Happy Wednesday! I especially love that in a few short hours we’ll be half-way through the work week. <3 short weeks!
As I was photographing breakfast this morning, I noticed a little happy face of nut butter. It was a complete accident and I’ll take it as a sign for a good day!
Yesterday the DC area woke up to the remnants of an ice storm. Even though there wasn’t too much, enough ice had formed to delay most of the schools, the government, and many businesses in the city. I was not part of that group and made the slow and [somewhat] slippery trek to the office.
I kicked off the day with a new breakfast – buckwheat groats that I cooked in water and almond milk. This serving also had chia seeds, blueberries, and almond slices and about 1tsp of peanut butter on top.
It was okay but not great. Also, despite having an egg white on the side it just didn’t hold me over very well.
I ate some pistachios and a PB rice cake before hitting the gym for a Total Body Conditioning class. This was my 2nd time and I think I’m more in love with it than I was last week. Perhaps I’ve found a replacement for my old favorite Cardio Sculpt class!
The gym was also a great kick in the pants to get down to being productive for the rest of my day. I ate more broccoli soup plus a salad of mixed veggies and worked away through the afternoon.
I took a brief pause for a snack (midday workouts make me hungry) of cucumber and hummus and then finished the day strong. As soon as I got home I set to work on 3 loads of laundry and some other tasks around the apartment.
I wasn’t too sure of what to have for dinner and used some frozen vegetables as my inspiration. I heated up some cubed butternut squash on the stove and added a serving of Cuban black beans (thanks, TJ’s) and the rest of some fresh spinach on its last legs. I served the mix over 1/2c of brown rice and topped it with a bit of cheese and hot red pepper. Yum!
I continued being productive for a while and then made myself relax and decompress a bit and watched the Biggest Loser. I also managed to munch on a pear with cinnamon and a bit of nut butter.
Now I’m just hoping that this productivity streak continues and I’m able to knock out the reset of today’s to-do list!
Does a midday workout motivate you to take care of business? Make you extra hungry?