Oh, I had such fun surprises at work today!!!
Even though tomorrow is my official last day at Roy’s, I got presents today! I got fresh basil and rosemary (they said, “Jenna we were going to get you flowers but then figured you would like herbs better because you can eat them”! They were right!!!!), a gift certificate to Whole Foods, cards and a gift certificate to the Millenia Mall next to my apartment! What fun!! I’ll have to bring in some chocolates tomorrow for everyone in return!
When I don’t workout I definitely notice a strong decrease in my hunger. I mean, I’ll still eat if food is in front of me (duh), but there’s no “I’m starving, give me food now or I will scream” moment. I had to eat at 5:00 since I have to get to school, but I definitely could have made it a lot longer without eating. Even though taking a couple rest days feels good (and I got a lot more sleep last night!), my legs are itching to run! I’m going to release all that on Friday morning though. =)
For dinner tonight (and bear with me because I’m trying to eat my entire freezer before I move next month…), I had a salmon burger with laughing cow, hot sauce and dijon mustard on an Ezekiel english muffin with half a sliced mango and a spinach salad with balsamic vinegar.
These salmon burgers always do a great job at filling me up (they are wild salmon burgers from whole foods) because of all the healthy fats. I just looove salmon!
And, for dessert, I had a bite of a homemade double chocolate cookie that the pastry chef at Roy’s made today and gave me to take home. This is a lesson in restraint, girls. I know my body, and I knew I would feel all crappy if I ate the entire cookie (which is massive) and had been sedentary all day— so I took one bite and wrapped up the rest and stuck it in the freezer for later. It’s not that I wouldn’t eat the cookie, it’s just that I didn’t really want the whole thing right now. I’d rather savor it slowly for a nice dessert than just stuff it down my throat on my way to school. This weekend coming up is going to be filled with unhealthy eating as we celebrate Ryan’s birthday (and I make my annual birthday dessert……….), so I would rather be healthy now and splurge later.
My REAL treat later is the peanut butter cookie larabar I’m bringing to school with me!
Time to go finish this chocolate box…it’s due at 10:00 and then we are doing a deep clean of the kitchen because tonight is the last night of chocolate (thank god!), as tomorrow we start working with sugar! Every night in this class we stay until at least 11:40 so maybe tonight will be different….?! I say that every night!!!!