I got dressed, prettied up, packed up breakfast, lunch, a snack and my gym bag and was out the door. Guess what I saw falling. THE WHITE DEATH that some people lovingly call "snow"! UGH! Disgusting!!! At least it was the pretty kind of snow. The ONLY kind I can somewhat handle! Small little frozen flakes gliding gently and slowly. Dancing in the breeze. However pretty they may be though, I still only like snow in ONE place... A snow globe! HA!
So off to work I went, on the usual highway route doing the usual speeds and was at work in less then 15 minutes. In a sleep deprived daze I read some emails, sorted through some paper work and then decided to go have breakfast with a nice big cup of caffeine crack. I get back to my desk and an email pops up. It's from a coworker and the subject line just said "Driving". OH SNAP! It said that he saw several accidents and cars that slid off the road on the way to work this morning due to icy spots. I immediately became nauseated! I did 60-65 all the way to work on BALD crappy tires because I had no idea there were slick spots everywhere. About an hour later Nick sends me an instant message asking me how my drive was? We take the same highway to work and he hit slick spots as soon as he got on and could barely control his car. He turned around and went back home to put his winter tires on and didn't even make it in to work today! He has a brand new all wheel drive Mitsubishi! WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE LOL? It's a freaking miracle I made it in to work without sliding I tell you. A MIRACLE! I should have been FREAKING OUT and SCARED while driving and I didn't even know it. EEEEEEK!
Moving on..... Breakfast was delicious!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup coffee (I needed more crack)
- 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (stirred in at the end)
- 1 banana, sliced
- dash cinnamon
- dash pumpkin pie spice
- splenda to taste
- a little sprinkle of chai seeds
The coffee tasted so good too. Probably because I was not only tired, but FREEZING! I hate the office on Monday mornings. It takes hours for the building to warm up!
By the way, the arm is feeling "okay". It's sore and swollen but by no means as tender as it was last night when I DESPERATELY TRIED TO SLEEP but couldn't!! It was a long night for sure, which is why I'm so exhausted today.
Lunch consisted of a turkey wrap with spring mix lettuce, tomatoes and spicy brown mustard.
On the side I had a golden delicious apple, the rest of the tomato and some red pepper slices. Good stuff!
On our break today I ran to Home Depot to buy the obviously MUCH needed new toilet seat. HA! Yeah, it wasn't a very exciting lunch. :)
For my afternoon snack I enjoyed some red grapes and raw almonds. I love this combo!
The gym session today was not what it should have been but I gave it my best. My arm prohibited me from doing the usual back exercises so we hopped on the ellipticals instead and did a VIGOROUS 30 minute uphill session. Man!! That thing had me sweating and breathing hard in no time. It was a good workout though and I burned 330 calories. YEAH!
When I got home Nick immediately installed the new toilet seat. YAY! I took a nice, long and relaxing bath. I think it just made me more sleepy though. I checked the mail after my bath and look what was waiting for me.... YAY! The lovely people at 18Rabbits sent me four granola bars to sample. They look and sound delicious! I can't want to try them.
I was still feeling a bit chilled so I made a quick cup of snickerdoodle coffee with cream, fat free whip and a dash of cinnamon. Mm, it warmed me right up.
I wasn't up for cooking tonight so I grabbed the last of the leftover chili from last week out of the freezer. They tasted just as good as they did last week. YUM! I topped my bowl with some fat free cheddar cheese and a scoop of plain Oikos yogurt.
I also enjoyed a serving of chips on the side. I received some coupons from the lovely people at Food Should Taste Good about two weeks ago and I finally picked up a few bags to try. Tonight I tried The Works variety.
I liked them. They were crunchy, flavorful and tasted really good with the chili. I give them a VERY solid 8 out 10!
Now I'm going to cuddle with the Mr. and this little furry fellow.