Throwback Breakfast… I Miss College!!Posted: July 25, 2012
I had big plans to show you my semi-failed attempt at chicken lettuce wraps from dinner last night, but since my brain was too busy thinking about a million other things this morning, that one will have to wait. Sorry!
Today’s workout started out with a 25 minute HIIT TurboFire class and a quick arm workout that looked like this:
- 4×12 Standing barbell bicep curls (40 lbs.)
- 4×12 Tricep bench presses with barbell (40 lbs.)
- 4×12 Alternating bicep curls to side (15 lb. dumbbells)
- 4×12 Skull crushers using barbell (40 lbs.)
- 4×12 Hammer curls (15 lb. dumbbells)
- 4×12 Tricep extension (One 15 lb. dumbbell)
- 2×10 Incline pushups
- 2×12 Tricep dips
At the end, I also did a little bit of core work – standing obliques, standing crunches, etc. I haven’t been focusing as much on core lately, but I have still been concentrating on engaging it as much as possible while I do other workouts, which is still a great benefit!
I wanted to get to work early again this morning, so I threw together a to-go breakfast like I used to have pretty much every day at college. Even long before the blog, I would pack up yogurt, chia seeds, fruit, and granola and take it all to class with me in the morning. Right before my professor would get going, I would pour it all into the Tupperware I brought and dig in while the lecture went on. (I also did this with lunches in the semesters I had class during that time.) I’m pretty sure everyone around me was probably really jealous of my deliciousness. I just had to be careful not to bring the super-crunchy cereals/granola… no one wants to hear that during class!
This practice continued right through my last semester of school, when I was mostly just working, so I would bring breakfast to my desk there too. (Old examples here, here, here, and here – remember those?!) I wasn’t working out in the mornings back then, so sometimes it took me a little longer to get hungry, but by the time I got settled in at my desk, I was usually ready to eat. Packing breakfast is just as easy as it is to eat at home, and once you are done you can just seal everything back up in the Tupperware until you can get home to wash it. And it’s certainly a lot better than skipping breakfast altogether!
Today I brought a plain vanilla Chobani (I usually buy one big 32-oz container for the week, but the baby ones were on sale for 10/$10 this week), strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, and some Kashi warm cinnamon oats cereal.
At first, I tried to eat it right out of the yogurt container…
But that lasted about two seconds because my desk quickly started to look like a chia seed farm. I dumped everything into the container I brought for that exact purpose (I was just being lazy initially, which never pays off), and that allowed me to add a whole lot more of the toppings.
Mixed it all up and took it down!
It sure did bring me back though… I miss college and my old job!! I like my new job and where I’m at now, but I always knew I’d miss getting to walk around campus during the day and only sit at a desk for an hour at a time. Living on/near campus was always wonderful, and I loved being in the middle of everything. And besides campus life and classes, the people I worked with at my old job were wonderful, and I miss getting to chat with them every morning! Luckily for me, Billy is considering going back to school in the fall, so I’ll get to visit and pretend I still go there. I’m never giving it up!!
When you don’t have time to eat at home, do you bring food with you or just skip it?
What are some of your favorite on-the-go meals?