hello? knock knock..
i know. i know but work has been so busy!
this upcoming tuesday is our second big fundraising event of the year at work
…a bum bum buuum…. golf outing!
we’ve been crazy at the office – logging in 10-12 hour days most days of the week
so the thought of even opening a computer when i get home or even thinking about reading a blog – is pretty much unimaginable
i had to escape this weekend
friday i worked until approximately 9pm and then high-tailed it out east with my lizadies to escape ala greenport
it was much needed
this weekend was filled to the max with sunshine, sleep, grilling, relaxation, walks through downtown greenport, unsweetened iced tea, chit-chat, sleep & more sleep
basically anything that’s not related to golf or work
the summer is the best – i am making it public and announcing to the world that I AM THE GRILL QUEEN.
saturday night we made a fan-freaking delicious grilled feast
we started off by marinating chicken breasts in fresh orange juice, orange rinds, sesame oil & TJs african smoke spice --- left in the fridge for the day (probably about 5-6 hours)
we also picked up some little neck clams to throw on the barbie too – which are the easiest and most delicious things to make on the planet. throw on the barbs for about 3-5 minutes until they open up! serve with lemon juice & cocktail sauce and you’re good to go
a feast for 4 chicks – i packed my plate with chicken breast, barbequed sweet potato moons, & little necks all with a side salad of roasted broccoli & fresh farm spinach (topped with grey poupon)
#grillqueen is my new favorite hastag – oh werrrrd
please pass the grey poupon!
i never realize it but when things get stressful at work my body starts to feel it too in a major way
my shoulders feel like the weight of the world is on them – i consistently feel over-tired – my left eye even starts to get bloodshot -- and i never realize that i’m overdoing it until my body collapses on friday night with exhaustion
this weekend was a nice break from the stress and i managed to get two solid workouts in – that left me feeling energized and ready to take on the week
something new i’ve done in the workout spectrum of things is sign up for jillfit lifestyle online – its $10/month and i’ve been in love with it so far
her workouts are great, fast & fun – incorporating weights & cardio in a quick metabolism boosting variety
she sends you emails throughout the week – a recipe, a new workout & a motivational tip – there’s also a members only facebook page which is a great source of information because the jillfit coaches are consistenly answering your questions & posting tips/fun things
yesterday i did a metabolic chain upper body workout that left me a sweaty beast & finished it off with a 20-minute tempo run
today i headed down to the track for a nice & quick sprints workout
you know i always get workout ADD and so far i’m loving this!
she also provides workouts for non-gym goers/people who don’t have access to a gym – which i always think is a great source to have!
i’m still working on my kelly ripa cohost video – to be blatantly honest i’m so unsure of what to do – and time is ticking! BAH!
well i better get to it!
got lots of errands to get done today
i will probably be ‘off the map’ until the later part of this week – but i’m ready more than ever for things to destress at work and for me to get sanity back in my left eye!
…is it wednesday yet?
love to love you <3