Eggs in my oats

Between school, having friends visit and getting sick, I haven’t had much time to digest the fact that my work with the college is officially done.  Yesterday was the first time since leaving that it actually sunk in – I don’t have to sit at a desk for eight hours a day anymore.  Although it makes me a bit uneasy to not know what’s next, I’m really proud of myself for being able to trust my intuition and know that it was time to leave.  So many people live their lives out of fear – staying in jobs they hate because they don’t think anything better will ever come or because it’s just easier. I know that I’ve never been steered in the wrong direction and that the next step on my path will show itself clearly when it’s time.  It is incredibly liberating to know that my destiny is in my own hands, and it feels good to be at ease with the process right now. 

Most of yesterday was spent running errands and getting my affairs in order so that Ben and I will be able to survive thrive during this transition period.  I still have some loose ends to tie up, but it was a productive day. 

There are only two real items on the agenda for today: (1) teaching my lunchtime TurboKick class [these are always my favorite because I love watching as my students leave the building with the energy to conquer the rest of their days!] and (2) an afternoon volunteer meeting. 

Of course, they’ll both be exciting and fun, but what I’m really stoked about is taking my first kettlebells class at the Wellness Center where I teach!  Daniel, the instructor, is really knowledgeable, so I’m excited to able to ask questions about form and to learn more moves so that I can utilize the kettlebell I have at home! 


I’ve been fueling my mornings with a new oatmeal mix that has been keeping me satisfied for hours!  I make a pot with three servings so that I have breakfast for the next few days:

[In the pot]:

  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1/2 c steel cut oats
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 egg, beaten

Boil the water – add the oats – cover and cook on low for about 10 minutes, or until most of the water is absorbed – stir in chia seeds, almond milk and egg – cook for another few minutes.

I heard about adding egg to the mix and thought it was a brilliant way to add more protein.  I didn’t realize it would also completely change the texture to be creamy and delicious! I always add chocolate protein powder to the bowl right before eating for more protein as well, but you can add whatever toppings you like [nut butters, nuts, fruit, etc.]. 

Well, it’s a beautiful morning on Maui and I’m getting ready to start my day!  Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends! 

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2 thoughts on “Eggs in my oats

  1. Therese says:

    Girl, I am SO proud of you! You make me so excited to get out of my own current job, I’m having a hard time waiting until July to do it! I’m also nervous about the security but man, I just can’t see myself living such an unfulfilled life! We have the power to make our futures happen and we’re making it now! Woo hoo!!!

    • greenplatedinners says:

      Aw, thank you so much Therese! I’m so proud of YOU!! I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you’re going to do next! And of course, I totally agree with being able to live a life of fulfillment… we’re making it happen!

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