Dealing With Irritating People

It took me a few minutes to think of the title for this post.

What I really want to title it is: “What I do to calm myself down when I perceive others to be irritating, but really, I’m just hungry and tired and every little tick makes me slightly rage-y,” but that’s too long.

But first, thank you all for your feedback on my fitness post! I’m glad that it was helpful and that many of you related to my outlook on working out.

Before we get to Five Minute Friday, here are some scenes from the week:

It has been hot but gorgeous (just like you 😉 ) this week, so I’ve taken advantage of the green space at work to picnic outside during my lunch hour.

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utilizing the Sriracha 2 Go keychain that Christina (@foodietunes) gifted me at Christmas ♥︎ 

This was nice until yesterday. I think I sat on an anthill or something, because ants were crawling all over me and almost into my pants.

Overnight breakfasts made my {sleepy} mornings a little more exciting.

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Kylie’s banana pudding for breakfast

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overnight oats in a Nuttzo jar

Madre has been killin’ it with meals this week. I love cooking, but it’s nice to have dinner cooked and ready for you when you get home from work 🙂 Thanks, Madre!

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quinoa with mok fish (salmon and a little bit of egg binding steamed with lemongrass in a banana leaf) and roasted vegetables

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Last night’s dinner was easy, simple, and so satisfying.

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caprese + avocado toast

…followed by Greek yogurt + pb with dried figs.

p.s. my dinners look so puny here, but I promise I eat so many things before I get home for dinner…and then after dinner (I’m just trying to simulate those multiple-course cruise meals I guess).

And lastly, I just noticed that my leg looks painted with bruises. I was trying to “feel the steel” on my squat cleans yesterday, and I think I succeeded. Here was yesterday’s workout (after two lovely days of rest):

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This might mean absolutely nothing to you. Decoded version:

I actually did three squat cleans at 85#, because I was feelin’ good (I had a good amount of rest between sets while changing the weights). Not heavy by any means for avid weightlifters, but I just started squat cleans with an empty bar just 6 weeks ago, so I’m proud of myself! If I went to the actual gym more than once per week, I could speed up the progress, but…eh it’s guatever.

Now for the vlog!

link to video!

Hope you all have a fun weekend! Madre just poured a crap ton of kettle corn right in front of me so imma eat some.

So tell me:

How do you deal with irritating people/situations?

What was the best dinner you ate this week?

Have you eaten al fresco recently? 

Any accomplishments/progress (fitness or non-fitness-related) you’d like to share!

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No Schedule = No Idea What to Do With Myself

BIG E-HUG FOR YOU.

I said it yesterday, but I’ll say it again: Thank you all for your kind words, prayers, and support on Thursday’s post regarding my eating disorder. I absolutely mean it from the bottom of my peanut-butter-loving heart that I love and appreciate each one of you.

Some exciting news is that I am currently on spring break! Some disappointing news is that my backyard still has snow up to my knees. #perpetualwinter2015. I made up that hashtag myself, as usual.

I came back home from college via train on Friday night after waiting in the freezing station for an extra two hours due to a delay. I was wearing sneakers and a lighter jacket because I wanted to pack light, but that totally worked against me in this situation. I was shivering so hard that I was practically twerking. Luckily, I had some friends waiting with me who were going home on the same train, so I didn’t freeze alone.

Plus, I had peanut butter in my backpack to comfort and refuel myself once I got on the train.

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Mom and dad also brought me some homemade mok pa (Thai fish casserole steamed in banana leaf) with brown rice for my midnight dinner when they picked me up from the station. Swoon. I housed that meal and it nourished every part of my being. I had it again on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks, ma!

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What also hit the spot? My first overnight oats since winter break!!!

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*angels singing*

Disoriented Without a Schedule

I had the intention of getting ahead with a lot of studying and homework this weekend (lame, I know) before my friend Rachel arrives tonight(!), but without a concrete schedule or routine, it’s so hard to be productive. Everything I do just takes five minutes longer.

For instance, I’ll sleep in and then wonder: To eat breakfast now or to work out now? Breakfast usually comes first.

Then I’ll spend time perusing blogs for an hour… or two…while watching Food Network. I might do some homework, but then I think about other things I could be doing during my spring break, so I end up reading five pages of my book before getting distracted. Everything just moves at snail pace, and I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF.

So these are the things I do in an effort to get myself together:

1) Search blogs breakfast recipes and bookmark all of them.

2) Use paraffin as a skincare treatment and freak out at the fact that I look like a Madame Tussaud wax figure.

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3) Clean up after my inevitable kitchen fails.

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The downside to making oatmeal in a jar.

4) Chat and catch up with my parents. ♥

5) Joke around with Rachel.

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Muahaha.

6) Be the subject for Daliza’s film project.

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7) Take pictures of pretty Latin hymn music in church so I can sing it later.

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8) Go out for sushi (thanks to Groupon of course) with the family!

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We went to Shiki in Stamford, CT, and it was just okay. They were heavy handed on the tempura flakes, mayo, and salt. Does it mean anything that the place was filled with children who were having hibachi birthday parties?

9) Make my “famous” tuna salad for the padres. With 2% Greek yogurt + olive oil instead of light mayo and added craisins.

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10) And when all else fails, we bake! Leigha posted these Vegan Morning Glory Muffins on her blog yesterday, and I knew I wanted them. I hit up the grocery store, whipped ’em up, and bathed in the morning glory muffins at 5 PM.

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I made a few mini ones as well. I had three slightly underbaked minis slathered in peanut butter straight out of the oven. Mmmhmmm.

The only thing is that I tried to save money by grating the baby carrots we had at home already, so that took forever. It was worth it though. I also added walnuts, used craisins instead of raisins, and honey instead of maple syrup.

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So here I am typing this at 9:30 PM on Sunday night, and I have accomplished 2% of the homework I planned to do. At least I’m in the spirit of spring break, am I right?

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday!

So tell me:

Do you ever feel disoriented when you don’t have a schedule/routine?

One thing you did, one thing you ate, and one thing you wish you did this weekend!