Hey All –
I am sort of proud of myself for getting up “early” today and enjoying coffee before rushing off to work. I am not a morning person (that is an understatement). But today I was up and starting my morning at 6:40 AM. Ideally, I would love to get up at 6 o’clock and go to the gym before work. This winter that has been really hard for me – but I’m hoping that the spring and summer will be a different story. Stay tuned to see if I can actually do it!
For breakfast this morning I had a Chocolate Raspberry Luna Bar. this Luna Bar is not my favorite. It is very chocolaty and the raspberry flavor is more of an afterthought, which is too bad.
Even though the Luna bar was not my favorite, it still kept me very full until lunch. I was definitely excited to have the rest of my Amy’s black bean and veggie soup for lunch today! I finally remembered to take a photo today! 🙂
The sour cream and Mexican cheese really help the soup – but even without the extras, it would still be great! I had a few TJ’s everything crackers along with the soup.
After I got back to my desk, I went back to work, but soon I was a bit hungry. I was not surprised, since I did not have my carrots and hummus to fall back on. But today I had a great trail mix to snack on. The almonds and cashews really helped me get through the afternoon!
At around 3:30 this afternoon I enjoyed a Kozy Shack sugar free tapioca pudding…. Normally I don’t go for things that have Splenda in them, but the puddings were on sale last week – so I picked some up. They are pretty good!
I left work around 5 o’clock today, and picked Ben up. After we got home, I changed into some running clothes and went to the gym. It took me a while to get a parking place at the gym (I can’t wait to ride my bike this spring and summer!) but I finally did. I walked and jogged 3 miles on the treadmill. My first workout since the 5k on Sunday.
Do you ever just want dinner ASAP?! Tonight I wanted dinner quickly, but after the snack, I was able to wait a little bit while my TJ’s chicken breasts cooked in the oven. I cooked a chicken breast, and made a chicken and cheese quessadllia on whole wheat tortillas, along with a salad of mixed greens, carrots, almond slivers, croutons and soy baco bits.
While I was at the gym, I realized that I had not had MEAT all day. This is not unsual for me, but then I realized that I really wanted chicken for dinner. Sometimes I crave chicken when my body needs protein. So, I had chicken with dinner and it was really good!
I’m sort of tired now – so I’m going to spend the rest of the night relaxing with last week’s New Yorker (yes, I’m always a week behind!) and Mountains Beyond Mountains which is definitely a great book.
Sometime between now and Feb. 22 I am hoping to read Loving Frank which is the next book in my friend Katherine’s book club which she has invited me to join. Yay for book clubs!! I have wanted to be in a book club for soo long now – and I’m really excited about the potential!