Well, I fit everything in this afternoon and cleaned (vacuumed, swept, mopped) with enough time left over for a nice 60 minute yoga class. I chose one of my favorites : the 60 minute Core Yoga from YogaDownloads. This really really works every area of your core and I can definitely feel it in my abs the next day.
Before I did yoga though, I had a light snack of a reduced fat string cheese and a small bowl of cherries to fuel me for my practice.
And then for dinner I was so “blah” for some reason. First of all, I was super upset (maybe it’s pms, but I was really really upset about this!!!!) because I finally decided upon whole wheat pasta for dinner because I just bought a nice chunk of imported Parmesan cheese so I could use my new cheese grater. Well, I searched and searched and could not find the cheese anywhere in my fridge OR the trash can and I checked my receipt and knew that I bought it (it’s not cheap either)…and finally I went down to my car and checked my trunk and lo and behold, there it was. The cheese, along with my carton of egg whites to make more oatmeal pancakes this week, had fallen out of my grocery bag in the car and were sitting and rotting in the 100 degree heat. They smelled and I had to, obviously, throw both items away. That makes me so frustrated because it’s basically like I threw about $15 out the window. And I don’t get to grate cheese. So, that little episode fueled my blah mood.
But, I persevered anyways and made pasta without the freshly grated cheese on top. I just made basic pasta with sauce and added 1/4 cup dry lentils that I had cooked to it for more protein. I also had a salad with balsamic vinegar. All in all, a healthy and satisfying meal but pretty boring. Do you guys every go grocery shopping then come home, put it all away and wonder what you just bought? I shopped at Publix today to save money instead of Whole Foods and I ended up spending MORE because I feel like I just filled my cart with “fluff”.
Okay. No more complaining! I packed a pretty good dessert trail mix for school tonight—12 almonds, about a tbsp of dark chocolate chips and dried berries.
See you in the morning!