Flax facts.

Twelve hours after I ended the spin class with my mom, I was back on the spin bike for my Tuesday early morning spin class. I don’t know if my legs were quite ready for another round of sprints, hills, hovers, and jumps with that short of rest period. Oh well, I did it anyway and it was great! 

I know it probably sounds super “health guru” when I say this but… I. LOVE. FLAX. I think it is a wonder food. Fibre. Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-6 fatty acids. Tons of minerals. BAM. Wonder food. My dad adds it to his protein shakes, I add it to oatmeal and cereal or sprinkle it on top of yogurt and fruit. 

I personally love the texture and taste that it adds to my oatmeal. I have always used ground flax seed, because you can buy it at Costco, but I like the taste of whole flax seed better, so that is exactly what I had in my peanut butter and banana oatmeal for breakfast this morning. 

And coffee. Lots of coffee.

It is never a good thing when you are heading home from a long day at school and get on the bus that is already 10 minutes late to check the map on your phone and see this. That red line means heavy traffic by the way. 

I was already hungry in my last class, starving when I got on the bus, and downright hangry on the ride home. It was definitely time to break out the Clif bar. I had three in my backpack. I like how there is a mountain climber on the package and it is called an “energy bar” and is probably primarily intended for hard core athletes as a concentrated fuel source. Don’t worry, they aren’t just for endurance cyclists and such… they are perfect for hangry people on unexpectedly long bus rides too 😉

I was only an hour late getting home, but sitting on a city bus listening to the Jay & Dan Podcast really tires you out so I probably shouldn’t even attempt to do any homework or studying tonight, right? 

That’s what I thought… Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy it is! It is suppose to snow more tonight so I may just have to run on the treadmill tomorrow, oh darn. It’s probably best I am running with a bathroom close-by though what with all of the flax I am eating, ha! Did I mention flax has tons of fibre?

Did you know that since the introduction of “low-fat” foods to grocery stores and supermarkets the obesity epidemic has actually skyrocketed? Low-fat diets aren’t actually very healthy for you. If you have fat, it doesn’t mean you are fat. If you have fat, it means you are alive. It’s all about getting the right kind of fats and knowing what your daily recommended intake is. Flax seed, avocado, salmon, nuts and seeds – all great sources of healthy fats. Eating healthy fats in moderation is essential to a healthy diet. In other words, go buy some flax seed and then remember to thank me.