Today being a holiday helped it feel not-so-Monday-ish. I still worked almost a full day, but work didn’t feel too burdensome or boring. In fact I was consumed by the same case I was working on Friday, but finally got it done. Allergies have been plaguing me…can we have a hard rain up here already or what? It seems all of our moisture is heading south to California and causing quite a bit of nastiness all up and down the state. Hope those of you in California are staying safe, warm, and dry!
I forgot to prep my oats last night, so I packed some cereal and almond milk for breakfast to eat at work: 1 serving Fred Meyer Shredded Wheat with 1 tbsp raisins, and about 3/4 cup of almond milk. Not too shabby!
Around noon Chris wanted to eat, so we sat down and I had a little sando of 1 pc. ww bread with 1/2 wedge LCL and 2 slices peppered turkey; most of a Fuji :); 1 serving Kashi TLC Fire Roasted Vegetable crackers. I totally forgot greenery at the store, so the sando was lacking vegetable matter completely. Oops.
Work work work, finally finished my case, and rewarded myself with a snack of 1 cup Dannon Light’n’Fit vanilla. Freddy’s finally had vanilla yesterday, but now I think I may prefer strawberry since its got more goin’ on than the ‘nilla. We’ll see…’nilla is more versatile and I can mix other stuff into it.
When we got home I started preparing dinner: sauteed pork chops with steamed broccoli & carrots, and oven fried potatoes. Trusty favorite these days, and tasty. It is also voluminous (Erin!)without being heavy or highly caloric.
Random fact of the day for you here: tradable bonds go all the way back to 1171 in Venice! Holy shit! For over 100 years they never missed an interest payment. That is a long time to have bonds around, and a great track record on defaults. Me and my financial geekery!
Around 7:30 I headed out to the gym, and did the fitnessmagazine.com Bikini Body Workout: Compete Cardio and Sculptine Routine. This was a bit tougher, as between sets I had to do a minute of moderate intensity cardio; I did jump rope and jogging in place. I think I also mis-read the instructions b/c I did three sets of each move, rather than just 1 minute of it and then moving on to the next. We’ll see if I am nice and sore from it tomorrow 🙂 I followed this up with 45 moderate minutes on the stair mill. Oh, the sweaty glory 🙂
Once home a shake was calling my name…”Oh Keeeerrrrstennnn….you know you want me!” To which I replied, “yes I do!” and proceeded to make a Genisoy Chocolate Protein Shake with chocolate unsweetened almond milk and 1/2 a banana. SO yummy, rich, and thick! I like the choc. almond milk since it is a nice tame chocolate taste. I’ll have to give it a whirl in my cereal or oats, too.
I decided that I hadn’t had quite enough calories, so I had the other half of my nanner and a tiny bit of a.b. as I prepped my oats.
So here we are, the end of the day…. Did you take today off? Switch up your routine b/c it was a holiday? Hope you had a great Monday no matter what you did! Keep it real til next time 🙂