Working from Home!

Good morning everyone – did you get some snow? NYC is getting dumped on. I woke up this morning and although there wasn’t a ton already on the ground, it was coming down like crazy. Yesterday, my boss told people with laptops that if it was bad out today we could work from home. I’ve never worked from home before and when I looked out at all the snow, I decided today was the perfect day to try it.

How about you – does your office let you work from home? How often do you work from home?

I’ve got to say, so far I’m liking it. I’ve got my coffee and breakfast and have sent a few emails and am working on my first project. All without having to trudge through the snow, onto a bus, onto the subway, etc. I live in NYC, but it still takes me about 45 minutes to get from my home to work. To everyone who is commuting today in this snowy weather – be safe and travel slow.

Let me do my quick recap of yesterday and my eats. I actually made it out of bed to hit the gym before work and was very excited. I’d like to try to hit the gym in the a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we’ll see how that goes. Tomorrow morning could still be sort of a scary commute.

But I made it to the gym yesterday morning and ran a decent 6 miles in 51:11. I also used my new towel at the gym. I invested in an Aquis Microfiber Body Towel. The reviews from amazon.com said it was super absorbent, took up minimal space and dried quickly. I found out that all of that was true! I know a lot of people use the towels at the gym when they shower, but for some reason I really prefer to bring my own. My regular towel was taking up so much room in my bag. This one is definitely better.

Do you have any favorite gear that you bring and use at the gym if you have to shower and get ready there? My prep gear looks something like this: towel, flip flops, mini make-up bag, deodorant, work clothes. I don’t bother with my hair though. I also use the shampoo, conditioner and body wash that the gym provides – that certainly saves on space and it actually smells pretty good!

I finished up at the gym and headed to work for some breakfast. My make-shift work breakfast was a banana, coffee and an orange cranberry gnu bar (flavor was just okay).

For lunch yesterday I tried something new – Tofurkey! I made a tofurkey sandwich on an Arnold Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin with mustard and a slice of cheese. I also had a peach Chobani yogurt with some Kashi Go Lean cereal added to it.

The tofurkey was pretty decent, but for some reason it made me burp for the rest of the afternoon. Around 4 p.m. I also snacked on an apple. Have you ever tried tofurkey – what’s your opinion?

I headed home yesterday with my laptop in tow – in preparation for the mammoth storm they were forecasting. I got home and relaxed for a bit — another plus of hitting the gym in the morning – so much free time in the evening. A growling tummy got me moving and headed toward the kitchen to make dinner. I decided to make buglur again. I made what amounts to a bulgur burrito bowl. I know, sounds kind of weird, but it was good.

In the mix: cooked bulgur, chicken, carrots, celery, black beans, salsa and teeny bit of cheese. The end result:

My bulgur dinners always look kind of gross, but this was pretty good. Although Hubby did ask if we “could just have plain brown rice” sometime in the near future. Haha.

The Biggest Loser came on shortly after we finished dinner, so we tuned in. I totally forgot about American Idol. I’m usually an Idol watcher, but BL has got me hooked this season. I can’t seem to understand why Melissa could not lose weight at the ranch when she seemed to do okay at home. Very strange. And the blatant product placement with the chewing gum vs. the desserts in Vancouver was pretty annoying.

So that was my Tuesday and my Wednesday has started off snowy. I’m supposed to run 3 miles today at some point, but I’m starting to question how that will happen. I’ll have to call my gym later today to see if they’re open. Oh how I wish I had a treadmill in my apartment.

Have a great hump day everyone!

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9 responses to “Working from Home!

  1. A: I’ve never gotten to work from home, but boy do I wish I could today! Getting to the train was perilous!

    B: Congrats on the 6 miles – 51:11 is awesome

    C: Never tried Tofurkey b/c I’ve always been a little skeptical of anything very processed. Glad it tasted good, at least!

    • I agree about the tofurkey – it tasted good, but it didn’t sit too well in my stomach. I’ll finish off this pack, but not sure I’ll be going back for more.

  2. Nice job on getting to the gym before work- I have done it twice (last week) and I love it! Thanks for the info on the towel- that sounds like something I’d be interested in.

    I can’t really work from home because a lot of my job is handling phone inquiries from our members. Thankfully, it isn’t snowing too bad upstate- I hope it stays that way! Stay warm 🙂

  3. Working from home must be great, unfortunately I cannot do that, I only get snow days! Now I get an automatic call in the morning telling us there is no school. I got worried this morning when there wasn’t a call by 6am, but they did call just as I was about to wake up. I slept until 11:30!!! Luckily all the work I have to do and tests I have to grade are here with me. I know you’re jealous.

    While I haven’t tried tofurkey, I have tried the Arnold flat breads. I really like them since there are less calories than 2 slices of bread, but they taste great.

    Have fun at home today!!!

    • Yeah – I can’t really see “teaching from home” – maybe with a video hook-up/telecast type thing – that would be funny. 11:30!! I envy you – I haven’t been able to sleep past 9:30-9:45 in years. I love Arnold’s sandwich thins – they are soo great!

  4. I am lucky enough to be self-employed, so for the past 12 yrs. I’ve worked from home. Cannot imagine ever going back to an office! Enjoy your snow day.

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