Wanna know how many plans I had last night? I’ll give you a hint: it’s less than 1 but more than -1. At this point, if you’re saying something like “I bet she had .4 plans or -.2 plans,” then you’re really creative, but really wrong, and a bit illogical in your thought processes. Sooooo, you should work on that. The answer is ZERO, everyone. I had absolutely NOTHING to do. No work, no friends, no nothing. No nothing? Jeez. So, there’s something for me to work on, too. Homework for everyone!
That’s almost how I felt last night. Except, I didn’t feel like some huge man hand had turned me into a puppet, making me pose in awkward positions for photographs captioned with one-liners from early 2000’s Kirsten Dunst cheerleading movies. I’m also not a cat.
After taking waayyy too long to shop for groceries (this is something I physically can’t do quickly), I wasted more time by chasing around a prescription at two different pharmacies. How much fun is that, you ask? So much fun. It was for a lotion – because apparently my skin doesn’t like our new laundry detergent – so Meghan and I have already had a lot of fun saying “It puts the lotion on its skin.” We’re pretty cool.
The whole way home (all half a mile of it) I pondered what I was going to do with a night entirely to myself. The way I saw it, I had all the time in the world. I could do whatever my heart desired, and no one was going to stop me. But what should I do? Write a nursery rhyme? Read to my stuffed monkey? Feed homeless cats outside my apartment? Feed homeless people outside my apartment? Knit a beret? Submit new words to dictionary.com? Create a scavenger, then do it myself? The possibilities were endless. Truly. So, with that in mind, I decided to work out then make dinner. Are you disappointed in me for that choice? I am.
For my workout…
…I completed two bodeefit.com inspired WODs.
AMRAP 20 Minutes
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes
- 5 dips
- 10 push ups
- 15 squat jumps
- 1 minute wall sit
- 1 minute forearm plank
- 20 side plank hip raises (10 each side)
I altered each one a little. Honestly, it was to make it a bit easier. The push ups they wanted me to do made me laugh in a “you’ve got to be effing joking” kind of way. Oh, silly bodeefit people thinking I have any chest strength whatsoever. They’re a hoot. After the gym, I got to work on dinner. Glad it was relatively quick to prepare because Mama was a hungry bear. Well, there’s my nursery rhyme. Unintentional. And awkward because I think, of everything I listed, feeding animals or people should probably have been at the top of my list – not writing nursery rhymes.
Ok, back to dinner – I put together something simple, yum yum, and 100% Paleo: Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps.First, I got all my ingredients together.
3/4 lb – Cooked, frozen shrimp
1 – Tomato
1/4 cup – Shredded carrots
1/4 cup – Cashews
1 oz – Cilantro
1/8 tsp + a dash – Red Pepper
1/2 – Lime
I thawed my shrimp by putting them in a strainer and running cold water over them for a few minutes. I then got everything chopped up and ready to go.
My shrimp were already cooked, so I didn’t want to heat them up for too long for fear of them getting rubbery. I don’t think anyone can appreciate rubbery shrimp. If you can, then good on you, dude.
I added a little bit of olive oil + the cilantro, red pepper, and cashews to the shrimp and carrots and put it all on low-med heat just long enough for the shrimp to get hot and the flavors to mix a bit.
Yummy yummy in my tummy…I guess I still had some mad rhymes left in me.
I plated up some bibb lettuce (I used a few leaves each time because they’re pretty thin), added a large spoonful of the shrimp, and topped it all off with some diced tomatoes. Oh, and some baby carrots on the side 🙂
I had two of these, and had plenty left over for lunch today 🙂
Overall, not a shabby noplansatallexcepttobealoserandhangoutbymyself kind of evening. Um, especially because I indulged in a banana covered in almond butter immediately after dinner. And I mean immediately. Like, plate in dishwasher -> one hand on a banana, the other wrapped around the jar of almond butter -> look like a dog trying to get the almond butter off the roof of my mouth, immediately.