Not Enough Hours In My Day

FOOD

Most of my meals this week have been quick and easy. Soup, salads, smoothies, juice, and Pho (twice!!).

Mango Matcha Shake
Soup and Salad
replacing my emergency chocolate in my office desk
Ginny, the photobomber

I picked up a nasty stomach bug for a few days, so my diet has been mostly liquid since Thursday evening – when I could keep anything down.

FITNESS

This has mostly been a disappointing fitness week. The schedule from hell (5am – midnight every day) and the stomach bug kept me from doing much. I did try running Friday – which I regretted almost immediately.

On the sunnier side, D went to yoga with me today! A new studio opened right down the road yesterday, and since D has been promising me for TEN years that he’ll do it with me, I pretty much gave him no choice in accompanying me.

We went to the 11am class, and it was awesome. The music was great (modern and relaxing), the instructor/owner was wonderful, and the small group of 5 of us was a nice change from my usual packed hot yoga classes (not that I’m giving up hot yoga, but non-hot is nice too!). We were moving into standing split pose when I said (out loud) that “I hate this one”. I really didn’t mean to say that out loud…but alas. Everyone laughed – which is nice too. One negative thing for me about the hot yoga studio I frequent is they’re very serious. Once you step in the room, no talking, no smiling, certainly no laughing. Trust me – AC and I got yelled at one day for talking before class. It was nice to break some tension with the class giggles.

D loved it. He commented afterwards that he needed a nap and that areas of his body he’s used to aching constantly didn’t actually ache. He’s up for going again, and that alone makes me thrilled.

LIFE

Okay, so it’s been CRAZY. I have what is probably the biggest project of my career going live at the end of next month (and rolling through mid-July). So, it’s been…to be frank…balls to the wall for months, and just getting more demanding. It’s the nature of the type of work I do, and by and large I thrive off the chaos, but trying to keep everything organized and be ready to go is starting to wear on everyone involved. Meetings start at 7am, and often don’t end until after 6 – sometimes later. And since we’re in meetings all day, we need to work sometime…so no one has free evenings either. It’s certainly not just me – it’s my whole team and many people who are involved in some capacity.

I’m not complaining – I absolutely love what I do. It’s rewarding, and fast paced, and fun…I guess I’m trying to explain my sporadic posting. I’m finding it hard to do anything other than work. Everything takes a back seat – and that’s the one thing I hate. It’s not all the time, and there’s light at the end of the tunnel (that I hope to the heavens isn’t an oncoming train), but it’s been rough. D is doing everything at home because I’m never around. I miss the kids, I don’t work out like I want, and unless I make all my meals for the week on Sunday’s (which I haven’t been), it’s been a lot of salad bars and quick fixes – which isn’t how I like to eat. So yeah….I need more hours in the day to do and be everything that I want.

Okay, so that’s enough of that! It’s a new week, and while it promises to be just as busy as weeks past, I know it’ll still be a good one!

Hope yours is too 🙂

On a fun note, this week was my husband’s birthday and valentine’s day.  It was low-key – went to see the Lego Movie at the Cinema Cafe on Thursday, and Friday I had major stomach flu, so nothing fun and romantic at all – though we don’t need a day or two a year to remind us of that.  We’re quite honestly like that all the time!

M had a play this weekend – Little Women – and he has a ring dance next weekend!  It will be his first formal dance ever, so I can’t wait to see him in his snazzy tux.

Pic of Ginny….we think she’s saying “so tired of this paparazzi constantly taking my picture”.

BUSTED
my little one LOVES the snow.  Silly girl…

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 year old busy career mom & full time student who is attempting to find her inner athlete, be a vegan in a non-vegan household, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, do yoga, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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