How about a little kick in your oats?
Double Shot Oatmeal – it’s baaaaack! I don’t know about you, but I love all things coffee-flavored. Especially coffee ice cream. However, coffee ice cream might not be the best choice for the most important meal of the day, so let’s stick with these coffee oats, mmmkay?
On the stovetop:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup soy milk
1 very ripe banana
1/2 tablespoon instant coffee
Toppings: a sprinkle of brown sugar, blueberries, coconut
It’s that time again… FAQ Monday!
What did you want to be when you grew up? I’m not sure that I had any specific career aspirations in high school, but I did do to a year of business school when I began college. I thought I was going to go into marketing or public relations. However, I switched my major to writing after a year. I volunteered for Sexual Assault Services for four years and considered going to graduate school to do therapy but decided against it. I started freelance writing when I was 18, and then, I worked as an urban planner for 3.5 years. When I was 24, I applied to study to become a physical therapist… But clearly, life had other plans! Basically, I don’t think I ever knew what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up.’ And that’s okay.
Fun fact: The Husband was torn between becoming a sports psychologist and an acupuncturist. He was actually England’s amateur National Prep School Champion in golf when he was 13 and had aspirations of going pro; that’s why he was interested in sports psychology. He seriously weighed both options but ended up going to graduate school for holistic medicine and now owns his own clinic!
Did your parents expect you to do chores as a kid? Did you get an allowance? My parents divorced when I was 7 or 8, so I spent every other weekend at my mom’s or dad’s house. At each parent’s house, I had a list of chores to do. At mom’s, I was responsible for bathing my two dogs twice a month, as well as walking them daily. I helped do stuff like clean the bathrooms, too. At my dad’s, I was responsible for cleaning the bathrooms twice a month. No wonder I hate to do the bathrooms now! I got an allowance (I think from both parents?) but it wasn’t tied closely to chores – more for good behavior.
Link back to an oldie but goodie post. The Emotional Side of Injuries <—How to deal with the stress of an injury or illness when it’s impacting your workouts.
Your turn! Answer one (or all) of the questions above. I’ll randomly pick a winner to receive a copy of the new Healthy Tipping Point book.
What career did you aspire to as a kid? Did you do chores? Link back to a great post of yours if you’re a blogger, too, or a great post by a blog that you read.