Well, by the time this publishes it will be day 5 of being stuck inside my house. Of course we have been out of the house shoveling more times than I would like to count. We also ventured to Fresh Market on Monday to pick up some more food and see what the world was like outside of our neighborhood. Being out there just reinforced how bad this storm was and that this snow is going to be around for a LONG time.
Work was closed on Monday, and on Tuesday I worked from home (the school system’s office where I work was closed, but my employer was opened starting at 10am). Rob had already planned to work from home on Tuesday because we were supposed to have the plumber come to fix a faucet (who never showed up) so we were both in the house all day once again.
I knew I wouldn’t be running on Tuesday, so I had a relaxing morning starting with blogging and coffee. Then at 7 I made breakfast: eggs scrambled with spinach, bacon, and one of the muffins I made over the weekend.
I did a 30 minute yoga video and some core work, just to get moving a bit. Then I headed outside for a little more shoveling. I drank some green juice when I came back inside and started working.
A little later Rob broke out the snacks (I’m sure if I worked at home all the time I would snack constantly). We had bought some chips and salsa when we were at Fresh Market so we snacked on those while working.
For lunch I made a veggie burger and sweet potato fries. One of the benefits of being at home during the day is being able to cook lunches like this instead of eating salads or meals that just get microwaved!
At 3pm it was snack time again- this time cheese and crackers.
For dinner I made this meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans. This was pretty much based on what we were able to buy at the store this week and what we had in the house to cook!
As I was preparing dinner I sipped on a glass of red wine.
Of course there was some dessert too. We went for some mint chip ice cream, because sometimes during (or after) a snow storm you just need some ice cream.
I’m not sure how much longer I can handle being stuck inside for! I got a free week trial for a nearby gym so I am planning to go work out there this week, and then decide if I want to join for a month. I really hoped I could make it through the winter without a gym, but it’s not looking good!
The real problem around where I live is that there is literally nowhere to run. I don’t mind running in the snow, but the streets are so narrow that if two cars try to pass each other at the same time they can barely get by. There are no sidewalks dug out, and the piles of snow on the sides of the streets is 4-5 feet high in some places. Not to mention that in the mornings the streets are coated with ice…
So yeah, that’s what I ate while stuck inside all day long! It’s very tempting to just eat junk and snack constantly but I am glad I have mostly stuck to my regular eating so I don’t get too much out of my routine.
Do you snack more when you are stuck in the house all day?
Do you eat differently if you eat lunch at home vs at an office?
For others who were hit by the blizzard- have you been able to run outside?