Saturday, January 26, 2013
It's Day 3 and I'm feeling great. I was WIPED when I went to bed last night and struggled to get my butt out of bed this morning. After breakfast and coffee, though, I was back to my normal self. As you can see my weigh is up on my ticker, 176 lbs, and my bodyfat is at 28%. That's not pretty. Me and my lil bro ate way too much while he was here. I'd look in the mirror and I'd see I was bloated, my face was getting chubby again and I had no energy. I've gotta stop it before it gets any worse. The workouts were the first step and now on to the food! I'm tracking my food again because, let's be honest, that's when I see results. You'd think that'd be enough motivation. My weight really drops when I eat right. I am WELL AWARE of what to put in my body to see results. I know that eating clean does a body good and know the exact foods I can eat to reach my goals, but I just get lazy! I get tired of planning and tracking, but I need to get over it. I feel so much better and look so much better when I eat well. I wanted to share a breakfast I love with you! It's my take on fried rice, only with more egg and less rice so it's more of a breakfast dish.
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage, chopped (it's the size of a regular sausage, NOT a small breakfast sausage)
- 1/2 apple, chopped
- 1/3 cup brown rice
- 184 grams egg whites
- 1 whole egg
Heat oil in a skillet. Brown sausage in the oil. Add the chopped apple until it's heated a bit. Add the rice and heat it up. Add the egg whites and whole egg. Once egg is cooked, serve! I think this is something that will reheat well, so I'm going to try making a couple servings to reheat and if it does reheat well then this will probably end up being my go-to breakfast when I'm working again.
Another thing I've really been digging is prunes, believe it or not! They are super sweet, which is a huge help with my sweet tooth. Plus, they've got a decent amount of fiber, so that's just a bonus (although this is the main reason I bought them in the first place)! They came in a convenient tub that has like 90 or so of them in there, at about 3-5 a day they'll last me 2-3 weeks. I started eating these a few days ago and I haven't really had any sweet cravings. Imagine that, replacing cakes and pastries with prunes!
I have an interview on Wednesday that I'm looking forward to. I try not to get my hopes up, but that's easier said than done. The company seems really great. They have a solid work hard/play hard culture. The average age of employees seems to be 20's/30's, so I'm curious to see how that plays out. The dress code is casual, so I'd be able to wear jeans to work every day!! That's a huge plus, since I only have a few business outfits that I bought for interviews. I'd still likely buy some nicer tops and a couple pairs of shoes, but it'll be much easier and cheaper than if I needed an entire professional wardrobe. The job itself sounds really interesting. The company makes software for insurance companies and financial planning companies. Originally, I had a phone interview for an Associate Business Analyst position. After talking with the hiring manager the recruiter felt I'd be a better fit for a Product Trainer position. A different recruiter was handling that position, so I had another phone interview for that position with the other recruiter. Again, she talked to the hiring manager and they felt I'd be a better fit for a Partner Support Team Lead position, which is a management position. In essence I'd be in charge of the Product Trainers and maybe a couple other positions, I'm not completely sure. Basically, I'm in charge of making sure they are trained adequately on the software we offer (they train clients on the software), setting up training sessions with them, setting up their schedules for when they train clients, trouble shooting when my employees have questions/problems with the software they don't know how to answer, handling performance reviews for my employees. Overall, I think it'd really utilize my skills well. I'm great at training people, I'm a good manager and I'm great at picking up the ins and outs of software quickly. So, like I said, I'm excited. Please, please let this work out!!
My interview's not till Wednesday, so until then I'll just be focused on eating well, tracking my food and getting in my BodyRock workouts. I really need to see some progress on the health front, so I've got to stay focused. Here's to a successful weekend/week!