I’m back at work today,
unfortunately. I’m just keeping in mind that tomorrow is already Friday, I have Monday off for Martin Luther King Day, and there’s a possibility of more snow on Tuesday (another snow day????). Have to keep things positive, right? Right!
My morning started off with a few failed attempts of getting my car out of my parking spot. I made sure to get out there yesterday, clean it off and move it out of the spot with thoughts that I wouldn’t have this problem today. Things must have iced over last night, which created this morning’s issue. Oh well. I finally got it out, slowly made my way through the icy streets and got to work 5 minutes late. No biggy. 🙂
So, what does one do when they are snowbound for the day? I could have gotten comfy on my couch and watched tv or movies all day. I could have snuggled up in my enormous reading chair and breezed through an entire book. Nope, not me. I decided I was going to be productive. I pulled out some boxes I still have lingering around from my move 1 1/2 years ago. They are filled with old fitness magazines and nutrition papers. I got rid of a TON of stuff that I no longer need (nor do I know why I was holding onto it). In the process of getting rid of the old, I decided to create something new in the form of an inspiration board. Besides putting away my holiday decorations, blogging/catching up on blogs, cooking a yummy dinner, cleaning off my car & running to CVS (for a glue stick, of course), creating the inspiration board is what took up the majority of my day. Afterward, I felt happy. I hung the board where I will see it every night. I made sure it’s in a spot that I will notice it whenever I am starting to have that binge feeling. I’m breaking through the curse this time! There will be slip-ups, I know, but I will get right back on track whenever they do happen.
Here’s a picture of my board and some of my favorite statements on it:
Before I could actually finish my board, I needed a glue stick. Of course, getting the glue stick forced me to go outside and clean off my car. Here are some pictures of the winter wonderland that surrounded me.
It was quite beautiful and the pictures really don’t do my surroundings justice.
After returning home from my little CVS adventure, I was just finishing my inspiration board when a spell of dizziness set on. I realized it had been quite awhile since I had last eaten and it was time for dinner. While cleaning out my boxes, I found old recipes I had torn from various magazines. A recipe for Chicken Florentine from the December 2009 issue of Oxygen magazine caught my eye. Not only did it look yummy, but I just happened to have all the necessary ingredients. I piled it all on top of a bed of CarbaNada noodles. Mmm Mmm Good! This is definitely what’s for dinner tonight. I will post the recipe later on this evening.