His and Hers Oatmeal & Hip-Opening Yoga

I made Bobby oats for breakfast!  He liked them very much.  He grew up having oatmeal, but got bored of it (no fun toppings).

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In Bobby’s bowl:

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water + a splash
  • salt, cinnamon
  • handful of raisins (added while cooking)
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • ~1-2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • some Wildflower California honey

Bobby says: “It was very good.  The sunflower seeds made it a little too salty.  Raisins were good.  Honey was good.  Granola was good.  But sometimes I couldn’t tell the difference between granola and oatmeal because they’re both oats!  It was fun to eat it with a spoon.”  He’s in a silly mood.

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In my bowl:

  • 3/4 cup heart-healthy serving, 1.5 cups water
  • cinnamon, salt, vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk (added at the end after it’s in the bowl)
  • spoonful of Better’n Peanut Butter

I also did a lovely hip-opening yoga routine this morning.  It was free of course!  Check out Eoin Finn’s podcasts.  The class I did this morning was called Tragically Hips, and really focused on getting loose.  Eoin started out with some very quick sun salutations (A and B), then moved onto some vinyasas, sitting poses, and minimal ab work.

This is not an mp3 for beginners – not that the poses are too difficult, but he focuses less on the basic instruction (“inhale, look up, exhale, fold forward” type of thing) and instead on other types of guidance.  He pointed out some mistakes that I had been making, probably because after a while we all become comfortable in our own routines.  I liked this a lot actually.  The pace is quite quick at first and if you were new to yoga you could become lost.

The only modifications that I made were to skip his 2-minutes of forward bending at the end (I hate forward bending) and do wheel instead.  I also did headstand at the end for a good 2 minutes.  This was actually my best attempt at headstand yet.  My feet tapped the wall once when I went up and I managed to hold it after that.  I was very happy.

This afternoon I’m going to make my week’s menu plan, and probably go for a leisurely walk with Bobby.  We’ll watch the superbowl, but I’m only in it for the commercials!  Who are you rooting for? I guess I’ll go with the Steelers because I’m from PA/NJ.

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13 Comments on His and Hers Oatmeal & Hip-Opening Yoga

  1. polly
    1 February, 2009 at 2:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Maggie Muffin!

    I love the oats!! YAY for hip opening yoga, I did a yoga for runners practice today! (more yummy hip yoga!)

    We are just cheering for the commercials tonight. Actually, I am rooting for Kurt Warner, we like him. XOXO

  2. Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    1 February, 2009 at 4:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Yummy oats! They are so good!

    I love me some hip opening yoga! Freedom in the body (especially in those tight hips) equals freedom in the mind! Loves it.

  3. gary
    1 February, 2009 at 4:32 pm (5 years ago)

    honey+cinnamon= <3 !!!!!

  4. Pearl
    1 February, 2009 at 4:51 pm (5 years ago)

    ooh you are such a sweetheart to make him oatmeal! haha :)

  5. Olga
    1 February, 2009 at 5:28 pm (5 years ago)

    i am also ruling for the steelers, because of the geographical location: proximity to me! =]

    have a good night! I love the “his”/”her” oats…Niicceeeee

  6. Sharon
    1 February, 2009 at 5:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh wow, that is so cute with the oats!

  7. Jenny
    1 February, 2009 at 6:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Aw both bowls of oats sound good to me! That’s cool that you add that chocolate soy milk at the end…I bet that’s yummy :)

    I chose the pittsburg steelers for really unknown reasons…I’m not really a football fanatic, bring on the half-time show!

  8. Melissa S.
    1 February, 2009 at 6:04 pm (5 years ago)

    yay for boy and girl bowl of oats!

  9. K
    1 February, 2009 at 7:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Haha love the his and hers oats – also loved Bobby’s review!

  10. Larissa
    1 February, 2009 at 8:31 pm (5 years ago)

    yummy oats!

  11. HangryPants
    2 February, 2009 at 1:24 pm (5 years ago)

    The pats look great! I’v never thought of adding chocolate milk to oats, but what a genius idea!

    The hip opening class sounds delicious. I think you’re right about settling into poses and not being aware of mistakes. I’ve been practicing at home a lot and think I am in need of some fine tuning from a teacher.

  12. HangryPants
    2 February, 2009 at 1:25 pm (5 years ago)

    I meant oats, not pats. :D

  13. Damjana
    11 July, 2009 at 5:51 am (5 years ago)

    Yum, I like your oats! Do you use 3/4 cup of dry oats? Mixed with yoghurt are fabulous.
    Have a nice day!