Hey y’all! How was your Monday?! It has been pretty nasty here lately – weather wise that is!
After my lack of sleep yesterday, I was more than thrilled when I did not have to set an alarm this morning. Justin – on the other hand.. did have to get up and go to work..so I woke up to his alarm. But it was at 7:00am instead of my normal 5:00am. So.. I for sure felt like I slept in.
I woke up slowly this morning.. and had a charming bowl of strawberry banana hot oats for breakfast:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- Sun Warrior Protein Powder.. just 1/2 tbsp or so
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 1 medium sliced banana
- 4 stawberries, chopped up
It was delicious! I enjoyed these oats while watching.. HOME IMPROVEMENT! I had no idea this wonderful show was on between 7-8am on TBS. I almost died and went to heaven. The episodes were from when Randy and Lauren went on their first date. AWWWW.
I had a set game plan for today:
Step Class @ 9:45.
This thing has been staring me straight in the face.. for quite some time now. I cannot put it off any longer.
To limit my distractions, I packed up my bag before I went to the gym.. and headed to the local Starbucks as soon as I finished at the gym.
Prior to step, step, stepping it up, I warmed up on the elliptical for 10 minutes. Yes. No running. Wow. I think this is the first time in .. well.. a long time that I’ve done a work out and NOT run. It was quite refreshing, honestly.
Step class was awesome today. Because I went in the middle of they day, I had an instructor that I’ve never had before. And she was fab. We didn’t stop moving..heart rate up for the whole 60 minutes. That is my kind of workout!
Then.. it was off to SBux. Yes. I brought a clean shirt. No – this did not mean I was clean. But I am not caring. That is how I roll.
I banged out about 1500 words over 2 hours. (Mind you.. Starbucks is NOT a distraction free place. WiFi allows for reading blogs, tweeting, making hotel reservations.. yes I did this .. facebooking.. the usual). I suppose I did not have TV to distract me?!
I was happy with the amount of work that I did though. At around 1:15 – my tummy was screaming… FEED ME.. IT IS WAY PAST LUNCH TIME!
So, I came home and enjoyed almost the same lunch I had yesterday… almost. Yes.. it was that good, I just had ot have it one more time.
Who am I kidding. I like this combo so much.. I have it every time I am home for lunch 😉
My afternoon consisted of more paper, grading student work, laundry, dishes… and dropping Justin off at the train station. He has training for work in NYC 😦 . But.. I did get to drive his new car for the first time!
I looooove me some new car smell! But obviously will miss him MORE than I enjoy his new car smell.. PROMISE :).
Now – on to what you are all waiting for… the winner of my Peanut Flour Giveaway. Through a website that selects numbers randomly, comment # 38 is the winner.
So, congratulations to Vivianne.. a new blogger over at Greek Yogurte. I hope you enjoy messing around in the kitchen with your new batch of peanut flour!
Please e-mail me your information to beyondbananas [at] ymail [dot] com .. so I can get this stuff on its way to YOU!
So – yeah today was kind of boring. I am sorry if you took a snooze while reading this post. I would promise you that tomorrow will be more entertaining… but I could be lying. Because I honestly don’t know how entertaining my day will be tomorrow.
Let me ask you a few questions though.. in case you read all the way to the bottom: Do you have a place where you go when you need to get something done.. without distractions? Does it usually work? As you can see… I tried Starbucks. It was semi-successful, but I still had plenty of distractions at my fingertips!