Oye. Please disregard any previous post in which I may have talked about being busy, overwhelmed, and/or stressed. This week I really mean it. What I Ate Wednesday this week is more like “I was so busy today that I barely remembered to EAT two out of three meals today, let alone snap pictures of them…” Bear with me.
It’s been a rough [read: insanely busy] few weeks at work. I made it through Monday but was so exhausted Tuesday morning I snoozed the alarm for over an hour. Yikes. I finally dragged my booty up and slurped down this delicious green smoothie for breakfast. It was a frozen bag of banana, mango, protein, spinach, spirulina, and turmeric. I threw in a few pieces of fresh pineapple I cut up this weekend and it was delightfully sweet and refreshing.
I had a minor meltdown around 10am but some Berry Energy Bites were a crunchy bite of goodness and brought me back down to earth. My mom likes to give me Easter/ holiday baskets filled exclusively with goodies from Whole Foods. It’s like she knows me or something… Love ya, Mama!
Some “Smart” tea [from Aloha] warmed my heart, tummy, and brain and powered me through a few more checklist items.
I didn’t take a picture of my lunch. Straight up, I was so busy plowing through work and shoveling salad into my face that I completely forgot. Good news is, it was literally an exact replica of the Vegan Nicoise Salad I made this weekend. Well, it was jammed into a tupperware and not nearly as pretty. But same ingredients, different day.
When I finally escaped my To-Do list around 4:30pm, I was majorly hangry pants. Couldn’t even wait until I got home to sink my teeth into this juicy organic Fuji apple. I’ve been eating 1-3 apples a day and I’m 0% mad about it.
The rest of said apple was devoured with a few spoonful’s of my fav fancy peanut butter. Wild Friends Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter is unbelievably good, and especially with an apple. MMMM! Another cup of hot [Aloha] tea alongside made for a perfect snack.
John and I met up with a friend and her hubby for happy hour and dinner at Club 185 and ya know what? I forgot to take a picture of that too. Fail. What’s even more hilarious, it was almost exactly the same as my lunch- a leafy salad with green beans, potatoes, olives, cukes, and an herby dressing. So let’s just pretend this empty plate is filled with the beautiful, colorful salad above too. Cool? Cool.
I want to share a lesson I learned today with you. The last few weeks, I’ve been afraid to reach out for the help I needed because I didn’t want to look stupid and because I thought I was too low on the “totem pole” to ask high-level executives in my department. Today, I sucked it up and asked for the help I needed. And you know what? I got what I asked for. I got valuable feedback, support on tasks, and more assistance than I thought I even wanted. Ask for help. Never be too proud or shy or afraid to ask for what you need.
That’s it folks. Thanks for listening to my adulting struggles, you rock.