If you have the chance, check out my guest post at Ashlei’s blog (aka, the Vegster.) Ashlei was nice enough to ask me to write a guest post on anything that I wanted, so I decided to put up together little ‘photography post.’ :D
Tea and oats were eaten in standard form this morning, while sitting in front of the Christmas tree. I had exactly 15 minutes to eat, but it still felt incredibly enjoyable with the dazzling drama and glitz of a few colorful lightbulbs.
But I still think it would have been useful to have just a bit more than 15 minutes to clear away any early morning brain-fog.
Look how I almost walked out the door!!
Not that I didn’t mind spending more time in a warm pair of Uggs and striped fleece pants, but…
…phew. That was a close one.
I managed to get myself out the door in one piece—and wearing a work-appropriate outfit—with a fun, smart lunch packed away in my backpack.
And a raw kale salad!
- a couple handfuls of raw kale, shredded with hands
- 1/2 carrot, grated
- thinly sliced red onion
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- a few splashes of fresh lemon juice
- sea salt and pepper to taste
Snacks included a red orange…
…honey roasted peanuts…
…and an apple, crackers and a cheesestick.
Plenty of snacks. I’m finding this works best with my internship schedule, since I never quite know when I’ll have the chance for a “quick” bite. Normally, I can’t go longer than 3 hrs without feeling tired and/or hungry, so having a little something to eat on hand is an absolute must.
Packed last night.
Ready to-go this morning.
Munched on throughout the day.
The 9 hrs. at work f-l-e-w by today!
This week’s internship rotation is going to be at a Long Term Care facility. Today I visited a local nursing home, and I really, really liked it. I grew up volunteering in nursing homes and working as a food service worker in an assisted living facility as a high school student, so I tend to feel at home in places like this. And I love talking with the patients. Their life stories are so fascinating! Where else would you hear about living in Holland? Or being born on a ship while having a father in the navy?
I love it.
Dinner; kept simple!
I’m on such a scrambled egg kick lately. Usually I’ll opt for a veggie-styled omelet, but tonight I wanted straight up—pure and simple—fluffy eggs. Nothing but a touch of salt and a splash of soymilk.
Crisp veggies were saved for the side, with a dollop of artichoke hummus.
And then I blasted the radio, flicked on the Christmas lights and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d my way through tree poses, downward dogs and plenty of planks. A delicious end to a typical day.
Time to catch the final show of the Biggest Loser!!
Question: What is the most enjoyable way that you stay active? I change my opinion all the time. Obviously, my true love is running. But I also love a good long walk or a deep, energizing yoga session. These days, I’m even enjoying strength training, which is competely new for me!