i shouldn’t be complaining because tomorrow afternoon starts my weekend (i have friday off), but today went by so.. effing.. slow.. this morning as i was trying to peel myself out of bed to get to the gym, i heard the stream of fresh pee hitting the hardwood floor. oh the joys of owning a basset puppy (who i have heard at the hardest at potty training). scout will be nine months old on the 18th and STILL PEES IN THE HOUSE.. not all the time; he does really good for a week, then does terrible the next week (he especially loves peeing in the bed, ugh!). so, as i looked at my phone, i realized i had overslept an hour.. the hour that i had to get to the gym and complete my heart-pumping HIIT workout (which i actually enjoy, because the short period of time it takes to burn a boatload of calories). ughhh, why do i suck at everything these last 2 weeks?!?! i need to snap out of it!
so i got ready in about 20 minutes flat, which i’m pretty good at getting ready quick, but if i had a choice, i would like to have a full hour and a half to take my time. i HATE rushing. my hair went up and i threw on an outfit (which was loose and unflattering, since a lot of my work clothes are getting too big on me. YAY for too big, but BOO for having to buy new work clothes; they’re so damn expensive) and out the door i went.
i had this on the way to work
meal 1: mocha protein smoothie (1.5 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 T of instant coffee, 1 scoop EAS Chocolate Whey protein, ice) & a honey crisp apple
i thoroughly enjoy mocha protein smoothies, they make my mornings a little bit better.
i made it to work at 7 am (i’m trying to make up some hours because of the holiday) and started working on some stuff right away. by the time i looked up, it was 9:45 a.m. and my stomach knew it was time for another meal.
meal 2: protein oats (rolled oats, .5 scoop of EAS Chocolate Whey protein powder, 1 generous T of sunbutter <–LOVE)
i love my protein oatmeal just as much as i love my mocha smoothies. in fact, i could probably live off of them for the rest of my life and not get bored. plus, protein oats keep me full FOR.EVVV.VER. and i love that, because i hate feeling like i’m always hungry when i’m on an eating plan.
*insert 4 hours of work here (which = me trying to figure out why our two accounting systems don’t agree. we’re transitioning from one system to another, but life would be 10x easier at work if this transition would just be complete tomorrow.)
by 2:00 p.m., i was definitely ready to eat. barbara’s mom (who has been nice enough to let us live with her until we are financially ready for a house) made a very simple, but amazing soup last night while she was practicing for her pampered chef party tomorrow. the soup was just chicken, diced tomatoes, corn, onion, and garlic. it was/is SOOOO good. which shows you, simple can taste amaazing.
meal 3: chicken soup & an arnold sandwich thin with 1 T of sunbutter
did i mention that soup was amazing? i had to text barbara’s mom and tell her (cause i didn’t try any last night) and she didn’t believe me!
work, work, work. blah, blah, blah. oh and my supervisor finally decided to post the full-time position of my job (which she strongly suggested i apply to) that she told me about over a month ago.. wtf, i could have been salary by now. oh well, lets just hope i actually get the job. i read the description and it mirrors my day-to-day activities, so i’m not trying to stress; i have enough on my plate right now, like studying for the CPA exam.. which i am putting off this very second. UGH. NOVEMBER 22 IS GOING TO BE HERE TOMORROW before i know it and i wont have studied a second. hopefully i’ll get some good studying done friday when i force myself to go to the local library. anyways, where was i? oh..
meal 4: this guy –>
let’s talk about greek yogurt.. i’m not the biggest fan of it straight up. i love it on top of taco salads and mixed with applesauce & cinnamon, but there are some times i almost hate it.. like in my overnight oats or mixed with cereal (yuck!). i love the nutritional stats on it, so i’m trying to acquire the taste for it.. and i think it’s working slowly, but i’m not sure if i’ll ever eat it plain. i picked up this brand instead of my usual chobani while we were at costc0 because i like to try everything to make sure i’m not missing out. let’s just say, it will probably be the last time i buy fage in bulk.. not impressed. the mixing of the fruit isf awkward because the yogurt compartment is shaped very odd and its actually TOO sweet, which is saying a lot for me. i think, for now at least, i’ll stick to my chobani pineapple and mango (my two fav flavors).
came home, walked the dogs, did some laundry, did the dishes (can you tell i didn’t want to study), wiped down the kitchen, organized the fridge ( i reaaaally didn’t want to study), and started on dinner.. (all of this didn’t take me that long) while prepping dinner, i had a begging basset:
he LOVES sweet potatoes! one day, i was cutting some up for mashed sweet potatoes, one fell and he quickly grabbed it, so i let him have it. come to find out, earlier that week, he was sneaking sweet potatoes out of the box and eating them (busted by barbara’s dad). so now, every time he sees me cutting up something that looks remotely close to a sweet potato, it’s beg central (he did get one small piece 😉 ).
meal 5: flaxseed coated chicken tenders and baked sweet potato half moons with a spinach side salad. (so simple to make, so good.) i also tried my first kombucha tonight (gingerade). i didn’t hate it, but i didn’t love it. i do semi-like the taste, so maybe i will try a more mild flavor and see if i like that. if not, oh well.. can’t love everything! i know this girl loves some kombucha.
anddddd now i’m here. when i need to be studying. maybe this blog wasn’t such a good idea. oh, well. at least i have good company!