Day 94: Eating well makes me happy. I’ve mentioned it a few times on the blog but for those who may not know, I’m a vegetarian. (Fun fact: July 8 was my one year veggie-versary!) I originally became vegetarian in order to eat healthier and improve my lifestyle, but quickly fell into the habit of eating very unhealthy vegetarian foods. (Another fun fact: French fries and cheese pizza are in fact vegetarian, but they aren’t the best foods for you. #TheMoreYouKnow) I’ve also been working with a personal trainer, and he encouraged me to start a food diary to keep up with the number of calories and amount of protein I’m eating (peep this post for more on that). Now I know it’s possible to have a delicious, filling dinner for under 700 calories! (Final fun fact: This does not mean I’m never going to each french fries or cheese pizza again. A lady has to indulge every now and again.)
Day 95: Helping out my company makes me happy. I actually have *two* days in the office this week! And I chose to spend two hours of each one not working in my office. (That’s #assbackwards I know.) Our annual company picnic is on Saturday, and I’m helping out with advance registration. Volunteering for this internal opportunity made me happy in a few ways:
- I get to spend time in a part of campus that I never go to.
- I met three really cool coworkers that I probably wouldn’t have talked otherwise. (In a company of 9000+ people, it’s easy to work with folks you’ve never met.)
- I got to brush off my retail customer service skills.
- I got to pick up my own tickets in advance.
- I got a free t-shirt!