Yesterday on the way home from work I was quickly fading. I pretty much dozed the entire ride out of downtown on the L. But, I had convinced myself earlier that a double up workout day was just what I needed. So, I headed to the gym.
For a pre-gym snack I had an apple and an orange. I then set my sights on canceling my gym membership and hitting the crosstrainer for 30 minutes. Apparently canceling a membership is much harder than starting it. It took me 20 minutes to get a hold of a manager (this is the third time I’ve tried to switch) and when I tried to explain they needed to give me some $$ back because I overpaid my last months dues (I used to have a higher level membership, and recently downgraded…so the last months dues I paid upfront is more than my current dues are…therefore they owe me money), they looked at me funny and couldn’t understand. Needless to say I will be paying the General Manager of the gym of phone call today. I’m a grad student after all, and every penny counts. I digress.
After my frustrations at the gym, I took it all out on the machines. I did 30 hard minutes of crosstraining, and then did a 2 mile run/walk. Afterward I rewarded myself with lemon pepper tilapia and fried okra + ketchup. And TJ’s Soy Creamy Mango Vanilla. If you’ve never had this — you’re seriously missing out. It is like the best soy icecream with amazing mango sorbet. Its like heaven in a frozen container. And its vegan. Delish.
Then, I crashed. And crashed hard. And this morning, I kept hitting snooze. For about an hour. Unfortunately that snooze hitting did not translate to “snoozing” on work. And when I finally rolled out of bed this morning, I was running around with my head cut off in an attempt to get to work on time. I failed miserably. And arrived a half hour late. Well a half hour late by my boss’ standards, but if you look at my contract: I was actually on time. Sigh. Can’t wait to re-enter the academia world as a student/academic.
Regardless, this morning I had oats in a jar! (The photo will be coming later…its on my camera, and I cannot connect said camera to work computer. Major fail.) My oats contained:
1/3 c oats
1 tbsp Dark Chocolate Dreams PB
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp Amazing Meal
sprinkle of cinnamon
1/4 c Diamond Breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
On the side I had frozen mango + blueberries.
Breakfast of champions.
Then I ran to work. Literally ran. And now I’m here. So I should probably do work.
When you’re running uber late what do you cut out of your morning routine? I tend to cut out the actually doing anything with my hair/makeup and checking my outfit in the mirror before I leave. Sometimes this backfires, but usually I’m okay. Things I will never cut out: breakfast. I cannot make it through the day without breakfast. I never fail to consume. Even if I don’t write about it, it was consumed. Guaranteed.