Is it seriously Thursday already?! This has been the fastest week of the year I think!
My day started at about 6am. Woke up, got ready + packed all my things together I would need for my Thursday (not a small list), made my Thrive Shake (back to normal programming with ingredients…yay!), walked outside to start car, FROZE!!
This equals a perfect way to start to my Thursday! YUM.
Now this, on the other hand….DOES NOT:
Do you see that single digit? Five degrees was the temperature when I arrived at work. When I left for work, it was reading two. No, that is not a typo. It was TWO degrees this morning at around 7:00am & FIVE degrees at 7:22am. That, my friends, is COLD.
Once I arrived at the Y, I worked for a while before taking YOGA class this morning. It was exactly what I needed to warm me up after suffering through those single digit temps! It was a wonderful class ~ the instructor…wow, now SHE is an INSPIRATION!!
Today, I successfully did a pose I hadn’t attempted before known as: eka pada koundinyasana! (<—yes, this means nothing to me either!) It looks like this ~
I will need to take a picture of myself doing it next week!! Then you all can believe me. But I promise, I did it & I was very excited.
Mid-morning snack today (about 11:30) was round two of the Pistachios ~ Salt & Pepper flavored. I am hooked. Have you got your bag to sample yet?
Lunch/Snack-time rolled around again about 1:00. I packed something I could eat quietly while working at my desk today…delicious sweet potato chips (I shared the recipe a few posts back). I pre-baked them last night. Yes, I ate them cold. Yes, I know that is weird.
Since I was colder than an icicle again today, my furnace inside was revving like crazy to stay warm! I am not lying, I can tell I am burning more calories being so cold because normally my belly never ‘growls.’ – the last few days at work, it has gotten to that point. I suppose I am OK with this daily COLD work environment if it is going to allow me to burn off some
extra mega calories! Just trying to be Positive Polly. — anyways, my tummy was growling by 3:30. I enjoyed a thinkThin bar & the other half of my apple from Tuesday.
Quitting time was right at 4:30pm today. I darted straight for the treadmill & started walking up-hill to get warm. That only lasted about a mile or so, then I decided to change to running. I expected it to be a great run since I was so looking forward to it this morning. It was not. I was tired & worn out, so it was harder and less enjoyable than expected. I ended up walking more uphill after a puny 2.5 miles running. I was able to walk while chatting with a friend though, so that was rather enjoyable! Not the great treadmill run I had anticipated, but any workout is better than no workout.
CX Worx, which followed my treadmill time, was WAY BETTER! Class was AWESOME tonight. Once again, everyone brought their game-faces & I could tell they were ready to work! Work, we did ~ We demolished our cores!
This evening’s dinner was boring. Salad & a very small amount of white meat chicken…few bites was all I could do. I am not a huge fan of meat, but usually I do okay with grilled chicken or turkey breast bought from the deli (rarely do I eat this anymore, but used to eat it almost daily). Tonight, was just not a meat night.
My salad was mighty tasty though.
If you haven’t figured it out yet…I eat a LOT of salads because they are SIMPLE. I try to change-up my toppings so even though I am eating salad daily, it does not feel like I am eating the same thing over and over.
The rest of my night was consumed by…baking. I had to bake 72 cookies to take to a cookie exchange tomorrow. It wore me out. Holiday baking festivities are now complete for me. I have had my fill after only one evening.
PB(-iest cookie ever) with Reese Chips + Dark Chocolate Chips
I LOVE PB!! However, I was not about to use my Earth Balance PB in these cookies…are you crazy?! Way to good to ruin by sticking in a cookie. I settled on Skippy Natural – somewhat healthy at least. They did turn out better than I expected. And yes, I had to sample one after slaving away in the kitchen for way too long. I had no choice…it fell apart as I was taking it out of the mini muffin pan (wink)!
Tomorrow is yet another busy day & I have to rise and shine at 4:45 to teach CX class. I may not post tomorrow evening being that I will be at our Y Staff Christmas Party. The host was against having an ugly sweater party, but I was like: “Dude,
And Saturday I am away all day to TRX Training (more on this later).
Hoping to be back with you by Saturday evening.
Until then ~