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Thursday, January 22, 2009

When HUNGER strikes!!

Well, it took all day but I got super hungry this evening for dinner!!!
I went out looking for a new outfit, ended up with two new plates (of course I would!) and before I knew it I was so hungry I was dizzy and had to snack on 1/4 of a Honest Foods bar I had stashed in my car for emergencies! It was just enough to get me home and into the kitchen to make a delicious dinner. Phew.

Let me backtrack though before I go into dinner details.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are definitely going to be different- I am going to have to learn to adapt because even though I'm not thrilled about all the re-arrangements I've had to make, I'll going to have to deal! First off, my first class is at 9:30 a.m. which means I have to get up earlier in order to get to the gym and shower in time. Secondly, since my class is at the bottom of campus, theres no point parking all the way across campus like I usually do after the gym... I decided it would be better to park in front of Mackall field house- the school's workout area. So, I'm changing locations twice a week and working out there. As much as I love having almost the whole YMCA strength area to myself in the mornings, this will just have to do. So I woke up on time this morning, bundled up, had 1/2 a pb choc chip clif bar (yes, I know they were recalled... but I bought a 6-pack and I'm not one to waste! I haven't died yet and it's already 6pm!!) and headed to Mackall.
Trying to do sprints proved much more challenging after only a snack at 7am as opposed to 9 a.m. after breakfast. So, I did what I could. 35 minutes of walking on an incline, 10 minutes of sprints, 5 minutes of running and 10 minutes of walking on an incline on the treadmill. Afterwards I used the cross trainer and did 10 more minutes. Didn't wear my HRM this time; couldn't find a good place to put it on discreetly so I guess I'll have to put it on at home next time!
After my cardio I did some legs- 1 set of 12 lunges and standing splits with 12 lbs, 2 sets of 8 with 15 lbs. I also did leg press- 1 set at 130 lbs, calves and regular, and 1 set of 150 lbs. Felt good!

After showering I started to get hungry, so I grabbed my stuff and headed to the new Kinesiology building where I intended to eat my breakfast. Well, with all the snow I couldn't find the path to the entrance and it took me 10 minutes longer than it should have to get there!! So I only had enough time for the yogurt & granola I packed before class. After class I snacked on my banana.

KIN 325 seems like it's going to be a good one. I really like the professor and it's all about Exercise and Fitness Assessments- VO2 Max, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, etc etc. Very cool stuff!

My next class (Physiology) was an easy one, for today- although getting there is definietly going to be an issue! It is all the way at the top of campus, and honestly I do NOT want to trek that far in the cold so I have to wait for the shuttle bus to come to bring me after my Kinesiology class!! I got there on time today, and the room was PACKED... but the professor just gave us the syllabus and sent us on our way so it was a nice quick class. I took the extra time to do some reading and heated up my lunch in the micro in the library (why didn't I discover there was a microwave in the library last semester?? I am SO bringing soups!!). I had leftover dal, and the other 1/2 of my whole wheat naan bread.

It was just enough to get me through my last class!
I'm not too sure about Psychology class this semester. I LOVE psych, don't get me wrong... but this professor seems really serious about the subject, it's another book to buy, another novel to read (on top of book work!!) plus she told us we will be doing projects, group work, lots of stuff!! I'm already taking 4 challenging, work-heavy classes and I really don't want to overload myself to the point of exhaustion or doing badly in any of my (more important) classes. So I have to think long and hard about this, but I may have to drop the class.

On a tastier note, I snacked on an apple on the way to the store, and then I told you about my emergency 'bite-o-bar', and then came dinner time!!

I halved a recipe for four I found in the awesome newest issue of Fitness Magazine- Chicken Tagine with Olives.
It's chicken, chickpeas, onions, peas, tomatoes, olives, raisins and spices. Fantastic! I made enough for leftovers tomorrow and I am glad I did! This recipe is a keeper for sure!

I have a good amount of reading to do, so I'm going to sign off now and get some work done! This semester is going to be a toughie I can already tell!

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Good luck with your classes this semester, Kristin!! I hope it all goes well for you. =D