Yay for Monday! My favorite day of the week!
(Did you believe that? I’m trying the whole fake it ’til you make it positivity thing, so let’s roll with it).
This week is full of possibilities. Lots of deadlines, lots of fun activities, lots of errands to finally check off the to-do list. Good times!
Yesterday was a good day, and it started with a good breakfast. I tried Oat Bran for the very first time!
I’ve always wanted to try oat bran, but I usually just end up buying oatmeal because it’s more familiar. I’m glad I bought this though, because oat bran is so much more voluminous than regular oats! I was impressed. I had it with some almond butter, sliced strawberries and a dollop of plain Oikos.
These bowls take awful pictures. They make everything look super red. I like red though, so it’s all good!
After eating that I had to finish up the laundry, wash my sheets and do a lot of work from home. Not the funnest part of the day, but it felt good to get it all done. I had to make the executive decision to post-pone my run until today. There just wasn’t enough time and I didn’t want to be stressed all day trying to rush though everything.
I’ll have to do the 6.5 miles after work tonight at the gym. Not ideal, but it will work.
Eventually I made lunch, which was Baked Risotto Primavera from this recipe. The only changes I made were using half veggie stock/half water to reduce sodium, and only using 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese. It turned out wonderfully!
I served up my portion on top of some arugula to add even more veggies into the mix.
This was a really good dish, I highly recommend the recipe. Pretty crap free too! I’m excited for the leftovers.
I really wanted something sweet afterwards, so I had a Dannon Honey Greek yogurt.
After I ate I got ready for my date. We went to the Oklahoma Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers basketball game. (The Thunder lost by three… sad.) And after that had a quick dinner next door. It was really fun and much more relaxed than our other dates have been. I’m starting to think there may actually be something there…
I got home around 10 p.m., talked to my Mom for awhile, took a bath and hit they hay. I certainly have NOT had any trouble falling asleep lately. That is a huge perk of being so busy.
The morning has already been really productive, and I’m going to put on my cloak of positivity and kick butt this week!
What is your strategy for remaining positive even when you’re super stressed?