Wow…first of all a HUGE thank you to all of my wonderful friends who commented on my last post regarding my decision to transfer and my issues with a bit of exercise obsession.
It’s so great to know that I am so not alone in a lot of these feelings! I wish all of us could just move into one big blogger community and all be neighbors and best friends!
I don’t know about all you other college girls out there, but the beginning of a new semester always makes me feel a little overwhelmed. Attending classes for the first time always makes me feel sort of uneasy.
A million thoughts tend to bounce around in my head all day and all night regarding the books I need, my homework assignments, and adjusting to a brand new schedule.
Luckily, a sweaty workout always helps me out! My number one stress reliever this week has been keeping to the routine of my half-marathon training. I’m following kind of a mixture of Hal Higdon’s Intermediate training plan and one that I found in Runner’s World a few years back.
The other place I find comfort when I’m stressed or uneasy is in, of course, food.
This morning after a sweaty elliptical + weight session, I made something for breakfast that I haven’t had in ages.
Anybody but me practically grow up on this stuff? When I was little, my sister and I used to have this for breakfast all the time. It’s a hot wheat cereal, very similar to cream of wheat. (I’ve never had cream of wheat, but that’s what I’m told!) Our favorite flavor was of course the chocolate kind…
What kid doesn’t love chocolate cereal for breakfast?!
I saw Malt-O Meal a while back at the grocery store and had to buy some to see if I still liked it as much as I used to when I was a kid.
I made it on the stovetop with water and added a splash of almond milk at the end.
Definitely not the most attractive breakfast in the world…
To give it a little more flavor and protein, I added a big scoop of PB and some frozen blueberries.
(Sorry for the terrible picture quality. Dark kitchen and no natural lighting = photography disaster)
Alongside a hot cup of coffee, this breakfast definitely hit the spot. It made me feel like I was a little kid again, eating Malt-O Meal with my sister while we were pretending we were Goldilocks eating porridge :)
Life was a lot simpler when we were kids, wasn’t it?
Definitely made me miss my big sister!!
Happy Weekend, everyone!
Any meals that spark childhood memories for you?
Best comfort in stressful times: food or exercise or none of the above?
Exciting weekend plans?!