I know, I know, I’ve been complaining about long hours at work for what seems like ages, but that’s the reality of my life these days. Yesterday was another 12 hour day, and there are a few more of those in my future. I’m hoping to be done with this project by tomorrow. Fingers crossed. My old habits of reaching for food in time of stress are coming back. I just don’t have time to deal with them right now, but what I have made sure is to make exercise a priority even during a busy work week (month?). Exercise clears my head, it keeps me energized, it keeps me healthy, and what I learned is that the work will still be there when I come back and that hour away from the office is an hour well spent! I even tried a few new classes at the gym! Here is last week:
- Sunday: easy 5.25 mile run
- Monday: rope’n (bootcamp with jump rope)
- Tuesday: Zumba + abs
- Wednesday: gorgeous 4 mile run outside
- Thursday: yoga
- Friday: spin class
- Saturday: muscle + abs with Ali
- Sunday: 7 mile run with the Healthy and Sane social running group
I was having so much fun with my workouts, I actually realized only on Sunday night that I worked out 8 days in a row (although there were a few easier workout days there like Tuesday and Thursday). I decided to take a rest day yesterday (Monday), which definitely made for a longer day in the office and extra munching. I need to get my sweat on during the day, or else I’m just not myself. It’s important to keep reminding myself this, otherwise it’s too easy to fall into the “I’m too busy” trap.
Here are yesterday’s eats. There were also nuts, frozen yogurt, and cider donuts consumed late at night. 😳
2 frozen waffles with Barney Butter and 1/2 banana
An asian pear from a co-worker’s yard. How cute is this guy?!
Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, mom’s roasted red peppers, grilled chicken and mushrooms.
Dancing Deer Baking Co caramel pecan brownie with tea
Best brownie EVER! Fudgy and soft… mmmmmmmm 😉
This made me smile 😀
2 Rivita crackers with light laughing cow cheese and grapes
Tangy stir fried vegetables with tofu that I made here and froze the leftovers for a night like last night. Before: frozen solid…
After: yummy homemade Asian meal
Dessert: Kellogg’s sweet & salty granola bar
Lots of junk ingredients in this guy but it was in my desk drawer and I needed more food. Despite an atrocious ingredients list, this was quite yummy 😀
Like I said, more unphotographed food was consumed later in the night but that’s life. Do you make exercise a priority during a busy week, or choose to spend that time getting your work done?
2 more days to enter the V8 soup giveaway!