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What Ruins My Day

You know those days where one bad things happens in the morning and it seems to spiral for the remainder of the day? Today is one of those days for me, but I wouldn’t have suspected it because the early early part of my morning was the complete opposite!

I woke up earlier than normal. By that I mean after 3 snoozes instead of like, 5. You see, I’m an avid snoozer, so I set my alarm about 45 minutes before I actually have to get up. Some would argue that that’s not a good sleep habit, but it works for me. It’s all mental. I need that “ahh I have another half hour to sleep” feeling to really start my day.

So anyway, I got my butt to the gym with running on my mind. I was determined to do 7 miles again. I did a quick floor abdominal workout and hopped on the tready to get down to business. I did a 4-3-2-1 running interval workout.

  • 2 minute warmup
  • 4 minutes at 6.5
  • 3 minutes at 7.0
  • 2 minutes at 7.5
  • 1 minute at 8.0

I repeated the 10 minute interval 6 times, with some random extra sprints arond 30 minutes and the end of the hour. I ended with a 5 minute cooldown.

When I don’t know what I am going to wear that day, it’s usually not a good thing. Somehow today I found an outfit quick that I was happy with!

  • Crochet Top: Sam & Lavi
  • Capris: Vince
  • Sandals: Tory Burch

    Closeup

I made myself a protein smoothie with almond milk, dark cocoa powder, strawberries, and spinach and headed out the door.

That was the end my good morning. WHAT RUINS MY DAY? TRAFFIC!

I can express my anger towards it, but I would prefer to keep things positive on here. It took me almost double the time to get to work today. I am a rebel and check my twitter and blogs while waiting in it. It makes the wait a little better. All I wanted to do was get to work and eat my overnight oats in a jar. I added blueberries this time!

Yes, I stopped for a coffee even though I was late.

It has been a whirlwind day at work ever since I walked in flustered from my traffic and lateness. I am just now eating lunch at 3:00! I guess you’ll have these kinds of days.

Anyone in the NYC area that is going to Healthy Living Summit? Seeking carpoolers and roomies! 🙂 I have my car!

Healthy Living Summit 2011

I got my ticket, did you?

Woo hoo! Check out the agenda here.

Another Work Week

I can’t help but be depressed every Sunday night and Monday morning. It’s the same feeling every week. After Monday is over, I am back in the groove, the week flys by, and the weekend, and it starts all over again. It’s a viscious cycle. That’s why I need things to look forward to. Thankfully, this summer I have a lot! I have two weddings (one of which I am a bridesmaid in), a bachelorette party in St. John’s, DMB Caravan in August, and hopefully the Healthy Living Summit if I can get tickets. They go on sale tonight at 8pm. Who else is going? 🙂

Yesterday I attended a Bridal shower of the second wedding I have this summer. It is one of Joe’s best friends, so he is in the bridal party for that wedding. It was a really beautiful shower and the cake was absolutely amazing!

Me with the bride to be and her amazing cake!

The guys all went to see Hangover 2 while we were at the shower, so I just met Joe at home afterwards. We did our usual Sunday routine: ordered pizza and hung out on the couch watching TV. I made him watch Eat Pray Love. I’ve seen it but I just love looking at the food and the scenery in it. I know he wasn’t super excited about watching it initially, but I could tell he secretly liked it! Some red wine was also enjoyed.

Yes, I washed the glass prior and left some water spots

Monday mornings are always hard after a day filled with glutonous eating. Joe had to go into work early this morning so he woke his butt up with me at 5:20 and we hit the gym. We both completed abs and 45 minutes on the treadmill (running and incline walking intervals). I made a quick smoothie to go since somehow I am always late when we are trying to get ready at the same time. But, he also drove me to the train this morning which was nice!

Lunch

I marinated chicken in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, truffle salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon overnight Saturday and grilled it up yesterday after the shower. I portioned it out with some brussel sprouts and bulgur wheat that I cooked up to make lunch for more than 1 day this week. Woo hoo!

 

I am already over Monday. I have to take my bridesmaids dress to get fitted after work, and then hang out at the restaurant (and have some dinner) while I wait for Joe to get out of work.