Excuses and breakfast bars, what do they have in common?

There is nothing nicer than coming home from bootcamp to a fresh batch of breakfast bars and a hot cup of coffee! This is a delicious, quick & easy breakfast that can be varied, using different fruit, different types of milk and even different grains! Kind of like Excuses. They can be varied too. Here are the top 10 excuses for missing bootcamp classes that we have heard over the years:

  1. I can’t seem to get out of bed in the morning, too early
  2.  I am sick  (For 5 weeks by the way…)
  3.  I was going to come but… (fill in the blank)
  4.  I forgot my… (fill in the blank)
  5. My (fill in the blank) hurts
  6. I can’t seem to get motivated
  7. It’s too cold outside
  8. It’s too hot outside
  9.  It’s raining I don’t want to get my hair wet
  10. My cat has a fever (OK we only heard that once…)

Sometimes the reasons are legit, but be careful not to fall into the ‘excuse’ trap or you can sabotage your own success! Get someone’s number in class and text each other for accountability. Do what you need to do to get motivated and keep exercising!

By the way, here is the recipe for the wonderful breakfast bar!! This one has pumpkin seeds:

Makes 4 bars:

12 T oat bran, 1 c quick oats, 4 t ground flax seed, 4 eggs, 3 c milk (any kind), 1 c water, 2 bananas, 2 diced apples 1/2 c pumpkin seeds, spices.

Directions:  Spray a casserole dish with Pam. Dice apples in dish and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. In a bowl, combine bran, oats, bananas, eggs, flax, milk and water and blend with hand blender. Pour over apples. Sprinkle with seeds. Bake 1 hour at 350.

Variations: Use blueberries instead of apples. Use coconut/almond milk. Sprinkle coconut flakes. Add 4 T Maple syrup to mix. So many options! And oh so many excuses… See you soon, Enjoy!

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