I am home, I am home, I am home! It feels so good to be back in New Hampshire. Sleeping in my own bed, with Nessie snuggled by my foot. To come home to Kip’s wiggly butt and puppy dog kisses. To be able to open the pantry and choose from all of my food what I want to have for a meal or a snack. To be able to shower in my own shower, and to have fresh water to clean my hair with… not saying that the hotel water was dirty, but my hair always looks cray cray when I’m using unknown hotel water.
One of the things that I am most excited about is getting back into a routine. I am so excited to start meal prepping again, but actually really meal prepping. While I’ve done a good job of always having meals on hand, sometimes by mid-week I slack and don’t want to prep more food for the rest of the week. I really want to get back into having all main meals ready for the entire work week.
I arrived home yesterday afternoon, and after a mini workout, I showered and went grocery shopping. All that I have been craving is a big bowl of chili. Last week I had bookmarked a chili that I found, and decided to recreate it.
With Gerry almost back into school mode to finish his accounting degree, I’ll have more time to prep. The great thing is that he is big into fitness and eating healthy, so this makes it easier as well. Being with someone who shares the same philosophies makes it 10x easier. He has done the macro counting before, and while he wasn’t a fan of it, it’s comforting to know that he knows what it’s all about and doesn’t give me too much crap.
The other little number that I am eager to get back into a solid routine with is my workouts. Being away from home and relying on a hotel gym for quality workouts is so hard! When I landed in DC, it was uncommonly warm for winter. With temperatures in the high 50s, I was able to go outside for a run. I squeezed in 20 minutes, and while that wasn’t enough for me, it had to be since I was tight on time.
Monday I worked from 6:30 am straight until 8:30 pm, which meant that sleep was more important than working out. One of the things that I love about these trips is that it forces me to take a rest day from working out, and it is something that my body loves. I am so busy on the extra-long work days and always running around the hotel and convention center, that THAT is my workout.
On Tuesday I didn’t have to work until 8 am, so I woke up at 5:25 for a hotel workout. Let’s just say it was really crappy, and I will talk about that one tomorrow.
With work going back to normal now after several crazy months, I cannot wait to find the right balance of running and CrossFit. It might mean only 2 CrossFit classes a week, or it might mean 3. I am honestly just so happy to be home!
It is time to get less serious now with a photo dump.
Work party at the Smithsonian.
My favorite work friends. <3
Sugar cookie tea, Quest Bar and the Bachelor on Monday night. I <3 Farmer Chris.
Also, I went 2 days in DC without peanut butter, and I didn’t even miss it OR crave it.
If you meal prep, what is a go-to meal for you?