A Healthy Start: How Turning 30 Helped Me Change My Morning Routine

Easy Breakfast - Honey Bunches of Oats

As some of you may know I turned 30 on August 25th this year.

And with that big milestone birthday in mind, I decided to create some goals for my 30-year-old self. These goals included paying off my credit card debt (almost there), eliminating toxic people from my life (easier said than done) and to get healthy!

So, these goals are not easy and led me to make some big life changes. No credit card debt means no shopping, getting rid of toxic people drastically reduced my social life…but hey that helped me get healthy!

So to kick off my health push I decided to participate (and create?) Sober September, yep no booze for me. And while kicking the booze I am heading back to the gym and making a conscious effort to monitor just what I am putting in my mouth.
Easy Breakfast - Honey Bunches of Oats

So, to kick off my healthy September I made a quick + easy Honey Bunches of Oats® breakfast parfait. I normally start my day with a coffee and my laptop, so this was a welcome addition to my diet and morning routine. The parfait was super easy to make and consisted of simply what I had in my fridge and pantry:

Greek Yogurt

Honey Bunches of Oats®

Raspberries

Honey (found some DELICIOUS local honey in my pantry)

Mint (because I want my shit to look fancy)

I layered the ingredients in a stemless wine glass (because Pinterest told me to), sat on my patio and enjoyed my morning with my dog and the September Vanity Fair issue. Not only was this a welcome change to my normally chaotic morning routine, I started the day with a ton of energy and a positive attitude…maybe chugging coffee, checking emails and watching the news isn’t the best way to start your day.

When did I become so wise?

Easy Breakfast - Honey Bunches of Oats

Easy Breakfast - Honey Bunches of Oats

Easy Breakfast - Honey Bunches of Oats

Download a coupon here and try Honey Bunches of Oats® cereal for yourself!

Maybe you will end up as wise as me.

Photos by Garry Alexander

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