4 1/2 more weeks….4 1/2 more weeks….4 1/2 more weeks….
Seriously. That’s all I have left. There are good things and bad things about this.
- Well, it’s only 4 1/2 more weeks of school!
- I’ll be one semester away from graduation (I still have to student teach)!
- Summer is nearing!
- I’ll be babysitting some great kids again this summer!
- I won’t be plagued by weekly essays, novel readings, silly assignments, and all of that other fun stuff.
- I/my parents won’t have to pay an outrageous rent! Or electricity!
- I won’t have to listen to my stupid neighbor’s music day in and day out! (Seriously. I think my heart beat and the pounding in my head has synchronized to his music’s beat. Oh, did I mention he’s apparently an aspiring rapper? Yeah.)
- I have time between school and working to relax a bit!
- I’ll be one semester away from graduation. Yes, this is good and bad. To be honest, I am so scared of graduating and needing to become a real adult!
- I won’t ever have any undergraduate classes any more. Despite all of the stuff I already said, I do like being a student.
…Um, I think that about covers the bads. Hah.
Another good thing is that I’ll have access to a bigger kitchen full of my utensils and good food. I love being in the kitchen. 🙂 I’m going to use that as a very bad segue into…..
Thanks for hosting, Jenn!
The usual, Greek yogurt, but with granola on top instead of cereal! Over the course of the week, I enjoyed my Greek yogurt bowls with homemade granola (so good) and some of this Cascadian Farms organic granola.
Both were fantastic, and a nice change-up from what I’ve been having lately. If you can call the switch from cereal to granola a change-up. Haha.
Lots of good lunches this past week.
For example, this chicken salad. I breaded the chicken with some panko breadcrumbs, Italian herbs, and cayenne pepper, then baked it, and threw it on a salad with Craisins and balsamic vinegar.
On Easter, I wasn’t super hungry for lunch, but also knew I’d better not fill up before dinner. So, hummus, baby carrots, and a toasted whole wheat tortilla was lunch!
Finally, a delicious wrap. Well, more like fold. I stuffed it too much to wrap it! Inside: tuna, romaine lettuce, and some delicious cucumber cream cheese my mom whipped up.
On the side I had strawberries and salt and vinegar potato chips.
A delicious berry smoothie. I also switched things up with a few handfuls of spinach and coconut milk. Have you ever tried that stuff? It’s so creamy, and so perfect for smoothies!
I love that dark purple color.
Well, I guess I didn’t take a whole lot of snack pictures, but wow was I bad this week. I really need to get myself back on track.
Plenty of good dinners, too!
First up, this incredible dish from Women’s Health magazine. I think it was called something like Creamy Chicken with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Wild Rice.
From the title, I don’t think I really need to tell you what was in it, but I will elaborate: there was cheese. Gruyere cheese. Melted into a bechamel sauce. Coating delicious, nutty wild rice. So good.
Then on Saturday, my mom and I made soup, salad, and bread
sticks rolls. Chicken noodle soup and frozen dinner rolls dipped in butter and sprinkled with herbs. Drool.
On Sunday we went traditional with a baked ham (my mom actually cooked it in the slow cooker, which was great for clean-up, and there was no need to turn on the oven!).
On the side there were roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and green beans.
As a side note, we’ve begun using whipped butter instead of margarine or spray “butter”. I was watching Dr. Oz a few weeks ago and he claimed that while, yes, whipped butter does have saturated fats, it is much better for your body than all of that fake, chemical stuff in the imitation butter. We initially used margarine because my brother and I were allergic to dairy, so I completely understand that some people have to use it, but if you’re tolerant to dairy, give it a try. It tastes so good.
Ok. Here is my downfall, people. Other than snacking (yikes), I went all out this weekend with desserts. Including…
…not one, but two batches of cookies. (All of which are stored in the freezer, now, by the way.)
Light churned chocolate ice cream.
Key lime pie. (Keep your eyes open for the recipe soon!)
And so many other candies and goodies that I’m embarrassed to even mention any more. Oh well. This week is a new one, right? I suppose there’s no use in beating myself up about things that have already happened…
And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the candy and cookies at the time. 😉
Workouts March 31-April 6
Monday: 6 Week 6 Pack + 10 minutes elliptical (<– that workout burns me out! I love it.)
Tuesday: 25 minute jog + 25 minute walk on treadmill
Wednesday: 30 Day Shred? Pinterest exercises?
Friday: 25 minute jog + 25 minute walk on treadmill
In other news, I signed up for my first 5K! I’ve been running that on the treadmill for a while now, but I’m a bit apprehensive because treadmill running and outdoor running are so different. I’m not sure about the route’s terrain, but running around my neighborhood with its relatively small hills is killer! But I’ll be running it with my aunt, so I’ll have good company, at least. 🙂
And that about covers it! But I do have some questions for you all…
How many more weeks until your summer starts? If you don’t have a break, what are you most looking forward to about the season?
What meal or time of the day is your downfall?
If you’ve ever run a 5K, do you have any tips for me? Like I said, I’m not too concerned about it, but I’d like to know what you all have to say about it!
How was your Easter weekend, if you celebrated? Did the bunny bring you any goodies? 😉
Have a wonderful Wednesday!