TGIF – Matt and I have a new article posted to True/Slant today. Check out our thoughts on cross-training!
Let’s pick up where we left off yesterday, shall we? After my veggie packed lunch, I was craving some carbs. Good thing I had one more Honest Foods baked granola bar to save the day. I love that the first two ingredients in this are: whole grain oats and almond butter. The apple ginger variety was pretty good, but my favorite flavor is still the cranberry lemon zest.
My brain was feeling fuzzy after 9 hours of excel sheets, so I headed to the gym for 3 miles of sweaty stress relief (i.e. running) followed 3 x 10 lunges and calf raises (ooh, my muscles are paying for this today).
I also foam-rolled the ol’ IT band because it was cranky from sitting in an office chair all day.
I was greeted by the noxious smell of paint when I returned to my apartment. Pros – the shower is now fixed and I can probably get clean without burning myself. Cons – building code requires that our heating pipes be painted silver and the paint the contractor used is overwhelming, to say the least. Hopefully some open windows will remedy this…
I’ve been a lazy girl this week and haven’t cooked much since Sunday’s pumpkin risotto, but sometimes a girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do and this week work took precidence. Anyway, I made a simple supper last night of ak-mak crackers topped with avocado slices and hummus.
And then an Amy’s cheese enchilada meal. I love Amy’s Kitchen! Her all-natural, organic soups and frozen foods are some of the best on the market (and no…they don’t pay me to say that!). After microwaving, I plate the food and add something to bulk it up (crackers and avocado!). This makes it seem more like a real dinner.
Cheese enchilada, black beans, and corn:
And then I snuggled into bed and watched the final episode of Mad Men Season 1 (omg, does anyone watch this?? Can’t believe the situation with Peggy….). I enjoyed a small slice of amaretto cheesecake while get my 1960’s fix. Instead of having a crust, the cheesecake was covered with a thin layer of slivered almonds – loved it!
And now…TGIF!! Steps to a Great Friday:
1) Sleep until 8am and worry about going to the gym later…
2) Wear your favorite yellow suit to work.
3) Add cowboy boots
4) Consume your favorite addiction breakfast of greek yogurt, PB2, and dried cranberries. Plus some water and a decaf cappuccino!
5) Snack on a vitamuffin + peppermint tea to pep.you.up!
6) Take an early lunch break and spend 45 minutes at your favorite spin class (today’s music theme: disco!).
7) Make a stop in the cafeteria and load up on all the veggies you can get your hands on:
romaine lettuce, sliced red onion, shredded carrots, mushrooms
roasted Keri squash, roasted parsnips, roasted pear
black bean salad
feta cheese and sunflower seeds
8 ) For 4pm snack, mix the BEST pita chips ever (stacy’s brand) with 1/4 of slightly-mashed avocado.
9) Buckle down for the rest of the afternoon in the hopes that you can meet your yoga buddy for a 7:30pm class.
And that, my friends, is how great Fridays are made! What’s your tip for making it a good day?
Chocolate milk = reduces inflammation? Sign me up!