So this week I decided to (try to) commit to eating a breakfast other than bagels every morning. In my house, bagels are always available and it’s the easiest thing to grab when I am running late in the morning, and in my opinion the most satisfying. No cooking, no wait time, nothing strenuous about it. Plus I love being able to choose any spread I am in the mood for on any given day, whether it’s strawberry, onion and chive, you name it. As you can see I can write this whole blog about my love for bagels. However, I’m not going to do that. Instead I’m going to tell you what I ate this week to replace my usual bagel breakfast and to curve my instinct to grab for one, even on my busiest days.
Day 1: This morning I had work at 10, and rushed out of the house without grabbing my carb filled breakfast. As upsetting as it was, I knew I couldn’t fail my challenge on the first day (lol). When I got to work I really wasn’t hungry at all. I came to the realization that I don’t eat the bagel because I’m hungry, I eat it because it has literally become a habit. I opened up the shop and waited for my boss to arrive, and when he did he got right to making us smoothies. To my surprise the smoothie filled me up just as much as a bagel does without the gross bloated feeling afterwards.
Day 2: Today I had a free morning and no class until 2, so I was in no rush to hastily eat an unhealthy breakfast. I decided to take the 5 minute walk to Playa Bowls and try something new there. I love Playa Bowls but I never do this because 1. it requires me getting my lazy ass out of the house and seeing people I may not want to see and 2. it costs money that I do not have. Honestly if money wasn’t an object I’d get Playa every day though, because it’s just that good.
Day 3: Since I live in a sorority house with a chef, you’d think I’d take advantage of the breakfast made every morning… well I never did… until this morning. I had scrambled eggs and made myself some cereal. I even treated myself to a side of bacon. I think this is the type of breakfast that I need to start having more often. It made me feel like a real civilized human being that actually sits down and enjoys their food instead of scarfing down a slab of bread. 10/10 recommend.
Day 4: So today I had work in the morning again, and my boss made me another one of his famous smoothies for breakfast, which I was fully satisfied with. With that being said… I may or may not have gone out at night only to drunkenly come home and eat a bagel and a half. OF COURSE I ruin my goal and it wasn’t even for freakin’ breakfast. Yes, I’m disappointed in myself to say the least, but I’m definitely going to remember this week and how much more satisfied and adult-like I felt sitting down and eating nutritious foods for my first meal of the day instead of stuffing a bagel down my gullet and running out the door.