Happy Saturday everyone!
Just how happy my Saturday is I’m not quite sure. I have an extensive to-do list that will probably be only partially complete by tomorrow night.
-create, bake, and mail desserts for Christina’s special party (the party theme is a secret :))
–STUDY for the FE Exam
-make almond milk (recipe coming soon!)
-give myself a mani & pedi
-cook a meal for the week (hmm I’m thinking potatoes?)
Trust me, the list goes on and on…
My to-do list sounds so girlie
But speaking of manis & pedis, I grew out my nails!!!
Remember way back when I said I gave up biting my nails for Lent? Well guess what….I’ve been successful!
It’s so nice to have nails again. It makes me feel so sexy and feminine. I can’t wait to paint them! Just in time for Spring too.
I have big plans for tonight! Don’t get too excited…it’s not some big party (unfortunately). I’m actually staying in (*gasp*).
Come back tomorrow and find out why I’m so excited for this!
I would also like to highlite that working out is on my to-do list. That’s right…I’ve been keeping up with my Lent goal of working out every day or every other day! The exercise regime is nothing too extreme- don’t forget that I’m a novice.
*My exercise regime (don’t make fun!):
50 sit-ups with legs up
50 lower body/butt lifts (not really sure what these are called…but they look like the sit-ups except you raise the lower body)
50 pelvic thrusts (? also not sure what to call these haha)
50 more sit-ups with legs up
30 bicep curls on both arms (3 sets of 10 on each arm, alternating)
15 tricep curls (clearly I have no clue as to what these moves are actually called)
10 arm lifts (like a bird flapping its wings)
*I use 5 lb weights for all arm exercises
Clearly I’m absolutely clueless when it comes to working out terminology. It’s pathetic, I know. Just reading over my descriptions makes me pity myself hahaha.
On the food side of things, the day has been good.
Breakfast consisted of pancakes and scrambled eggs:
I quickly whipped up some whole wheat pancakes with fresh blackberries as well as some veggie scrambled eggs on the side.
It’s official: sweet foods first thing in the morning make me incredibly nauseous. I topped the pancakes with maple syrup and minutes later was nauseating. I’m thinking it has something to do with my blood sugar- maybe it drops or increases too quickly if too much sugar is consumed first thing in the morning? No idea, I’m no doctor or dietician. All I know is that I might just have to stick with my traditional oatmeal with small amounts of honey/maple syrup and fruits from now on…
Now check out my study snack:
It’s a green smoothie topped with some chia seeds, inspired by Angela’s Green Monster.
I used coconut water and some mixed greens, frozen before spring break:
By the way, a wise word of advice about coconut water…DRINK IT.
It’s so ridiculously good for you and not to mention tasty too.
My fav is O.N.E. Coconut Water:
The flavor of the smoothie was a bit bitter and took some will-power to finish, but I did it!
Now lets hope I have as much success studying…
“Joy is the essence of success”
~From Russia With Love~