Hey. Sorry for the lack of commitment to my blog lately. The groceries get slim at the end of the week and I tend to lose my motivation to capture my repetitive eats. A bowl of cereal can only be so exciting, ya know? The “spring” sunshine this week was totally a tease. It’s back to grey weather here, with a chance of rain. School is getting more difficult each and every week, and the stress levels are rising. Clearly, I’m having one of those funky Fridays. Reading through my daily blogroll today, I got the sense that stress is in the air. It seems as though a lot of us bloggers have had a rough week. I guess I’ve got the blogger blues =/
On a more positive note…I am really glad I’m feeling better physically and have been able to exercise the past 3 days! I went to the gym last night and did the most random workout. Switching up your routine is the key because I was sweaty, beet red, and woke up with sore muscles this morning – success!
Run – 1 mile
- 2 x 10 tricep dips
- 2 x 10 lat pulldowns @ 40 lbs.
- 2 x 10 seated rows @ 40 lbs.
- 4 x 10 bicep curls @ 10 lbs.
- 2 x 10 overhead presses @ 10 lbs.
Run – 1/2 mile
- 100 jumping jacks
- 2 x 10 push-ups
- 40 squats
- 8 x 10 “block knee-chest raises”
Run – 1/2 mile
- 3 x 20 stability ball crunches
- 10 stability ball “plank knee-to-chest rollers”
- 10 side crunches each side
[repeat 2 + 3]
- 20 side dips each side @ 10 lbs.
After class today, I met my roommate at the gym for another workout session:
- 1.5 miles – Run
- 30 minutes – Butts ‘n’ Gutts class
- 15 minutes – Spin …on the coolest spin bike ever! I’m not kidding, I am in love. I was able to hook up my iPod and view my playlists, etc. on the huge screen. There is a TV option, of course, and it has a personal fan. It’s quite the machine!
Speaking of exercise, when I was talking to my mom on the phone last night, she mentioned the Foggy Bottom Milk Run, a local race near my hometown. It just so happens that it is conveniently during Spring Break this year. I don’t think I’ve done the race since 2006, so I was stoked. I went online and signed myself right up, making the early registration date by 1 day! I’ve only run the 4.1-mile distance before, but I decided to go all out and register for the 10-miler — why not? Guess I better start running…
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I had pizza for dinner tonight. For most college students that means calling up Pizza Hut to deliver an extra-large meaty combo (with a side of bread sticks – ick), but for the Nutrition Nut it means:
wheat crust – $1.29 @ TJ’s
…and a chiffonade of fresh basil
Overall: The dough took longer to cook…therefore turning the chiffonade of fresh basil into crispy basil…and it lacked in the flavor department, but I enjoyed making it – that counts as something, right? FYI, I took 38 pictures of my dang pizza and wasn’t pleased with any of them. Ugh, picture perfectionist. This is the best I can do tonight, folks.
I just took out my frustrations on the chocolate chip bag. I must ban chocolate chips from kitchen – seriously.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!