Well, hello there! It’s Monday, which is my super intense, long day of classes. Seven hours, baby! I have to tell you, after sitting in class for seven hours, I have zero desire to do homework. Alas, life is not always fair and we must prevail!
Today started off on the best of notes – with a great workout! I began with 25 minutes on the arc trainer, alternating between two minutes at level one and two minutes at level five. WHEW! At 10 minutes, I was gasping for air. It was awesome. Afterwards, I completed this arm workout, which left my arms feeling like JELLY! Hence the name…
Repeat 3x, doing 20 reps of each move (I used 8 lb. dumbbells). Get ready to feel the burn!
After my workout, I came back to my dorm room to make breakfast, which I took with me to class. I made a single-sized batch of Vega Protein Pudding Oats! This is, hands down, my new favorite morning meal.
A few of you have asked about whether I eat the oats raw and, yes I do! After snapping a photo, I stir the oats into the Vega and almond milk mixture, let it sit for 5 minutes and then eat it. The oats become soft and that’s why I call it protein pudding oats! It also looks like vomit afterwards, which is why I snap a “before” photo. You’re welcome. ;-)
For my second class of the day, we went to a local food pantry. As part of my Community Nutrition course, teams of classmates are designing a nutrition-related education program for the food pantry and writing a $3,000 grant for the program. We are presenting our grant to the senior vice president of the food pantry. The winning team’s project will actually be used at the food pantry. I’m really excited for this project! Nerd alert.
After visitng the pantry, my friend Kristin and I came back to my dorm room to enjoy some lunch.
Into the bowl went baby spinach, veggies, avocado and horseradish mustard. I also topped one slice of Ezekiel bread with greek olive hummus. This was heavenly. I’m really happy I purchased this hummus instead of my usual roasted garlic. Small switches make all the difference sometimes!
11 Randoms Game
A little while back, both Amanda and Jenn tagged me in this fun little game and I thought it would be a fun way to start off the school week! I’m going to tell you right now that I’m breaking some rules in this game. Say whaaat?! Yes, I’m a rebel. But more on that later.
11 Random Things About Me
1.) My most ticklish spot is my feet. I laugh like a total nut-job and literally freak out. Once, after warning Matty not to ever tickle my feet, he didn’t listen. Then, I kicked him in the head. Darn reflexes.
2.) I am deathly afraid of snakes. Wahhh. I shudder just typing that.
3.) Hanging in my room is a Michel Buble calendar. We’re currently on February, or shall we say the-month-of-a-stoic-pose-with-a-glass-of-wine? I’m okay with it.
5.) When I don’t eat a salad, the next day, I have withdrawals. Sad? YEP.
6.) My favorite snack is sea salt popcorn sprinkled with nutritional yeast. Can’t get enough!
7.) I was probably the only person that didn’t like the halftime show last night. Feel free to throw rotten tomatoes at me.
8.) Read this.
9.) How much do you love me for making you read that?
10.) My favorite band as of late is The Civil Wars. Has been for the past six months, actually!
11.) Matty and I like to sing to The Civil Wars in the car. Maybe we’ll record a snippet for you sometime. Maybe not?
Now, I’m going to break the rules and stop here. Mostly because I am so hungry that my arm looks really tasty right now. Just kidding. Kind of. Instead, I want YOU to tell me something random about yourself! GO.