It’s just one of those days…

by Holly on March 31, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,lunch

Despite my devout attempts to live The Good Life everyday of my life, sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Somedays, I just want to break stuff.  A whole lotta stuff.

On those days, there is one thing guaranteed to release the angry everythingtarian beast in me: 90’s white boy rap. Specfically, a lil’ Fred Durst.

All I need to do is grab my 9th grade Limp Bizkit CD and start rockin’ out at the top of my lungs.  And yes, that includes some major round-the-world head bangin’ with my curly fro hair. My hair was born to head bang. My absolute favorite part to scream happens to be the very first line of the song: “It’s just one of those days, when you don’t want to wake up, everything is $%*#ed, everybody sucks. You don’t know why, but you want to justify rippin’ someone’s head off…”

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Well said Fred, well said.

Luckily, I also have this lil’ thing called writing where I can let it all out.  All day, I was clamoring to get home, park my pancake flat tush in front of the computer and type it all out.  That says a lot, especially considering I spend all day on a computer and loathe the fact I leave work many days computer glazed.

Despite today’s shittayness, my morning started out quite lovely with a bowl of Banana Split Overnight Oats.  The only thing missing from this beauty was fresh pineapple…otherwise, twas’ perfection.

1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup organic skim milk
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. brown rice protein powder
1 packet NuNaturals stevia

(mix + let sit overnight)

1/2 sliced banana
1/2 cup strawberries
drizzle of sunflower seed butter

Seriously, look at that mountain of lusciousness…

I got work slightly late, and from 8:10am to 11:45am, I don’t actually remember anything I did.  All I know is that work was insane today, and not in a good way.

Anyways, I ended up continuing the strawberry banana party at 12:30pm, when I ate the first part of my lunch.  This yog mess disappeared in about 2.3539 seconds.

3/4 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Raspberry Galaxy Granola
1/2 sliced naner
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 tbsp. Nuttzo (last of the jar :()

Running out of Nuttzo is reason enough to want to break stuff.  Seriously.

I was going to head out to Subway to grab lunch #2, but I received an oh-so-convenient from a co-worker saying they had extra food from a party in their office.  Score.  Free food?  I’m there. I have $5.74 in my checking account and don’t get paid until tomorrow. No shame.

Raw veggies, pecan cinnamon bread (amazing), tortilla chips + layered taco dip

And yes, I picked out the olives.  No me likey.

You know how people often say, “It was the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Well, as trite as it sounds, that was the phone call I received around 5pm.  Suddenly, I was a crying, goobery mess. Luckily, one of my BFFs was on the other line and calmed me down.  Nothing horrible is going on in my life, I assure you. Just an amalgamation of many things.  I believe Forrest Gump said it best: shit happens.

Then, I headed out on a cathartic 4-mile run with Brett before returning home to this…

3/4 cup organic skim milk
1/4 cup POM juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 small banana
2 tbsp. brown rice protein powder
2 cups baby spinach

All I wanted was a smoothie, so damn it – that’s what I had.

Now, I am jammin’ out to my Ray LaMontagne Pandora station and have last week’s LOST and The Office episodes ready to watch in bed.  Hey, it’s no Limp Bizkit, but there will be head bangin’ nonetheless.

How do you deal with “one of those days?” Sharing is caring!

{ 43 comments }

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Hope everything is ok, girl! I despise my job so much and often leave computer-glazed, so I have many of ‘those’ days. I just try to remember that it won’t last forever.

Jess March 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I’m sorry your day wasn’t quite as fabulous as you had hoped for…but as least you had amazing foods to eat. That always makes me happy :D

<3 jess
xoxo

P.S I take a hot bath. I swear, baths can solve anything :D

Allison R. March 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm

One of those days def calls for ice cream (make that a double scoop, please) and some good television shows with the couch and a comfy blanket :) Hope your day is better tomorrow!

P.S. I thought of something to add to the “good life” list- hitting the snooze button as many times as you want.

Angharad March 31, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Well, my sweet. I come home, get straight into my pyjamas, even if it is 5.25pm. I eat some food, I make some tea and I veg the hell out. Works a treat. That or wine.

Love you, feel better…have a better day tomorrow (pssst! Here is a hint: signing up for the 1/2 will make you feel accomplished! And you don’t even have to do anything but part with $60! Score.)xxx

Matt March 31, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I have “one of those days” all the times. Life is life right?

Whit March 31, 2010 at 9:33 pm

A long walk, a quick run and a venting sesh with my sistahs. Those are all the answers to your question, my dear.

Jenna March 31, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Well at least you had great eats!!

Kelly March 31, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Glad to see that someone else thinks Limp Bizkit is great ‘bad day’ music. And headbanging to that wonderful 90’s white boy rap is a great stress reliever! :) Everybody has “one of those days” sometimes, don’t let it bring you down.

Amy B @ Second City Randomness March 31, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Oh Limp Bizkit… I can’t believe I forgot about you! But then again, the rest of the world has, too. So now I don’t feel so bad…

But I sure did love “Rollin'”

KathyR March 31, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I’ll take your olives. :)

Kristie March 31, 2010 at 9:59 pm

No bake cookies.

Or a good long walk in beautiful weather – which isn’t quite so reliable as the cookies since I have to count on the weather being nice ;).

*Andrea* March 31, 2010 at 10:14 pm

unfortunately i’ve been having those days a lot lately :/ you seem to deal with it great though – a nice run, phone chat with a friend and health eats! i need to do this more instead of continuing with negative thoughts and eating too much chocolate haha

Lesley March 31, 2010 at 10:27 pm

You make me laugh! I love your posts..you are so refreshing in the blogging world!! When I have those days I tend to watch mind-numbing tv or have a good talk with a friend :)

Kailey (SnackFace) March 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm

What the FUR is going on in the universe lately!!! Again, it wasn’t the best day here, either. Muffin’s boyfriend was riding his bike and got hit by a car. I think we all might completely lose it if one more awful thing happens.

I hope you’re OK!!!

I’ve been listening to Weezy to cheer me up. Not shocking. Or I go out with friends. Unfortunately, mucho homework is keeping me in :)

Miss you, love you! xoxoxo

Madeline - Greens and Jeans March 31, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I hope you can feel all the happy, positive vibes I am sending your way my friend! My day is instantly brighter when I can spend it with tea, The Format, and perhaps a marathon on Bravo…

Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES March 31, 2010 at 11:51 pm

love you, mi amor! vent sesh, soon? i have looooots to catch you up on. slash we need to plan our show–perhaps a vid chat so we can practice on screen chemistry?

Erica April 1, 2010 at 5:08 am

Sorry about the day! On days like that exercise, good eats, and a little time in front of some trashy tv is all that saves me :) Hooray for the free food though. I need to get my hands on some nutzo. I can’t believe I haven’t tried it yet. Beautiful breakfast creation. Hope today kicks some booty

Sarah (Finding My Balance) April 1, 2010 at 5:58 am

:( i hope today is better!! i’m thinking happy thoughts for you!

looove the strawberries galore. i am tres jealous. (and i also pick out the olives. twins again!)

Uncle Tommie Timbertoes April 1, 2010 at 6:04 am

When my life gets tough I come to a critical decision that will determine the quality of my life – am I going to respond by being bitter or better?

Lauren April 1, 2010 at 6:06 am

Trying these oats next week for sure!!!

And don’t worry….we ALL have “one of those days” at least 3 times a week. I consider it a good week when my good days overtake “those” days. We can’t have it all. :( But at least the weekends are almost always a sure bet for a fantastic time, right?!?! :)

<3 you Holly!!!!!!!!!!

Chelsea @ (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) April 1, 2010 at 6:29 am

Ah lady, I’m so sorry to hear your day was spent visiting shitsville. (By the way, Newsweek dubbed that “worst” tourist spot in the Nation in a recent poll). I hope your Lost, The Office, and Music therapy did the trick in lightening your day.

When I have one of those days, I call my mom and cry. If that’s not possible I journal and try to sleep it off.

Whitney @ Lettuce Love April 1, 2010 at 7:01 am

Haha Fred Durst! Good times. Bummer you had one of those days, they are the worst but they soon past. When I have I just want to break stuff day or as I call them, I hate the world days, the best remedy is a long walk by myself. Being outside clears my mind and all is better.

Katie April 1, 2010 at 7:05 am

Hey Love!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahhhhhh you brought me back to my high school days and rocking out my afro to Limp Bizkit!!!!! Love it!! I loved Fred Durst!!!!!!!

Awwwww love hope today is a better day!!!! We all hit bumps in the road, but just got to keep going !! Love ya!!!!!!!!!!!!

brandi April 1, 2010 at 8:28 am

oh, goodness this brings back memories ;) This was THE song I played on the way to school in high school :) This and the Staind cd…memories.

Some days, you just need a good cry! Some times, I need to sweat or take a hot bath or read a good book or just talk to my family or friends and get it out!!!

No shame :) LOST was nuts, though ,right? Hi again Desmond. Is he the answer or another candidate?!?

Crunchy Granola Gal April 1, 2010 at 8:39 am

when i’m having one of those days, i rock out to this manu chao song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUbTA5vfpOU

call me bizarre – i’ve come to accept this fact already. :)

hope your thursday is lookin’ up, lady :)

Susan April 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

Sorry yesterday was less than stellar for you. The good thing about bad days is they only last 24 hours. I try to remind myself of that when things aren’t great. Of course, when in doubt, Ray LaMontagne is an excellent option as well.

Something about the combo of strawberries and bananas reminds me of being a kid.

Therese April 1, 2010 at 9:01 am

Break stuff is currently on my ipod and I love it. No shame in this game. I seriously do crank it up, put a mean mug on, and sprint my little heart out though…it’s awesome!

I love your pretty face and I’m so sorry life is kicking your ass right now. I had an entire year of that last year so believe me I’ve been there…you just have to hang in there and know that things will evenutally perk up.

xoxo Have a few brewskies this weekend and try to forget about it ;)

Sami April 1, 2010 at 9:20 am

kickboxing!!!! it’s the best tension relief ever! that, or a long walk followed by a soothing bubble bath! if you’re really ambitious, you could try all three! :D it’ll get better, babe! no worries.

Katie April 1, 2010 at 9:39 am

I would love to say I do something constructive, but I often stew with a glass of wine and mindless TV. These days are becoming increasingly frequent… anytime you want to chitta chat, my loverly, you know my digits. Love you! Hope today is much, much better.

samantha April 1, 2010 at 9:42 am

thooooose days. i usually exercise, and if i still feel like crap, will take a long shower, moisturize and snuggle with a book. or a tv.

hope today is sunshinier, girl.

glidingcalm April 1, 2010 at 10:29 am

NO FRICKEN WAY! Ray Lamontagne station is one of my all time favorites!! I love that sexy voice!!!

I am so so sorry you have had a rough week!! this week was actually really good, but this morning has been rough!! OOF! It is almost friday though right?! shizza i gotta get my bum to school! WOW
love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

HAPPY THURSDAY MAMA!

Kacy April 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I’m so sorry Holly! I had one of THOSE days recently too. I hate those days with a vengeance. I hope things turn around for you soon love!

Courtney April 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

You truley do have a gift for writing holly! even when you’re having a bad day you can find the perfect words to express it! love the limp bizkit song. so fitting.

Naomi(onefitfoodie) April 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I hope you are feeling better holly! if it is any consilation, those over night oats just look TOO good for words. I want to make that asap! I love fresh strawberries on oats! yummmmm

Oh and taht happens to me at work as well…no idea what happens for a few hours, but its all good :)

that pic of fred durst made me think of “i get it all for the NOOKIE YEAH THE NOOKIE” ;)

janetha April 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

wuhoh.. what is going on? let a sista know if she can do anythang.

YUM taco dip. and YUM berry piles. and YUM to that bread.

i love you, pudding pop!

Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) April 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Well I hope that today is going better for you….I like to come home and cook and have some wine when I’m having one of those days!

Cindy April 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

ohhhh MAAAN
I’m having that kind of MONTH.

and when life gives me greif I typically shut down and hide.

probably not the best policy but it’s what I do.

big hugs!!!!

Kandi April 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm

What kind of greek yogurt do you use for overnight oats? I tried it before (using 0%) and it was too tart/sour. I then tried it with just oats and milk, which turned out better. Maybe I should use 2% yogurt next time. Thanks!

Ana April 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm

when i’m having a not-so-hott day, i take a long shower and use some bath and body works eucalyptus spearmint sugar scrub. luxury. even if my day still sucks, at least my skin is soft and i smell like a fancy-pants spa. you need some in your life, i promise!

BroccoliHut April 1, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Ah yes, I was a Limp Bizkit fan back in the day. So much so, that my dog, whose name is Fred, acquired a new surname upon my discovery of Limp Bizkit–yes, Fred became Fred Durst. I was the coolest 7th grader around, you see.

Susan April 2, 2010 at 6:14 am

Big giant HUG!!! The best thing you can do with work stress is leave it at work. Heading out for a run with a friend after is an awesome way to do that :) And crying actually always makes me feel better too. And calling my mom. Because it seems I call her every time I feel like I’m going to cry (my poor mother). Oh! And a stiff drink. Really.

I think you’re a year older than me – I was all about Limp Bizkit in the 8th grade ;)

Erin @ The Houndstooth Apron April 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Overnight oats, HyVee and Ray LaMontagne Pandora station? Hello best friend.

Jenna May 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I wanna make chocolate oats with cocoa powder- how much do you suggest I use?!

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