After a week and a half of traveling around the rolling hills of America’s Dairyland for work and four days of no blog posts, I can happily share with y’all I am back in the comforts of my apartment in Madison.
It feels good to be home.
It also feels good to have a week full of routine ahead of me.
In case you missed it, my aging body likes routine.
My aging body also likes when I don’t drink alcohol, but somehow I chose to ignore that fact last night.
Anyways, yours truly is really excited and surprisingly content to get back to regular eating, regular workouts and a somewhat regular daily schedule (including blogging!). I will say however, getting out of the office and changing up the normal work pace was extremely beneficial because…
…I discovered Subway breakfast sandwiches!!!
My flatbread sandwich was topped with egg whites, pepperjack cheese and 2 slices of bacon then toasted to perfection. Topped with spinach, tomato, red onion and green pepper and guzzled down with a venti coffee, I can officially say I have discovered a new grab n’ go breakfast love.
That’s not to say I didn’t fully enjoy grocery shopping for the first time in two weeks.
Because I did.
A trip to a local farmer’s food stand + Trader Joe’s later…
- baby red potatoes
- garbanzo beans
- baby carrots
- green beans
- 2 TJ’s Fiberful veggie + fruit leathers
- TJ’s Triple Layer Hummus
- TJ’s Mediterranean Hummus
- baby spinach
- yellow onion
- TJ’s Vegetable Masala Burgers
- multigrain pita chips
- organic skim milk
- Thai yellow curry sauce
- dried apricots
Grand Total = $35.35
That, my friends, is why I love shopping at farmer’s markets + Trader Joe’s.
It’s good I kept to my $40 grocery budget this week, because last week, in the midst of driving around Cheese Country, I found a running shoe bargain I simply could not pass up.
Normally around $100, I scored these blue Saucony Pro-Grid Omni 8 running shoes for less than $70.
And I wonder why I’m in a constant state of poverty.
I just can’t pass up a good deal.
I blame Mama Everythingtarian.
In the spirit of getting back in the routine groove, I arrived home to my apartment and immediately set out to make a soul-soothing, easily-digestible Smoothie in a Bowl (a.k.a. SIAB)…
1 cup organic skim milk
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 T vanilla brown rice protein powder
2 cups baby spinach
1 handful Quaker Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares, crushed
drizzle of sunflower seed butter
To the tune of “D!ick in a Box,” because a gal can never get enough of Justin Timberlake.
“It’s my smoothie in a bowl…”
Alright peeps, sorry to make it short – I MUST get outside and enjoy this sunny, 70 degree weather. And finish a freelance writing project. And clean my apartment. Not to mention laundry.
That, and I have a V.I.P. party to attend for the VMA’s tonight with my ladies.
I’m bringing the hummus + veg (see above) and hope that Kanye makes another diva move like he did last year. The VMA’s aren’t the VMA’s without a bit of drama.
It sure feels good to be home.
What is one thing exciting that’s happened to you in the last week? I am so behind on e-mails and blog reading, help an Everythingtarian catch-up!