Last night was such a relaxing night. It was quite lovely.
After training a couple clients I came home and made dinner in less than 10 minutes by warming up some leftover enchilada soup on the stove:
Then I added a tbsp. of sour cream.
Then I added some shredded pepper jack cheese and a glass of wine, but got sick of taking pictures
I also baked up another batch of the Primal Pumpkin Protein Bars.
I’ve been eating one of these as my nighttime snack most nights.
Workout and Breakfast
After finally getting a restful night sleep, I nearly sprung out of bed this morning. The past week or so I’ve been tossing and turning. While the animals are somewhat at fault, I think we all know that I just have issues. But more on sleep in a second.
Since I had boundless energy this morning, I headed straight to the gym. However, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to accomplish. Yesterday I did the Spartacus workout and tomorrow I’ll be going to a spin class (intense cardio) so I decided to go with what sounded like fun!
I ended up splitting my time between running on the treadmill (30 minutes) and ellipticalling on the elliptical (25 minutes) before calling it good and heading home.
Back home, I found myself craving a breakfast that hasn’t appealed to me in months – oatmeal!
Foods to Help You Sleep Better
By now I think we all know I have sleep issues. You can read more about my inability to slumber well all the time here, but basically, I function best on 8-9 solid hours of sleep each night, and I only get that 3 out of 4 weeks of the month.
So when I happened upon this article listing some foods to encourage sleep, I was intrigued. Yahoo! Shine lists these 5 foods as sleep-helpers:
- Fish-Because of their B6 properties
- Jasmine rice-Or other high glycemic index foods (though I can’t help but wonder if the insulin spike offsets this benefit)
- Tart cherry juice-Due to its high melatonin content
- Yogurt-due to its calcium content
- Whole grains-WG are rich in magnesium, which is said to help with sleep.
I’ve also heard that walnuts had sleep-promoting properties, too! I do find that if I have a snack heavier in carbs I’ll usually sleep a little better.
Time for work! I’m so thankful it’s already Thursday
What was the last thing you ate before bed last night?