Dark and dreary

Well, it’s back to pitch-black mornings, thanks to daylight savings! I was so excited last week that the sunlight had finally started to peek through at 6:30 am when I was leaving the gym, but those days are over. No sun until 7:15 now! Despite the darkness, I had a great arms and steps workout this morning. Stats: 1 hour and 6 minutes, 459 calories, 136 average heart rate, 168 max.

Breakfast was a cup of my latest oatmeal concoction: Almond-Infused Rosemary-Lemonade crockpot oats!


Yum, they tasted just like summer!

With the oats, I had 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut, 1 tbsp vanilla-almond granola, and this gorgeous tsp of homemade almond butter:


And two crumbled basil-spice meringue kisses:


My beverage of the morning was “chocolate tea“:


The tea included 1 black tea bag, 1 sugar cookie sleigh ride tea bag, 1 scant tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, a splash of unsweetened soymilk, liberal cinnamon, and a hefty sprinkle of cayenne. Nothing like spicy and bitter chocolate to zap some light into the day!

Did daylight savings time affect your morning?

14 thoughts on “Dark and dreary

  1. snackface says:

    Oh man, great breakfast! Daylight saving times hasn’t effected me today, I don’t think. I mean, it helped me stay up till 3 and wake up at 7:45 a.m. I’m not sure what that says about daylight savings.


  2. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) says:

    WOW, woman, I can definitely say I would never have thought of such an oats recipe, but it looks killer! Nice job! I had Jamba oats again today – total cop out but still good. 🙂 Daylight savings made it harder to get up this morning, but I guess I’ll get used to it. I was really enjoying it being light at 6:30 though! 😦


  3. Erin says:

    This time change is making me crazy! Actually, I can’t really blame the time change on it, but its easier to 🙂
    It did make it harder to go to sleep and wake up.


  4. carolinebee says:

    muah ha i loove it cuz i can go for walks at like 7! THAT feels like summa for sho..you’re oats look amaze- i have rosemary in my backyard, i need to remember to throw it in more concoctions.


  5. luckytastebuds says:

    I am so ridiculously impressed by your oats! That i have got to try…i can imagine moaning from the wonderful flavors in your mouth…mmmmmmm

    DANG yes i was late for work today because I didn’t get up in time. Meaning, my alarm wasn’t adjusted and i slept an extra hour. hahahah Lucky i still got to work at a reasonable hour, but now i’m staying late to compensate. BOOO


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