Hola, mis amigos! I can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s Thursday (almost Friday)! This was one of those weeks when almost every morning I a little bit contemplated taking a sick day, haha. Now that it’s Thursday, though, I’m pretty glad I didn’t waste one. This week really picked up!
This morning I decided not to make the same overnight pumpkin (steel cut) oats mistake I did last night. Instead, I nuked em this morning, and made the mistake of not putting them in a deep enough bowl. Result? Exploding steel cut oats. Such is life. I wiped it up a bit, then added my pumpkin and soymilk and called it brekkie.
See all the little oats that tried to jump ship? And that was after I cleaned up a bit!
Work was work. Nothing too terribly excited or awful happened (which is perfectly fine by me). Mid-morning snack was the usual for this week: yogurt, granola, and a pear.
Lunch was pretty standard too. Just some pb&j and an apple. After the kitchen unpacking and organizing extravaganza I hope to have this weekend, my meals will get a bit more varied and exciting. Not that there’s anything wrong with pb&j – it’s just not the most photogenic .
I stayed after at work for a bit to get organized for tomorrow, and on the way home stopped to get my CSA veggies (favorite part of the week – hands down). On the way, I jumped into a bodega to get a little chemi-cino. Yes, that sugary substance that comes out of a machine labeled “French Vanilla Capuccino.” It’s neither french vanilla nor capuccino. Discuss.
This week’s CSA bounty included arugula, lettuce mix, eggplant, winter squash, onions, carrots, kale, peppers, turnips, and parsley. I swapped the turnips for more onions. We eat onions like crazy, but aren’t the fondest of turnips. They deserved a home/belly where they’d be appreciated a bit more, haha.
Right now I’m considering what the dinner options are – lots of lovely veggies, not many kitchen utensils. I’m also getting ready for a quick run before Pilates at 6:30. Shnackin on a mini-Cliff and loads of agua.
On the agenda for the rest of the night? Pilates, dinner, grading papers, and reading one of my new books!
A few points of interest:
- Vegetarian October has been going swimmingly… almost too easy so far. Will increase the servings of fruits and veggies in my day. I may even try Raw Wednesdays from Choosing Raw.
- Post-facial I’m doing well. It’s been a day and those pesky little break-outs are going away and my skin is left smooth and glowy.
- I have gotten back on track with my workouts, despite my crazy schedule and will be trying out a few new things to talk about very, very soon!
- I just picked up some books I reserved at the library: The Blue Zone, Thrive, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I’m super-psyched to dive into them. Anyone read them? If so, thoughts?
Happy almost-Friday! With any luck, I’ll pick up a connection and be back tonight to tell you about Pilates. Otherwise, hasta manana!