It was one of those kind of days – my mind was in one place, my body in another, my thoughts over there and my emotions everywhere! Somebody stop me please!
The day started out rather well this morning (for the Monday after a super busy weekend, of course!). Unfortunately, I woke up to some chilly June weather – I don’t think we even hit 60 degrees today! Come on Mother Nature, it’s June. Send us some sun! Fortunately, it was the perfect weather for a bowl of warm, yummy oatmeal…
1/3 cup rolled oats + 1 tbsp. oat bran
1 sliced banana
1/4 cup raspberries
1/4 cup pecans
2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
drizzle o’ honey
I swear the oatmeal is in there somewhere…
Work actually went pretty well today, especially since I had wrapped myself in one of my favorite scarves to keep me warm. Seriously people, it was that cold out. The morning flew by and around 11am, I was beyond excited to try my very first Cinnamon Roll Larabar!!!!
Ummm…hello! My new favorite without a doubt!
#1: Cinnamon Roll
#2: Coconut Cream Pie
#3: Cherry Pie
I still have a few left to try (including a Lemon Pie I finally got my hands on!), but this is what I got so far…what about y’all? What’s your favorite Lara?
During my lunch hour, I snuck over to the gym (conveniently located about 200 feet away from our office – LUCKY, I know!) for a quick lunchtime workout. I hopped on the elliptical for 30 minutes on an interval course and pedaled my little heart out. I stretched for a good 15 minutes after since my calves and abs are STILL sore from the dance party of Saturday night :). After the indulgent weekend I had, I know it’s time to get back down to business eating- and exercise-wise. Unfortunately, I did NOT pick a good day to start that, but more on that later…
Lunch was delish – a garden salad (spinach, cucumber, tomato, carrots, sunflower seeds + Newman’s Sesame Ginger vinaigrette) along with some Stacy’s Pita Chips in Tuscan Herb flavor.
The rest of the work day went pretty well – I snacked on a nice lemon yogurt, strawberry + muesli combo around 4pm to stave off hunger, knowing that I was going to be playing beach volleyball later.
You may be asking, “Well Holly, I thought Wednesdays are beach volleyball nights?” and you would be correct. However, it is one of my best friend’s Megan’s birthday today, and she needed some subs for her Monday night league. Holly and company to the rescue! Unfortunately, the game was at 6:15pm, which means I had to haul buns from work, over to our friend’s apartment to meet and then drive another 1/2 hour or so to the courts.
Hence an unphotographed dinner of a veggie Chipotle burrito bowl (I almost wrote bowel, haha!) on the run…
1/2 cup cilantro rice
mild salsa (aka tomatoes)
According to our friend, the Chipotle calculator, dinner came in at an estimated 500 calories (although I am thinking more – they were very generous with the guac :)).
Tonight was a very important night, not only was it Meggy Moo’s 25th birthday, but we won tonight! We won 2 out of the 3 games – woowoo! Give it up! We celebrated with a couple beers (I only had a couple sips of a Miller Lite), and then 4 of us ladies split a basket of sweet potato fries. Unfortunately, I’m not talking the baked healthy kind…
The birthday gal with her celebration beer!
Naturally, we had to go out for ice cream afterwards. I mean, what’s a birthday without ice cream? We ended up chugging it through the McDonald’s drive thru for some sundaes and McFlurries. I’m not going to lie, that Reese’s McFlurry had been calling my name all night, and dang, was it ever good!
However, this week has not been the best eating/exercising/healthy living week. I of course had SO MUCH FUN celebrating weddings and birthdays, but it’s time for this girl to get her buns back on track. I know we’ve all been there, so….
What do you all do when you feel like you’ve fallen off the wagon a bit? Please share with us your tips for getting back on track.
My first step is going to be to get to bed and get a good night’s sleep – studies show that when you get a good night’s sleep, you not only feel better but are much more likely to grab healthy options (instead of munchin’ on the treat stuff!). Good night to all, and have a good one!