Happy Christmas Eve Eve! This is always such a strange day... it feels like it should be a holiday, but it's not. I tend to Grinch-out a little with all the crowds... everyone (including myself!) is frantic trying to find last minute gifts, and it is pure and utter chaos. Humbug!
Last night I ordered something different from work when I finished my shift: veggie stirfry! It was made up of carrots, broccoli, zucchini and fresh ginger, and came with a side of steamed rice. The thing about ordering a stir fry at a restaurant is you never know how much oil it's being cooked in. This one tasted pretty greasy, but it was delicious and I was pretty hungry so I ate the whole thing! I had about 1/3 of the rice.
My dad was nice enough to pick me up from work and drive me from Queens. He brought me a sack full of clemmies, and although I was stuffed I had to taste one (or six) to make sure they were good. They were.
Another citrus-y breakfast cookie:
This guy was made with:
1/2 cup oats (ish)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp PB
2 spoonfulls yogurt
dried fruit (craisins, currents, date)
I slept in a little this morning (meaning, I got up at 8, ate breakfast, and promptly got back under the covers and slept for 3 more hours) and then went back into Manhattan to meet my little redheaded friend (Kalle!) for lunch at Alice's Tea Cup. Oh, you guys would all love this place! It's decorated to look like the Mad Hatter's tea room, and everything in there is Alice themed. It's impossible to go in there and NOT be happy.
We started out with a pot 'o Christmas Tea (note the little kitty that catches the drips!):
I ordered my usual, the Light Fare of a bowl of soup (chickpea artichoke) and Warm Pear and Belgian Endive Salad that comes with roquefort cheese and carmelized onions. So. Freaking. Good. The bread that comes with the soup is also divine... it's soft and buttery and has some kind of herb in it... maybe chive? I ate every last bite of everything!
We stopped at the new Magnolia Bakery on the Upper West Side...
We each got a devil's food cupcake with mocha frosting. Holy Yum, Veggie Girl!
I almost talked myself out of going to the gym, but I know I won't get there tomorrow or Christmas (there are better things to do!) so I settled for a quick workout.
86 floors climbed
227.1 calories burned
shoulder press- 3 x 10 @ 10 lbs
chest press- 3 x 10 @ 10 lbs
lateral pulldown- 3 x 10 @ 10 lbs
lateral raise- 3 x 10 @ 10 lbs
Usual ab series minus plank holds
Sometimes my joints kind of "pop" when I'm doing exercises. Does this happen to anyone else?
I came home to drop off my sweaty gym clothes and found this ENORMOUS container of Fage in the fridge.
I can't get enough of these clementines! I had a bowl of yogurt with one clementine, blackberries, and basswood-flavored honey.
Off to work... it's an early night (I get off at 11) so it shouldn't be too bad. Have a great night!