It was a fun but long day at the ole school system. I arrived bright and early, per usual, and met one of my coworkers at a middle school to conduct an annual audit of food safety and management practices. It was a great learning experience. I stayed from breakfast through lunch and observed taking temperatures, all corners of the cafeteria, the register in operation, production schedules, staff schedules, rosters, reports and more. I even washed some dishes when I had a little down time to help out. The staffs at these schools are so nice and fun!
AND I GOT TO WEAR A HAIR NET!!! They’ve come a long way in the 20-something years since I started school
Can you even see it!?!
It just looks like I have FRIZZ!
On the menu for breakfast was an oat-based fiberific cookie. Pretty cool.
Breakfast held me over ~5 hours. Go oatmeal!! We broke for lunch at 11:30 – I was perfectly hungry and perfectly cold to eat some soup + hot veggies.
Cabbage (which was amazing!), pineapple, green beans, a whole wheat roll, saltines and MADE-FROM-SCRATCH broccoli and cheese soup. I saw the ingredient list and recipe and could have made this at home. It was pretty tasty too! I cleared my plate sans a cracker and a little bit of soup.
When we left the school an hour or so later I was still feeling a little hungry, so I whipped out my almond stash for a little more protein and fat. I had about 7 of ’em and they did the trick!
And energy for my 1.15 commute home.
The Larabar held me over perfectly from 4:30 when I started nibbling to 8PM when I got home from the gym.
Going to the gym after work is not fun, but once I get there it’s OK and the atmosphere is pretty hard core so I get more motivated once I’m there. I wore my GAP leggings from Saturday and they ROCKED! I loved the slight compression – I need to get some full length ones!
At the gym I rocked out the Stairmaster for 30 minutes (barely sweating – what’s up with me getting better at climbing the stairs having taken 2 weeks off of the machine during Xmas!?), 10 minutes on the Stat bike and 10 minutes of power lifting, which means I didn’t stop for breaks and just did every exercise I could think of with 15 pounders.
When I came home I was starving, but always prefer to eat nice and clean (mostly because I get cold if I eat in my wet workout clothes).
I totally rocked the wet hair + hoodie look for din
How’s this for some leftover love:
[Matt was out at a beer dinner so I was on my own ]
On the side – whole grains in the form of a Flax Oat Bran bun sandwiched with some cranberry goat cheese!
I miss using the ole point-n-shoot – it rocks!!! I need a new lens – a wide angle macro to be specific.
I was so hungry after my workout that this STILL hasn’t settled into fullness yet. Hurry up stomach!
So tomorrow another coworker and I are cooking oatmeal for an elementary school breakfast!!! We’re going to experiment with bananas and toppings and see how they like it. Afterwards we’re doing an in-school news show on eating more whole grains and oats. Fun! The catch is I have to BE there at 6:45, which means I have to leave the house at 5:45 and so on. I’m going to eat my breakfast there so I plan to pop in and say hello to you guys before I jet out. And I should be off earlier than usual and will fit in 3 posts tomorrow
Good night my <3’s