I had big plans this morning of a hard core session with Jillian Micheals and her No More Trouble Zones DVD. That is, until I read Bobbi’s tips on what to do the week before the marathon and read this –
Give your muscles a chance to rest and skip your strength-training routine in the final week before your marathon. You won’t get the benefits from it until after the marathon anyway.
Skip my strength-training routine? I guess that means no Jillian. Such a shame. 🙂 Instead I found a 55 minute Yoga Session of Exercise TV that stretched my tight muscles nice and long to prepare them for the upcoming 26.2 miles.
If you’re preparing for a marathon in the future be sure to check out Bobbi’s tip list here. I also enjoy the one that basically says to load up on as much carbs as possible. I see a great big homemade pizza in my future tonight. 🙂
For breakfast this morning I was inspired by Jenna’s guest post on Kath’s blog regarding the French Lifestyle. I wish I could tell you that I had a fresh French pastry for breakfast, but actually the inspiration came from her comment about having Muesli for breakfast every other morning.
I have seen/ read about muesli on hers and Kath’s blog before and I have to admit I had no clue what muesli actually was. I finally broke down and googled what muesli actually is.
I discovered the muesli is a dried ‘cereal’ made up of rolled oats, whole grains, nuts & various dried fruit that can be served cold or hot. By serving cold you have the option of soaking the cereal over night or for a brief 5 minute bath, depending on the texture you wanted.
After some more googling, I discovered muesli is relatively easy to make on your own. I pieced together several recipes I found online and used what was already in my cabinet to create a wonderful muesli breakfast.
Last night I made a single serving muesli combination of
- 1/2 cup Multigrain Hot Cereal (which contained rolled oats, barley, rye, etc.)
- Dried Pineapple
- Unsweetened Coconut
I then mixed the combination with 1/2 cup of Non-Fat Plain Yogurt and put it in the fridge overnight.
This morning I pulled out the bowl and added fresh Strawberries and a dollop of Naturally Nutty’s Vanilla Almond Butter.
The mix actually reminded me of a breakfast cookie. I loved it! I think true muesli is suppose to be runnier and resemble cereal in milk, but I know I would not have liked that. I prefer the thicker consistency. It was a hearty breakfast, I will be sure to enjoy again in the future.
Thanks Jenna for putting the idea in my head!
What are some of your favorite ideas that bloggers have inspired you to recreate?