If you have some extra time in the morning, cream of wheat is an excellent way to start the day. It's not hard to make...just buy a box of the breakfast grain and follow the directions on the box. I always use skim milk instead of water. I think it adds to the creaminess of the wheat!
The last time I made it, I threw in some dried cranberries and walnuts with the wheat and let it all thicken together. It was a nice touch!
Top with brown sugar or honey!
Combine with splurging on some new exercise equipment. Even new socks can motivate you to get out and move!