So…remember that one time I said I hoped to be posting more often?
As I said last time I posted, I have been working full time Monday-Saturday because the manager of the store I work at is on vacation, so I’m taking over.
We’re open everyday from 10-7…so it’s definitely been a long couple of weeks! My school schedule is definitely busy, but I’m rarely working nonstop for 9 straight hours 6 days a week. It’s exhausting!! It also makes it hard to find the time to do the things I really want to do during my break from school like…
1. Working out regularly!! I’m in the process of half-marathon training and want to have more time and energy to dedicate to training.
2. Cooking and eating! I am a foodie. I look forward to planning and preparing my meals as much as I do eating them! Since I have been working so much, my diet has basically consisted of sandwiches, wraps, cans of soups, and lots of snacky things like granola bars, apples, and clementines. So sorry for the lack of foodie pics!
= Not very gourmet.
3. CHILLING. I felt so burnt out after last semester, and although I got some good relaxation time while my fam was here…I want more!
Working all of these hours is definitely giving me some appreciation for how great my schedule is as a student. I’m sure that when I get a job auditing after I graduate, I will be working MUCH more than I even realize right now.
So I guess this is good practice for real life!
Another thing that working long hours has taught me this week is that when I am tired and hungry, I tend to reach for junk food.
A lot of it. Literally all I have been wanting to eat lately is pizza and dark chocolate m&m’s. What’s up with that?!
I think that being less restrictive with my diet over Christmas break has definitely increased my cravings for treats and decreased my desire to eat fruits and veggies.
With my sweet tooth going bazerk, I have come up with a few not-so-guilty sweet treats that I feel okay about ending my night with after a long day at work.
Here are my favorites:
Swiss Miss Diet Hot Cocoa: This stuff is so good! I make it with part almond milk and part water, so it ends up being around 65 calories althogether.
Weight Watchers Latte Bars: You guys know I am a sucker for anything coffee related, and these seriously taste like a frozen latte. They disappear at our house.
Coffee Mate Pumpkin Spice creamer: Sometimes just a cup of decaf coffee with a splash of pumpkin spice creamer is enough to tame my sweet tooth. I’m sad that it is seasonal!
Dove Dark Chocolate: I’m not gonna lie, it’s hard to have just one!! But typically one of these babies is enough to calm down my chocolate cravings
And last but not least…
Strawberries: but not just by themselves. Lately, I’ve been eating strawberries smothered in…
Seriously guys…this is like peanut butter and jelly. Sweet strawberries with salty PB…pure heaven. Definitely like dessert.
I hope you’re having a great week!
What are some of your favorite guilt-free treats?
Do you work full time? If so, was it a shock transitioning from school to work?
What’s up with that?!