Hello, hello! My days have been jam-packed and gorgeous. I’m a new person. Plus, I just discovered that I have 10 days of vacation this year instead of five. This. Is. HUGE. All year, I’ve been painstakingly plotting vacation days here and there, careful not to spend them all in one place. I did it for 2011, so I was ready to do it again for 2012. But I don’t have to! Freedom!
Moving on! Let’s talk about a day, top to bottom. (This is technically a combo of two days, but they were fairly similar so I’m reporting it as one. By that I mean, my outfit is from Wednesday but the rest is from Tuesday.)
For breakfast, I’ve been digging this combo: mash half a banana with ¼ C oatmeal, stevia and peanut butter, then cover with milk and more banana. It’s Gina’s breakfast cookie, simplified for lazies like me.Immediately after breakfast, I brushed my teeth, put my face on (even less makeup in the spring!) and did my hurr. I’ve been curling only the top layer and it takes approximately 5 minutes. Boom.
Arriving at work by 8:30 a.m., I made my coffee and filled my 750-milliliter OU Camelbak, as I always do. I put together gift boxes and shipped them out, then wrote and edited and had phone meetings all morning. I dig it.
Lunch was supremely boring and without effort.
BBQ sauce on everything. Everything! Quorn cutlet smothered with Bull’s Eye and some cucumber slices on the side. Followed this up with a Greek yogurt that’s more fruity-sugar concoction than yogurt. Packed a snack for the afternoon and then I was back at the office.
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By 4 p.m. I was so antsy to get out of the office that I could barely sit still. Why, yes, I’ll take another bathroom break this hour. I don’t have smoking as an excuse to take a break, so I’ll just hydrate myself excessively. Fair.
Post-work, I had to pick up a prescription and a gift. Let me tell you how to set yourself up for failure: Have all your prescriptions go to Target pharmacy. “I need my pill,” turns into, “I need my pill and…”:
To be fair, the house was nearly foodless and my desk entirely snack-free. I was in need. And melatonin has changed my life. Ever since I started taking it, I’ve slept through the night and fallen asleep with ease. Mind you, I still average five to six hours a night, but at least they’re sound. I needed the CDs for a project and because my gorgeous, wonderful, BFF of a car has a CD player only. Let’s party like it’s 2004. With mah CDs.
Once unpacked from the Target run, I prepped for a bike ride. Shorts, tank, sunscreen, helmet, everything. And then a funny thing happened on the way to the trail: I realized my tires were almost flat. WHOOPS.
I sometimes wonder, on a scale of hammer to Lowe’s, just how tooly I am. But I am proud! I’ve worked hard (relative term…twice a week lifting weights…) to get these Katharine McPhee shoulders. (I swear, every time I watch Smash I think, “We have the same broad shoulders! And TALENT!” One of those is correct.)
After the gym, I went to Kroger for real food. For a real dinner. Done and done.
I made some modifications to Mama Pea’s delicious salad. Didn’t have tahini so used olive oil; halved everything because it was only for me; used random spices. But I was thrilled to have a GOOD kale salad. I’ve been buying the wrong kind! Forget the curly kale! Dinosaur is the only way to go.
No, it’s not any healthier than regular ice cream. The consistency, however, is favorable. Soft and creamy with a slight tang from Greek yogurt. Perfect.
And that’s it! A day, top to bottom. I blogged after that, then went to bed for 6 hours. Then did it all over again.
Ciao for now,
Lipstick, lipgloss, balm or nada? I love it all. Carmex is my go-to. MAC Lipglass is what I use for daytime and night. When I want something fresh, I turn to Covergirl lipstick.
What’s your absolute favorite muscle group to work out? Shoulders. Or thighs.
Romaine, spinach, baby greens or kale? I have to say, I’m on a kale kick. But I’ll always go back to romaine. Spinach is for smoothies.