February’s goal is breakfast!
I’ve mentioned before that we generally don’t eat breakfast. It’s always been a very generic goal for us, like “exercise more”, but lately it’s become a very specific need for me. Why? I now have regular morning meetings. Never mind that my growling stomach is distracting (and embarrassing), I can’t concentrate!
To tackle this, I want to face and debunk my usual excuses:
1. I don’t have time! Or as S says, “I prefer sleeping”
True, the morning is a dash. True, we spend way too much time on food prep as it is. What’s false is that bfast is time consuming. A store-bought granola bar would suffice. Also, I don’t care if I eat at home or at work, so it’s just a matter of having something ready to throw in the work bag.
2. But my work bag is full
I usually don’t have much room in my bag for extra food, so I have a problem with carting even more tupperware on a daily basis. But who says I need to bring bfast food every day? On Monday I could bring a big bag of fruit, bagels and cream cheese, or other perishables. I could also keep a stock of pantry bfast food that would only need to be replenished periodically.
3. I’m not hungry!
That used to be true. I certainly remember a time when a cup of coffee and a cigarette was breakfast enough. Over the years I’ve started waking up hungry, and coffee on an empty stomach just makes me feel nauseous. Our appetite has changed, but our habits haven’t kept up.
We’ll need some new strategies to tackle the habit. The first of which is to just plan the new meal. We’re already off to a good start. On Saturdays, I’ll do a weekly roundup of bfast; what we ate, how it went, and whether it kept us going until lunch.
For all of you regular breakfast eaters, what’s your motivation? Or is it just such a habit that you don’t give it another thought?