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,
Andrea

5 comments:

  1. I'll at least have a banana with my coffee when it's a hectic morning. It's funny how I, too, always make time for coffee though... :-)

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  2. Since I have a desk job, I'm able to bring my breakfast to work and eat here. However, I have to eat before I work out first thing in the morning, and I usually grab an ounce of cheese to snack on while I'm pulling on my suit and assembling my swim bag. It's not a lot of calories, but it sustains me enough during my workout and until I'm able to eat once I get to work.

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  3. I think breakfast is really very important. I did not use to eat breakfast either, but once I started having a full, proper breakfast, it made such a difference to the entire day! longer laster energy and better concentration! but I think you already discovered for yourself the benefits of breakfast so I will stop lecturing...
    I love oatmeal for breakfast, but I gues that's impractical for you as you're on the run...just a simple banana with PB is a great way to fuel yourself with sufficient nutrients, though!

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  4. I usually eat breakfast, but if I'm not hungry, then I'm not hungry for it and I trust my body:) So I wait until I'm hungry to eat, and sometimes that means I don't eat breakfast

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  5. I absolutely positively have to eat breakfast every single morning. I used to work at the front desk of a freshman dorm, and it's open 24/7. I had one shift that started at 4am. I woke up at 3am and ate breakfast. It sounds crazy, but I am the most miserable person if I don't get to eat when I first wake up.

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