Matty comes to visit me at school once a week. He usually visits around dinner time, after I finish taking a fitness class or completing a solo gym session. Yesterday was a solo day. I completed 15 minutes on the treadmill, gradually increasing my speed. I left the incline alone because my toosh was still sore from the combination of Butts & Gutts on Monday and Kickboxing on Tuesday! The workout looked like this:
1:00 – 3:00
3:00 – 5:00
5:00 – 7:00
7:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
Post-treadmill, I walked over to a vacant group fitness room and completed this arms & abs circuit twice:
*Hold weights with palms facing your body; raise both weights with arms bent all the way up to your armpits; lower weights and repeat.
**Ground left foot into the floor; hold 3 lb. weight in right hand straight above your head; at the same time, lift your right knee and lower your right arm to meet each other (hold your core!); release and repeat 30 times on each side.
Dinner last night was delicious! Matty chose Cafe Mangal , a new-to-us authentic Mediterranean restaurant in Wellesley. The inside was welcoming and romantic, complete with dim lighting and an at-home dining room feel.
We started off with homemade bread and sundried tomato olive oil. I chose the whole wheat piece, while Matty opted for the housemade pita bread. It was uh-may-zing! We both agreed that we would have gladly drowned ourselves in the sundried tomato olive oil.
For my entree, I chose the Avocado, Hearts of Palm, and Grapefruit Salad and requested a side of kisir, a mix of bulgur, mint, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and parsley. Both were delicious and so refreshing! I practically licked my plate clean.
After dinner, Matty and I came back to my dorm room and watched the season premiere of Modern Family. Hysterical. He has officially converted me into a fan.
I don’t have class until 2:30 today, so I’m going to tackle a bunch of assignments and (hopefully!) get the majority of my work done so I can leave the weekend open for fun!
Question of the Day: What is your favorite new TV show this season?
I feel like there are SO many great shows on TV this year! Besides Modern Family, I’m loving The Sing Off (Sara Bareilles is one of my all-time favorite artists), Biggest Loser, and New Girl.