Mid-Week Break

Last week I loved the way my body felt after cramming an inordinate amount of veggies into my lunch in the form of a mega-salad, so I decided to keep the fun rollin’ and made another ginormous salad today.

Large and In Charge

“Could this salad BE any bigger?” (Said in a Chandler Bing voice, of course. πŸ˜‰ )

This time my salad included:

  • Chopped romaine lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Goat cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Pretty Veggies

I’m feeling the veggie vibes throughout my body now! Maybe I’m insane, but after eating a huge salad, I really do feel more energized. Even if it’s all in my head, I’ll take it! J

Along with my salad, I had a cup of Dannon Greek yogurt with honey for protein and a little sweetness.


Wednesday Lunch

Mid-Week Break

Though I love my job, sometimes I think about what I would do if I had a day off in the middle of the week.

Since weekends are often crammed with social activities and plans with family and friends, a mid-week break sure would be nice sometimes.

With an extra day off in the middle of the week I would:

  • Sleep in
  • Take Sadie to the dog park
  • Do laundry
  • Work out and take time to explore new strength training exercises
  • Take a yoga class at my gym (The one that they only seem to offer in the middle of the work day)
  • Make a more involved dinner
  • Run errands
  • Finally address our save the dates
  • Get a pedicure
  • Read my book

What would you do if you had a day off in the middle of the week?

31 Responses

  1. I often think that having Wednesday off would be perfect, too. I would sleep, get in a long workout, read, clean…eat. πŸ™‚

  2. That’s quite the Greek lunch you got there today. I used to make a similar all the time when I was on the South Beach Diet – very light ‘n’ refreshing.

  3. A lot of the same things on your list (minus the save the dates)! It’s difficult trying to accomplish errands and chores around a normal work schedule. I would love to work from home just once a week so I could accomplish some cleaning, tasks like bill paying, and spending some quality time with the pup! I call those days catch up day!

  4. I would definitely take a yoga class b/c my gym only seems to offer mid-day classes as well. That, and I would take the time to make fancier meals for myself that day. Maybe that day would also become my laundry day? Goodness, the possibilities are endless!

  5. i would spend a day doing long hikes, cleaning, and playing with my pups πŸ™‚ oh how nice that would be!

  6. I call them mental health days πŸ˜‰
    I’d do a lot of errands, laundry, spend extra time at the gym, clean up my apartment, and just relax and enjoy the day at a slower pace!

  7. workout in the middle of the day when it’s not crowded, sleep in, watch daytime TV, go grocery shopping

  8. That salad looks to be just about my size too…perfect lunch πŸ™‚ I’d love a day off in the middle of the week…it would make getting homework and studying done a thousand times easier during the school year! Such is life, I guess!

  9. I would probably do pretty much the same things you would do – take a yoga class, take the dogs on a walk or hike, read a book, and clean.

  10. After I cry tears of joy? Sleep in, work out when I wake up, read a lot, do tons of chores that shouldn’t be left to the weekend, make awesome lunches, and otherwise revive myself for two more days of work.

    That would be so nice.

  11. I love BIG salads! I’d sleep in, take my dog for a long walk, workout, read a book and play video games. πŸ™‚

  12. That salad looks amazing!!! I often do have days off in the middle of the week. πŸ˜› I like to grocery shop, lol.


  13. i would totally do luandry…I hate having to do it on the weekends. It is such a not fun chore!

  14. I’ve just eaten lunch but looking at your salad is making me hungry all over again! Yum!

  15. I actually DO have days off in the middle of the week. I was off yesterday and I’m off today. I slept later than usual, cooked more time consuming meals, caught up on blogs, read a book, laid out in the sun, watched some television, and had the energy to go for a run. With all of the said, I will be working on Saturday and Sunday when everyone else if off. 😦

  16. whats great about my job is that 2-3 times a week I start at 5am so i am out at 1245 for the DAY! so its as if I have days off during the week, but i really did work a full 8 hours. I love it in the summer especially because I can take advantage of the weather
    I am SO into HUGE JASS salads toO! πŸ™‚

  17. Haha, too perfect of a post for me today, since I actually took today off!
    So far, it’s been enjoyed with a nice morning run, a trip to the almost-empty grocery store (awesome), catching up on magazines, watching The View, enjoying my lunch for more than 10 minutes, and laying out in the sun.
    I think mid-week breaks should be mandatory πŸ˜‰

  18. Luckily for me, I do have Wednesdays off. I run errands, relax, hit the gym, and do everything that I’m too busy for working weekends.

  19. Many would say I have everyday off…but seriously I think staying at home with a little one is almost harder than a normal office job! I would head out on my deck for 2 hours of uninterrupted reading…in the sun!

  20. I would get up early for a run and then come home, sit out by the pool with a good book and NAP! That sounds so amazing, I wish I could be doing it now!

  21. Go to a random group fitness class since there are so many in the middle of the day (maybe even try yoga) – read read read – lay out in the sun and catch my vitamin D – watch Live with Regis and Kelly.

  22. Probably go shopping at TJ Maxx or watch a lot of talk shows…not very productive lol πŸ˜‰

  23. I would sleep in, bake something incredible and just relax and read a book!

  24. read more and catch up with friends mid week!

  25. I’m so happy to say that my school is out for summer, so (at least for now) I have the day off every day! I am getting a job, though, so that will change soon. I’m using my time off to get some good long workouts in, start up my blog again (!!), and RELAX (something I haven’t had the chance to do since… last summer?!)

  26. That salad looks good! I made one the other day with green leaf lettuce, tomato, black beans, walnuts, red & green peppers, a little shredded white cheddar, topped with avocado & hot sauce! It was quite the meal.

    If I had a day off in the middle of the week, I would clean my house, organize my closet and donate things I haven’t worn in a while, take the dog for a looong walk, make a great dinner, and get a good workout in.

  27. in looove with the huge salad- those aere the best πŸ™‚ & goat cheese is my favorite kind!



  28. I always wish that I had days off in the middle of the week but when I actually get one it’s usually because I’m sick 😦
    My dream day off in the middle of the week would probably be to catch up on laundry (what a never-ending chore!), go biking, and take a class in at my gym (they all seem to be mid-morning here).
    Also, that salad looks gooood! I may have to create something similar for my lunch tomorrow.

  29. I’m a nurse (surprise!) and I have week-days off all the time. I basically do everything you listed! I’ve worked 9-5 M-F jobs and I felt so much pressure when the weekend came, but I get so much done on weekdays. Plus, everything’s less crowded because everyone else is at work!

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