Good morning! Happy hump day! I don’t know about you, but after Wednesday is over, the rest of my week is seriously much easier. Especially with my grad school schedule. Long day of class Monday, long day of work Tuesday, tons of homework, then a long day of class Wednesday again. By Thursday I’m ready to have nothing to worry about except normal work tasks!
Before I dive into my eats of today (Tuesday, I blog at night ) let’s talk working out.
Work it Out
It’s appropriate that I’m getting this out of the way first, because that’s exactly what I did this morning. Forced my lazy butt out of bed at 5:30 to squeeze in a workout before heading to the office. Why do you ask? Because I had some great plans for Tuesday night? Dinner, drinks, maybe a birthday or some other celebration?
No. None of those things. I wanted more time to do homework. Such is my new life. I’m getting used to it :-/
Anyway! My roommate’s car was blocking me in the driveway, and after spending way too much time trying to find her keys, I surrendered and went for a run outside. In the dark. I hate running in the dark! But for some reason it was less scary, maybe because I knew it would get lighter as I ran?
As a complete aside, in case you’re interested, the Woonasquatucket River smells like ass in the morning. Must’ve been low tide. City living…
After my run I did the phase 1 strength 4 workout from body revolution. I’m noticing such a difference in the second half of phase 1, way more challenging already! I’m scared of what’s to come. Then it was time for a quick shower and breakfast.
So I was running seriously late this morning. That’s what happens when I try to work out before work. That’s also what happens when a spider tries to take a shower with me. I’m so afraid of spiders…I briefly considered skipping the shower altogether but thanks to Jillian there was no way I could’ve gotten away with it.
Anyway here’s a pretty version of what I ate this morning (recycled photos).
And here’s the real life photos of my rushed breakfast. Same foods. Different setting haha.
Lunch at the office today was another Chipotle turkey burger, with a side of grapes.
I can’t predict a time in the foreseeable future when I will get sick of eating Chobani with granola at my desk. Seriously. Has to be my favorite food.
Pineapple was quite delicious today though. Also had a McIntosh apple sliced up with some cinnamon. Yummy in my tummy. (I’m in a weird mood today, sorry guys. Probably sleep deprivation).
Dinner tonight came together super fast thanks to some prep work over the weekend, and of course, Trader Joe’s.
I had my salmon burger alongside some simple roasted zucchini and baked sweet potato fries. I baked the fries in coconut oil, inspired by Tina! They were the highlight of my dinner. Even though the salmon burger was pretty delicious too. I’d definitely buy these again! I used the Thai chili spread I bought way back when as a topping.
Late Night Snack
A little while later, I needed a snackity snack to power me through the rest of my homework. So I had some sunflower seed butter, spread on a wheat-free waffle with half a banana and some cinnamon.
Dee-licious combination! The sunflower seed butter is a touch too salty for me on its own, but paired with the banana, waffle and cinnamon? Yummy perfection.
Ok boys and girls, time for me to finish my homework and get to bed early! Such a glamorous life I lead!
Questions: Is anyone else afraid to run in the dark? What was the last new-to-you food you tried? This was my first experience with sunflower seed butter, I think it’s a winner overall!