I would consider myself a bit of a control freak. My husband will attest to this. I guess I would call it one of my faults, but I always feel the need to control my environment. I like a plan, a schedule, a constant regime and I especially like to be the overseer of these things.
I actually don't like surprises. I would rather know in order to mentally prepare myself the excitement than to be ambushed with a spur of the moment attack.
Lately, I've been realizing that there are many things in my life that I have absolutely no control over. No matter what I do, how hard I try, or how loud I yell, there is positively nothing I can do to change the outcome of the situation.
One thing I have come to realize is that even though I may not be able to change the particular result, I can change the way I react and feel in the situation. I need to do this more. I need to focus on the way I acknowledge the situation and not so much on the way I try to control the situation.
Trying to regulate something that I have no control over just causes unneeded stress and angst. So with that said, I'm going to try to put all of my energy into living each day as it comes and appreciate it for what it is.
Life is good.
So this day came and went in the blink of an eye.
I slept like a baby last night as predicted. I guess 1/2 a bottle of wine and an abundance of Thai food acts like as a sedative.
1/4 Cup Honey Nut Cheerios, 1/4 Cup Cinnamon Cheerios, 1/4 Cup Kashi Go Lean, Blueberries, Banana, 1/2 Banana Vita Top, Banana PB
I had another day of meetings and found myself with some time to kill in between. This happens to me a lot actually, and although I'm not thrilled about spending so much money on lunch out, I know once I have the house to go to, it will be a lot easier.
I usually carry my notebook with me so that when I have a few hours in between appointments and I'm not near the office, I can find a place with Free Wi-Fi and get some work done.
Today, I found myself near Cornerstone Coffeehouse.
I've alluded to this place before and absolutely LOVE it here. I'm actually good friends with the owner who happens to be a complete doll. The atmosphere is calm and chic and the food and drink is off the hook!
I started with my favorite drink, Bubble Tea.
Roobios Red Tea, SF Mango Syrup, SF Raspberry Syrup, Fresh Blueberries
To eat, I asked the barista to make me a veggie wrap. There really isn't a veggie wrap on the menu, but they ALWAYS make whatever you want. I just told them to load up on the veggies and hummus and it would be fantastic.
Oh and it was!
On the side, they serve a beautiful little salad of romaine, dried pears, cranberries, pecans and coconut.
I spent a few hours here getting some work done and enjoying lunch and then headed back out for another meeting.
I was definitely feeling much better this evening and decided to hit the gym for a 7 mile run.
Only I had a little trouble with this run. My left hamstring has really been bothering me and I thought it was just tight but I'm wondering if I may have strained something. It hurt when I first started running and eventually went away. It didn't start hurting again until after I finished. I immediately stretched out and then rolled out as soon as I got home. It's still a little sore so I'm going to take the next few days off from running.
I had no idea what to make for dinner until I searched the fridge and found whatever was left to put this little creation together.
Spinach, Leftover Brown Rice, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans, Salsa, Over Easy Egg
This turned out to be delicious! I haven't made a breakfast bowl in quite some time so I welcomed this with open arms.
Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! Toly and I are sneaking away to celebrate our Valentines Day and I can't wait. It's going to be so nice to get away and unplug from the world for a weekend. Of course I'll be back to recap everything. Well, maybe not everything. ;)
What are your Valentine's Day plans?