It is a rainy, dreary Monday.
I had a smoothie for breakfast this morning. Here is what was in the mix:
1 1/2 handfuls of blueberries
1 small banana
3/4 C plain, fat free yogurt
1/2 t chia seeds
1 t ground flax seeds
1 T PB2
3/4 scoop WF whey chocolate protein powder
1/2 scoop Amazing Meal
It made two smoothies.
I was so pleased that I found my large smoothie container last night. I left the house with my smoothie and a travel mug full of coffee.
It made my ride in to work rather enjoyable. I almost like my commutes in August because the majority of New England is loving one of the best months of the year – and most people are on vacation 🙂
Lunch today was a salad with boiled chicken breast, croutons, sliced almonds, scallions, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, etc. The usual lunch time salad.
I also packed a mini babybel cheese and some whole wheat crackers to go with the salad.
Last night I came up with a sort of brilliant idea (at least in my book). I often try to re-use the plastic snack bags I use to pack my lunch every day. Sometimes I forget what goes in which bag, and end up throwing the bag out. Last night I labeled my bags so that I can get at least a weeks use out of them. Going down from 10 plastic snack bags a day to TWO makes me feel a little better…
People at work definitely thought I was strange for labeling my bags. After I explained my reasons behind it, they thought it was a pretty good idea, too. Go me.
For lunch I ate the salad, the cheese and the whole wheat crackers. However, I am still hungry (as usual) and I will probably have to go back and get my Greek yogurt soon. This usually happens the day after I have a long run – so I guess the 7.25 miles from yesterday is still haunting me. At least I am not in pain – no knee pain and no hip pain – yippee! I will take hunger over injuries any day of the week.
I hope your Monday and work week is off to a good start.
4 thoughts on “Dreary Monday”
It is just another manic monday…
Though, rainy days and mondays always get me down.
I’m looking at it this way – at least I’m at work and not on vacation. Not that I would mind a rainy day or two while on vacation, but sometimes having dreary days when I am in the office is ok with me. 🙂
Ahh… vacation – only nine and a half work days left… but who’s counting.
the only really negative thing about the rain is that run club is going to be canceled for the 20th time this summer. Meh.
Thank you for the delicious salad for lunch! I am certain that I would not have taken time to eat but that salad kept calling my name!!