A Learn to Luv Veggie Challenge success!
The *star* of my lunch was broccoli (never thought I’d say that)! To make my standard steamed broc more interesting, I mixed it with some cream cheese, salt, and pepper (you could also use Laughing Cow). The result was creamy, dreamy green deliciousness!
The rest of lunch wasn’t too shabby, either.
I had an everything bagel with mashed kidney beans, mustard, and greens:
And corn on the cob (one veggie I don’t think needs any jazzing up!):
I’m officially done with my full-time job and my desk is now Operation Beautiful central!
A few of you have asked how I plan to stay motivated now that I don’t have a "real job." First of all, I’d like to point out that writing this book totally is a "real job" and it will probably require more weekly hours than my old job EVER did.
That being said, I know what you mean…. I don’t have to answer to anyone (except my publisher), meet daily deadlines (just large ones), and I can totally sleep in if I want to (although I’d have to make it up the work later!). Basically, my days of answering to "the man" are over… for now. I’m going to enjoy this while it lasts!
Anyway…. I’ve worked from home for two years, so writing the book isn’t a huge lifestyle transition. I think the key to success are:
- Establish a "work zone," which cannot be your couch or bed.
- Establish "working hours," which for me will pretty much be Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5:00 PM and half days on Saturday or Sunday (with breaks for running!).
- Never turn on the TV during the day… ever.
- Write a list of "Must Do’s" and "Want to Do’s" each morning to identify your major goals for the day.
I suppose these tips could be applied to studying or blogging, too!
My biggest weaknesses? Twitter and reading other blogs. Sometimes, I get sucked in and blow sooooo much time.
The winners of the GymSoap giveaway are….
- Stacey: My dirtiest workout would have to be when I did my 10k trail race the day after it rained..by the time I got done with that race, the back of my legs and my precious clean-shiny-white running shoes were a MESS!! But the sweat was totally worth it because I won second place in my age group!
- Ana: My dirtiest workout was DEFINITELY a few summers ago when i did some mission work in the Yucatan. The kids down there LOVE to play soccer, which was a blast…until we learned that there would be ZERO running water for 5 days. Baby wipes couldn’t handle me.
- Sarah: My dirtiest workout would have to be when I was in Basic Training in the Military. We had to run through streams, climb, low crawl through mud and march all the way back to our bunks. This was an entire day event. Everyone was covered in mud and dirt except around their eyes!
- Rachel: I am seriously crossing my fingers for this stuff, it looks awesome and just what a need after every single spin class — I’m always drenched in sweat!
Congrats! E-mail me your address, you dirty girls!