Howdy folks! Despite having “nothing to do” I sure have been busy today. Some cleaning, catching up on blogs, blogging myself, answer>ing emails from when I was away, a workout, grocery shopping, lunch, blogging! I keep thinking I have to get to my school work and then remembering it’s over.
For those of you who asked about my summer plans: I am taking the month of May off and doing some traveling and then in June + July I’ll be interning at an R.D.’s office 20 hours a week. Remember, also, that is blog IS my job, and I also have a lot of freelance projects lined up. So while it’s lovely that I’m home and able to have a flexible schedule, it’s not all fun and games (except I’m sure during May when I do have more time it will be more fun and less work 🙂 ). One of the biggest reasons I decided to go back to school to become an R.D. is the flexibility of lifestyle and job variety R.D.s have. I used to read about Cristin’s lifestyle at Eat Like Me while I was chained to a desk and noticed that she would be out running errands at 11am, working on her business, and doing part-time work day in and out, and I realized that what I hated most about my job in PR wasn’t the work itself, but the 9-5 lifestyle. I never want to go back to that again. So this career move has been two fold – one to pursue a topic I love (nutrition+food) and two to pursue a patchwork schedule of different jobs and projects to keep my brain happy and my lifestyle ever-changing.
I set out for the gym at 12:30 (guiltily by car) and spent some time being a human filter: out with the old sweat, in with the H20! I did 30 minutes on the Stepmill, 15 on the ET and some lifting. It felt very good to sweat, and I’m happy to say my water retention is gone today.
I arrived back home around 1:45 and immediately turned around and went to the grocery store. I got attention from the check-out folks as I was in my workout clothes, sweaty, and when the guy asked if needed drive-up service I said no I was on a bike! He was impressed that I could manage 2 bags of groceries on a bike and followed me out to see how I biked: 1 bag in my basket and the other over my shoulder, with minimal pedaling.
The best way to recover from a weekend of overeating? Fresh groceries!!
It was then 2:30 and I really wasn’t that hungry for lunch…and I was still craving that smoothie so I decided to have a Tofu Smoothie! My friends and I were talking about them last night and I realized it’s been ages since I’ve made one.
I picked up some silken tofu while I was out and blended that with half a banana, the last of our farmer’s market kale, ~3/4 a cup of low-fat milk, 6 ice cubes and 1 tbsp honey.
I used 1/4 of the tofu block –
It was awesome!! Perhaps a little liquidy (I should have used half a cup of milk) but perfectly delicious. The tofu makes it taste kind of nutty sweet like soy milk, which I like.
On the side I had carrot with PB and 2 clementines
I am missing whole grains at this meal, but that’s because I was waiting for Matt to arrive with some fresh bread! Sure enough he came home with some Cinnamon Raisin Walnut buns just a while ago. I might have one for a snack!
Now I am going to put some focus on this, which Gena sent me mid-semester from her publishing house!