Welcome to the new week! Let’s make it a good one, yeah?
So, Monday is typically the day that I do my resolution check-in! However, a lot of my resolutions are starting to get pretty redundant… In a good way! Redundancy means I’ve pretty much mastered them, right?
Let’s go through ‘em real quick…
I definitely exceeded my two weeks without sugar goal! Here I am, 42 days later, still going strong! Only nine days until my froyo reward! Hells yeah!
I’ve been staying on top of my schoolwork and I definitely have a good routine going.
I’ve been working out most days of the week. I aim for six, usually do five, and rarely less than four.
Though I’ve stopped performing those “big” acts of kindness (anything that costs money!) I’m trying to be more aware of those around me, and when those people need some help or a little love.
I’m still workin’ on the whole “hit my goal weight by June 14th” thing. But… I lost… Drum roll please….
Honestly, I was just happy to see a drop in the number. This brings my grand total weight loss up to 8.6 pounds! I’m averaging 1.43 pounds per week. Not too shabby, my friends. Not too shabby at all.
Moving on… (I’m really good with transitions. Can’t you tell?)
I woke up on Sunday after a fantastic eight hours of sleep. I can’t even remember the last time this happened. And save for a 1am pee break, I slept hard the entire time. Drooling definitely occurred.
I woke up at 7:30, quietly gathered my laptop and a blanket (Jake was still asleep) and worked on some homework in the living room. And by “worked on some homework” I in no way mean that I actually roamed Pinterest and Facebook and Twitter and my Google Reader. Nope, I would never.
Finally, at 10:30, I dove into a cool, creamy, chewy bowl of Strawberry Overnight Oats.
1/3 cup plain, ff Greek yogurt, 1/3 c skim milk, 1/3 c old fashioned oats, 6 strawbs. Tastes like summer. (This is where I whine about how I want summer to be here and how I’m so tired of cold mornings and how I want school to be out and whyyyy isn’t it out already and what do you mean it’s only winter quarter and I still have a whole other quarter after this? But I’m wayy too mature for that kind of childish whining. Way.)
After some more “homework,” Jake woke up and I had a mini panic attack when I realized the time- I only had 30 minutes to get ready/get to the gym to teach my class! Thirty minutes is more than enough time since I’d already planned my class out earlier that morning, but I promptly realized that, despite doing a load of laundry the day before, I had no clean underwear.
Awesome. Enter mini freak out: The details are a little fuzzy (read: embarrassing).
Jake may have told me to grab a pair out of the dirty laundry, and I may have screamed back, “That’s how people get yeast infections!! Is that what you want? Don’t you know anything?!”
And then Jake may have, in his comforting, rational, and relaxed way, suggested that I just go commando. I may have screamed back, “That’s the stupidest suggestion ever! I’ll be so uncomfortable the whole time and then the class will suck and then my class will hate me!”
I was clearly just being dramatic, as I’ve worked out commando on more than one occasion.
I’ll leave you to fill in the blanks about what I ended up doing. I’ll give you these hints: There was no time for laundry and there was no way I was wearing dirty panties.
After an awesome cardio kickboxing class and some extra weight lifting afterwards, I headed home for a post-workout nosh:
1 Cup of Chobani Fat-Free Plain with a crumbled PB Cookie Larabar and 1 TBSP of peanuts. Amazingly delicious and filling.
That snack gave me enough energy to jaunt off to Trader Joes and Safeway, spending way too much money on groceries. What’s new?
With those groceries, I got started on some Sunday meal prep! I made a Vegetable Pasta Bake (recipe coming tomorrow!) and some quinoa. I also defrosted a container of last week’s beans! I can’t get enough of them! You’d never think that plain ol’ black beans could be so delicious, but cooking them from scratch really does make a difference.
During meal prep, I snacked on a crisp Pink Lady apple. I usually just stick with the basic Fugis, so this was a fun change-up.
Okay, scale of one to The Titanic: How depressing is it that I’m calling a switch in apple types “fun?”
I’d give it a seven.
The rest of the night held some more fruit snacking/homeworking…
And some How I Met Your Mother while putting away laundry and snackin’ on snap peas.
And now I’m getting some studying in for my two Wednesday midterms. Yes, more midterms. They never stop.
Again, everyone have a fantastic Monday and I’ll talk to/at you tomorrow!