After a fantastic whirlwind of a weekend it was time to get down to business for another work week. There hasn’t been too much exciting going on, just taking care of errands like the grocery store, some cleaning, and spending time reading American Wife. I’m enthralled with the book and seem to be sneaking in time to read when I should be doing things like sleeping and being productive. Oh well!
Between the quick weekend and lots to look forward to I feel like I’m experiencing extreme ups and downs. I have so much exciting coming up in the next few weeks and a lot to take care of before and during those events. I’m trying to plan ahead smartly to avoid lots of stress and am taking on some additional stress by making some long-term plans. I knew they were coming but it’s now “go time” adding to my roller coaster of feelings. Despite the ups and downs I’m feeling positive and excited which is a good thing!
On Monday night I whipped up some roasted chicken along with my favorite pantry meal – roasted chickpeas and veggie brown rice, a recipe inspired by Mama Pea that I truly love. That meant that I had some great leftovers yesterday!
I took my lunch break to head to my usual total body conditioning class at the gym. It was another great workout and I’ve noticed that I’m getting stronger and feel less like death during class which is great. I even found myself wishing the studio in which class was held was bigger so that we could sprint farther. Who am I?!
Lunch afterwards was a simple salad topped with roasted chicken plus a small side of veggie rice. I also had some grapes and half a pear that were camera shy.
I snacked on a mini bag of popcorn in the afternoon while checking things off of my to-do list. As soon as I got home I changed into comfy clothes and curled up on the couch with my book. I told you I’m really into it!
I had a craving for pasta and kidney beans (random) so I whipped up a vegetable sauce of sorts using asparagus, onion, broccoli, and spinach. I combined that mix with pre-made tomato sauce and mixed it with some Italian seasoning, kidney beans, and ~half a serving of brown rice pasta.
My snack during the Biggest Loser was some fruit – I might turn into a blueberry with the amount I seem to be eating lately!
What book are you currently enjoying? What fruit can you not get enough of at the moment?