Hola amigos! It’s a week-long cinco de mayo celebration in this household! So I will “speak” to you in the 5 spanish words that I still remember from H.S. in it’s honor. My bestie who is currently in grad school for spanish is probably a proud mama right now.
Last night before bed I spent about 3 whole minutes making this morning’s breakfast. Lately it’s been a bribing game to get me to make my oats before bed, and when I don’t I immediately regret it in the morning. I’ve been running the Nike mantra in my mind when I am thinking about skipping it- just do it, Alisha!
So I ended up making a breakfast cookie (recipe from fitnessista.com) made with sunbutter and topped it with frozen berries. I was able to walk straight into my kitchen, open my fridge and POW- breakfast is served. The weather here in Ohio has been so perfect (70s everyday) lately so we haven’t had the air or heat on in weeks- which means I’m craving cold oatmeal for breakfast! And I’m the weirdo who likes soggy berries I’ve been drinking my coffee at work when I get to the office lately- partly because I like to take my time and enjoy the coffee but partly because I’m just too lazy to make it at home anymore. Sound familiar anyone?
I love when breakfast can hold me over until lunchtime- lately I’ve been getting into the office about 8:30 or 9 and am not hungry until right around noon. Today I had leftovers from last night- quinoa, black beans, kale and avocado. + an orange. A coworker was eyeing my container in the fridge and asked me what it was- I told her about the quinoa and she said she’s watched some people on the show Chopped make it. Fingers crossed she’ll try it! I’d love to start a healthy initiative program with my coworkers. Maybe I should cough up the courage to tell them I have a healthy living blog first, eh?
A Luna bar….try not to act surprised! Seeing the 50 cent sticker makes me that much happier when I eat it, too
After a quick at home body-weight strength workout, I set to work on making the fastest meal in the history of everdom. I was starving when I walked through the door, but ultimately convinced myself to do the workout that I was planning on doing. I kept telling myself, “you will feel great when you’re done, just do it, just do it”. Soooo I did it and what do ya know, I feel great. If anyone says they never have a day where they don’t have to force themselves to workout, they are straight up lying yo. Today is a nice reminder for why I like working out before work instead of after- post work = wine > workout.
I ended up making chicken and mushrooms (aka my current obsession and have been eating it at least once a week for the last 2 months) and then was still hungry so I made ate the rest of the mushers on a piece of toast spread with goat cheese. Since I had to eat solo dolo today (hubby working late), I definitely realize and admit that I just ate an entire pint of mushrooms by myself. That. Just. Happened. My vitamin D should be through the roof right now. Bwahaha.
Mkkkay laundry and dishes time. And letsbehonest, more food. I did 2 really intense workouts on Sunday and Monday and must totally be burnin’ those cals with my muscles growing cuz girlfriend is hangryyy all the time. Aaaand in my book things could be worse than eating food.
I’ll leave you with an excerpt my 20 year old brother texted me this weekend. I love reminders like this. Also, just pretend that “man” reads as “human”. Kthanks. Deep shit guys, deep shit.