As you’re reading this, I’m probably finishing up my last work shift OR driving home because I’m DONE with classes!! Wahoo!
I still have finals week coming up, of course…But it’s definitely going to start off right. My creative writing “exam” time is going to include handing in our portfolio, filling out student surveys, and eating. One of my classmates works at Tim Horton’s and is bringing doughnuts (gosh I wish I wasn’t allergic) and coffee (I’m going to have some gosh darn it, even if it makes my stomach upset), another girl from Germany is bringing in German chocolate, and I’m going to make my Chocolate Chip Cookies. That is going to be one seriously fun way to end a seriously fun class.
The rest of finals week will probably be quite run of the mill. I have papers to complete and exams to take, but I’m not too worried about them. Senioritis has definitely set in!
Of course, talk to me this time next week and I’ll be pulling out my hair.
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So as it turns out, I really didn’t take a whole lot of pictures of my eats. Here’s a compilation of those that I did snap.
Other than that one day, my breakfasts were all Greek yogurt bowls.
Sometimes, it’s just a leftover pizza kind of day.
Edamame and an apple made strangely good sides.
That was on Friday, when I was so riveted to the TV rooting on Boston and the BPD that I didn’t feel like making a big lunch.
Hummus and baby carrots. I have become obsessed. I just hope my allergies don’t turn on me and decide chickpeas are out, too, because this is one snack that I feel absolutely no guilt enjoying!
Because I’m moving out of this apartment in about a week, I need to start eating up everything that I have. So, on the menu for Monday night?
Annie’s reduced sodium Mac and Cheese. Oh GOSH this stuff is good. I was actually in the middle of boiling the pasta when I realized I didn’t have any milk, so I improvised a bit with Greek yogurt and margarine and looooved it. It had a nice tangy cheese flavor because of the yogurt, plus some extra protein. Highly recommend that. On the side were mixed veggies (from a rediscovered bag in the depths of the freezer).
Hmm…well this is weird. I don’t have any pictures of desserts for you all. There really wasn’t anything super special this past week in this category, I guess. But if you follow me on Instagram (which, by the way, you totally should. I have a few blog friends who are but I feel all sad and lonely with my 12 followers 😉 ), you’ll have seen this yesterday…
…an accurate indicator of the sweet treats I’ve had over the week. Plus, I thought the message was very nice, especially in the wake of the Boston bombings and Texas tragedy (hello, alliteration).
Workouts April 21-27
Monday: 35 minutes elliptical trainer + strength exercises (I did 100 squats! But I now know I can do more because I wasn’t even sore yesterday…)
Tuesday: 30 minutes jogging (I switched up the speed and incline on this one, and didn’t experience any pain!) + 20 minutes walking on treadmill
Thursday: P90X Yoga
Friday: jog outside? (if my allergies don’t get me…) P90X Kenpo inside?
Saturday: depends on Friday
In other news, Monday was two years since we had to put my first dog, Abby, down. I still miss her, but I think she’s probably happier in doggie heaven. She would have hated Ella. 😉
I was so, so happy to see all of the responses to my Fitness Friday post last week. It’s so interesting to read everyone’s opinions and reactions to an article like that, so thank you all for tuning in! I think the general consensus was that the author had some good points, but in general, was kind of a jerk about it all.
Want to see something almost funny? Check out Thursday:
I almost want to laugh. I mean, really? Michigan has been facing some absolutely crazy weather lately…Grand Rapids has been hugely flooded for days now, and with the rain and snow we’ve been getting, I doubt it’s going to get any better anytime soon. However, I take comfort in the 60* weather that follows winter’s (hopefully) last hurrah.
Want to see something actually funny? Look at Ella’s face in this picture:
That just cracks me up. I was trying to take a cute picture of her playing in the grass, but instead caught her mid-chew, eating said grass. Haha. I don’t even know what to make of that.
I really don’t want you all
walking clicking away with that image in your minds, so here is the picture I was hoping for (also used in Monday’s post)…
Much better. 🙂
Questions for the day:
What was your favorite class in college?
Are you on Instagram?
How is the weather where you are?
What was your favorite eat from this week?
P.S. Happy belated birthday to one of my favorite guys, William Shakespeare! 449 years old and still kickin’! (Literary-speaking, not literally. Obviously.) And Happy St. George’s Day to my UK friends!