I got up early today, just like I had planned. I tackled my To Do List, and I even took chicken broth to my Mom who has an ear infection, a sinus infection, and bronchitis. It made me ponder how thankful I am that I am not sick. And then I washed my hands.
For lunch/dinner (because I ate too much to call it one meal, and because I ate it at 3pm blending the two meals), I made Faith’s Spinach, Portobello, and Ricotta Gratin. It was amazing! Please go look at the recipe, and also check out her portfolio of amazing food photos. I can’t wait till her cookbook comes out soon!
Other than working and playing in the kitchen, I didn’t do much today—I only went outside to run over to my mom’s house and to move my car. It’s cold outside, and I don’t feel bad about it! I had intended to work at Starbucks (I can sometimes focus better there) this morning, but when it came to getting dressed and going out in the cold…I decided to stay home.
I finally finished my yoga teacher training final exam. It wasn’t hard, but it took a very long time—I suppose I had to prove that I know what I’m doing now (on paper anyway). I’m looking forward to using my new skills, and I have a potential new opportunity in Canandaigua that involves yoga, food, and mind-body skills…all at once! More info later…it isn’t really developed yet, I was just approached about it yesterday.
Earlier, I thought I was all done with my work for the week (aside from a few discussion posts each day), and then it occurred to me that I have 45 final exams to grade and 22 “welcome” messages to write. Oh well—I think I can get it all done tomorrow!
So I sat a lot today—I alternated between my desk, the couch, the table, and back to the couch…I was warm and hydrated, and had a better than average ability to focus. I realized that I like my jobs, and I don’t mind doing them. Not even one little bit. I’m meant to work at home—and then be social for fun. (Who wants to hang out?).
At a certain point, I realized I was either going to drink wine or work out…and I didn’t want to walk to the gym in the cold at dusk (which meant it would be colder and darker when I returned home). So I did an Ugi Ball workout…and it reminded me that I want to do another Ugi Review. I worked out for 15 minutes, which is my average workout time three days a week, the other two to three days are about an hour (but the intensity is different).
I’m going to do more fitness focused posts in the near future because:
1. I have several trips planned between Feb and May and I want to be in good shape (why? I don’t know, I just do!).
2. I bought a new bathing suit from Athleta and I lovvvvve it. So I want to wear it, and feel extra good about myself…in spite of not being tan.
3. It’s winter, I sit a lot for work, and I love how I feel after I work out.
4. I paid for a whole bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science (or, I had a couple scholarships and my parents’ graduation gift to me was to pay off my loans), so I need to put it to use.
5. Since I started my traditional approach to nutrition, I have increased my quality protein intake, and I’d like to explore the effect that has had on my muscles being bigger (I recently put a shirt on and it’s too small in the shoulders).
Today’s workout conclusion: 15 minutes was enough. I was out of breath, sweating, and I worked many many large and small muscles groups to fatigue.
And now, I will have a glass of wine.