I woke up rather tired and with some day 1 period pain. I was scheduled for gym session and wasn’t sure I could make it. I put my shoes on and went out for a 20 min walk. I felt fresh and more positive after the walk and went to the gym. I did Caroline’s EPIC III Day 1 workout (legs), 40 min later, I felt SO STRONG!!! That’s what I like about gym sessions. I find it not as hard as getting back to running but it makes me feel STRONG. I quite like the series, so I plan to follow it for the next 49 gym sessions 🙂 Finding the right program for the next 3 months feels exciting and one less thing to decide for the day.
I wanted ginger tea to sooth my tummy pain but we were out of ginger. Hubby volunteer to run to the groceries to get me some. When I went back to our condo, he was already making the team. What a caring husband 😀
I had another productive day in the office and finished early. When I got home, I reminded the girls to do their kumon and without complained they started.
meanwhile I started a 2 hrs meal prep session. It always soothes me to cook when I have a busy mind. It’s like active meditation. I made their favorite pasta sauce, used up the pumpkin for pumpkin pancakes, made seeds crackers and tofu scrambled (per husband request!). Then I prepared the main dish of girls’ dinner
Hainan chicken, cabbage with tomato, tofu noodles salad, roasted broccoli, stir-fry vegetables, scrambled tofu and a stir fry konjac noodles with veggies with spicy peanut sauce for me.
While I was working from home, we used to have a big lunch and leftover for dinner. Now that I work in the office, girls eat some simple packed meals/leftovers, husband has snacks, and we make a real dinner. I kind of like it to have a slow family dinner where we share our day over a good meal.
Finally, girls enjoy the chocolate that my colleague gave me. What a sweet way to end the day.
I noticed something interesting. Whenever I hug Lizzy in the evening, I feel very sleepy 5 min later. It happens to her as well. It reminds me of oxytocin while I was breastfeeding, the milk comma face of my girls. Now it seems that the effect goes the other direction. 🙂