Last Day in the Office

Hi! It’s so weird because its only Tuesday, but today is my last day in the office this week! I am going to Kansas City, MO for work tomorrow, so I’m working from home in the morning and then flying in the afternoon, so for me its kind of a short week. But don’t be too jealous – – I have to get everything set up tomorrow night for the course, and then work starts at 6am on Thursday and 7am on Friday while I’m there.

I’ve had several people ask about the grill pan I use at home, mostly as a result of yesterday’s post on fajitas. Just to jog your memory, here’s how the veggies and shrimp turned out:


The grill pan I have goes over two burners on my stove, and has one side that has grill marks, and one side that is flat like a griddle. This is it. It’s AWESOME and something I would highly recommend getting for your kitchen if you like to grill and have limited access to an outdoor grill like me, because I live in an apartment. Feel free to ask me any other questions about the grill pan – – there’s some pictures of it in action on this post.

Last night, I got in a great workout before making dinner. I ended up being at the gym just over an hour and here’s what I did:

  • 5×50 jumping jacks (250 total)
  • 3×15 bicep curls with 10 lbs in each hand
  • 3×15 tricep curls with a 15 lb weight
  • 3×15 shoulder press
  • 2×15 wall squats w/a ball
  • 25 minutes running – 2.63 miles (6.2 – 7.0 mph)
  • 15 minutes walking at 4.0 at a 10 incline
  • 5 minute cool down

Whew! I was a sweaty mess after the workout but it felt GOOD. I’m a little sore today but in a good way.

Breakfast this morning was a delicious yogurt bowl:


In the mix:

  • Oikos 0% honey greek yogurt
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • canned pumpkin
  • pomegranate seeds
  • sprinkle chia seeds


Perfect blend of flavors and textures. The yogurt was sweet because of the honey so it was perfect with the tart grapefruit and the crunch of the pom and chia seeds was great against the creamy yogurt and juicy grapefruit. I could eat this every day and be happy.

Do you like in a house or an apartment? Where are you from and where do you live now? I mentioned it above but live in a two bedroom apartment in Arlington, VA (right outside of DC). Originally from Connecticut, but I moved to DC for school at GWU and never left. Go! 🙂

0 comment on Last Day in the Office

  1. Grace
    November 16, 2010 at 9:45 am (10 years ago)

    I live in an apartment (sorta 2 bedrooms, but I use one for my office) in Alexandria, VA. Originally I’m from south Florida. I went to school up around Boston, MA and interned one semester in DC, moved back to Florida for a few years and then just recently moved back to DC.

    I might have to ask for that grill/griddle pan for Christmas. I’m looking to get rid of my (awful) George Foreman grill. Hope you have a safe trip tomorrow!

    • Beth
      November 16, 2010 at 10:27 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks! And I definitely recommend asking for the grill pan – its awesome!!

  2. Erin
    November 16, 2010 at 9:47 am (10 years ago)

    Love my grill pan. I wouldn’t mind having the flat griddle though!

    Enjoy Kansas City! Have you ever been there before? I go for a work conference every single year. Just had one in October!

    • Beth
      November 16, 2010 at 10:31 am (10 years ago)

      I’ve never been to Kansas City! Any recommendations??

  3. Lisa @ I'm an Okie
    November 16, 2010 at 10:04 am (10 years ago)

    The veggies looks absolutely delicious.

    I live in an apartment right now. It’s 2 bed 2 bath about 1000 square feet. I live with my boyfriend and he uses the 2nd room to paint and play video games.

    I’m from Oklahoma–and live in Oklahoma. Boring, I know.

    • Beth
      November 16, 2010 at 10:32 am (10 years ago)

      “paint and play video games” hahah love it.

      my second bedroom is an office (for the boyfriend) slash guest room but we don’t really have overnight guests too often.

  4. Kayla
    November 16, 2010 at 10:12 am (10 years ago)

    I live in a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment. My younger brother moved in with me over the summer. I live in Easley, SC. (About 10 minutes from Greenville, SC). I’ve lived here all my life. Like Lisa said…boring.

  5. shelby
    November 16, 2010 at 10:15 am (10 years ago)

    I need a grill pan!! Thanks for the recommendation.

    I live in an apartment currently. I am from….all over. Originally WA but have lived in CA, OH, MA, NY…and now NC.

  6. spabettie
    November 16, 2010 at 10:16 am (10 years ago)

    I could eat that every day too – it’s beautiful ! 🙂 I love grapefruit.

    Enjoy KC, MO ! Jason is from Missouri, and we are *still trying to decide if we will be there next week for Thanksgiving! 😀

  7. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    November 16, 2010 at 10:27 am (10 years ago)

    Connecticut! Very cool, I did not know that you grew up there.

    I live in a 1-bedroom condo in DC (actual DC). I was born in WI, went to high school in MI, college in Boston, worked in DC, back to Boston for grad school, worked in New Mexico, and then moved back to DC in 2005; still hanging out.

  8. Nicole @ Body By Beer
    November 16, 2010 at 10:56 am (10 years ago)

    I dunno how I feel about pumpkin and grapefruit… But it worked for you!

    I live in a 4 bedroom house in Tacoma, WA. Sounds big, roomy and comfy when I say 4 bedroom, but the house is over 100 years old, has only 1 bathtub and is taken over my 3 kids, my mother in law, my hubby and I. Then 2 med/large dogs and 3 cats. Our home is certainly a home. 🙂

  9. couchpotatoathlete
    November 16, 2010 at 11:15 am (10 years ago)

    I so want a grill pan — or a new George Foreman. We had a really old one that I donated to Goodwill over the summer — now I wish I had kept it 🙁

    We live in a townhouse and I look forward to the day when we have a real house with a lawn/deck and all that.

  10. Lori (Finding Radiance)
    November 16, 2010 at 11:26 am (10 years ago)

    We live in a house in upstate NY. It’s 100 years old, although it has been updated with new windows and heating system and all that 😀

    Originally from the Southern tier of NY, but lived all over including Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois. Now home to roost.

  11. Maria
    November 16, 2010 at 11:55 am (10 years ago)

    Originally from Maryland, went to school at UMD, live in a condo in Maryland. Never had a reason to leave 😛 haha.

  12. Amy @ Second City Randomness
    November 16, 2010 at 11:57 am (10 years ago)

    While you’re in KC, you should probably try and hit up a happy hour at the Plaza… I love that area! 🙂

  13. Ang
    November 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm (10 years ago)

    I am from Arlington, VA actually! 🙂 I live in WV now but I visit Arlington at least twice a year. To answer the other question I live in a small house with absolutely no closet space! lol

    Have a safe trip to KC!

  14. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    November 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm (10 years ago)

    How nice to have the week broken up like that. Hopefully the traveling work will go smoothly as well.

  15. Jennifer
    November 16, 2010 at 6:01 pm (10 years ago)

    Those veggies and shrimp look amazing!

    I own a house in Arizona (3 bed, 2 bath) and we have two grills – one charcoal, one propane!


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