Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rough Day at the Office

Yesterday, our school’s faculty and staff learned some devastating news.  I am not going to share for privacy reasons, but the entire staff was shaken to our cores.  It was a very tough day for me especially since yesterday also marked the nine year anniversary of my dad’s passing due to lung cancer.  I can’t believe it’s been nine years.

 FIT    Yesterday was a totally appropriate day for some yoga.  I did the yoga for runners that I did not get to do on Sunday since I decided to do a much more thorough cleaning than I anticipated.  Cleaning counts as exercise, right?  My yoga practice was totally restorative for my body and spirit.  I wanted to go for a run, but my groin has been very tight since Saturday’s race.  I think it’s finally time to bite the bullet and see a doctor.


Sunday Dinner:

P1020805 We ordered takeout.  Hubbers got pizza and I ordered a minestrone soup.  I’m a little obsessed with soup these days.  It’s just so comforting!  I also had two garlic knots.



P1020806 I had a bowl of oats.  In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup each water & almond milk
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB


  • 1/2 chopped apple
  • plain Chobani


I didn’t take pics, but snack was a mini chocolate chip CLIF bar and for lunch we wound up going out when we heard the unexpected news I mentioned before.  I had tortellini soup with spinach. 

P.M. snack was two “Fig Newmans”


P1020807 I made “Takeout Fake-out” Sesame Chicken that I found in this month’s Fitness magazine.  You can find the recipe here and I highly recommend you do, because this was one delicious dish!




I wanted something easy this morning that required little effort.  The answer:  PB Puffins, sliced banana and almond milk.  I’m also currently sipping about 1/4 cup of coffee that was left over from Hubbers’s pot this morning.  And also I chugged a large glass of water of course. 

I think I’m going to start blogging in the morning.  I made my wake-up time a little earlier than last school year since I planned on doing my runs in the morning.  It worked for about two weeks, but I am just not a morning exercise person.  I try to make myself be, but I have to just embrace who I am and go for it in the afternoon after work.  The problem is, I’m not a night person either.  By about 9:45/10:00 each night, I start to doze while watching my prime time tv shows and then head to bed.  So, blogging in the morning is the perfect solution!  Expect to hear from me more often after my new epiphany! 

Have a great Tuesday!



Joanna Sutter said...

Hang in there sweetheart! Sounds like yesterday was a rough day. I'm so sorry.

Chobani? Love the stuff! Have you been to their web site? I went yesterday for the first time...holy cow...there are a so many great recipes out there including guac and pumpkin muffins.

Have a great one!

Andrea (Fit Healthy Fun) said...

Thanks, Joanna. I just checked the Chobani site. Seriously? Those pumpkin muffins need to be made asap!