Good morning everyone! I’m so glad it’s almost Friday…it’s kind of hard taking a break in the middle of the week and then going back to work!
Yesterday I took the day off to spend with my mom and dad the last day they were in town. We started the day off by letting the dogs walk us taking the dogs on a walk (thanks, by the way, for your great tips!) and wearing them out. We all got ready for the day, and then I had a wonderful CARROT breakfast:
I was craving veggies, but we’ll get to that in a minute. For lunch we met Nate at Rumbi’s Island Grill, where I ordered the Luau Pork sandwich (it’s pulled pork with Asian slaw, and I had mine with no mayo), which comes with a mix of regular fries and sweet potato fries:
After lunch we made some stops at Home Depot, Super Target, and Whole Foods, then came back and rested on the couch. I ended up taking a nap (oops!) before we started dinner! We had grilled chicken, grilled corn, grilled asparagus, and sweet short grain brown rice. The corn is SO EASY and completely delicious! Just rub each ear with about 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon of olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and then grill for about 20 minutes, rotating constantly:
This rice could have used a little more liquid, but I love it because it still has the little husk on it, keeping it from getting mushy and gross:
For the chicken I just used a garlic and wine marinade I bought at the store. Simple and easy.
And the asparagus (which apparently I can’t take beautiful pictures of like Angela did) just had a little olive oil and salt, grilled on the top rack of the grill while the chicken and corn were grilling below:
After dinner my dad and Nate went to the store, so I made my mom some chocolate-peanut butter banana soft serve! I definitely made more than enough, but my mom loved it! Score 🙂
We watched Ratatouille (so what if I own it and watch it obsessively to pretend I’m in Paris?) and went to sleep…we needed lots of rest since my parents are driving home and I have a big day ahead of me!
I love my parents so much, and am truly thankful to have such a wonderful relationship with them. They’re the best, hands down! I always cry whenever they leave or we have to leave, but I have so much joy in knowing that I came from two incredible people 🙂 Love you guys!
I mentioned earlier that I was just CRAVING veggies yesterday morning, which is why I had two carrots instead of my usual smoothie. For some reason I haven’t been eating as many in the past week, and I have really been missing it! I think that, since I’m not giving up smoothies this summer, that I need to be eating more Green Monsters in the morning and make a point to eat veggies whenever I possibly can.
That means that, going to restaurants, I need to order vegetable-rich meals rather than the items that I might initially want to order. It doesn’t mean a salad necessarily (I don’t always LOVE salads), but dishes with veggies on the side or vegetable-laden soups, hummus plates, etc. The thing is I love vegetables, but it still takes a little discipline to eat things that I love and know will make me feel good with higher and consistent energy levels.
I also want to make a point to work out more consistently. Two weeks ago I was doing something active every.single.day, but with all of our time crunches since then I’ve really let that slide. In conversations with a good friend, I’ve also decided that I need to take on a healthier and more consistent routine overall, which means a lot more time management and organization. It’s all going to take a little practice, but I think that by taking that time and working on the things I need to work on I’ll be able to eat better, move better, sleep better, write better, and be a better wife, friend, daughter, and sister.
What do you use to manage your time and your life? Are you super-organized (like Kath)? Or are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person? I’ve been all over the place…I used to be extremely organized, almost to the point of obsession, and then (when I stopped trying to control everything) I went the opposite direction and didn’t organize my time well at all. Now that I have a handle on how my brain works, it’s about time to step it up in the time management department!
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