Happy Friday! I actually can’t believe that it is Friday. This was my first full week being at Metro and it flew by. I feel so lucky to be here and definitely know that it was the right decision for me to take this job. Everyone has been so welcoming and I’m so excited about really getting into the swing of things. That said, it’s been a pretty exhausting week. Anytime you shake up your routine there’s always a period that feels a little, “what am I doing, what’s going on, how do I fit it all in?” I had to take a break from the blog last night. When I finally got home after 8 p.m. I was done. It was all I could do to make dinner before passing out.
One of the questions that I receive most frequently is how I balance a busy work schedule with exercise, eating healthy and having a social/family life. I am the first to admit that I haven’t had much balance with that since making the big job transition back in September. There was a definite period of time where I really just had to do whatever it took to make my new career successful. And one of the hardest things about making a career out of what you love is setting boundaries between work and life…because you enjoy work so much that it doesn’t feel like work. I have finally reached a point where I’m ready to stop functioning like a robot and get back into more of a normal routine and I think this job will allow for that. I just have to figure out what this new routine is going to look like.
I know that I was just posting about shaking things up earlier in the week and that still ties into all of this. I’m craving a different routine because I have gone into survival mode over the past couple of months and been so patterned in an effort to make everything happen. There just hasn’t been the time or the freedom to break out of my pattern. That opportunity is here now.
Does that make any sense? Or are you just more confused now? 😉
Here’s something a little easier to digest…Thursday eats!
Banana oatmeal with blueberries. Topped with Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and Crofter’s. I’ve been on a huge oatmeal kick ever since I discovered Coach’s Oats. I am loving the texture of them.
Lunch featured more leftover eggplant in the form of a sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin.
The highlight of my Thursday eating was lunch dessert. I am obsessed with Cadbury Cream Eggs and must eat many of them every time Easter rolls around!
Chobani pineapple for an afternoon snack before I taught BodyPump.
I had to come back to Metro to finish up a few things after teaching BodyPump. When I finally got home after 8 I was starving and exhausted. I pretty much pulled whatever I could find out of the pantry/fridge/freezer and cooked it. I sliced sweet potatoes and covered them in coconut oil and Dizzy Pig’s Pineapple Head and roasted them with the broccoli, cooked the millet with chicken broth and then fried an egg to go on top of it all after assessing my meal and deeming it needed more protein.
I was able to let it all cook and do its thing while I took a much needed hot shower. I topped it all with a sprinkle of feta because when in doubt, add cheese. Right? Random but good and healthy dinner.
What’s your Easter candy weakness? Like I said, I’m all about Cadbury Cream Eggs but I’m embarrassed to admit that I used to love Peeps!