As I mentioned a few days ago, my life is getting busier and busier and I have less time to dilly-dally in the mornings. I’m making a real effort to just wake up and get it done instead of lounging around.
With bleary eyes and bed head, I popped in the 30 Day Shred. I must’ve been shredding within 10 minutes of waking up! Level 3 is such a killer, but there are so many unique moves I (and my knees) love…. like walking push-ups and the up-and-down planks.
After shredding, I made myself a nice BIG bowl of oatmeal.
MMM. My XL portion of oatmeal contained:
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: brown sugar and chopped almonds.
I’ve noticed when you increase the oats from 1/2 to 3/4, you don’t really need any more liquid — strange!
It was delicious. I didn’t eat it all, though! Oh well.
I *tried* to eat a larger bowl of oatmeal this morning because I’m working the morning shift at the Central Florida Food Bank, known as Second Harvest. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 500 nonprofit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties.
An episode of The Biggest Loser actually motivated me to do this! Plus, I’ve been looking to do some volunteer work (its my version of church) for a while, and although I’ve tried a few organizations, nothing has really meshed with me.
- 37.3 million people (12.5%) were in poverty.
- 13.3 million (18%) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
- 36.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 23.8 million adults and 12.4 million children.
- 3.4 percent of all U.S. households (3.9 million households) accessed emergency food from a food pantry one or more times.
- The "working poor" is a real problem in our country: According to the most recent survey on hunger and homelessness conducted by the United States Conference of Mayors, 40% of adults requesting emergency food assistance were employed. In addition, 21 of the 24 cities surveyed cited unemployment as a determining factor of hunger in their communities.
Gotta get going! See you for lunch and a volunteer recap!