Happy Hump Day Everyone!
Sorry I didn’t post yesterday! I was swamped at work and just never found the time I guess. To catch up from yesterday, I did an Insanity workout with my mom in the morning [It was AWESOME!] For breakfast I had a butterfinger protein smoothie with chia seeds<<Heaven! I never really got to eat my actual lunch because everytime I tried to sit down and eat, a customer came up. I gave up on it finally and just ate some of the snacks I brought (1/4 cup of Roasted Edamame w/ sea salt, carrots/pickels/banana peppers marinated in banana pepper juice<<<<you should try this!, and then an Odwalla banana nut protein bar) Between all of that, I was very full and don’t think I could have eaten my actual meal (Steamed Edamame) even if I tried. THEN, for supper, my boyfriend and I decided to bake some chicken and pork chops [chicken for me, pork chops for him] and we made enough to have leftovers for lunch today. See below for chicken recipe! Last, but, CERTAINLY not least, I treated us to some Yogurtland for dessert. I just got a little bit of Birthday Cake Batter and Dutch Chocolate without any toppings, but HEY! at least they were both nonfat AND gluten-free! And, NORMALLY, I only get yogurt on occasion and it’s one of those “I’m treating myself tonight, so I don’t care how much I fill up the bowl as long as it’s nonfat and gluten-free.” OR, I’ll skip supper and just have yogurt as my meal, so I don’t worry as much about how much I eat. BUT, since this wasn’t one of those times and it was just a normal weeknight, I used up all of my will power to only eat half of my bowl, and saved the rest for another night. THAT WAS A CHALLENGE. I literally looked at the second half for a few minutes debating whether or not to finish it off. BUT, after a few minutes of rationalizing, the little angel on my shoulder won the battle! GO ME!
Okay, enough about yesterday——
This morning, I overslept my alarm so I didn’t get my morning workout in [BOOOO!] But, it’s okay because I didn’t let it ruin my morning/day. I made another butterfinger protein smoothie this morning because they’re just so good and I sometimes crave them, which is not good because I need to incorporate my mixed berry smoothies every couple of days. [They’re much leaner and have all those good antioxidants that keep you clean, rather than all the peanut butter!]
For lunch, I made a salad with lite caesar dressing and I brought the chicken from last night to put in it. I don’t really snack a whole lot at work usually, but I always bring plenty just incase. Today I brought some carrots, some All Natural whole almonds, and a few frozen grapes just to have something sweet and cold to nibble on. I most likely won’t be able to eat it all, but we’ll see!
I wore all black to work today because right after work I have to head to the wake for the guy I told you about on Monday. It’s still just really hard to believe. Other than getting a little teary eyed when reading the posts about him on Facebook, I really haven’t gotten too upset, yet. I think because It still doesn’t feel real. However, I think after this evening it will really sink in, and I know it’s going to be such a sad, sad couple of days. I mourn so much for his friends because I don’t know what I would do if one of my close friends passed, but I mostly mourn for his girlfriend. They had been together for at least 4 or 5 years, if not more, lived together and were definitely going to get married. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain that she is feeling right now. I know if something happened to my boyfriend, I would be an absolute wreck. I just pray and hope that through this all, she finds strength in God and doesn’t lose faith.
Sorry for, once again, dampering the mood. On the brightside, grad school will be starting in about 3 1/2 weeks, and I am beyond ready! You would think after 4 years of college, I would be over it by now, right? Well, I was by the time graduation arrived. But, after having a summer off of school and working full time, I’m ready to get back into the books. Don’t get me wrong, I will miss the awesome money I’m making right now, but I now see why people say “You have your whole life to work. Stay in school!” I guess, though, it’ll be different when I’m actually working in a job where I am doing what I love and went to school for. It definitely will be a whole lot more enjoyable than sitting at this desk all day long! I truly believe the saying “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life!” I’m hoping for that at least! Anyway, It’s not that I’m SOOOO excited for the homework and tests and all that, but I do enjoy learning about the stuff I’m interested in. And I’m REALLY just ready to start my internship! It’s going to be so much fun being able to work in the actual setting and learning hands on! Not to mention, it means I’m THAT much closer to being a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)<<<<AKA: BIG GIRL! But no, really, I’m ready to be able to help people and hopefully change lives! Ok, so this post is getting really long, SO I’m out!
SUPER EASY, DELICIOUS chicken recipe:
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Minced Garlic
- Ground Cumin
- Chopped onion (or onion powder)
- Low Sodium Tony’s Chachere’s/Season All/Other Preference—-I didn’t put much of this, but It depends on your taste. It’s good with or without it.
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
Just Mix all the ingredients in a freezer bag OR bowl and shake it up/spread it around. [This is if you want to make it quick. I’ve also cooked it before and let it sit and marinate for a few hours in the fridge before cooking]. Then, cook it in a glass pan on 350 degrees for about an hour and TA-DA! Deliciousness! Super easy and inexpensive, too!