Short Day, Shorter To-Do List

Today was a short day for me! One of my meeting’s got canceled, so I decided to leave an hour early from work to get a head start on my to-do list (excuse my chicken scratch!):

See? I would be just getting home right now, and look what I’ve already crossed off! There’s just something so gratifying about crossing items off of a to-do list, don’tcha think?

I made sure to take a break to give some lovin’ to Niko, too:D

Poor tired monkey just woke up from a nap.

Now I just need to wash my make up brushes, sync up my iPhone with my laptop (for instant wireless internet anywhere,) and add one more item to the list – making a meal plan.

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point inspired me to make a system for meal planning. I always go to the grocery store, and spend way too much money, only to get home and realize I don’t have everything I need for a recipe. So, I’m adapting her version of meal planning (well, the binder part, at least) and putting my own spin on it. Thanks for the idea, Caitlin! 😀

Work was fairly mundane again today (don’t worry, tomorrow it’s gonna be a crazy one :-/) However, I totally forgot my breakfast on the way out the door! I was planning on having Nature’s Path Optimum Zen cereal. Thankfully, I keep a stash of Dark Chocolate Dreams in my desk drawer, and I grabbed a banana as I ran out the door, thus breakfast. 😀

Of course, that didn’t satisfy me for long, so I grabbed an Oiko’s with honey, and noshed on some peanuts.

Evidence 😉

I used what I made for dinner last night as a variation for my lunch today. I simply took the eggplant part of the meal and sandwiched two sliced between an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin, along with some raw goat cheddar.

With an apple on the side. SO good! I’m glad I switched up the ol’ leftovers:)

After lunch, my sweet tooth was nagging at me, so I quieted it with two of these little treats:

Then did a little more work and called it a day! I wish every day could be a short day.

I just finished doing some strength training – legs and glutes today, so I did my butt-boosting routine. I haven’t done this in a while, so I expect to be in some (good kind!) pain in the morning 😉

I use the 15 pounders for these exercises (I wish I had 25 lb dumbbells!)

Now I’m off to start preparing Chicken Enchiladas, a la The Fitnessista!

Question: Do you always have the same workload each day at work? Or are some days super boring and some super crazy-busy?


9 Responses

  1. My work load varies like crazy which makes planning VERY difficult! Great job on the to dos! I love crossing things off my list. I am a huge meal planner and I love it. I feel like it usually helps me spend less at the store, plus its kind of fun to try new recipes, etc!

  2. Aww, love Niko!! 🙂

  3. i love the photo of you and your pooch! if you read my blog in about 2 hours there will be something you are interested in. i need to be more organized with my grocery spending too!!

  4. my workloads are always different. it sucks sometimes. but it is never boring! well, when it is slow it is but you know what i mean.
    the dessert you had look like yummy balls of goodness!

  5. Wow, 15-lbs is awesome! I need to graduate from my 5's and 8's!
    Looks like you are a listmaker like I am 😉
    Thank you for visiting my blog!

  6. buffy – you can find the recipe on last Friday's blog. They're totally delicious and healthy! 😀

    Janetha – your pup is adorable!! Happy bday puppers! 🙂 hehe

  7. Crossing things off the list is definitely gratifying. Sometimes I add things I just did (washing dishes, fold laundry) just so I can cross it off!

  8. Yay for getting stuff crossed off your to do list, I know that's a great feeling! I love Caitlin's binder idea, I have been trying to meal plan, but still not doing such a great job, I'll have to give that a try. LOVE the pic of Niko, SO cute!!

  9. That's awesome that you got a short day and got so much done.

    My schedule is pretty much the exact same every day. I have more to do some days than others, but it gets VERY monotonous! The only perk is that I work for a gov't contracting agency and we take all the government holidays that most companies don't observe.

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