Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Sunday.

I didn't even get out of my pajamas until after 11:30am today. I even slept until *gasp* 9:00am, which is incredibly late for me. I wasn't out partying, I was just comfortable, and perhaps succumbing to a bit of TOM self-pity and exhaustion.

After spending the first half of the day either in bed or on the couch (watching Casino Royale in preparation for seeing Skyfall later this week), I took a quick shower as a marker that the day MUST begin.

Not only did Paul make me a delicious low-points+ breakfast this morning of basted eggs over brussels sprout//carrot hash, but he also made me coffee before I even got out of bed. He is a gem.

After I finished the movie and decided to kick it into DAY mode, we moved a few things out of his garage into his basement, and other activities I could help with around the house before he retired to building his robot (he's a mechanical engineering student) and I headed home to be productive in ways I hadn't yet planned out.

My main goal today was to get to the gym and knock out another session of New Rules of Lifting for Women. The gym will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving, which throws off my schedule just a little bit, and getting in today was of utmost importance, however, when I got home, I didn't want to do ANYTHING.

But I went! I went and lifted and got in a very very short elliptical workout, but spent extra time stretching myself out. I made it to the coop to grab some staples for the week and a few missing ingredients for things I could make out of what I already have.

While I shopped I sipped on a delicious smoothie because I didn't want to close the window on the required protein I'm supposed to have as recovery after lifting.

This baby had avocado, blueberries, soy milk, banana, flax seed oil, spirulina, honey and I asked for a scoop of the coop's whey protein to make it fit with my NRL4W requirements. I wasn't really sure how to calculate the points+ of this, so I just decided it was 6points+ based on my knowledge of what went in it. 

Now I'm home, enjoying a quiet Sunday night prepping food. I've chopped up a butternut squash and 2 giantly fat carrots and they're roasting in the oven right now with some fresh sage. On the stovetop I have quinoa and red quinoa simmering, and a chopped apple is waiting in a bowl where all of those things will be stirred together with dried cranberries to make a salad that will satisfy all week long. 

I also ran across this great idea on Pinterest earlier in the week. I grabbed a small hunk of cauliflower and some mini-pepperoni at the coop so I could try it out because snacking sounds super awesome to me tonight. However, it'll have to wait till tomorrow, as I have some beef stew I made earlier in the week that needs to get eaten up before I make anything new. 

It was an incredibly gorgeous weekend, weather-wise. I even left my window open all day to let some fresh fall air in the house. 

Are you looking forward to the week ahead? Thanksgiving is on Thursday, how are you preparing? 

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