Exhaustion from my lack of sleep hit me this afternoon. Well, actually, I haven’t felt much like myself all day! If yesterday’s lesson was to "eat your breakfast" today’s is "get your sleep!" I have no idea how people can skimp on sleep and breakfast day in and out. I’d be one big grump!
I had planned on going to the gym when I got home this afternoon – via bicycle – for a short weight lifting session. Nothing too major. But halfway home the thought of going to the gym with zero energy on such a sunny day seemed like hell! With that kind of attitude, it was a sign that I was not destined to go to the gym today.
I got home and collapsed onto the floor and would have taken one of Matt’s floor naps if I didn’t know better that it would interrupt my sleep cycles again. I wasn’t hungry for a snack, but I debated eating for energy. I complained to Matt my predicament and he said "Sounds like a walk in the sunshine would solve all of your problems. It would energize you and brighten your mood." What a smartypants.
I decided the healthy thing to do for both my mind and body would be to throw the gym plans out the window and go out and enjoy the sunshine on a casual walk. Luckily, Matt said he’d come too to keep me company! I put on playclothes and we set out on a 40 minute stroll. The walk was very energizing! So glad we went.
Once home I set out to pack up my lunch for tomorrow, make some overnight oats for breakfast, and start on an early dinner. I did enough snacking while I cooked to make up for not having a snack! Bites of veggies, licks of yogurt and pumpkin, a small piece of bread. Prepped 3 meals at once!
Dinner tonight was a tempeh stir-fry featuring Simply Orange, which I was sent as a sample coupon to review. When debating what flavor to get at grocery store, I picked out the Orange with Mango flavor as a tribute to my trip to Kenya last year. My that mango juice was pure bliss.
While it wasn’t quite the same as the Kenyan mango juice, this was pretty close! It was smooth and thick and really nice. You could definitely taste the mango!
It went really well with a bunch of veggies!
First we steamed some tempeh – just put it in a metal colander over simmering water with a lid over it for 5 minutes. It helped loosen it up and the flavor was delicious. I love raw tempeh, but it’s even better cooked. Then we sautéed it with broccoli, peppers, cauliflower and garlic in some sesame oil and melted coconut butter (not sure how much that affected it but it worked ok. Couldn’t taste it though).
Plus tamari, OJ (1/2 a cup?), and flour to thicken because we’re out of cornstarch –
Served over some Lundberg Short Grain brown rice – the best in the world!
And a sprinkle of red pepper flakes!
Best way to transport a crockpot + ingredients: Envitote! This thing has been a lifesaver so many times!
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It was so fun to go to my KERFGiveaways Gmail box and find 124 emails from you guys! I blindly (as in closed my eyes and wiggled my mouse around) chose Maria as the winner:
Off to chillax and then get to bed early!! Tomorrow I’ve got to be into work early so I’ll be working out in the afternoon again. Hopefully well-rested and energized!