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Hey! Happy Saturday/almost Sunday! Wahoo…I can hardly believe I made it through my last week of classes alive. I’ve got four finals standing between me and the end of my 3rd year of college. I will be officially done Thursday morning – I can taste the finish. This week wasn’t as terrible as I had it panned out to be. My key to staying sane? Exercise! Between being under the weather and travelling, my workouts had been few and far apart. I knew getting my heart pumping would help reduce my stress – at least momentarily – which is why I made it a goal to exercise every day. As Saturday comes to a close, I can say I’ve done just that – I fit physical exercise into my schedule 6 days in a row… and it’s in tomorrow’s plans as well.
Saturday’s Sweat Session:
45-minutes treadmill intervals
- 10 min. @ 4.4mph – 4.0 incline
- 10 min. @ 7.0mph
- 10 min. @ 4.0mph – 4.0 incline
- 10 min. @ 7.4mph
- 5 min. @ 4.0mph [cool down]
+ stretching and more stretching
Unfortunately, blogging didn’t make it to the top of my priority list amidst my mad dash to the finish, but I will share with you a few random eats from the latter half of the week…
1/4 c. rolled oats, 1/4 c. oat bran, 1/2T flax, cinnamon, pear & almond butter
whole wheat mac & cheese with peas please + a “green” monster [1 c. organic spinach, 1/2 c. very cherry frozen berries, 1/2 c. 2% Greek, 1/2 banana]
Thursday I came home after a long day at school to a tub of Great Harvest cookie dough sitting on my shelf of the fridge with a “Happy Studying” note. Roomie love! These definitely made an appearance for Cookie Friday ; )
So much real buttah!
I think I could live off of Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers. I easily eat through a box a week.
1 beautiful burger atop organic baby lettuces, 1/4 avocado, raw sunflower seeds + olive oil & seasoned rice vinegar
These slipped away faster than the shutter of my camera – oopsie!
I’ve tried to keep focused on Organic Chemistry, Food Safety, Statistics, and such… but sometimes I got a little sidetracked:
I found my birthday cake: chocolate + avocado + spinach whipped cream. FYI, Ashley rocks my socks!
I’ve been convinced to buy organic strawberries, and only organic. Read why.
I’m ready for salad season, and so is Sarah [delicious recipe here!].
Chocolate: The Dos & The Don’ts
It’s National Chocolate Chip Day today! Like I need another reason to inhale my bittersweet morsels.
Reality Check: 7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health
Do you have any excellent articles to share?
How do you stay sane when life gets stressful?
Whatcha up to this stunning weekend?
Catch ya later!