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Monday, September 22, 2008

Queen dork

I'm so sorry I've been such a bad blogger... I've been incredibly busy with schoolwork, today was a LONG, LONG day... with an Anatomy exam, and an Anatomy lab quiz... I just got home a while ago, and spent the last couple of hours after I made dinner doing an essay for English AND a whole Kinesiology project! I am school-ed out!

So lets do a bit of a recap.
Yesterday my legs were still bothering me, so instead of cardio I did a 30 minute arm strengthening session before making lunch. Lunch was deeelicious; inspired by Miss Caitlin from See Bride Run's breakfast wrap, I made myself an egg wrap for lunch using two scrambled egg whites, a whole bunch of spinach and some mozzarella cheese. I had a nectarine to round it all out, and it was a great protein packed lunch to hold me through the afternoon.

Later at work I snacked on my favorite chocolate peanut butter Pure Protein bar to hold me until dinner. I love these- they keep my hands out of the candy bowl because they taste like a candy bar!

Dinner was fun; I was craving mac n' cheese, so I made mine a bit healthy by using Annie's Whole Wheat white cheddar shells, and added some steamed broccoli to the mix. This is one cup of prepared mac and cheese, 1 cup steamed broccoli. I also had some carrots on the side, but they snuck out of the picture!

After work, I was craving something sweet, and I was FREEZING so I went for one of my favorite warm, healthy treats- a poached pear. I sliced up the pear nice and thin, cooked it until just poached with a dash of brown sugar and a whole lot of cinnamon!

Hit the spot for a healthy, satisfying treat!

This morning, I woke up bright and early as usual on Mondays, and had half a chocolate chip clif bar as a pre-workout snack.
To make up for my lack of cardio over the weekend, I did a bit more than usual today; 30 minutes hills on the elliptical, and 15 minutes on the treadmill walking fast. My legs STILL hurt!! I guess I pushed them a bit too hard on Saturday.

Breakfast was predictable; my usual in-car cereal, yogurt and banana. Never fails to hold me until lunch though!
I also had a small coffee with a tiny splash of soymilk to give me some energy for my exam!

After I finished my exam, I headed to the library to have my lunch and study. I tried another turkey sandwich today; I have to say I'm really loving these for how filling and tasty they are. This one had 2 slices organic turkey, a garlic/herb laughing cow light, spinach and 2 pickle slices on Ezekiel bread. I had an apple, and was good until lab!

Right before lab I had my snack- my new favorite dried fruit/nut combo, dried cherries and raw almonds, to keep my stomach from growling while I studied the axial skeletal musculature! Yum! hehe

Of course after three hours of lab I was STARVING when I got home. I made myself a quick and delicious Mediterranean-inspired pasta dish- whole wheat rotini with grape tomatoes, steamed green beans, olives and shrimp in a lemon/olive oil/oregano sauce, topped with fresh basil and a bit of feta cheese. I couldn't get enough of this! I actually went back for a couple extra bites because it was SO GOOD!!! I'll post the full recipe soon!

After studying, I needed something sweet, so I finished my night with my favorite Zen Soy puddings. Mmm, I always love my chocolate fix!

Time to go make fun of Nick for watching Jurassic Fight Club (who's the dork?), and get some rest after a long day.
I'll be back tomorrow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are not a bad blogger! I have had so much crazy school stuff already and it's only Monday, I feel your pain!

Those eats look delish, especially that poached pear :)

Have a great Tuesday!