The London Groove
Slowly but surely, I am getting back into the groove…
Even though today was only my first full day back in London, I feel like I have everything under control and I feel good about starting classes again tomorrow I am pretty excited actually.
I think having the entire day off today to get prepared really helped me get back into somewhat of a routine (heading to bed early last night didn’t hurt either! I was sleeping by just after 9:00)
I planned on going to the gym today, but I didn’t want to set an alarm or anything. I wanted to let me body rest until it was ready to wake up. Unfortunately, I was woken up by a phone call at 7:00! If it had been my parents calling, I wouldn’t have been upset, but it was someone with the wrong number! I was not impressed. Since I was still pretty sleepy, I lied in bed for a while, but I am not the type to fall back asleep, so I was out of bed and found myself in the kitchen by 7:30
After a good breakfast, I was off to the gym! It was so nice to get back to my beloved gym. It was leg day, so that made things even better I also increased my weights for lunges, so I was an extra happy girl after that!
(greek yogurt, rolled oats, strawbs, cocoa powder, and a side of scrambled eggs was my breakfast of choice today!)
I spent the rest of my morning finishing the unpacking I didn’t get to last night, organizing my kitchen, washing dishes, and prepping for school tomorrow (getting my binders and textbooks organized, etc.)
Washing dishes was a must! I needed to put at least one of my new Christmas dishes to use throughout the day!
Isn’t it beautiful?
After lunch, I met up with a friend at Starbucks. It was so nice to see some other form of human life. I often find myself being quite a hermit when I get back into “school mode”. I get so into studying and homework that I forget to pay attention to my social life. During this second term of school, I am going to make a point of doing other things than just school work and gym-related things! Last term there were many days when the only time I left my apartment was to go to the gym! It’s really beneficial to see other people; I get less lonely (obviously), so this term I am definitely going to change things up a bit!
I had so much fun with my friend. We chatted forever while enjoying our Starbucks <3
I got a venti Zen tea.
After my tea date, I came back home to get more things on my to-do list scratched off; one of them being meal prep! I love meal prep <3
I will be at school from 8:30 – 5:30 tomorrow, so I packed three meals for myself.
Salad that I later topped with tilapia…
Aw! My last swordfish steak! So sad!
I have been loving green beans lately <3 They remind my of summer.
Can you tell I love tilapia too?
This was my dinner tonight. Usually, there would be chicken breast thrown into the mix somewhere, but when I went to Costco yesterday there was NO CHICKEN!
Costco with no chicken? What is this world coming to!?
I seriously couldn’t believe my eyes. I had to circle the meat refrigerators about three times until I convinced myself that they had no chicken.
Overall, today was a very productive day. My mood is completely different than yesterday and I attribute all of my positivity to being well rested and getting out with amazing friends (I have another tea date tonight; this time with Chelsea!) I seriously cannot function on less than 7 hours of sleep, so today I am in an entirely different mindset than yesterday It’s wonderful. (P.s. no tears today! yay!)
I have to meet up with Chelsea soon, but before I go, as I was shovelling quinoa into my mouth from my dinner, ironically, I came across this article! If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, I highly suggest doing so. Not just because it provides so many nutritional benefits, but it is easy to cook, versatile, and one of my favourite sources of carbs (Clearly, the latter reason is the one that should ultimately convince you to try quinoa! Cheryl, I’m talking to you! Haha!)
How often do you go out with friends?
Have you tried quinoa before? What is your favourite way to enjoy this fabulous seed?
What is your favourite source of carbohydrate?
I have so much to talk about. So, look forward to my posts this week I want to show you the inside of my gym bag and what my current favourite piece of fitness equipment is!