After coming back from a long weekend, it’s always hard for me to get back into the swing of eating things. My cupboards are usually bare, I did my best to empty out the fridge before we left, and I’m so exhausted that the idea of a long grocery trip is often beaten by the idea of a nap. These past few days were no different.
I flew back to RDU on a slightly later flight than usual and arrived around 1:25, so was able to be back to work by 2pm. Truly, the Southwest Airlines route from RDU to Philly and back is unbelievably easy, frequently very cheap/on sale, and never takes longer than 1.5 hours. I can’t even talk about how convenient it’s made living 300+ miles away from my family. But, as they’ve yet to add personal masseuses and white noise machines on the flight, I still find myself tuckered out after a day of traveling. I managed to grab some of the “essentials” last night at the store:
- Trans-Ocean Crab Flakes
- 3 carrots
- Sabra Hummus Roasted Pine Nut Style
- A tiny sample of cherry pie (which is okay because when you get free samples at the Teeter, they have no calories)
- Pier 33 Gourmet Mussels (Garlic Butter style)
Most. Random. Essentials. Ever.
Truly, though, I was just getting what was on sale as I knew, fairly soon, the changing of the sales would occur (as it does every Wednesday). That left me with a still fairly bare cupboard. Then, right before lunch, it hit me.
- Flatout Wrap (light Italian)
- Egg scramble inside with: red pepper slices, sauteed spinach, salt and peppah
- Reduced fat Sargento 4 cheese blend
- Carrot (cut myself!)
- Sabra Hummus from yesterday’s shopping trip
I’ve tried hummus of all kinds, Athenos, non-name brand, Trader Joes, Harris Teeter…. they don’t hold a candle to the creaminess of Sabra, and the rich nutty taste of this particular flavor (Roasted Pine Nut). Now it’s gluten free, too, which doesn’t really effect THIS GIRL too much, but worth mentioning for everyone else out there!
I also got an awesome package in the mail….
A brand new Zumba shirt (and bracelet, not pictured!) from the ladies over at Zumba Goodness. Big thanks to the girls, Sarah and Kasey, and congratulations to them for a year in the Zum-biz!!
Can’t wait until next Tuesday when I can rock it out at Zumba class at O2 Fitness (the new instructor KICKED MY ASS last week, so I’m ready for her to bring it again.)
Workout plans tonight are a little tough, as I’m on call from 5pm-9am tomorrow morning and have to be by my phone/a computer all night…. maybe that’ll give me some time to whip up a healthy meal and finally unpack my life as I’ve been living out of my suitcase lately.
Do you have any gear particular to the workouts you do? I have seen instructors rocking the official Les Mills gear, and I want the Body Attack shirts SO BAD. So if anyone else wants a 6’1″ blonde (who’s currently rocking quite the suntan) to model their Les Mills attire…. just gimme a call. Or a tweet.
Back to work, overtime today to make up for my unbearable lateness of being yesterday.
(If you caught that pun, you win!!)