great on my exercise so far. I've done more than an hour of cardio every day this week! I'm still working toward a goal of 2 hours/day (by the end of September) and then I'll start adding some strength training. :)
I still need to work on eating healthier. I've done pretty well at staying within my calorie range this week but I'm not necessarily eating as healthy as I could be. (A couple of cookies and nutty butty bars!) ;) Today is grocery shopping day, though and my list is full of healthy food that I like, so that should help. I already have my meals planned out for the day, I just need to enter them in the tracker and decide what I am going to have for a snack. (and try to stay away from the cookies!!)

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