Vacation’s Over

Today was my first day back in work in a week. I had a wonderful and relaxing staycation, but I had to get back to reality at some point. The day didn’t start out on the right note however. I didn’t sleep well last night. I tossed and turned and I had weird dreams. Because of my lack of sleep last night, I overslept a little this morning. Not enough to be late work, but enough so that I didn’t have time for a morning workout.

But I made up for the late start by having some leftover pancakes that Corey made me the other day. I had a couple of blueberry pancakes topped with fresh strawberries and maple syrup.

Yummy! A delicious way to start the day and it turned my morning away. How could I be in a bad mood after a breakfast like that? 🙂

I prepped my lunch for work last night so it would save a little time this morning. I expected today to be a bit busy (which it actually wasn’t), so I needed a nutritious lunch and nutritious snacks to keep me full and satisfied. I get so cranky when I get hungry.

For lunch, I made some Egg Salad and had that on multigrain bread. I also cooked some bacon and added it to the Egg Salad.

I don’t know why I didn’t do that before. The addition of bacon makes the Egg Salad so much more delicious! But since when does bacon do anything else?

My snacks included: some green grapes . . .

and some homemade pretzel bites with mustard.

I think I have learned my lesson when it comes to pictures. I used to take all my pictures of foods I took to work at work. However, the lighting is just awful. It’s all fluorescent so the pictures have a greenish tint to them. Now I take most of my pictures at home. The pictures come out so much better.

I will show you an example of what I mean. The above picture of my pretzel bites and mustard were taken at my home.

Here is an example of a picture of them taken at work.

See what I mean? And the picture doesn’t even look that bad on my camera. The camera fools me. Then I upload it and it looks neon.

I’m glad I took a break from work over the last week. I was beginning to feel burnt out. But I went back to work today energized and refreshed. I felt ready to tackle the day.

Luckily, I got off work at a decent hour. Because I missed my morning workout, I found myself craving a good workout after work. I was excited for it. I did Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones, followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical. That Jillian Michaels workout is no joke. This is the second time this week I have done it and it was just as intense as the first time. My shoulders are killing me, as are my glutes. My triceps will probably be sore tomorrow.

After my workout, Corey and I had a dinner of whole wheat pasta, grilled chicken and organic pasta sauce. I also had some roasted broccoli on the side.

Now I need to relax a little and try to ease the soreness from my muscles. Poor Callie hasn’t been feeling well all day. She has had a bit of an upset stomach all day and part of the reason I didn’t sleep well is because she was tossing and turning all night. I think she’s feeling a little better now. She seems to be catching up on her sleep and I am looking forward to following suit! Good night everyone.


11 responses to “Vacation’s Over

  1. It’s always so difficult to get back to the grind, but I for one need work to make me appreciate my free time!

  2. I want to try that DVD when I finish the Shred 🙂

  3. oooh, those pretzel bites look delicious, i will have to try them!!!

  4. I hate trying to take pics at work too…the fluorescent lighting is horrid!! It’s always challenging to get back into a routine after vacation (or staycation!). At least it’s almost the weekend 🙂

  5. My staycation is almost over too. I seriously wish it wouldn’t ever end! I take all my food photos at home too. The lighting at work stinks.

  6. I prefer taking my pics at home too. Plus no one really knows about my blog so they would think I was crazy taking pictures of my food lol 🙂

  7. Don’t you just hate lighting! I swear, if we could have endless sunlight our pics would look amazing all the time. 🙂
    Jillian Michael’s videos are killer!

  8. The first picture I saw was the pancakes and I’m now jonesing for some! Can’t remember that last time I had any…and with the berries on top…*drool* Yum!
    Hey! It’s also maple syrup time….Hmmmm……

  9. Ive been craving egg salad for quite a while now..yum! The only jillian michaels workout ive tried was Shred and it was so tough! I rarely do it..haha 🙂

  10. I love the jillian michaels work outs!!
    Genius idea to put bacon in egg salad – egg salad is one of my favorite lunches 🙂

  11. I’m glad that you enjoyed your vacation! 😀

    YUM! Your Pretzel bites are giving me a craving right now.

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