Oh Happy Humpday!

by Holly on May 27, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,Indian,lunch,Thai

First things first…yours truly did in fact get her buns out of bed make it to 5:30am yoga this morning!  The big shocker?  I was even EARLY to yoga.  And early to work this morning!  Deb (instructor/yoga diva) even gave me bonus points for coming in the morning and is going to hold me accountable (per my request) for coming every Wednesday.  Don’t ya find it easier to go workout when you know someone is expecting you there?

Well, since I am always immediately hungry when I wake up, I relied on the old standby of banana + raw almond butter to last me through the 60 minute Vinyasa Flow class…

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Followed by a special Fitnessista breakfast cookie (my favorite, strawberry + coconut) post-yoga…

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Honestly, I felt SOOOOO good after morning yoga. Not only did my achy 1/2 marathon muscles feel amazing afterwards, but I was in such a happier, joyful mood all day.  I seriously believe there is nothing better than a good sweat and endorphin flow first thing in the morning.  I am going to try and remember that next Wednesday when my alarm goes off at 4:45am :).

Since I woke up at the crack o’ dawn, I grabbed a lunch that I knew would be easy to pack.  Introducing, my very first Amy’s Indian Samosa Wrap!  I swear this girl can do no wrong.  My burrito was chockful of potatoes, peas and tofu.  I would buy this again in a heartbeat.  Along with one of my new Heart Thrive date vegan energy bars, lunch was light and good.

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The New York Times crossword always makes for an enjoyable lunch date!  Work went on as usual today…I am still quite undecided about where my job/life/everything is going right now but no worries, more on that later.  All I know is I for sure have my administrative assistant job until the end of September, then who knows?  I believe Jenna reiterated it best when she said, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

After lunch, I was feeling like I just needed a little something more. So I had a cup of my favorite green chai tea (which they lovingly stock for us at work) along with a small handful of trail mix.

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Later in the afternoon, I had one of my staple snacks: yogurt + berries + some form of granola.  The reason I make it a staple snack is because it really is the right mix of protein + carbohydrates to keep me from dipping into the communal candy bowl.  And if you are anything like me, the snack monster tends to attack just around the 3:00 hour.  Today, it was Fage nonfat Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, 3/4 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup TJ’s blueberry muesli.  One of the best mixes yet!

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Wednesday night means beach volleyball league night!  After work, I rushed over to my friend Ashley’s house to concoct a little dinner teamwork style.  Since I had some of my TJ’s Thai Yellow Curry sauce leftover, we created a nice Thai Chicken Veggie Coconut Curry mix.  We sauteed zucchini, pepper, sweet potato and spinach in olive oil, then added the sauce and 1 medium chicken breast diced.  Served over brown rice and topped with yummy salty peanuts, it was the perfect pre-volleyball fuel.

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Oops, how did that Diet Cherry Coke get in there?!?!

After dindin, we scrambled to our volleyball match.  I am not going to lie to you guys – we aren’t good.  In fact, we’ve won 1 out of 9 games (ouch!). Me, out of everyone, may be the worst.  However, we decided today that I don’t think there could be a worse team out there who has as much fun as we do. That’s what it’s all about people.

After an early morning and an all-around good day, I am ready to sleep like a baby tonight.   Off to brush my teeth then go to bed!  Have a fabulous night everyone!

Anybody have any volleyball tips and tricks for the team? I We could really use them :).

{ 6 comments }

Ruthie May 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm

First of all, I am not a team sport kinda gal, so I cannot help you with the volleyball. :)

Second, I have a cardio partner I meet every morning. I hurry to get there on time because I know he will be there. It makes the hour fly by. We laugh, we sweat, we talk about life issues, our spouses, our kids and we sweat some more. We compete against each other, we laugh at my craziness and sweat more. I love it. It is 7:05 in the morning and I am finished with my cardio and I already am feeling successful!

I just know I am going to eat healthier because of you Holly. Your food pictures give me great ideas and really shows me how a super duper healthy person eats! Thanks!

Holly May 28, 2009 at 8:22 am

I love my workout buddies – there is nothing like a morning workout to start the day right!

Thanks for all your support Ruthie – you’re the best :)

Traci May 28, 2009 at 9:39 am

5:30 am yoga?!? I commend you Holly. I really, really try to get up early and get some excercise in before work but it never happens (I am generally to the office by 7:30am). Friday mornings at 6am our company sponsors a 1 hour “boot camp” outdoors for any employee who wants to go. Very challenging but sooo early. I’ve never been a morning workout person but would love to try to change my clock. I love my evening runs but energizing in the mornings would be a great way to start the day. Maybe trying it one day a week to start? Wish me luck!

CurlyTop May 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Holly,

It’s been a while darlin! I’m so glad to see you are doing well!

I LOVE that quote. If I tell God my plans he seems to find great amusement in turning them backwords and inside out and then showing me how much better it is that way… LOL!

With Love,

Emily

Holly May 28, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Thanks Miss Traci! If you want to make a deal, I will help you workout 1 morning a week if you help me. Deal? It feels so good to get it done!

Very cool work you have with that boot camp class – that’s awesome!

Traci May 29, 2009 at 10:32 am

You got it! Making a committment right now to get my body out of bed early 1 day next week and go for a run…You too?

We do tons of great things here at work to help the employees stay healthy: Built a great state of the art gym, Yoga on Wednesday nights here on site, Boot Camp, Biggest Looser Contests, Football Teams, Running Groups etc. Everything is company sponsored and costs the employees nothing. We also have offered to pay for any employee who wants to have a special workout designed for them by the trainer that does our Boot Camp. Awesome. Great to be part of a company that believes in being healthy!
We have seen such big changes in so many people. Love it! We are a team of about 700. For my team I tend to put out healthy treats for them to snack on during the day . Nothing too crazy just things like fresh fruit, bars, raw almonds and yes…of course chocolate to keep us sane! Have a great weekend!

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