When I woke up this morning I was genuinely convinced that it was Monday. Gotta love that about a long weekend! As soon as I opened my computer while eating breakfast I saw it was Tuesday and I was no longer confused. What a pleasant surprise / reminder too!
I also have to love days that fly by, which today did. I got pulled into 2 different meetings unexpectedly that both took up much more time than I had anticipated. They both made the day fly by and also made me feel a bit crazy and tense because I have my work cut out for me tonight!
In between the craziness I still managed to get to the gym for my total body conditioning class. I knew it was going to be a bit rough because yesterday I did an hour of cardio followed by my new (to me) class of the month – vinyasa yoga at a differently location of my gym. When I woke up my back, lats and shoulders, and hamstrings were sore so the lifting we did in class felt like extra hard work.
Feeling accomplished, I tore into my packed lunch – teriyaki stir fry! Last night I stir fried onion, carrot, red bell pepper, ~1/3c pineapple chunks, broccoli, and chopped asparagus in garlic, rice wine vinegar, GF teriyaki sauce,and a splash of GF soy sauce. I ate last night’s bowl with a serving of chicken breast over brown rice and packed the leftovers for today with 1/4c each of black beans and chick peas. Both meals left me completely satisfied!
I skipped my usual snack time because of a meeting which meant I ate a pear on my walk home. As soon as I walked in the door I threw together a chili based on this Whole Foods recipe and enjoyed a serving on top of spinach with a salad on the side.
Spicy Chicken and Corn Chili
- 9oz precooked chicken breast, chopped
- 1/4c chopped onion
- 3/4c frozen bell pepper strips
- 1.5T chili powder
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 2T oregano
- 1T cumin
- garlic powder
- 15oz canned tomato sauce (I used 1 8oz can plus 7oz plain pasta sauce since that’s all I had on hand)
- 1/2c mild fire roasted salsa
- 2c water
- 2c corn
It’s Biggest Loser tonight but I also have to add to my list:
- review of workshops, etc. for my sorority leadership team (our big conference is this weekend!)
- freelance article
- some decluttering / organizing
Do you ever find yourself thrown off by a short work week?