Sunday, March 1, 2009

Less Sleep = More Energy?

It was so weird because even though I got a total of about 4 hours of sleep the night before last I had so much energy and got SO much done! Yesterday before 1230 I had:

  • Gotten Fingerprinted for Subbing
  • Went to the Gym and did a freakin' STRIAGHT HOUR on the eliptical - I have NEVER been able to do this, the most I have even done straight through was 45 minutes. But yesterday I set the timer for 35 minutes, but after it was up I felt like I still had so much energy, so I just kept going and ended up doing a full hour!
  • Went to the mall where I work to pick up my manager.

Have I mentioned before how much I adore every single one of my co-workers?! Just look at how cute my two managers are:


Kelli, the one on the right ,was actually a finalist to be on America's Next Top Model, but she did not make it onto the show because she was too short BY ONE INCH! geeeez Tyra!

Moving onto the subject of lunchie: I had bought some tofu, determined to make a Sharon inspired sammie. But the idea has scared the hell out of me, because I have no idea how to cook tofu! But I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try. Im adventurous! And it actually turned out pretty darn good. Have a look for yourselves:

tofu 001


tofu 004

The ingredients include:

  • Tofu
  • Red Pepper Hummus
  • Spianch
  • Tomato
  • Spicy Mustard

It was soooo good! And I was pretty proud of myself for stepping outside the box and trying something new. I have def. had tofu several times, but never cooked it myself. I also had an apple, some grapes, and some carrots on the side:

tofu 002

After lunch I got a little cleaning done (see I'm tellin' ya guys, SO much energy from NO WHERE!) Then I hung out with the room mate a bit and watched some SpongeBob SquarePants. I dont care how old you are, this show is hilarious! Oh man, I just realized what a huge kid I am...yet again!

I finally decided to get up and take a shower and get ready for my Sat. night out-on-the-town around 8 'oclock! But not before throwing together an awesome mix for din-din.


This was a great mix of ingredients, it was another one of those things that I just threw whatever I could find in, and it turned out tasting great! The mix included:

  • Left Over Moroccan Curry Pilaf
  • Diced Green Pepper and Tomato
  • Sauteed Spinach and Mushroom (Underneath the Rice)
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Red Pepper Hummus (Mixed In)

Last night ended up being a lot of fun with a huge mix of friends. I meet up with my friend Jamie and her boyfriend for coffee and I Spy books for a little while, and then met up with some other friends for a few drinks at my all time FAVE place, Stir Fry Cafe. I just love mixin' and minglin' with different friends, and I definitely have an eclectic mix of friends!

As for my Sunday you ask?...Well, as of this morning there has been a national state of coffee-crisis declared, so some grocery shopping is a necessity. Also, I think I may head to the gym and do a little cleaning. We shall see my friends, we shall see.

Oh yes, and Strawberry Shortstuff is having an awesome giveaway, so go check that out.

Edited to Add: My gal Emily is also having a contest for an awesome reusable water bottle, so check that one out as well. If not for the contest, then just because she has a kick-ass blog and a pretty cool name to go with it ;)

Hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday, tomorrow its back to the ol grind! Lots of Love <3 Ems.


Bec said...

Sounds like you are having a great weekend!

aussirish said...

hi hun
that lunch looks great! way to go for stepping out of the box and having a creative and yumy new lunch :)
its great you love your co-workers, it probably makes work alot more fun.
im glad you had a fun night last night too!
have a nice relaxing sunday girlie

Anna said...

Sponge Bob?! I Spy?! You are totally making me nostalgic for middle school. I could spend hours with these two things as my only sources of entertainment!

Awesome eats, too!

Anonymous said...

That tofu sandwich is amazing!!!

Sometimes I find that I have so much energy with less sleep too! It's strange.

just me said...

that lunch sounds so great! def something i would love to try!

have a great sunday!

margarida said...

the tofu sandwich seems really delicious :)

have a nice sunday!

kisses <3<3

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

haha girl that happens to me too! I always get more done when i have less sleep (needless to say i've been extremely productive while at school with my snorin' roomie ;)!!)

have a good day pretty gallll, love you lots! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I felt the same the first time I tried Tofu. I wasn't sure how to cook it or for how long. Luckily there were some suggestions on the box it came in.
Good on you for giving it a go, I'm glad you liked it.

lesley said...

Yummy eats and fun weekend : )

Enjoy the rest of it, Monday is fastly approaching ... where did the weekend go???

Anonymous said...

I feel like I get the most accomplish in the first 2 hours that I am awake.
I am glad you are having a fun weekend and tried to tofu!!!
Keep up the great work.

Sarah said...

Just looking at that sandwich makes me drool :)! Way to branch out. Sounds like a fabulous weekend-hope your Sunday evening is just as great!

Anonymous said...

thats so cool she was a finalist - but not cool about the one inch thing :\

great eats girlie!
have a fabulous night!

megan said...

What a good weekend!! I love that tofu sandwich. And I will always be a kid, too! I mean we like pre-k :)
Happy Sunday!

Jaime said...

love the sammie :) looks delish! hhehe sponge bob thats cute :) have a great day

Jen said...

Awesome weekend!!!!!!!! :) :)

Erica said...

I feel that way too sometimes when I get no sleep- totally strange! Your managers are adorable! Glad you had a fun weekend :) Love your Sharon inspired sammy- her food always looks so yum!

Erica said...

I feel that way too sometimes when I get no sleep- totally strange! Your managers are adorable! Glad you had a fun weekend :) Love your Sharon inspired sammy- her food always looks so yum!

Molls said...

oh i spy books use to be so much fun! I use to be obsesssed!

when i lack sleep i am a grouch or crave my bed all day!

Baylee♥ said...

Hey girl! I tend to do the exact same thing - ill get a very small amount of sleep & have TONS of energy the next day..and i can usually do that for a couple days straight and I dont get tired at all..but then one day, i just crash and sleep ALL day long. not good! lol. your sandwich loooks yuuummmy!!

fitforfree said...

nice tofu sammie! I have more energy when I sleep less too :-) It's psychotic energy, though!! haha