Well, friends…another glorious day has come and gone. Here’s what I was up to on this stellar Wednesday:
I checked off everything =]
It’s such a relief to have my 1st O. Chem exam behind me. Besides waking up late and almost missing the bus/missing my exam, it wasn’t a total nightmare. After class #2, I was able to come home for the afternoon since my regular 2:00pm wasn’t meeting. I was thrilled for many reasons: 1) It was absolutely gorgeous outside – 70* status, 2) I was feeling well enough to exercise, and 3) I wasn’t stuck at school from 9:00-5:00! So…I dropped my books, slipped on my shorts and headed out into the blue skies. I hadn’t exercised at all since last Tuesday (when I did an Allie–inspired 60-minute elliptical workout); my body was craving physical activity. I ran for 35 minutes at a comfortable heart rate of 155. My legs were thankful =]
For lunch, I refueled with light ‘n’ cheery eats to go along with the bright weather outside:
I enjoyed this sunny photo shoot.
1 Piece of Whole Wheat Toast + Hummus, Sliced Cucumber, Red Onion & Baby Lettuces
2% Greek + Kiwi and Blueberries
Before heading back to school for my final class, I made myself an iced latte. As tempting as it was to stop at Starbucks, I’m sticking to the challenge…plus, I’ve got Starbucks at home anyway.
Iced Coffee + Skim Milk + Agave — mmm!
I ate half of a granola bar, too. It was a Tropical Treat alright — so yummy, Mom! This one wins =]
I made breakfast for dinner tonight with my leftover roasted taters and a couple of scrambled eggs. Seldom do I eat eggs (as a dish), but top ’em with avocado, salsa and chevre, and I can work with it. Anyway…since dessert is 100x better than dinner, let us fast forward…
Celebratory [chemistry exam #1 is over] baking was in order. Chocolate Chippers, anyone?
I made a mini batch by halving the recipe on the back of the Guittard chocolate chip bag:
1 cup + 2 T whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup real butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup Guittard chocolate chips
1…2…3 chocolate chippers + a jam jar of skim milk = a perfect way to end this wonderful Wednesday.