Snow Week- eats and activities.

This week has been insane. It started snowing on Tuesday and continued through Wednesday and Thursday. School was cancelled on Wednesday, Thursday, and most of Friday {enough that I didn’t have any class!} The crazy thing is that yesterday afternoon, it warmed up so much {50+ degrees} that nearly all the snow + ice melted. It was a week of relaxation and play. A little too much fun, a little too little work… oh well! Now it’s Saturday and time to catch up on all the homework/MCAT studying I missed this week!

Eats:

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^^peanut butter banana toast. a classic.^^

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^^granola, banana, and tropical frozen fruit.^^

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^^lunch in the Dining Hall. The only one this week! Curry vegetables, and chips/veggies + salsa and hummus.^^

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^^basic lunches on the snow days. Tuna fish, vegetables, salsa, goat cheese/hummus and chips.^^

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^^dinner on campus before the Snowpacolypse. Grilled chicken, guacamole, and fries.^^

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^^homemade dinner- eggs, tortilla, hummus, and bell peppers.^^

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^^dinner out {Thursday night}. It was so nice to finally get off campus, even if it was less than a mile away. We went to Thaicoon, and I went with Pineapple Curry, and rice. I forgot to ask for brown rice, but YOLO ;).^^

Workouts:

Despite the snow, the gym was open {for limited hours} all week. Score! It was nice to get out of my apartment and move each day! I also went on a long walk with a friend or my boy each day. There is nothing like some fresh, cold air to liven you up!

Tuesday- 15 minutes biking, 30 minute on the Arc .

Wednesday- 50 minute Arc HIIT workout.

Thursday- 5 minute bike warmup, 15 minutes on the Elliptical, 30 minutes on the Arc.

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Snow Day Fun:

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^^all bundled up for the cold!^^

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^^flakes!^^

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^^sledding was so cold but awesome. But, after about 20 minutes, my fingers were so frozen I thought they might fall off!^^

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^^a gorgeous view of campus on a walk with my boy.^^

Questions of the day:

Did you have any snow this week?

How long can you last inside, before you go stir crazy?

I can’t even make it one full day! Even if it is freezing outside, I have to get out and move.

Hurts So Good.

Ah, Sundays. For me that usually means church, active rest//light workout days, and lots lots lots of homework {which I’ve usually put off all week/weekend..}. This Sunday, I started my day off with a simple breakfast– banana, greek yogurt, and some trail mix. A little healthier today, since my trail mix didn’t include any M&Ms {disclaimer: that is because I ate all those m&ms yesterday ;)}.

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After some studying in the morning {para mi examen de español esta lunes} I snacked on some trail mix + fruit.

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^^my beautiful bag from my mama!^^

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Then, I headed off to the gym to get a workout in. The 1 mile walk to the gym was a nice warmup. At the gym, I biked for 10 minutes, before hopping on the Elliptical for a 30 minute stint. My legs were definitely sore from that 12 miler yesterday, but this workout stretched them out. It hurt so good!

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Sunday night was spent studying and trying not to stress over my Español examen Monday morning. Dinner was a mix– tilapia, bell pepper, onions, spinach, lettuce, and goat cheese. Basically all the leftovers I had sitting around! Followed up by some popcorn. Just the way I like to study 😉

Monday:

Monday morning started off early early. I woke up at 6:20 {guess I was nervous about my test!}, and studied for a few hours before whipping up something to eat. Greek yogurt, an apple, Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Raisin granola, and some cinnamon on top! Perfect healthy breakfast before a test day!

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My first class was so long and so boring I practically fell asleep. #sorrynotsorry.. Physics just isn’t my thing!

Then it was more study study study and some lunch.

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I went with a jumbo salad again! This is pretty much my classic Dining Hall meal– there aren’t many healthy options there, so I stick to what works. I don’t mind– this combination is pretty delicious! I used to nom hard on the pita chips, but now that I am gluten free, I can’t. Oh well.. probably healthier anyway ;)!

The test went well! It was long, but I am glad to be done with it. I always feel like the first test is the hardest– I don’t know what to expect, or what the professor’s style will be. But, once you get past that first hurdle, you have a better idea of how to study!

The afternoon was spent in the lab. Some days it’s the MOST interesting and I get a ton done. Yesterday, was not one of those days. I spent 2 hours trying to get a system to work. Oh well, they can’t all be fun days!

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My workout was simple, because my little legs were still sore from Saturday. I hopped on the Elliptical for 10 minutes, before a treadmill freed up. Then I did a 30 minute HIIT workout on the treadmill. I ran 6.5-6.7 at a 0% incline, and then every .1-.2 miles, I increased the incline from 1-4%, and increased the speed. It felt awesome, and I definitely pushed myself harder than I normally do on the treadmill. I love a workout that changes it up and challenges me!

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For dinner, I ate at the Dining Hall again– Chili and chips + hummus for me.

Then it was 6-9 pm of my MCAT class. Not the most fun night, but hey, it’ll pay off when I’m taking that test in May!

Question of the day:

Any snow by you today?

What do you do to challenge yourself in a workout?

lazy evening + chocolate covered goodness!

Dinner:

For dinner last night I headed over to the Dining Hall with a good friend. The evening was just perfectly crisp to allow us to eat outside and enjoy the view. It looks right over our lake and belltower- I’m pretty lucky.

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^^gorgeous, no?^^

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^salad, pita chips, salsa, hummus… basically the same variation of what I get every time I’m at the dining hall… if it’s not broken… {my dining hall doesn’t have many healthy options, so I don’t vary much from this little combination}.^

Workout:

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^After dinner last night I headed to the gym for a quick sweat sesh. According to my 28 Day 6 Pack Challenge it was supposed to be a rest day, but I was feeling good and wanted to get some movement in. I ended up doing 10 minutes on the Elliptical and 20 minutes on the Arc Trainer. Perfect little stretch out!

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^and last but not least– my study snack. Some Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Seeds from Brookside. I had to put them away after a few minutes though- they are seriously addicting!^

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Happy Tuesday! Anything exciting this week?