This week was certainly not my best as far as fitness goes. So far I haven’t made it to the gym this week! I think all the studying/working and fitting in the fun last weekend with lack of sleep really started to get to me. I think it was Tuesday when I started to feel like ick and my body was definitely trying to tell me something. After having to get up for work at 4:30 that day, I came home, took an hour long nap, ate dinner and then went to bed for a total of 10 hours! This is totally not like me. If I take a nap after 3pm I usually can’t sleep at night. I think I’m just running myself down right now and really need to take it easy somehow. It was really weird, I felt nauseous tired and my muscles didn’t want to work. Has anyone else had this feeling?
I loved college because at least when we stayed up late studying and working (and occasionally a fun time?), we got to sleep in to at least 7 or 8am. I’ve been taking my daily vitamin as an insurance policy right now, especially with the season of germs starting and going out to the middle schools (germ factories) now. My iron levels are normal since last visit, so I don’t know what’s my deal. Ah well, hopefully the funk will pass and sleep will miraculously just not be needed. I think that would be wonderful if I didn’t have to sleep because so many things could be accomplished in those 5-7 hours!
I am looking forward to the month of October though because my hours are being cut back. It’s just for one month based on my contract position which is kind of weird. This really isn’t a good thing as far as the paycheck goes, but I think it will be nice to have a tiny bit of extra time. It seems right now my time is worth more than what I’m getting paid. Unfortunately, I think I will have to request less hours with my next contract. Just for me, I don’t think I can do this and work on my thesis and research. Half the time I’ll be working on something only to look down and see that it’s already 11pm and wonder where the heck the time went and why didn’t I accomplish more?
Anywho, I turned in my first very rough draft outline to my chair today and hopefully we can get my committee formed! I’m excited, yet nervous!
This weekend doesn’t look as exciting as last :) I’m going to try to at least get a bike ride in on Saturday morning and then I’m not sure if Chris has any plans Saturday night for our 3-year anniversary (the non-wedding type)? I told him we don’t have to do anything, especially since we splurged on dinner and the concert last weekend. Sunday will be reserved for lots of school stuff!
Lately, I’ve been going for easy dinners :) Tonight we had some good ol’ sloppy joe’s! Kind of reminds me of childhood when my mom would use that packet or canned stuff. As I got older, I really didn’t like those pre-prepared packages, and making sloppy joe’s from scratch isn’t too bad.
I adapted the recipe only slightly from the blog Pinch My Salt. This blog has some great photography and recipes :)
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 T. Olive Oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 t. chili powder
- 1.5 t. ground cumin
- 1/8 t. cinnamon (this is so good!)
- 1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 t. kosher salt
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup fruity balsamic vinegar
- 1 T. brown sugar
- 1/3 C. ketchup
- 1/2-3/4 C. water
Sauté onions, peppers and garlic in olive oil until softened; add beef and cook until browned.
Make a circle in the middle of the pan, add tomato paste and balsamic vinegar and cook down for 10 minutes.
Add all other ingredients to the ground beef mixture and cook, stirring, over low heat until thickened (about 10 minutes). Add more water if it gets too thick.
Serve in whole wheat buns and get messy!
I like to serve a big salad along side. This time mine had goat cheese, cranberries, heirloom mater and carrots.
Also topped it with some gooey cheese . . .
What’s a food you remember from childhood? What do you do when you get in a funk?
Have a great weekend!