A Lil’ Thing Called Balance

by Holly on November 23, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,lunch

7:35am: Wake up an hour later than expected due to the fact that after completing a 60-minute Yoga to the People podcast late last night, I fell asleep in savasana and woke up on my yoga mat 6 1/2 hours later.

7:38am: Shower, brush out the million tangles in my hair, skip the make-up and devour a classic bowl of oatmeal

1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
pinch of salt
1 mashed banana
drizzle of agave syrup
almond buttah


8:13am: Lick the bowl clean while blog reading about my fave Iowan’s trip to my hometown.

8:35am: Stop for the requisite morning coffee with skim milk and pray I don’t see the creeper who has proceeded to air kiss me several times on my 1-mile walk to work in the morning. Mission completed.

8:47am: Climb the two flights of stairs up to the office and wonder for the millionth time how one can run a marathon, yet still get uber-winded going up steps.

11:45am: Office lunch outing for Chris’s birthday!  We went to the uber-swanky Capitol Chophouse where I obviously got nervous about being on my best behavior a.k.a. knowing proper dining etiquette.  I did NOT grow up in a fancy house people. Things like knowing which fork to use make me nervous.

12:07pm: Throw whatever ounce of class I had left in the garbage by devouring a mixed greens salad, Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce and some of the chocolate lava cake birthday dessert.

Slide112:13pm: The waiter brings over warm chocolate chip cookies.  Apparently, EVERYONE gets one of these post-meal.  Ummm…why haven’t I been here before?

12:17pm: My boss offers me some of her French fries + 1/2 her cookie.  To solidify my job security (and for this reason only), I happily agree.  Then I follow up lunch with an apple…how I was still hungry, I do not know.

4:03pm: Hear all about Adam Lambert’s scandalous performance at the AMA awards last night from my co-worker and Mama Pea and must watch the video.  Call me corrupt; call me a tart; but other than some inappropriate pelvic thrusting, I didn’t find it all that scandalous.

5:30pm: Skedaddle my buns to the gym for an awesome 50-minute elliptical session with my new Women’s Health magazine and a side of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the television.  I love that man.

6:45pm: Return home and eat some dindin…British pub style!



7:00pm: Guzzle the rest of my Great Lakes Christmas Ale while I wait for these to roast…


7:20pm: Down about 2 cups of roasted brussel sprouts while blog reading. Perfection.

7:28pm: Remember Katharina’s sweet package of treats she sent me before realizing I ate them all last night.  Crap.


8:13pm: Start writing this blog post, and as much as I want something sweet, remember that I ate 1 1/2 chocolate chip cookies + 1/4 chocolate lava cake with lunch.  Balance Holly…balance.

8:21pm: Projected time I will hit publish on this post, then proceed to…

  • take a bath (my fave!)
  • read more blogs
  • do the dishes
  • call my bestie Ashley
  • clean my bedroom
  • watch last week’s “The Office”
  • organize my finances
  • respond to reader e-mails

11:00pm: E.B.T. (estimated bedtime)…who wants to take a bet on how many of the above tasks actually get completed? I am going to guess 4/8.  Hitting .500 would win me a MLB batting title, right?


Bekah November 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

hahahaha I literally LOL about your waking up in savasana. hilarious. I kinda wish that would happen to me one day- I never actually do the savasana, when I’m doing a podcast. I know, silly.

Love the restaurant eats!

Julie @savvyeats November 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I do live in Madison, so if you ever want to meet up, let me know!

Cindy November 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

oh nice day…who cares how many you get/got done…I’m still drooling over your “brussels”

so making those for supper tonight while NOT jogging but chasing JJ.


janetha November 24, 2009 at 2:30 pm

“Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce”

i die.

and now i want some almond butter…

and i wonder how much of your list was accomplished.. i am betting on 5/8 because i like to give you the benefit of the doubt :)


Andrea@WellnessNotes November 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm

A warm chocolate chip cookie sounds so nice… I could bake some right now, or I could finish grading essays…

I bet you accomplished at least 6/8! Am I right?!!!??? Regardless, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your evening… :)

Gena November 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Exquisit sprouts! They’re one of my “heat to eat” veggies :-)

Faith November 24, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I am loving your brussels sprouts! For some reason, they just set off a sprouts craving! :)

Jenny November 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm

as long as you knock watching “the office” off the least you’ve pretty much got all the priorities out of the way ;)

p.s. if your boss every needs to hire anyone to finish his (or her? not sure) chocolate chip cookies and french fries tell him (or her) I would be more than happy to oblige.

lots and lots of loveyyyy! xo

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