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spring!

8 Apr

Hey guys!  How has your Thursday been?  Mine has been just fine, but quite tiring.  I haven’t been getting as much sleep as I need to lately, and it’s really starting to wear on me.  With a 5am wake up call each morning, it’s hard to do everything I need/want to do post 5 pm and still get a decent amount of sleep.  I’ve been locking in about 6ish hours, which could be worse, but it also could be a lot better.  I’ve got to do something about my schedule b/c it is just not working.  How many hours of sleep do you aim for?  Do you feel that a lack of sleep affects you in all areas throughout your day? I definitely do.

I tell you what, I had the best lunch today!  Last night, Jon had to go to Tulsa for a freelance meeting.  He is going to be creating the branding (logo etc.) for the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa this year, and he had to meet with the director of the race (I’m so proud and excited!).  Anyway, he called me on his way home at about 9:30 and said that he was stopping in Whole Foods to get me some Amazing Grass and a few other odds and ends.  Do I have an amazing husband or what?!  He ended bringing home 2 Kombuchas, Amazing Grass, and 2 different salads from the bar for me to take for lunches.

This first one is called Couscous Primavera, and I’ll be taking it for lunch tomorrow.  Yay!

Ingredients include:  Israeli couscous, carrots, onion, bell pepper, scallion, zucchini, evoo, lemon juice, dill, parsley, lemon zest and salt/pepper.  I definitely plan to try and recreate this one on my own.  It was delish (I couldn’t help but try a bite when he got home last night)!

The second on is Orange Quinoa with Mint and Almond:  quinoa, bell pepper, green onions, almond slivers, mint, orange, lime juice, sherry vinegar, honey (not vegan, I know!), sea salt, and pepper.  I took this one for lunch today.  It was tasty as well, but overall I think I like the couscous better.

Sorry all I have for you is boring store bought meals tonight, but sometimes you just gotta go with it.  I love getting special dishes from WF…especially because it’s a rarity!

After I got home from work today, Jon and I took Olive on a walk.  I’ve been having a really difficult time getting the energy/motivation to work out after work.  I am a huge morning workout person, so I’ve been feeling very frustrated with my schedule.  When I’m already getting only 5-6 hours of sleep, it’s hard to bring myself to get up earlier to work out.  I just really don’t like working out in the afternoons, though!

Our walk was great, though.  I love spending time outside together and just enjoying the weather.  I didn’t work up much of a sweat, but it was better than sitting on the couch!  Here are some pretty pics of springtime in Oklahoma:)

Are you a morning or afternoon workout person?  If afternoon, how do you get the energy to do it after working all day?  Also, how do you balance getting your workout in with cooking dinner, eating, cleaning up, blogging, keeping up with household stuff, spending time with significant other etc?  Please share your tips and tricks!

See you guys tomorrow.  TGIF!

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