Just pretend that this one and yesterday’s were switched. Victor Hugo is the author of Les Miserables.
Today was “Community Day” at school where all classes from 8-5 are cancelled in order to have community-type things going on instead. Well, since attendance isn’t mandatory and I’m not paying $5 to go to school when I don’t have to, it was a day off for me!
It started off with waking up with Chase still in bed, him rolling over and going “Surprise!!”, and then explaining to me he took a personal day off from work so we could spend time together. <3 What a pleasant surprise!
I feel like I’ve been really negative this past quarter. I want to change that. I want to be one of those positive happy people. =)
So for a little while (I guess until I’m bored with it or forget!), I’m going to start each post with a little inspirational quote.
See, doesn’t that feel nice? I never used to be such a sentimental girl, but it appears right now in life I could use these little pick me ups.
You will not believe what I did today. I went snorkeling. IN THE OCEAN! This is a big deal for me. I grew up watching Jaws and having a phobia of being in large bodies of water because of it. Seriously, I would get panic attacks in a lake. Never in my life did I think I'd ever actually go in to the ocean.
It was an amazing experience. At first going in and trying to breath through the snorkel freaked me out a bit. But once I got the hang of it it was so fun! I love floating with the waves, staring at the sea bed looking for wildlife.
We ended up only seeing one tiny leopard shark but, honestly, that was enough shark for me. We also saw some rays and other fish which were super cool! We swam for about an hour and a half and then we realized how freaking cold we were!! We got out to lay in the sun for a bit to warm up but our wet suits kept us pretty cold still. I couldn't stop shaking and my hands were blue so we decided to call it a day.
Anyways I sadly do not have any photos of Win and I's snorkeling adventure in La Jolla. We bought an underwater camera but since it's a disposable we're going to have to take it in to be developed! I promise to share them with you all as soon as I have them though.
So instead of (hopefully) amazing underwater shots I give you photos of food! I had a big bowl of Coach's oats for breakfast with a banana and peanut butter mixed in. Yay oatmeal! I've forgotten how much I love this stuff. Sorry Weetabix, but you're gonna have to share me.
Blarg! Still sick. =/ My body let me sleep in until 11:30am though! It really needed the rest.
Then I took the time to make myself a hot breakfast of plain oats (1/3 cup raw oats, 1 tbsp. gluten free hot cereal, 1 tsp. ground flax) topped with a spoonful of Cookie Butter and craisins. To increase my protein intake (Carole @ Hypnotic Nutrition totally swears by 30g of protein in the morning so I’ve been really trying to stay true to that), I also had a hard boiled egg with S&P on the side.
My Valentine’s Day this year turned out absolutely wonderful. Did you all have a good day as well? It started with me getting to sleep in since I had no A&P Lab this morning since I took the practical early. I didn’t need to be at school until 1pm!
I got up when I couldn’t sleep any longer (and my stomach was hungry) around 9am. I then made a hot and decadent bowl of oatmeal cooked with berries and topped with NatureBox dark chocolate trail mix. It was divine!
After a bit of digestion I hit the gym for a sweaty 30 minute treadmill interval workout at 2.0 incline. I was so happy to have my workout in for the day but I had a really hard time cooling down my body afterwards. No wonder I rarely workout in the mornings anymore. >.<
I have a confession: last night as I stayed up late watching a movie by myself I found myself binging. I knew I was doing it. I knew I wasn’t hungry. I knew I didn’t need it. But I kept eating, venomously. It’s really hard to face the fact that something’s will always be a struggle and need to continuously be worked on. I should have just brushed my teeth but in never even occurred to me.
This morning, even though I wasn’t hungry yet, I made breakfast. I should probably work on waiting until I’m hungry. This bowl of oatmeal was amazing though. It tasted like Valentine’s Day. I cooked my regular oatmeal with a 1/2 cup of frozen berries (cherries, blackberries, and raspberries) and then topped it all with a 1/4 cup of NatureBox Chocolate Ginger Bliss mix (though with the crystalized ginger picked out and tossed in the garbage). It was so rich, bold, and delectable. I’m seriously remaking it for the actual V-Day.
I love my Sundays with my babies. <3 I know they really look forward to it them too since on the occasion that I’m not home on Sundays they give me the silent treatment. They are so loving. ^_^
This morning I was up bright and early and making a hot breakfast of plain oats topped with homemade raspberry jam and a spoonful of crunchy sunflower seed butter. I’m really trying to get myself excited about oatmeal again so be prepared for some random concoctions. This PB&J bowl was alright but nothing to write home about.
Ever have one of those days where you feel like you are just in over your head with money problems? That was today for me. It seems like I will never have all my bills paid. The most aggravating is a bill for that 5 minutes I spent going over my blood test results with my doctor! I thought follow-ups were free. Am I crazy? Should I try to fight this $50 charge?
Anyway I woke up, yet again, feeling like I’d been hit by a bus. =( I don’t know why I am waking up feeling soo very tired. Perhaps it’s connected to the headaches I go to bed with?
Anyway I’ve been really wanting to make oatmeal lately and today seemed like as good a time as any. 1/3 cup oats, 1 tsp ground flax, 2 handfuls frozen blueberries and topped with a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter and golden raisins. It wasn’t a-mazing like I remember oatmeal being. I think I’ve gotten bored with my toppings. =/
Ug. It’s been just one of those days where I don’t feel good about anything. You know that feeling that even though you ate a healthy lunch, you are as big and as jigglly as a whale? I blame my lady days. It’s really hard to ignore.
Even when I woke up I felt this way. Even while I did strength training at the gym I felt this way.
Eating a healthy breakfast of oats cooked with 1/2 a frozen banana and nutmeg and topped with sunflower seed butter, toasted almonds, and golden raisins didn’t make it go away.