As a busy mom, my mornings are hectic and my to-do list is long. Even though it seems like I have a million things to do, I try to carve out some time just for me, in order to keep up with my health and fitness goals. Just 20-30 minutes helps me to manage stress better, gives me energy, and helps me feel good in general. When I take the time to get a little exercise in, my whole outlook on the day changes, and I even sleep better at night.
Part of my healthy morning routine includes a delicious breakfast that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Nature Valley Cereal is a quick and easy way to start the morning right. With 100% whole grains and protein, Nature Valley fills me up and gives me the energy I need to handle whatever the day throws at me. I can also rest assured that these cereals contain no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial flavors or colors.
Nature Valley Cereals are available in three delicious flavors:
- Baked Oat Bites
- Honey Oat Clusters
- Chocolate Oat Clusters
Can you guess which one is my favorite? If you guessed “chocolate”, you are correct! I love that I can eat a healthy breakfast and have my chocolate “fix” at the same time. The Chocolate Oat Clusters cereal contains delicious crunchy clusters plus actual chocolate pieces. All of that combined with 12g of protein per serving makes for a very satisfying breakfast!
So what’s my usual morning fitness routine?
- Start the day with a bowl of my favorite Nature Valley Cereal.
- 10 minutes of simple stretches to get my blood flowing and to help prevent injuries during exercise.
- 30-40 minutes of one of the following, depending on time and my other plans for the day: brisk walking/jogging around my neighborhood, cardio/strength training using a workout DVD, or cycling on my favorite bike trail.
- 10 minute cool-down and stretches
Now I’m ready to take on the rest of the day!
Win a $15 Paypal giveaway so you can energize your day with Nature Valley Cereal! First, check out the varieties available and print your $1.00 off coupon and then come back and leave a comment here as your official giveaway entry. I will be choosing one lucky winner from the comments below!
Which Nature Valley Cereal flavor are you excited to try?