Good-afternoon, friends. I’m currently blogging from my bedroom (something I never do) with a chai tea in hand, and the last of The Men Tell All (also something I rarely do – watch TV).
I woke up at 5:30 this morning and started working right away, and by the time I was home at 12:30 I was wiped. I did my best to check-in with what I needed, though, I’ll admit that I almost completely forgot. I almost just kept going on zero energy.
However, when I checked in I realized I had options, and why not take advantage of that?
My exact thought process: I want to make a fun lunch (nacho’s for lunch – who doesn’t love that?), make a hot chai tea, put my PJ’s back on, climb into bed, finish The Men Tell All, and do this blog post from a comfortable, cozy spot. That would be amazing.
And since it was possible, that’s what I’m doing.
Truth is, since I got back home from Yosemite/Bass Lake on Monday, I have been working a ton (my choice, so it’s okay! But none the less, a lot). I mentioned on my Facebook today that I definitely need to hire a part-time (very part-time – as needed) assistant who is in San Luis Obispo.
Oh and on my nacho’s for lunch today… (if anyone is still thinking about those) was quinoa & black bean chips (Trader Joe’s), beef that I cooked up the other night, refried beans, homemade guac, and dad’s homemade salsa. Filling, feel-good, and fun.
Okay, let’s dive into daily eats, shall we!
Wednesday morning I started work super early. I got up, got dressed, and walked straight to Starbs for biz time.
I packed two of moms oatmeal cookies to snack on while I was there. I knew it would be a few hours before breakfast time and I wanted to put something in my stomach.
When I got home a few hours later, I was ready to have something substantial before I started with clients so I had a bit of greek yogurt, blueberries, and a sprinkle of granola. Yum!
A couple hours later I threw leftovers together (we had taco salad Tuesday night) to make an easy lunch. Quick, simple, filling, and back to work. Romaine, black beans, kidney beans, onions, guacamole, salsa, and a few quinoa chips.
Mid-afternoon I got hungry for a snack, so I put together a few multigrain crackers with olive tapenade, because, you know, I’m obsessed! I wrapped up this little snack with something sweet – a few squares of dark chocolate.
For dinner, Marco and I grilled asparagus, steak, chicken sausage, and veggies. We ate the chicken sausage while we were BBQ-ing and listening to music out back. It was a fun, easy, relaxed way to eat and make dinner. I had more olive tapenade + aioli mustard on the side.
Thursday morning I started the day with eggs and toast with goat cheese and olive tapenade (told you I can’t get enough).
Mid-morning I got hungry again (I got hungry every few hours this day) and had toast with PB, honey, and bananas.
For lunch I had more taco salad, this time with a little bit of shredded cheese.
A couple of hours after lunch, I had another snack (multi-grain crackers & olive tapenade).
When I was off work for the day (I had a full day of clients from morning to night) I threw together a salad while the rest of dinner was cooking. I felt super hungry, and figured it would feel better to have a little appetizer instead of salad with the dinner.
This salad mix is a kit from Trader Joe’s that has cranberries, spinach, gorgonzola crumbles, pecans, and raspberry dressing. It’s SUPER sweet. I was thinking to myself “man, if anyone is ever craving greens and something sweet at the same time, this is it!”
For our actual meal I made us chicken, broccoli, cheese, & avocado. I piled salsa on top of this bowl afterwards as well.
When I was little, my mom used to make me broccoli and cheese and I LOVED it. So, this meal was a little reminiscent of my childhood with chicken included. Super simple, easy, and tasted great.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend! I plan to hike with my girl friends tomorrow, do a little bit of work (since I’m taking Monday off for our anniversary), and then pack up for our little anniversary trip in Ojai. See you all back here next week.
Oh, and before you go…
The release of Authentically You, my new signature group program, is right around the corner. Get ready to say goodbye to comparison, guilt, and restrictive eating, and hello to a happier, healthier, brighter YOU. Join the waitlist for the next class here.