For those of you who follow this blog consistently, you know that my two loves are coffee and wine. Coffee to get me through the day. And wine to help me wind down after the day is over. They’re the perfect duo.
Well, you’ll never believe this when I tell you, but coffee is no longer the first thing I drink when I wake up in the morning.
It used to be that I’d crawl out of bed, stumble into the kitchen, and turn the Keurig on – all before my eyes could even adjust to the kitchen light.
Now, my morning routine is slightly different.
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Since I’m trying to get to the gym before work, this pre-workout drink has been the best addition to my morning routine. I drink it 30 minutes before I get to the gym and, by the time I park my car, I’m completely jazzed and ready to kill my workout.
The reason I prefer this to any other pre-workout supplement is because, reading through the ingredients, I know I’m not putting any artificial chemicals in my body. Also, it tastes like lemonade and it’s delicious.
Anyway, I totally owe my incredible workouts this week to Energize. (If you’re interested in finding out more or receiving a sample to try it out before a workout, send me a message by clicking the “Contact Me” tab in my navigation menu above!)
This lemonade delight is what I’m loving the most in this current moment (as I’m drinking it while I type this up!), but in keeping with the Thursday theme, here are some other things I’ve been loving this week!
As always, play along in the comments or drop your own links in the link-up below. Hearing the things that are bringing you joy makes my heart happy!
Google Hangouts with my Family
This is definitely not the first time that this has been on my list of things I’m loving. I just can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy after I get to see my family – even if it is through a computer screen. This past weekend, we all gathered together online to virtually celebrate Aurpapa and Sadhana Masi’s anniversary. Being so far away from family really makes me appreciate technology so we can have special moments like this one.
Autism Awareness Wine Glasses
I bought these Autism Awareness wine glasses from Whitney at Broke Teacher Boutique. It’s still Autism Awareness month, but when you’re a special education teacher, we like to promote awareness all year long. The best part about this purchase is that my money went straight into the pocket of another special education teacher.
Sunday Food Prep
Again, this is not the first time Sunday food prep has made the list of things I’m loving. But it just makes me so happy to come home from work and have the bulk of my dinner already ready to go. I used to think that I needed to prep full-blown meals on Sunday which would wipe away my entire day off. But, I just chop up a few veggies, bake some chicken, and put it all in individual containers. And it ends up taking less than an hour on Sundays. And makes my weekday dinners so quick and easy!
As much as I loved my snow days, I’m grateful that the weather is warming up a bit. I’m much more motivated to workout in the early morning when it’s not freezing outside. There’s also something so peaceful about waking up with all the little critters out. (I seriously have to drive 10 miles per hour to the gym so I don’t run over any rabbits or squirrels).
My New Job
The first few weeks were an adjustment period, but I’m feeling a lot more confident at work. I am getting better at my job, sure. But I’m also getting better at knowing when I need to take a break from the computers, how to control my mindless snacking, and leaving my work at work. That one’s a big one. I’ve never really understood the concept of having my evenings free. I’ve always had IEP paperwork to do or lessons to plan. But I like having my evenings to spend quality time with Ankur and read (for FUN!) and watch Jeopardy or go for walks!
Ankur was busy studying this weekend, so I went on a solo drive to the Liquor Barn. It’s about 45 minutes away (#DryCountyProblems) so I turned on a podcast and drove the 30 miles to get me some goodies. It was really, really nice to have that time with myself. I’m so used to scheduling out my days and planning out my weekends to hang out with others. And, while I appreciate the company a lot and love my friends so much, I forgot how much I enjoyed the me-time to just get lost in my thoughts and my podcasts. (And my teeny-bopper playlist on Spotify).
Questions of the Day:
- Do you use a pre-workout supplement or drink prior to your workouts?
- What is one thing you’re loving this week?