Well guys, I almost forgot it was Wednesday. The days are all blurring together since during the week I usually follow the same routine.
It’s definitely time to shake things up.
I’ve been looking into volunteer opportunities near where I live or in the city. I’m not sure how I could fit it into my crazy schedule but last week at church the priest said something that really made me think.
He said “If you’re feeling lost, serve others, and you’ll find yourself.”
Even though I’m still working on finding the perfect path for myself post-grad, I can easily still help people who are less fortunate. My identity doesn’t have to be based on what I have or what title I’m working towards, but maybe for now I just need to look outside myself and I’ll find the answer.
Between crafting and working it was hard to come up with anything spectacular in the food department, so bear with me. I’m not usually a crafty person so I’m really proud of myself for getting it done!
Overnight oats with chia seeds, almond milk, peanut butter, and cinnamon. I’ve met so many people who don’t have a clue what overnight oats are, and I’ll tell ya they’re really missing out. You basically prepare oatmeal the night before and instead of putting it on the stove or in the microwave, you put them in the fridge. I like the way the oatmeal keeps its shape and doesn’t get all mushy. It’s a lot chewier than standard oatmeal, but for some reason the more texture a food has, the more satisfying it is to me.
Lunch was more like brunch, since I had a few slices of quiche that my mom brought home from a local French restaurant. It had mushrooms in it (as well as spinach and onion) but they were easily avoidable and I picked them out as fast as I could. No fungi for this girl.
I did some crafting throughout the afternoon–like I mentioned I’ve been wanting to paint a pumpkin for a few weeks now. Well, it tested my patience but I finally finished.
Also, I had a beautiful view from my kitchen while I worked. It was a gorgeous day here!
Dinner was nothing special–a veggie burger with cheddar cheese, grilled onion, tomato, and a side of watermelon. You can tell watermelon isn’t in season anymore, but hey, it’s still sweet and refreshing no matter the time of year.
I snacked on a lot of candy at work…it gave me a stomach ache you’d think I would learn my lesson after the first few pieces, but man, I forgot how good Air Heads are!
I went to an early morning bootcamp session so that I’d have time to get all my other stuff done during the day. Sometimes it’s not the most pleasant to wake up that early knowing a full day of work is ahead of you, but I always feel better once I’ve exercised.
Not the hardest workout overall, but it was pretty tough on my shoulders and hips. We do squats or some kind of squat variation every day (wall balls and sumo deadlifts took care of that today) so my hips are always sore. I’ve just come to accept it as an everyday grievance 😉
I broke it up by doing 5 rounds of 10 reps. I finished in about 16 minutes and ended with a few minutes of jumping rope to make it a full 20 minute workout. Done and done!
Keeping my fingers crossed that this week speeds by–it’s homecoming at my university so I’ll be roadtripping down to campus with my friends to celebrate. It’ll be my first time back since graduation, so I know it’ll be a fun weekend!
- Are you crafty? Do you make time for creative projects?