Ah, that old adage… A failure to plan (for breakfast) is a plan for (breakfast) failure.
While my standard fitbook breakfast entry says “Cereal + Almond Milk” with a smiley face next to it, I came to a crossroads in the middle of the week. I tilted my cereal box as far as it would go, then, panic on my face, yanked the plastic bag out of the box.
It was as empty as my heart was the moment I realized I was cereal-less in
Silly me, I’d forgotten to pick up my usual box of cereal on my last Trader Joe’s trip so, while my almond milk flowed like water, a girl can’t live on milk, alone. Thus was born my Open Faced Egg Sammy.
I knew I had a few eggs at home, but I like to eat my breakfast at 8:30 am, despite my arrival at work around 8 am (something about a pre-8:30 breakfast doesn’t work in my tummy). And since we don’t have a stove-top in my tiny office, I had to improvise.
Since all of my tupperware was in use holding goodies like beans, carnitas pork, avocado, etc, this Fresh Market bag was the mode of transportation for a single fried egg.
That’s right, the only thing in that bag is an egg.
My coworkers sort of rolled their eyes, and were probably just glad that I wasn’t wearing a feather boa.
Luckily, my office DOES have a toaster. And I also brought some spinach, and VOILA!
I used a toasted everything Bagel Thin, some Laughing Cow spread, and spinach, topped the party with my totable egg, and didn’t miss the cereal a single bit. In fact, it felt a little bit like a special treat on a weekday. I gotta find more ways to enjoy eggs at work.
Can you microwave cook an egg without any special holder?
In other news, BodyAttack #75 was even MORE intense than last week (I think because I now have an understanding of the moves).
56 minutes, 843 calories, and an average HR of 165!! As you can tell, the end is the ab track and the cooldown track, I don’t just get super lazy around 53 minutes. I do, however, start to get insanely sweaty at about 16 minutes.
It’s for this reason that I always bring my own, full-sized towel to the gym. Whether or not I shower at the gym, I normally leave looking like someone just poured the post-game Gatorade all over me. This translates to my signature post-gym outfit.
You might be wondering “Is that a fashionable scarf?”
The answer is “No, friend, you need to have your eyes checked out.” Because I rock the towel scarf every.single.day.
Despite the fact that it’s not a pashmina, I still get noticed by all the major fashionistas in the Triangle area. Especially the little girl in the grocery store who (not-so-quietly) asks her mom “Why’s that lady wearing a towel in the store?” and points her bony finger at me.
Don’t worry, I didn’t get mad, point back and say “HEY, lady, who’s the tiny curious critter clinging to your pant-legs? WHY’S SHE SO SMALL?” though I may have wanted to… I simply smiled and said “Well, it gets pretty cold in grocery stores, and I didn’t have a blanket.” She giggled, and walked away with mommy dearest.
I just hope that, due to my powerful influence on her life, someday she’s toting fried eggs to work and towel-scarves to the store.
I’m basically a role model.
Any sweet in-office egg cooking methods for me to try?