Good evening, lovelies!
I'm sorry for being so idle the last couple days-- I have been completely busy with work and school. Weekends are my slashed away times for that when I mainly work. All I've wanted to do the last couple days was just sit down and blog, but there's been not even a minute for it. Oh well, there's always 9 pm for that!
Today I worked a VERY long shift, 11-7:30 to be exact. I didn't feel like swimming or biking before I started work this morning; so I biked to work. It only takes about 20 minutes to get there-- about 7 miles round-trip. However, I didn't realize how tired I'd be when I got off of work at 7:30 pm. I still have a semi-injured foot, too, so it was definitely a stretch being on my feet all day plus riding home. It's been pretty cold outside all day, in addition, so when I got off work I realized two things: Cold and darkness. That's what I'd be riding home to--well, oh well, no biggie.
The ride home actually wasn't that bad-- There was hardly anybody on the rode, car wise, and I felt like I had the whole atmosphere to myself. Though it was cold at first, just like running early on a cold morning, I warmed up as I started biking. For some reason I had a lot more energy then I did early in the day--almost using copious amount of energy all day gave me a sudden burst.
It felt calming just biking in the dark-- With headlights, no need to worry-- just me and the graceful trees, wind and environment.
Have you ever exercised-- whether it be bike riding, running, walking, etc.-- in the darkness? What did you think of it?
My meals have been quite boring in the last few days, to be honest. Much of what they've been have been "on-the go-meals"-- aka, whatever I can whip off in 10 minutes or less. Here's a few colorful visualizes of some of what I've been munching on.
Mixed greens (butter lettuce and kale) with cucumber, almonds, avocado and a sunshine burger all dressed in honey, olive oil and sea salt. Super easy and yummy.
....Check out my "newspaper placemat" :)
A sweet potato with cashini butter, dill-spiked cottage cheese and veggies.
Green eggs and ham? Nahhh, just plain ol' green oats and banana. With a dolop of peanut butter, of course.
My cravings have been really odd, too....
Sauteed garlic-y spinach, sunny-side up egg, steel cut oats with coconut milk and almond butter.
Spinach for breakfast? Why not! Green oats? It's a must! It just shows i'm a TRUE veggie-lover.
I tell you, that rice cooker makes some perfecto oats--it's not limited to just rice!
Another on- the go- "I gotta be a work in 10 minutes" meal:
Leftover barley (a HUGE amount) stir-fried with red cabbage, kale, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce and topped with raw cashews; carrot "fries"; hemp-
recess peanut butter shake.
Another odd, but superb meal-- I needed a energy-packed meal for a long shift at work.
Hemp-pb shake: Hemp protein, coconut milk, peanut butter, strawberries and spinach.
Let's just say I was VERY full after this filling, but tasty
There's nothing like a pumpkin smoothie to wake you up before an 8 1/2 hour shift.
Pumpkin smoothie: 3/4 C. pureed pumpkin, 2/3 cup almond milk, ice, cinnamon, hemp protein. Topped with wheat germ, almond butter, cinnamon and blueberries.
I'm off to do some online homework-- Yikes. Wish me luck for I am T-I-R-E-D. The lights almost going out in me :)
By the way, BIG announcement coming next post, so stay tuned! Later, lovelies :) xx