Something that doesn’t happen to me very often? Sitting at my desk for an hour or so, then going, “what a second, where’s my coffee? did I really forget to get coffee?”
This was new to me. I take in a decent amount of caffeine in the morning- there’s no getting around that. I’ve played with the idea of weening myself off of it, switched from coffee to tea, etc etc. But I always go back. It’s my drug. And I’m not willing to kick the habit. So when I realized I hadn’t grabbed a cup yet, I was surprised. I mean sure, I still got some later on, but I was impressed with how long it took for me to want it.
When it comes to caffeine, what’s your poison?
I think some of it has to do with the morning workouts. They really wake me up. Sure, the first 5 minutes of shuffling around the apartment blows, but after getting to the gym and starting my routine, it’s hard to tell a difference of what time of day it is. Yesterday, I did random cardio cross training to switch it up from my running routine. I still did a mile on the treadmill, but started with 20 minutes on the elliptical and 10 on the stairmill. The stairmill and I haven’t hung out as much as of late. Sorry dude. I’ll remember you from now on. Do you ever notice how you may start to ignore one workout or the other? Lately it’s been yoga and the stairmill for me. Oops.
Since I got my cardio activity done in the AM, I did some strength in the PM by breaking out The Shred. I won’t go into detail. At this point in the game, you know I’m obsessed with Jillian’s workouts.
I’ve started to really go for spinach salads. This is new to me, too. I still prefer spinach sautéed and “in” dishes (vs being the main part), but it’s cool. Plus, I’m still trying to get through all the leafy greens that I compulsively bought without letting it go bad. This time it was sautéed tuna, mushrooms, feta, and cauliflower on the side. Yes, cauliflower may be weird to add to this particular mix, but I don’t care. I wanted it. Another homemade salad dressing was created and I’m pretty sure I’m hooked. The dressing is not actually in the pic because balsamic makes spinach look sadder than a dirty wet dog.
I made a honey balsamic dressing (who can tell I just bought honey recently?!?! ha) by combining olive oil, balsamic, honey, dried chopped onions (I only have them in the pantry- not fresh) and a little garlic powder. Again, it seemed like a strange combo, but recipes online said to go for it. So I did. Initially I was a little put off by the strong taste of the balsamic, but once you mixed it all up, it was pretty decent.
It was supposed to go with a sweet potato sandwich. But I cut into my sweet potatoes and they were definitely rotting. I pouted. And cursed a little. Then proceeded to have a peanut butter sandwich instead. That’ll show you, stupid sweet potatoes…grrr…. (I fully intend to make up with the SP’s after this post and go purchase more pretty much as soon as I get a chance.)
I also finally got my butt in gear and picked up some new books. It took me a while to travel with Russell Brand through all his addictions, but I finally finished the book last weekend. (I raved about his story here– and like I said, it’s a good read if you are not easily offended.) Since every single book I want to read is currently checked out and I’m on hold for each one of them until god knows how long, I browsed a little. I ended up with these:Samantha Bee was recommended for Chelsea Handler lovers. She’s going to be first up. She better be aware that I have high expectations being as how Chelsea is my girl. Holla’.
Oh and there’s oatmeal under there. That’s definitely how much cereal I put on top of it to mix in. I’m like a kid. :)
Anyways, let’s end on that. And get our day started! :)
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