This morning I woke up with a terrible headache and a sore throat. Instead of moping around about it, I decided a trip to the gym would help make me feel better. The whole time the lovely fella was here the past week, I only went to the gym twice. Not a huge deal, but it was nice to go back.
Upon returning and the sore throat still going strong, I thought a green monster would be a good cold prevention device.
Breakfast: Green Monster with 3/4 banana+ 2 handfuls of spinach + 5 frozen strawberries + 2 ice cubes + cold water, toast + Naturally Nutty + 1/4 banana and coffee.
Delicious. The only downside to Naturally Nutty is that it doesn’t really melt or spread that easily. Most nut butters melt on oatmeal or hot toast, this really doesn’t. Oh well. Still delicious!
So I’ve decided to make March less stressful than February. Why March? The last week of March is Spring Break, which should be the ultimate relaxation, but I also don’t want to get myself so frazzled in the time leading up to Spring Break that I’m too exhausted to enjoy it. So I’m instating a 9-5 work day for myself.
Here’s the idea: since I’m a student, I lack a strict schedule. I have classes at different times at on different days, and I’m sort of just all over the place. So for this month (and beyond?) I’m testing out a “work day.” I’ll leave the house and go to my 10:00am class then stay on campus until 5 or 6 or even 7 pm, 5 days a week. In between classes, instead of coming home claiming to get reading done while actually fooling around on the internet, I will go to the library or computer lab to get things done, as I tend to be more productive there. That should give me ample time to get everything done. Then I can come home and have minimal work to do.
This will take a little more planning with regard to meals but it’s totally do-able. My hope is that with this schedule, I’ll be more productive and therefore less stressed. I want home to be a place of relaxation, not frustration which leads to overeating.
So today is day one!
Lunch is packed (extra vitamin C since I feel a cold coming on!):
Cucumber slices and carrot sticks with hummus for dipping, sliced kiwi and a cutie!
A sweet potato baked earlier this week and a veggie patty.
All together, ready to go!
See you tonight! (I’m hoping to finally get around to make an eggplant dish I bought ingredients for about a week ago! They’re starting to go bad!!)
Have a fantastic Wednesday! 2 days til Friday!
P.S. Don’t forget to go to Mara‘s blog and vote for my penguin olives for the Cuteiversary Contest!