As far as work weekends go, this one was pretty sweet. For some reason I was only scheduled to work Saturday (weird)…so having both Sunday AND Monday off basically felt like a full weekend. I’ll take it!
As a result, I had some QT with my beau PLUS I got in some decent exercise. Being January and all, my typical intensity of exercise has been scrapped and I have very minimal goals: get sweaty on my days off of work. Granted, I don’t have any actual goals or anything for the non-winter seasons, but in the back of my mind, I generally know how much activity I want (be it on a weekly or monthly basis). Once the warmer months go bye-bye, though, the perfectionist in me can get a little frustrated. I’ve talked about it before, so I’ll keep it short and sweet now.
Just making an effort to do something (anything) that gets me out of the apartment, will keep me sane (and not annoyed with my inability to follow through with my normal [non-winter] level of exercise).
Not that I’m advocating lowering expectations, but I do think that maintaining a realistic idea of what you can achieve is important to not get down on yourself. Muy importante for the perfectionist in me. Kapeesh?
Do you have goals for exercise (weekly/monthly/whatever)? Or do you just wing it on a daily basis?
Enough coffee-less coffee talk.
There we go.
I also did a fair amount of cooking over the long weekend, which will begin to appear over the week. Cooking in bulk is a great way to keep expenses down during the work week, so I made a huge lasagna and stocked up on groceries that are easy to throw together.
I am embarrassed to say that this lunch was inspired by a Taco Bell commercial.
Seriously though, for the life of me I couldn’t figure out what I wanted for lunch and then I saw a stupid “Think outside the bun” ad…and BAM…it hit me.
Amy’s vegan burritos are definite necessities to have on stand by. I love the black bean burrito best.
To cook it properly in the microwave, I wrapped it in a paper towel. Not too tight, not too loose.
(Somewhere between Mariah Carey hip-hugging and Janet Jackson baggy)
For some reason, this technique allows the burrito to heat evenly throughout, while the tortilla gets kinda crispy on the outside. I have less interest in understanding the physics behind this than Heidi Montag, but it works, and that’s all that matters.
Dee-lish. On the side, I made a Mexican sour cream out of WF salsa and plain greek yogurt.
Definitely try this tangy faux-“creamy” salsa on your next Mexican feast. It sounds a bit odd, but it was really really good.
After lunch, I worked on tackling a few pounds of this.
13 apples will likely last me 3 days…I know I’m not alone in this, so I no longer have any shame in posting about this obsession.
Other weekend activities:
I know a LOT about Seinfeld, but Kyle is ridiculous (his knowledge boarders on stalker status…consider this your formal warning Jerry Seinfeld). Also, I’m teaching myself to knit AND I finished two books. FUN!!
As I mentioned in one of my last posts, I was delighted with the nice weather, and I took advantage with an outside run in the Park. It was simply gloooooorious. There’s no other way to describe how I feel when running outside. The crisp air in my lungs. The concrete under my feet. The sun on my face. Plus I got to rock some of my cool new outdoor running gear (Christmas goodies)!
Whole Foods was out of Tazo Chai tea 😛 so I settled for Yogi Mayan Cocoa Spice tea…which turned out to be quite nice. I like the messages on Yogi’s tea bags too.
Dinner was WF hot bar action…followed by some grocery shopping.
Can I get a shout out for the $12 in coupon savings!!! Holler!
By the way, I’ve discovered the secret ingredient to the perfect chocolate sorbet…arrowroot!
HHH chocolate sorbet:
- 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder (I use Chatfield’s)
- 1/4 tsp NuNaturals Stevia powder
- 1/4 tsp arrowroot powder
- 3/4 cup ice (tip: if you freeze smaller cubes they blend more easily and quickly, so I only fill my ice trays ~1/2 cm high)
- 1/2 cup silken tofu
Back to workity-work manana.