I’m a bit depressed right now My Wildcats just lost in overtime at the Alamo Bowl. I’m a little (actually, a lot) emotional right now. I know it sounds silly to be upset over a football game, but I think it’s more than that. It’s really because the end of this game really solidified the fact that this is my last year at school. I can’t believe it’s almost over…and I’m really, really bummed.
Good thing I wrote most of this post beforehand…
**I finally made the Workouts tab I’ve been promising. Check it out and feel free to laugh at the ridiculous picture. It’s not too detailed yet, but I have big plans in 2009.
I slept in again this morning until 9:30. I’ve really caught up on sleep lately, which is nice. I stumbled around for 1/2 an hour before deciding on breakfast. After hearing about how delicious this breakfast is from Shelby, I told myself last night that I would make it for breakfast today…and I actually remembered!
It was my take on her Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal. In my new holiday bowl that I fully intend to use year round because being “jolly” is always a good thing. The key ingredient was the Chocolate Brownie ZBaR, but my bowl also included the following:
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 large banana
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- 1/2 Chocolate Brownie ZBaR
This was such a great combination. Thanks, Shelby! I topped it off with a mug of Coffee Cocoa and was perfectly full for more than 4 hours!
I spent the morning working on my Workouts tab and reading Eclipse. Yes, if you’ve been following along (I’m sure you’ve been glued to the screen), I finished the re-read of New Moon last night and am now on the third book of the series. Glorious.
Around noon, I decided I still wasn’t hungry enough for lunch, but I wanted to get moving so my brother and I headed to the gym. Before we left, I snagged an Orange Cranberry Gnu Bar – the last of all the flavor samples I received. Expect a review of all of them soon!
At the gym, I did a similar workout to Saturday that included:
- 20 minutes on Cardio Wave at resistance level 22
- 20 minutes on treadmill alternating 6.0 – 7.5 mph at 1.5%
- Ab work (3 sets/12 reps oblique twist @ 50 lbs., 100 reps captain’s chair)
I think 20 minutes is my maximum on both the Cardio Wave and the treadmill. I go stir crazy on them (even with a television) for some reason! The elliptical is really the only cardio machine that can keep my attention.
When we got back, I was ready for lunch. I kept it simple and started with leftover salad from last night’s dinner, which included romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and cucumbers with 2 tbsp. miso vinaigrette.
With the salad, I made myself a bowl of Kashi Go Lean and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I had about two cups of the cereal.
After lunch, I went down to the lot where my parents are building to help my mom out with a couple of decisions. I came back and read some more of my book, and then it was GAME TIME!
I decided to be the ultimate college student and drink a beer while watching the beginning of the game. All we had to choose from was Samuel Adams (my dad likes it), which isn’t my cup of tea (or beer), but it was all part of the experience 😉 We also had a cheese and cracker platter to snack on until dinner was ready: Kashi and Wheat Thin Chips with brie, cranberry goat cheese and pepper jack.
For the main meal, we had French Onion soup courtesy of Costco.
Along with a hefty piece of herby foccacia bread, which was amazing. It was so doughy and soft – you would never know it wasn’t homemade. It kind of looks like pizza!
And for dessert, I had a Sarris Peanut Butter Santa. Oh heaven – this was like the ultimate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!
And then…heartbreak. Not much more I can say.
Do you use chapstick?
I thought this question was fitting since winter is upon us and the dry air never fails to bring chapped lips. I love ChapStick Classic (the red one) because it gives a little bit of color and always works really well.