So even though I have not been keeping this blog as of late, I have been keeping up with my workouts. In fact, I even upped the ante. I know swim every morning (sometimes before 7am!) for 1 hour. I really love it. Not only does it start my day off right, but it gives me a full hour to just be completely alone with my thoughts and the soothing silence of water rushing past my ears.
As I walked out of the pool, I watched it rise.
Since I get up so early now, I eat breakfast after working out. Due to my school schedule this means a lot of quick meals unfortunately. No more slowly boiling oats on the stove. =/ Today I had a packet of instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal by Nature’s Path topped with sunflower seed butter and a handful of gooseberries. Have you tried gooseberries? They are nice and sour!
After my cell and molecular biology lecture, I headed to Starbucks to partake of their just released short nonfat Pumpkin Spice Latte! I used to love these, now I found the flavor so so. Maybe too sweet for me now! O.O I drank while I was at work.
Yes, I now have a job! I got lucky and my mother needed a replacement part time receptionist. So now I get paid well and get my weekends off too! I just started this week, but I’m slowly getting the hang of things.
Unfortunately due to this even tighter schedule due to work, I don’t really have a devoted lunch time. As I jumped in the car to head back to campus for intermediate swimming and public speaking, I devoured this string cheese and everything bagel thin.
After about 45 minutes of swim class and an hour and a half of public speaking (shudder!) my stomach really needed more nourishment.
So I grabbed a free slice of Breakfast Blast at my local Great Harvest and topped it with honey and a banana! Holy yum.
When I got home around 6pm I was so ready for dinner and, yes I really do still eat them, vegetables! I love quickly throwing together leftovers. Leftover Roasted Rainbow Orzo Salad, some roasted golden beets, and a Quorn naked chik’n cutlet! Wow, this was a lot of food but I made it through it!
For dessert a few hours later, I snacked on some candy. Yes I never buy candy, but when the shit goes down in life sometimes you just need some sugar.
And now, let me wow you all with my room improvement project!
I’ll take some day time photos and shock you even more! I’m really proud of how it all turned out though. It’s a lot brighter and cheerier and, most importantly, mine.
Anyway, here’s to getting back to healthy habits. I am definitely working on bringing more nutritious lunches and fitting them in.
Do you have time for lunch? If not, what do you bring that’s quick to eat?