Monday, January 26, 2015

Be gone, funk!

Hello! It's been a while since I checked in on the blog, but I am ready to come out of my funk! I just haven't felt motivated or very positive lately. I want to change that though! I think I need more Vitamin D. I miss the sunshine.

I was off today because I worked all weekend. My workplace was the busiest it's ever been (in 135 years) and that meant lots of time on my feet. I was pretty tired of people and so a quiet morning cuddling with the cats at home was what I needed this morning.

On Saturday morning, I went to my last Wellness Jumpstart class and the topic of the day was juicing and smoothies! We made so many great concoctions and they were delicious. My favorite combination was blackberries, kale, parsley, lime, carrot and apple. A whole lot of flavors going on in there, but it was amazing! The teacher used one of these Champion juicers and the clean-up was so much easier than my Jack LaLanne juicer. We all got to use the juicer and thought it was foolproof.

One thing that I am still stuck with is finding a good book to read. I keep picking up titles at the library, but once I start them, I realize that books aren't worth my time. I found a few books at the library tonight and I am hoping they are great!

I've only read one other book by JoJo Moyes and I liked it. I just heard about the DNA book in a news article. Since I am on a genetics kick, I figured it's worth checking out. I keep telling people about my 23andMe DNA test and now that my brother got his back and has all sorts of interesting differences from me, I am determined to learn more about genetics. I'll have to write a blog post about my DNA results too.

In terms of food, I've also sort of been in a funk in that area and haven't cooked a good meal lately. We ate out a couple of times in the last week.

Panera has a few new and healthier items on their menu. On a recent trip there, I ordered the Lentil Quinoa bowl with organic hard-boiled eggs and it was delicious.

I finally found the Silk Almond creamer at Target today! I can't wait to try this in my coffee tomorrow morning. Bonus: I didn't see carrageenan on the ingredients list.

My grocery store had this flavor of Chobani for only 99 cents for four yogurts. I tried one for dessert tonight and thought it tasted like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

And finally, Craig and I went to Chipotle tonight for sofritas day! Basically, if you ordered a sofritas burrito, you'd get another burrito, salad, bowl, or tacos free from tomorrow through the end of February. Unfortunately, our location was out of sofritas, but they let us order another type of burrito and still get the deal.

Off to start the JoJo Moyes book! Have a wonderful week!

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