So, I’m not going to lie. My Valentine’s Day was not the best. In fact, it was kind of one of the worst days (Valentine’s or not) that I can remember having in a very long time.
Unfortunately, the hits kept on coming and they resulted in me eating (far) more than one piece of my Valentine’s Day chocolate bark. No bueno. I mean, the bark was bueno, but the tummyache I got as a result was not. I felt icky all day and even woke up feeling icky this morning. That’s a sign you’ve gone overboard, for sure!
So let’s just go ahead and skip Valentine’s Day, mmmkay?
(But we’re not totally done with Valentine’s Day yet because I have something fun at the bottom of this post…)
Thankfully, bad days end when you go to bed, so all I had to do was wake up this morning and start fresh. And this morning started early! I was up and at ’em at 5:40 am, heading to the gym for a majorly butt-kicking spin class.
I’ve noticed that spin classes make me as hungry as running does. It’s funny because spinning and running are the two exercises that I do for the least amount of time, so they must really do a number on me because I always eat more afterward.
Because it’s a Tuesday, I had PT this morning. It was, as usual, fantastic, and made even better because my PT and I totally became friends this morning as we lamented how much (most) men suck. It was therapeutic in more ways than one. 😉
Anyway, a morning full of activity resulted in, of course, a late breakfast at my desk. I’m kind of over OOIAJ right now (I really do go through phases), but thankfully, I (and my office kitchen) came prepared.
I started with these elements…:
… and ended up with this:
So simple but oh so good.
Into the mix went:
- Strawberry 0% Chobani
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- handful blueberries
- handful blackberries
- 1 tbs pecan pieces
- ~1/2 cup Honey Nut Cheerios (the office kitchen addition)
Lunch, too, had me back on track.
This salad was actually and seriously awesome.
I love when I get back on salad kicks.
They never last long, though.
Into the mix went:
- bed of baby greens
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 serving chickpeas
- 1 kumato, diced
- 1/3 red pepper, diced
- Greek Goddess dressing
I mean, come on, how fresh does that look?
Anyway, snack was a banana and peanut butter and I had absolutely no problem (or even fleeting second thought) about turning down someone’s birthday ice cream cake, so I think I got a little sugared (it’s totally a word) out yesterday.
Okay, now here’s the fun part.
Tell me about your WORST Valentine’s Day ever.