So today it was back to the grind. Oh my oh my. What a weird feeling.
Thankfully I’m loving the ponytail so I was up, teeth brushed, final bag packed and dressed in 20 minutes easy. Love that I can shower and at night and not have to deal with me looking like a crazy lady.
They say the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year, well I almost wanted to agree…. until I went in my room to get dressed. I had (finally) opened up my suitcase from Moncton and brought out some work appropriate clothing Sunday afternoon, including jeans.
I haven’t worn jeans in months. Like, literally months. Well, except for my 3 size too big bf style jeans so I was not looking forward to it. I guess I can blame being half asleep and not having any coffee in me but I grabbed my favorite jeans.
I didn’t fit into these jeans when I bought them last spring. By April (four months into prep) I finally fit into them and wore them to the end. So why I thought these would fit after only a few weeks of prep I have no idea, but I grabbed them and pulled them on.
And they buttoned. Comfortably
… I’ll take it.
I was probably (totally guessing due to my aversion to the scale right now) 5-7lbs less than I am now in that photo so I guess that’s a good thing!
Since it was another bitter freaking cold day and I haven’t taken a city bus in ten years in this city mom had me drop her off at work and take the day to do my running before work. After grabbing a coffee at Javamoose and reading for 45 minutes, I stopped at city hall to get a crim check for work (… why I was nervous getting this i don’t know. A hoodlum I am not), headed east… grabbed another coffee and did the work thing from 9-5.
I wish I could say it was super exciting and I have tons of stories…. but I don’t. It’s a job. It will be better once the real training starts, but you now how the first day always is. The upside is a break every two hours… meaning my meals won’t be disrupted.
Oh the things I worry about.
Speaking of food… I made my veggie protein powder into a super thick pudding almost today. Added a few drops of peppermint extract left over from my iced peppermint mocha days and it was dare I say… good? Scary. Very scary.
Amy also asked what I’m eating now that my meal prep is super fast due to lack of veggies.
I still have veggies, in my first plan I had broccoli and cauliflower. Just to make things easier for me, I asked to only have broccoli this time around and that’s what I got.
Previously I used to eat a TON of veggies. Romaine, zucchini, peppers, onions, sprouts, spaghetti squash…
Now i buy the jumbo family sized bag of cut and washed broccoli from costco (you all know what I’m talking about) and either eat it raw or I roast it for maybe tem minutes. Easy and fast.
Combine that with cooking my steak and chicken in the crock pot, and heating up one pan and scrambling my eggs while that’s happening it’s awesome. I could separate eggs in my sleep so yeah, done and done.
Who knew that the meal plan I totally had a meltdown over a month and a half ago I love now. Go figure, I am adaptable.
Okay, I get tasty food, lots of eggs and my favorite steak and egg meal everyday. I can’t complain. I’m a happy Becca.
But now… it’s off to bed. I’m back to morning workouts tomorrow. Including cardio. I’ll be leaving the house by 5:30, gym by 6, shower by 8 and work at nine. Yay for working next door and having the car tomorrow so I can grab a coffee after the gym. I may need it.
I will say I AM excited to workout in the mornings again. I found today i was dragging by the end of the day (on my rest day) and know how much morning workouts perk me up so hopefully it’s better!
Here’s hoping it’s as easy as it was a year ago!