Heyyyy party people! First of all, thank you all so much for your wonderful “happy birthday” and “good luck at the new job” tweets, emails, messages, and comments. You’re all doing a pretty darn fantastic job of making me feel loved. Hugs to all of you!!
So YES…this morning was the first “official” day at the new job, bright and early at 5:00am. Until I start to build up a regular client base, my schedule is going to be sort of all over the place; some early mornings, some evenings, some split shifts. Yeah, lots goin’ on for sure! But honestly, I think the one shift that’s going to throw me off the most is this Monday one…
My shift is from 5-10am, which means that I don’t really have time to sit down for my most favorite meal of the day (the HORRORS!). Since I didn’t really know what to expect today, I just packed up a few quick, portable snacks that I could eat throughout the morning, and spaced them all out the best I could…
I also had about 15 almonds that didn’t make a photo right after I got off work. I missed being able to sit for an actual breakfast, but the continual snacking helped ward off any hunger. But you know the other thing that’s throwing me off?
When do I drink my coffee?!?!?!
5:00am is too soon for coffee (for me, at least), and I can’t really drink it while I’m there, so I’m not exactly sure that’s gonna go down with that. I suppose maybe I could make Mondays coffee free?
OR…I could just stop on my way home for a special birthday coffee like I did today.
I think I like the latter idea better. What do ya think?
But really…does anyone else have any sort of schedule like this where they have to finagle their breakfast and/or coffee consumption? I’d love to hear any other suggestions or insights you all might have!
When I got home, honestly all I wanted to do was nap. I slept sort of crappy last night (I’m blaming it on job and birthday excitement) and was feeling pretty tired, but I know that naps usually make me more groggy. So what did I do?
I got my sweat on! Today’s workout of choice was my High Intensity Circuit Workout. It’s been a few weeks since I last did this one and WHEW…am I gonna be feeling it tomorrow. At the end of my circuit, I decided to challenge myself and see if I could beat my personal plank record and guess what…I did! A 2 minute plank, baby!
By the time I was finished up with my workout, I was starving. I had a couple handfuls of Peanut Butter Cheerios before getting started, but I was definitely in need of something much more substantial. Since I already know that tonight’s dinner probably won’t be the healthiest of meals, I decided to do what I could with lunch.
I made a big salad, full of romaine, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, baby carrots, red onion, roasted cauliflower, avocado, and leftover chicken from last night’s dinner…all topped with some balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
This salad tasted absolutely incredible. I don’t know whether it was because I was starving or what, but it totally hit the spot.
Tonight, I have a fun birthday dinner planned with my family and a few friends. I’ve celebrated my birthday here before and I’ve also celebrated friends’ birthdays here before, too. One thing’s for sure though…I better go thirsty! Hehe. some of the locals may have an idea where I’m headed.