Today was SO busy. It flew by! It was a really good day, though. I love learning new ins and outs of the magazine industry at my internship. It’s so interesting! It’s always challenging, but I like it that way. Besides, I need to figure out what career will fulfill me the most in life. I want to make sure that I’m making a difference in the world and that I am helping people. If I don’t feel the benefit of that from my work I know I won’t be satisfied. We’ll see where I end up. 🙂

I started the day off with some buckwheat waffles! I bought them at WF this weekend on an impulse and they were delicious. I topped them with almond butter, Greek yogurt, coconut flakes, and some blueberry crisp. If you haven’t noticed, I am a huge breakfast person. It’s so damn good that I almost feel like I’m eating dessert. I love breakfast so much that I will get up earlier just so that I can eat it. Ha ha, well, sometimes. This morning definitely was the exception. I was dragging, but I managed to squeeze in my five minutes of yoga! I’m so proud of myself for staying on my stretching kick! Whoo!

I wore wedge heels today. And a white dress. And forgot my umbrella. And… you guessed it, it rained. Wait, scratch that, it poured. I probably looked so pathetic running across the streets of NYC in my white flouncy dress and heels. I honestly would have laughed at myself! But, because it was me, I couldn’t seem to find the humor at the time.

Something went right today, though! I remembered my lunch. Two points for me. It was really filling too.

There you have it! Sweet potato fries, half of a chicken breast (don’t worry I threw the other one out yesterday, haha), and a few pieces of watermelon. I freakin’ love sweet potato fries.

I powered through the afternoon with water, green tea and peppermint tea and a few flax crackers. Guess what was missing? Iced coffee! I forgot to get it and I surprisingly didn’t even notice. Yay for caffeine-free success!

I got home and tore off my wet heels and damp dress and got my comfy tshirt and Nike shorts on. I can’t stay in my workout clothes for more than five minutes after I get home. So uncomfortable! I love rain, but c’mon, not today, not in that outfit. I had some turkey, grain mustard and a few flax crackers for a snack pre-workout time.

Workout was an hour of a slooow pace on the dreadmill, I mean treadmill. God that thing was boring me to tears today. Also, all of the walls in the cardio room are mirrors. I find this incredibly awkward. What genius thought of that one? Every single time I look up, I’m staring into the eyes of everyone else pounding through their dreadmill workouts. Or, you can stare at yourself, which is equally as uncomfortable. So, I opt to stare at the time, hence the insane boredom. My plan was a slow, easy cardio because I did intervals and weights yesterday. I would SO much rather do high intensity for a short period of time. I rode on the bike for about 20 minutes and caught up on my 50 Shade of Grey reading. I feel so weird reading it in public, like I’m committing some kind of sin. I also always try to hide the title, haha.

Dinner was steamed broccoli, a salmon burger (which I burned), tomatoes, some kale chips and a bite of dark chocolate (why not).

I took a pic of the non-burned side. Sneaky, eh?

I am sooo looking forward to a hot shower, some reading, and my bed. I seriously need to start picking out my outfits the night before. This morning was a mess! Why does half of my wardrobe have to be wrinkled? What a pain.

My random thoughts of the evening (as if the rest of my post wasn’t random):

One thing I miss right now: Family. Miss my grandparents a lot! There is nothing better in this world than family. That’s one thing I do know for sure.

If You Don’t Know Me by Now by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is a great song to listen to when you want to relax and unwind after a long day (not so good if you just had a breakup) haha

More garden pics for your viewing pleasure:

And… a good quote for the work week…

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

– Oscar Wilde