A funny thing happens to me over long breaks from work: my brain turns off. Completely. Off.
So, please forgive my lack of thoughtful posts (i.e., experiments, commentaries) as I just haven't been able to muster up the brain power.
I've been back at work for three days...so I imagine my brain should turn on any day now.
Sweater: Anthropologie (gifted via mom); jeans: GAP; boots: Steve Madden; belt: Banana outlet; necklace: gifted via mom.
This morning I couldn't face the 19 degree weather and stayed inside for a 35-minute stationary bike ride (ramp interval). I worked at home and enjoyed a leisurely 20-minute walk with L around lunch time. This afternoon I hit the cold pavement for a 30-minute run at working pace.
Breakfast was a bowl of Nature's Path Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon Cereal with almond milk (look for a review soon...I proooomise) and strong, black coffee.
Mid-morning snack (I woke up at 5, this was necessary) was this ugly 1/2 banana and peanut butter.
Lunch was leftover red beans (+ french green beans) and rice on top of a bed of raw spinach.
On the side for lunch: a Pink Lady apple doused with cinnamon. Natural light...you are pretty.
My afternoon snack was a bowl of plain Greek yogurt with chopped dates.
Dinner was roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes, pine nut couscous (Near East), and a Morningstar Chicken Patty + ketchup. I haven't roasted eggplant in months (ok maybe one month) and the smell of it cooking made my mouth water. Pathetic? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely.
Dessert was a 'baked' Pink Lady apple (i.e., microwaved with cinnamon for a few minutes) topped with raw oats and almond butter.
Note: this post represents what happened in my world on Wednesday, January 4.