ETA: I know the formatting is so bad, but I keep trying to fix it and fail. Help? Anyone?
I hope you all don’t mind, but over the next 27 days (yes, I said 27 days) I will probably be chatting your ears off about moving to California. I will try not to bore you all though. Promise.
I did some quick research yesterday to set my mind at ease, including:
- Different routes I can take –> I think I have decided to do more of a Northern route as oppose to Southern.
- If I will be liquidating my assets or shipping via a pod or moving service –> Seriously considering liquidation…it’s not like all my things are Restoration Hardware status.
- When I will be officially leaving –> Monday, September 19th it is!
- Whether or not to push back my 5K since its 2 days before I am leaving –> Planning on still running it! It will be good to get some exercise in before sitting in a car for a week.
Obviously I have a lot more to work out + plan, but I am actually feeling okay and know it will all get done and that I will get to California! 😀
Yesterday, I got up and did something I haven’t done in a while: run. After last’s week missed workouts
, I knew that I needed to start getting my workouts done in the morning. Now let me tell you, I hate waking up early + I love sleep. It’s also really hard for me to go to sleep before 11:00pm. So 6:00am wake ups to work out, well, they are rough. But yesterday (and today too) I woke up and got ‘er done. I headed to the gym and jumped on the treadmill warming up for a few minutes and then running my schedule 15 minutes @ 5.7, with a short cool down. Quick workout, but it was what was planned + it was freaking early, and that’s what counts in my book.
5.7 seems to be what’s comfortable for me right now on the treadmill (or 10:31,) which to be honest is fine by me for now. My goal for my 5K is to run it all, have fun + finish my first race. If I can run it in approximately 30 minutes. I will be a happy camper. You have to start somewhere, right?
Anyways, after my workout I headed back to my apartment and had a few gulps of a new concoction I made.
This is seriously awesome. Basically I bought a bottle of Kefir (which is basically just more liquidy yogurt if that makes sense) and added about 1/3 of a cup of Chia Seeds to eat. Well first I had to take a few sips, but then I added the Chia Seeds. It’s like Chia Magical Tapioca Pudding, although that doesn’t make it sounds as good as it is. Anyways. Try it. Tell me what you think!
After a quick shower, I made the second half of my breakfast.
One slice of Ezekiel 4:9 Bread
with Almond-Peanut Butter, 1/2 a banana, and Chia seeds (I’m obsessed.) Plus the other half of a banana with a little more APB.
Lunch came around and a co-worker offered to take me to lunch, since I had picked him up some Stevia at Trader Joe’s over the weekend. I never say no to pho, or sort of free lunch, so I agreed to go along.
We shared an order of summer rolls to start, and then I ordered a small bowl of the shrimp pho. So delicious!
(I opt out of publishing the summer roll pic, I was holding it in my hand, and it just looked awkward. They look like this
if you are curious. Moving on…)
It was actually cooler out yesterday, especially in the AM and in my office, so it was nice to actually want + enjoy a nice hot, bowl of soup!
Approximately 20 minutes after I got back from lunch, the ever famous East Coast Quake happened! At first, I thought no big deal. I’ve been in my fair share of earthquakes after all, but all of a sudden there was a big old jolt and for a split second I thought the building was going to crumble! It didn’t. And I am fine, but it wasn’t fun at all to say the least. Maybe its the West Coast’s way of welcoming me back to California 😉
I got home from work and needed a glass of wine to shake off the feeling (no pun intended.) I eventually made myself a simple + easy dinner. An Amy’s Burrito
topped with non-fat Greek Chobani
, a little Guac Hummus, salsa and hot sauce! Plus steamed broccoli on the side for something green.
Amy is always there for me when I am feeling lazy and don’t want to actually cook. Thanks Amy!
I’ll be back later for today’s eats. I had this catch up thing! But yesterday I decided to #fitblog
instead of blog! And let me tell you, it was worth it! See ya later, alligators!