What an awesome few days in the UK it has been with the Jubilee. I don’t think anyone does pomp and pageantry any better than us the UK, I love it!
I hope you are all fully recovered from all of your Bank Holiday partying and ready to go back to work. I feel like I am in a completely different universe to the rest of you at the moment as I was working Friday through to Tuesday with Monday and Tuesday’s shifts being both 9-8 shifts. So rather than being refreshed I am exhausted and rather than going back to work today I am actually have a week off!
Since it is Wednesday it can only mean one thing…
For this weeks WIAW I would like to share the goings on of Monday, just because I was on a long shift at work and had to eat out of Tupperware all day, which was very interesting.
I woke up very early on Monday morning to fit in a 3 mile run before work. It was not the warmest of mornings and there was some drizzly misty rain but I really enjoyed being outside. When I got in I also did some ab exercises and core work to finish off my workout.
After getting getting ready to head out the door I quickly made a creamy banana and peanut butter smoothie with ice to drink in my car on the way to work. I kept my eye on the time and realised that I had time for a sit down and a cup of earl grey before I left too.
I didn’t feel the need for a mid-morning snack as breakfast was slightly later than usual as it was consumed on the way to work. For lunch I had packed a salad beast made using mixed salad leaves, red peppers, chick peas, carrots and tomatoes with an awesome sweet chilli and tahini dressing.
The afternoon was so busy so I definitely needed a snack this time round. I had some delicious fresh fruit, melon, grapes and blueberries, yum!
I had to eat my dinner at work as it would have been too late to eat something when I got home. Luckily Alfie had cooked a ridiculous amount of pasta for dinner on Sunday night. I’m talking man portions here, so there were plenty of left overs for my dinner.
It included wholemeal pasta, mushrooms, broccoli, green beans and spinach with green pesto and a little bit of grated cheese. So good!
Some at work headed to McDonalds to get food for all of the others so I grabbed a sundae for dessert too.
Even though I was at work we still all got in to the Jubilee spirit with bunting everywhere. Yesterday I took in some of my Patriotic Lemon Sponge cake which went down a treat!
I’m actually quite pleased with my eats as I think packing food for an all day shift at work can be quite difficult, but I think I found a nice balance. However I have ate a lot of sugary foods over the weekend too, so I think I will be giving those a rest for a little while to get my body back in balance.
Well please excuse me whilst I go and rest for a short while…
What do you like to pack for when you have a long shift at work?
Do you find it difficult to find a balance with your food when you have longer working days?