Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Eat Your Breakfast, Andrea!

When I was growing up, I NEVER ate breakfast. My mom didn't like it and tried to tell me many times that I had to eat something, but my dad was my supporter. He always said that he never was hungry and couldn't eat anything either for breakfast for the first 20 years of his life. So I got away with not eating anything. I wasn't hungry, and I truly don't know how I could have eaten anything.

By the time I moved out, I still wasn't hungry in the morning, but I made more of a conscious effort to eat something, anything... I have never been a big fan of cereal (well, I never ate it growing up!) and for a long time had a hard time figuring out what to eat in the morning.

Ten years ago or so, I finally figured out the "breakfast thing." I found a few things I liked to eat for breakfast, and I never skipped "the most important meal of the day" as I tell my kids!

However, a few weeks ago, breakfast became a challenge again. I started teaching a VERY early morning class, something I haven't done in a while and not since the toddler was born. When I can leave my house at a somewhat reasonable hour, let's say 7:30 a.m., fitting in breakfast is easy. But these days I'm already long at work by then... Plus, the toddler likes to get up around 5 a.m. these days, so just simply getting ready while feeding and supervising the toddler is a challenge.

So I haven't eaten breakfast consistently in the past few weeks. I always eat something after teaching my VERY early class, around 9:00 a.m. That's still early, but I've been up for at least 4 hours by then. So I think I have to plan my breakfast a bit better.

I think simply putting some of the ingredients on the counter the night before (right next to the coffee maker - I NEVER forget to make and drink coffee!!!) may help. Also, I'll see if I can find some breakfast bars that I like to keep in the car. So on really hectic days I can maybe eat the bar in the car on my way to work.

Do you eat breakfast every day, even on busy mornings? If so, what's your favorite breakfast food while on the run?

Be well,