Second wind.

by Jenn (eating bender) on April 29, 2008

I took a brief walk outside and the chilly air gave me the second wind I needed to get to the gym and break a sweat! I just did some light resistance cardio – 30 minutes Stairmaster and 15 minutes stationary bike. It actually helped me release a lot of the anxiety and tension that had built up surrounding my test. I have to say though, the evening workouts are not a favorite of mine. I used to always go to the gym around 9:00 at night freshman and sophomore year and I hated it. But I also couldn’t wake up early like I can now. I think my circadian rhythm has somehow moved so that I’m much more of a morning person – a ‘lark’ instead of an ‘owl’ if you will – oh no, somebody slap me because this is just too much psych! Though I’m not complaining about being up with the sunrise :)

After my workout I had a lovely nightcap of fresh blackberries.

Aw, so pretty. Then I mauled the presentation by mixing in some Cool Whip.

I’d say I’m pretty much addicted to that stuff. I buy two at the grocery store every week šŸ˜³ I really need to stop because I finally took my head out of the clouds and looked at the ingredient list:

Ingredients: WATER, CORN SYRUP, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL* (COCONUT AND PALM KERNEL OILS), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM CASEINATE (FROM MILK), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, XANTHAN AND GUAR GUMS, POLYSORBATE 60, POLYSORBATE 65, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BETA CAROTENE (COLOR). *ADDS A NEGLIGIBLE AMOUNT OF FAT.

aka C-R-A-P.

I really love the whipped topping though, so if you have ANY suggestions (vegan? non-vegan?), please send them my way!

Sweet dreams :)

1 Romina April 29, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Ouch!! Those are the ingredients? I’ve never tried Cool Whip, nor am I a fan of whipped topping so I can’t help. =( But I hear “soyatoo” is a good vegan product.

2 Cassie April 30, 2008 at 6:17 am

OMG I never looked at the ingredients either! I think I might go throw the rest of my cool whip out! but it tastes so good…

3 VeggieGirl April 30, 2008 at 6:34 am

Oh goodness, you’re reminding me of MY psychology class last year, with all the circadian rhythm talk, haha. I’m definitely a “lark” too.

The photograph of those blackberries made my eyes widen, haha! I LOVE blackberries, and am so glad that they’re available at the market right now.

Yeah, try “Soyatoo” vegan whipped topping.

4 lindzakins921 April 30, 2008 at 6:36 am

I used to be obsessed w/ sf coolwhip and using it in recipes, but “gave it up”… I’ll have to try soyatoo next time I make my pb pie!

5 Jenn April 30, 2008 at 7:54 am

Romina and VeggieGirl – Thank you for the suggestion!

Cassie and lindzakins921 – I KNOW, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t noticed it before. Guess I was just concentrating on how good it is!

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