So this is a deceptively lazy dinner.
Get whatever pork cut you feel like, season it with salt pepper and sage.
You fry up the bacon in a pan while you’re cutting up zucchini, broccoli and cabbage.
Once it’s crispy you transfer the bacon to another pot but keep the bacon fat in the frypan - this is where you cook your pork. PORKCEPTION.
Toss all the veg into the pot with the bacon and add some salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar and cook for 5ish minutes.
Rest the pork, find something good to watch, a blob of applesauce and then shovel it into your face.
Good times guys, I’m off to bed.
I’ve only just started to feel ‘awake’ now.
Alertness, thanks for kicking in now at 5pm but where were you when I needed you at my desk?
Still planning on eating dinner in bed, because I am a lazy indulgent slob.
Warning: tomorrow I will probably post about how much I hate crumbs in my bed.
what is downtime?
bleh. I sit here at my desk on Monday morning, yawning constantly because my weekend was packed.
Friday night - held back at work with urgent nonsense and then meeting a friend at a small exhibition for snacks and drinks, train ride home and then a drive to her house before coming home and furiously cleaning the lounge room in anticipation of new blinds, and then collapsing in bed at 1am
Saturday - half day volunteer shift at the city hospital, popped into work to clean up the bombsite that was my desk as well as bring home my iHerb order, met a friend in the park for afternoon tea with her gorgeous baby, home to chuck on a few loads of laundry and admire the new blinds, off and out again to see my best friend and her gorgeous nephew and niece where I very gratefully ate leftovers for dinner
Sunday - early wakeup to go to the farmers markets, back home for more fun housework, a visit to my parents to help my dad with ~computer things~ before venturing into a few dive shops to look at snorkels for our Exmouth trip (!!!) and then having no regrets junk food lunch while watching an episode of GoT. No rest for the wicked, quick shower and then dressed to work in a food van for the Blues ‘n’ Roots music festival - just a leisurely 4pm til 11:30pm on my feet, yelling order numbers and slicing pizza til my fingers ached.
My weekend didn’t feel like a weekend at all. There were too many things, not enough rest, I am so flat today and I totally forgot to take my brand new Mag/Calcium and B complex vitamins today. The one day when they would be UBER useful is the day I forget. So now I sit here, languishing over my coffee staring at my very full inbox.
I better put my nose to the grindstone, I spent too much time typing this out anyways. When did my life become this? 25 is interesting.
I think the gym was harder on me than I was on it.
The struggle is always real on a Friday morning
I snoozled my alarm 3 times, telling myself
a) I have time for a little sleep in
b) screw it I’m not going to the gym
c) if I sleep for a few minutes more maybe I will have the desire to go
I had to bully myself out of bed, and zoom to the station to make my train, but here I am.
Now I’m trying to convince myself out of the shitty mentality that any workout is better than no workout - I gotta push myself today!!!!!!!!
Got through 23 minutes of intervals (5km/h min and 14km/h max) on the treadmill before I had to get off and sit with my head between my knees.
Ugh, it’s been a long time since working out made me feel lightheaded and nauseous.
okay real talk,
My holiday begins on the 11th of May, so thats roughly a month from now - if I am a dilligent mofo and go to the gym 4 days a week and play the HIIT game (in addition to my yoga class 1 day a week) will I feel better about my tummy by then?
Hopefully all the proactiveness will stop me feeling so lame about my jiggly bits. If I work hard, and I’m still jiggly, then I can’t be mad at myself.
If exercising fails, then maybe self appreciation will win at the end of the month.
Also I need to get new bathers for the trip and the idea of that makes me feel very uncomfortable in my current position.
Back at the gym in the early hours for the first time in a very long time.
HRM still doesn’t want to work even after I replaced the battery.
5km in 20 mins on the bike + 4km in 20 mins on the elliptical = 131 calories burnt.
Not trying to blow my trumpet but I’m pretty sure my workout was a little more intense than that.
oh boy I placed an iHerb order
I really shouldn’t be spending money as I don’t get paid again until the 15th but the allure of the shiny green website was too much to resist. ALL THE LOW PRICES. Why would I ever go to a chemist again?? I did not however, order Quest bars because I don’t think I exercise nearly enough to justify the gainz - I got health supplements and stuff instead.
I ordered Magnesium and B-complex supplements, because I always feel energetic with magnesium in my system and I am hoping the B vitamins will help with regulating my cycle and also generally being a good supplement to have. It took me forever to settle on which exact products I wanted, but I chose a chelate based magnesium supplement and a raw vegan B vitamin mix. Did not know there were that many forms of vitamins :| My head asplode.
I also splurged and spent $6 on the Real Techniques version of the Beauty Blender - a girl’s gotta treat herself right, ya know?
no more tablets for me! (temporarily)
This dumb alarm is now deleted, finally I’m at the point where I can start trialling coming off these dumb blood thinners!
I had a doctor’s appointment today and she said it’s about time that we see how my body goes without the drugs, so as of tonight no more little pink pills for me!
I have to wait 3 weeks and then go get some ~thrombophilia studies~ blood test which sounds cooler than it is, I bet. But yes, so for 3 weeks I will live a life fancy free of Warfarin, I can eat as much kale as I want and drink as much as I like and party on down without having to stop at 8pm and remember to take my tablet.
As a result of this, as I am no longer on Warfarin (AKA foetus destroyer) I can stop taking this dreaded POP mini pill and try and find a normal cycle again (please let my normal cycle be more than 13 days) and stop jacking my body full of hormones. I don’t want a baby but I also don’t want to feel shitty and bleed every fortnight either. It’s funny how a baby seems like the lesser evil. I’m sure all you mumblr’s will correct me, no doubt.
BUT YAY, no warfarin, no progesterone - I’m freeeeeeeeeeee
(until my blood test results come back at the end of May and crush all my dreams)
My afternoon snack is jacked.
300,000,000 probiotic count?!!
TODAY IN TECHNOLOGY MARISSA DID NOT KNOW ABOUT
If you have the volume window open on your PC and scroll with your mousie wheel YOU CAN CONTROL THE NOISE
what a time to be alive
First thing in the morning, I love to have half a lemon squeezed into warm water.
I cannot sing it’s praises enough - it makes me feel energised, it is fresh and it brightens my mood immediately - I go from ho hum to holy shit really quick. Plus all day I feel better, and it has the added bonus of making me super regular. It’s pretty much clockwork at 10am every day :)
Right now though lemons are a precious commodity and at $4.99 per kg it feels like a fricken luxury to have my lemon water.
Read post about period cramps - immediately feel uterus contract.
This is not the time to be sympathising brain!!!!