So how was Monday for everyone? Mine was alright, considering that I barely slept due to my sugary brownies. I was seriously pretty much awake all night and still awake when my alarm went off this morning. I actually got up early, which is odd considering how I maybe got 2 hours of sleep total.
Our staff meeting was extra long this morning and resulted in lots of stuff for me to do. Love those meetings, haha. But the day went by super fast with all the hubbub, which is good because if it had been slow I probablywould have fallen asleep on the keyboard.
Breakfast was the usual (smoothie plus coffee for you new readers). I had a pretty terrific work lunch today though – leftovers! I started off with a side salad with my homemade Asian dressing.
I was still out of it when I packed this though, because I left off any toppings. I snagged some grated parmesan from the work fridge to jazz it up a bit.
Along with my salad I had leftover pasta from last night and two more pieces of bread.
That looks like way more pasta than I actually had for some reason. I actually could have eaten a lot more, haha. But it was around a 1/2 cup if I had to guess. But your eyes are not playing tricks on you with the bread – I ate another two pieces of it
After lunch I noticed that my face felt really dry and kind of itchy, so went and looked in the bathroom mirror. I was presented with quite the tomato face, which was a bit alarming considering how little sun I got over the weekend.
A few moments of brainstorming led me to the culprit of my face dilemma – bare minerals powder. I ordered some from Sephora last week, and it arrived on Friday. I googled it and apparently a lot of people have had similar allergies to the product because of the fact that the “minerals” are actually composed of ground up metals.
I was quite peeved because I spend a pretty penny on this makeup and will now have to spend another pretty penny to buy my usual foundation since I’m out. I’m going to see if I can return it, but I have a feeling that won’t go over so well since it’s already been opened. Frustrating. I am crossing my fingers that they’ll at least let me exchange it for a makeup that won’t burn my face off. We shall see though. Has this happened to anyone else?
My afternoon snack was another Oikos honey + NP Pumpkin Granola cup.
I ate double the amount of granola you see there, it just wouldn’t all fit on the top. I knew I wasn’t going to be eating again untl after yoga and I was hoping to get in some quick cardio after that so I knew I would need the fuel.
Btw, I love referring to food as fuel – it’s such a positive connotation. I think we should view food as a positive force, not one that is working against us. Easier said than done, I know, but just some “fuel” for thought (couldn’t resist).
Oh, and on that note. Thank you guys so much for the comments on my post this morning. I was just hesitant to bring that up because the vegetarian thing really makes me happy, and I’m a little sad to say I’m not 100% committed.
However, I think I can still get the health and environmental benefits (and semi observe my moral stance on the matter) by cutting back to only eating meat a handful of times per year (I can only tolerate it if it’s fresh and well-prepared) so I’m happy with this for the most part.
It was really interesting to hear all your thoughts about it. One particular comment really struck me. Angie in Atlanta said, “I just label myself a ‘conscious eater’ and call it a day.” Brilliant.
Yoga was so amazing today. My teacher, who is usually kind of tough, was putting off great energy. And she had us do 5 minutes of our own flow. It was fab. I really need to start practicing on my own, I think it would really help me. I don’t know why I find it so difficult.
Now I’m about to scrounge together dinner, which may prove to be quite difficult and hopefully make up for my lost sleep last night. Enjoy your evenings!