Well, howdy! I am writing to you with my window open, fan blowing and brain going in about 700 different directions. Today was the day of my Medical Nutrition Therapy midterm and I did alright. All that matters is that I studied and tried my hardest, right? Right! I kinda feel like this guy…
I slept in an extra 15 minutes this morning before fitting in a solid workout. I began with 20 minutes on the arc trainer and followed it up with one round of Tone It Up’s Sweet & Sexy Valentine’s Day Workout . No, it’s not Valentine’s Day and yes, I’m still in love with it!
Side note: Our gym is pretty cool. We have a glass-enclosed portion with a variety of exercise machines and weights and a separate room outside of the enclosed portion with more cardio machines. Beyond that, we have two separate exercise rooms with mirrors, ballet barres, steps and free weights (this is where group exercise classes are held).
I usually complete my cardio in the outside portion and my strength workouts in one of the group exercise rooms. When I arrived at the gym this morning, I heard a bunch of grunts and loud banter coming from the enclosed portion of the gym. Low and behold, it was the entire football team! Too much testosterone and overall cockiness for my liking.
Onto breakfast! It was nothing you haven’t seen before but, still, something to always write home about: chocolate protein pudding oats ! I served mine with grapefruit and the usual black coffee!
The rest of the day was spent studying with my friends Kristin and Sherri. I actually had the same exact lunch as yesterday’s so, if you feel so inclined, you can check it out again . It was just that good!
After our midterm, a few of my classmates and I chatted about how ridiculous the exam was before working on a group project that is due on Monday. We’re making a “fake” grant and implementing a new program for a nearby food pantry. It’s really interesting – but super hard, as none of us have drafted a grant before.
After quite some time mulling over different aspects of the grant, we considered banging our heads against the wall. Never mess with a room of hungry, over-studied young women! In the interest of our sanity, we called it quits, and Sherri and I grabbed a quick dinner at Whole Foods with her boyfriend and his friend.
My brain was so fried and my stomach was so ravenous that I literally just threw a bunch of stuff into a container and hoped that it turned out well. Success! It’s kind of hard to screw up a salad – and this was certainly no exception! Into the container went spinach, roasted eggplant, mushroom, onions and sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers and falafel! I topped it with lemn-mint vinaigrette and before I knew it, we were in salad bliss.
Best New Workout Playlist!
We all know how much I love a good workout playlist. (For a round-up of previous playlists, you can click here ) I recently updated mine and thought I would share! I love sharing music with others! Cait and I had a field day doing that last Friday. We have a mutual adoration for Jump Little Children. On a different note (no pun intended!), I feel slightly scummy for downloading and adoring Chris Brown’s new song. Oops!
If you’re not already a Gotye fan, I HIGHLY recommend downloading his music. He is really incredible – so talented and innovative. I love running to “Eyes Wide Open” and “In Your Light.” Both of them are so motivating and really ignite a fire inside of me. If you’re into finding out the meaning behind artist’s songs, watch this short on the making of “Eyes Wide Open.” It’s so fascinating and inspiring.
Okay, I’m off to watch One Tree Hill and Modern Family. Priorities, people!
Question of the Day: What workout songs are you loving lately?