Happy Tuesday, Swagsters!
My sister put it quite well today when she said that my Tuesday looks suspiciously like a Monday. This morning I woke up, like I normally do and headed downstairs to fill up my water bottle before my morning workout. Only instead of being my usual graceful self (<– sarcasm), today I actually fell and slid my way down the stairs. In other words: Jenny go boom. Thankfully, I caught myself before I went alllllll the way down the stairs, but I still landed kind of hard. I’m gonna have a nice bruise and I have some rug burn in a rather unfortunate place.
In related news, it was a rather loud fall, and neither my boyfriend or our roommate woke up when it happened. So…. I think Life Alert may be the way for me to go moving forward. Glad I didn’t disturb anyone’s slumber though. 😉
After that little debacle, I managed a workout. This morning I did BodyRockTV’s Pumped on the Patio workout. After doing I’m All Yours yesterday, my legs were feeling it. But it was a great workout and I felt wide awake after. Despite my seriously hating the names BodyRock comes up with (although, admittedly, they have toned down the sex-factor recently, which I appreciate) I am really into their workouts as of late. They’re quick and they’re crazy hard. I’m always left gasping for breath and wondering what on earth just happened to me.
Thankfully, my workout went off without a hitch, but my good luck wouldn’t last long. I had my annual lady-doctor appointment today and I actually walked out our back door and locked it before I realized…. I was shoeless. Cute.
I was getting increasingly worried about my ability to live to see the end of Tuesday. And not without reason. Along the drive to the doctor, I discovered there was a rogue fly trapped in my car and he was on a psychotic assassination mission, his target being yours truly. I kept opening the window for him but he’d rather divebomb my head. It was scary, y’all. Especially that part where I almost swerved into oncoming traffic. :-\
I made it to my appointment though, and thankfully unharmed. I was good and safe. Until I got home, that is. Because once in the place where I should be safest, I proceeded to ram my knee into the coffee table approximately as hard as one can while just trying to walk from one end of a room to another.
I need to live in a bubble. And I may or may not be writing this post while wearing my bike helmet. At this point, I am a hazard to myself.
The truth is, I’m a tough ol’ broad and I’m really totally fine. I could tell you the world is against me today, but the way I see it, it’s just got a nice sense of humor. 😉 I took a minute to go upstairs and meditate, get my brain calm and reset. I think I’m gonna live. 🙂
So speaking of meditation. I am happy to report that I have gone forward with the goals I set yesterday. This morning I listed 3 reasons to be proud of the day I had yesterday and I got in a calming five minutes of silence both yesterday and today. I continue to feel freed by my weekend realizations and excited about things to come. There’s just a lot to look forward to.
But now… let’s talk about food.
Yesterday I went grocery shopping and found this beauty:
I could NOT pass this up. Is anything better than sweet and spicy? And this seemed like such an interesting spin on the flavor combo that I couldn’t pretend I didn’t simply HAVE to have it.
I was eager to give it ago and lunch was served:
All I did was stir fry some broccoli, carrots and tempeh and toss them in a couple tablespoons of sauce, then topped them with some cashews for extra crunch. Divine! This sauce is definitely spicy, but once it’s spread over the veggies and protein, it ends up just leaving you with a really nice kick of spice. I love how versatile it is, and I can’t wait to try it out as a salad dressing. It’s really hot here in CT right now, and a salad seems like a perfect idea to cool off. I used my oven for lunch and tonight I’d like to avoid it.
What was lunch, you ask? This monster
Okay this actually just looks more like a monster, but it was actually the perfect portion and left me very satisfied! I baked half a sweet potato in the oven til it was just about soft all the way through. then threw 1/2 a cup of my homemade refried beans on top with 2 T of Daiya mozz and back into the oven it went. Once the beans were heated through and the cheese was melty, I took it out of the oven, topped it with some guacamole and sriracha. I enjoyed a small green salad on the side, topped with Annie’s Lite Goddess Dressing. Delicious!
That’s all I’ve got for today, Swagsters. Keep treating yourself well, feeding yourself well and looking at life through rose colored glasses. We’re all gonna be okay!