Wow, I really couldn’t get up this morning 🙁
I couldn’t fall asleep last night and then when I woke up this morning I knew I should take a rest day from the gym. Working out really makes my day a WHOLE lot better, but when you don’t sleep….it’s not worth killing your body over. I get asked all the time how many days a week I work out and the answer is that it really just varies. Usually 5-6 because I’ll take one rest day during the workweek and one rest day on the weekend when I’m with Ryan. Sleep is so important though and you will just make yourself sick if you keep pushing yourself when you are sleep deprived.
Anyways–about school last night! We did finally bake all those pies I’ve been telling yall about now for days. SO many pies! I let my partner keep all but one of the chocolate peanut butter ones, because I promised I would bring that into work today. We made 2 chocolate peanut butter pies, 2 apple custard pies, 1 pecan pie and 2 fruit tarts using pastry cream. Whew! Tonight we are making three apple pies and then tomorrow night it’s time for another practical!
This morning, because I didn’t work out, I got stuff done around the house like laundry, lunch packing and cooking for tonight. When I have time, I like to prepare dinner ahead of time and put it in the fridge because it cuts down on stress in the evening when I have only 30 minutes from the time I get home from work to the time I go to school.
This morning I made a bowl of oatmeal using 1 cup of soy milk, 1 banana, some almond butter and maple syrup. I never feel like hot cereal after I’ve come in from a sweaty workout, so this morning it was perfect! Oh…and I have a bad confession to make! I’m back in a coffee rut 🙁 I just couldn’t help myself….I know caffeine is bad for our bodies but I’m so pooped in the morning! Bad Jenna.
this picture isn’t coming out for some reason! Sorry guys!
Here’s what I packed in my lunchbox today:
some more of that yummy soup! This time in the Lentil variety. I heard this kind is good and the soups were 2 for $3 at Whole Foods last week so I just had to grab a couple. That split pea kept me full for HOURS and this lentil one actually has more protein (18 grams), so hopefully it will do the same.
a nice juicy red pear
a small container of veggie chips
And…later for a snack—what I had planned yesterday but didn’t eat because I had papaya salad instead. 2 brown rice cakes and some grapes.