I was up early today to get ready for a day with my best friend. I could have made time for a workout but to be honest my right foot is acting up again. =/
Instead I got all dolled up and ate breakfast. Weetabix with fresh strawberries and raw almonds. ^_^ Oh how I missed you.
Then unfortunately Ashton had to cancel on me because poor Neea is teething. =( I should have just put on my workout clothes and went and got all sweaty but because I’d taken so much time to get ready I didn’t want to ruin it yet where there still could be plans later.
Instead I got some work done, cleaned, and watched TV.
Man it was nice to have a free day to get shit done! My morning started with my baby girl, Ophelia, head butting me in the face over and over again because (1) she wanted food and (2) she wanted her mother to get her butt out of bed! Around 9:30, I couldn’t take the abuse any longer.
For breakfast I made myself another refreshing bowl of fruit salad! Just a plethora of cut of fruit mixed with two spoonfuls of yogurt and a sprinkle or raisins and raw almonds. I’m on a total fruit kick.
Then I kept my forward momentum and hit the gym for a 60 minute hill stationary bike ride. Following my sweat I got all the laundry done, unpacked, and tidied up the apartment. I even walked to TJ’s for milk and Weetabix!
Gah! I've been so busy it's been really hard to find time to blog! Forgive me!
Yesterday started off on the right foot with a banana before heading off to do an hour of hot yoga. There were a few poses I couldn't do because of my foot, but in general I think it was really good on my hurting body and got me to sweat buckets. On the walk home I grabbed a doppio ristretto with 2″ hot water, 1 raw sugar, and a splash of half and half to refuel.
Interesting thing about Starbucks in SoCal…they seem to think it's okay to take all day making espresso! Seriously, I've never seen a slower Starbucks before. Seems like they don't know how to drink sequence or anything…Win thinks it's due to the laid back attitude everyone has here. It's freaking nuts.
When I was a little girl my favorite things in the world to read were Archie Comics. Anyone else read those? I would constantly be checking the used book store for volumes I didn't have and even occasionally would spend all my allowance on new crisp ones that always taunted me at the checkout counters in grocery stores. I loved these comics. In fact, the very first thing I learned to read was an Archie Comic story that had two words in it: “Archie” and “Veronica”. Stupid simple yes, but because I was able to read those two words I was filled with such joy that since that day I've been an avid reader.
One of the characters in Archie Comics was a guy named Jughead. The only really memorable thing about Jughead was that he absolutely loved to eat hamburgers. Well today, all I could think about was hamburgers, just like Jughead.
Okay so I didn't wake up thinking about burgers. =P I DID wake up hungry though! I devoured a jar of strawberry overnight oats topped with almond butter, toasted almonds, and craisins. Then I headed to the hospital for my tray delivery rounds. When I got back home I already felt hungry again!! I ignored it and eventually ended up at the gym for 45 minutes of hill stationary biking. Why 15 minutes shorter than normal? Because all I could think about were hamburgers!! I was famished.
Geez, new Sunday rule for me: Get up and workout! I took my time being lazy and I got so little done today it’s not funny. The whole day felt like I was moving in slow motion.
First off I had a nummy breakfast of Costco Greek Yogurt, ground flax, Granola Chips, fresh blueberries, golden raisins, and a spoonful of sunflower seed butter. That’s right folks, yogurt is back! I bought 2 cases, that’s 4 containers (32 oz.) of 0% Greek yogurt!
Then the babies and I sat around writing posts and catching up on biochemistry reading. At 1pm I was convinced to go take an one hour nap with those fuzz balls.
Yesterday turned out to be quiet a day and not one I expected at all.
I was up early in order to deliver trays before work. That’s right, I’ve switched my Monday night delivery to Saturday morning because I’m getting up anyway for work! Might as well get it done.
Before I left I had a marvelous bowl of, you guessed it, Weetabix, topped with fresh blueberries (yes, after writing that paper on their benefits I just couldn’t wait for their season any longer), ground flax, 1/2 bag NatureBox Cranberry Almond Bites, Wild Berry Bunch, and toasted pecans. Now that I’ve finished the first sleeve of Weetabix I swear I’ll try to make my breakfasts different and more interesting. ~.^
Wow I was almost awake for 24 hours yesterday! O.O When I finally laid my head down around 2am, I finally felt how tired I was and passed out until noon today! It was some good sleep. I feel well rested.
When I woke up, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted for breakfast so I eventually went with what was easy. Greek yogurt, raw oats, ground flax, sunflower seed butter, frozen blueberries, and golden raisins. Not the best bowl ever, but it worked.
I was up early this morning to get in a 30 minute interval treadmill run at 0.5 incline. To be honest, I really wasn’t in the mood for it but, of course, once I was done I was sooo glad I did it.
Then I made sure I had a cold breakfast of pumpkin overnight oats topped with almond butter, toasted almonds, and craisins to help cool me off.
Hmm somehow today was slightly better than yesterday. I think it was just because I was so busy I didn’t have much time for thinking. Before I knew it this morning my alarm was going off and I was tumbling out of bed to put on my workout clothes. Strength training ensued.
When I got back to the apartment I blended up yet another PMS Smoothie. However, once it was poured into an old pizza cup, I realized there was no way this was going to keep me fueled until lunch! Hastily, I toasted a whole wheat English muffin and slathered it with almond butter and orange marmalade. Crisis averted!
I ate breakfast with the adorable holiday card of one of my new cousins, Elise! I can’t wait to meet her this coming summer along with another addition to the family, Evan. Our family has almost doubled in size with all the weddings and babies!
Today was lovely! Oh what a big difference in my stress levels does having Tuesday off from work make. Seriously, I feel soo much better.
I woke up late…probably about 10am! O.O
Then I made myself a lovely breakfast of Kodiak Cakes drizzled with maple syrup, thawed frozen cherries, and toasted almonds. I ended up adding a little almond butter later. Mmm mm.