I’m letting a little bit of my heritage shine through 50% Polish, 25% German and 25% English, Irish and Scottish mutt! Holla!
Now that you’ve had my history lesson for the day, I want to reiterate the title of this post and say thank you to everyone who commented about our Emmy award. I read each and every comment multiple times because they made me so happy! Kathleen was also very impressed by the blogosphere love and how wide it reaches. Sharing good news with the blogosphere is amazing because it takes your already happy state of mind and raises the bar even higher, so…GRACIAS! (That’s a little of my Spanish studying sneaking in there 😉 I almost double majored in it in college).
Some of you asked how Vanna White got in there! Last year, Kathleen and I were lucky enough to have access to Wheel of Fortune’s College Week in Chicago. A student from our school was actually on the show and ended up winning over $30,o00!! We were able to tape it and used the story in the show that won the Emmy award. We also were able to interview Pat & Vanna, so we asked her to make a promo for us. She was really nice about it, too! If I get the newscast to work, you can see the story!
Before I get to the eats, I’d also like to say HI! to all the new readers and commenters out there. I know that some of you have blogs and I know that I haven’t gotten around to visiting them yet, but I am going to go back through the comments eventually and click on your links!!
Ok, time for some food! Yesterday morning, I woke up early for a doctor’s appointment. Before I left, I made myself a bowl of cereal for breakfast: 1 cup Kashi Go Lean, 1 cup Nature’s Path Puffs and 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, all topped with a sliced banana.
After my appointment with the doc, I came back, grabbed my roomie and went off to the gym. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical before coming back to do an easier P90X stretch workout. Today is the LAST day of the first month of the program! More on that at the end of this post!
Once I cleaned up, I made myself a breakfast for lunch!
I tried to spread my jam closer to the edges just for you 😉 A lot of you commented on that, which is so funny! As I told some of you, I just like it in the middle so that I can enjoy the crusts plain, since I’m a crust girl 100%. But today, I tried to compromise, haha. It was still tasty!
Then I made myself an eggy bowl: 3 egg whites, spinach and reduced fat Mexican cheese. The cheese was so melty and gooey on top, which made it taste even more delish!
I spent the rest of the afternoon starting to study for my Economics of Gender midterm, which I have on Tuesday. Yes, it’s midterm time at my school, since we are on the quarter system. Finals are at the beginning of March, then it’s spring break, then we come back and start my last quarter of classes…EVER. It’s going so fast, eek! While studying, I made myself an orange juice spritzer by combining 1/2 cup orange juice with 1/2 cup club soda. I used to love these and decided they needed to be brought back in to my life.
Crappy glass, I know.
For din, I made myself a sweet ‘n’ savory combination.
On the big plate, we have spinach topped with a Quorn cutlet and Annie’s spicy BBQ sauce. This stuff is hot hot hot! I love it I didn’t realize that BBQ sauce made good salad dressing, but it does!
And in the smaller cup, I had 1 cup Fage topped with 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder and 1 tbsp. of flax. I really am digging this combination. Nom nom!
After dinner, I met up with a group of friends. We saw a really good movie and afterward went to Chili’s, where I splurged and got a margarita. It was fun to socialize I love a good margarita every once in a while!
To end the post, I thought I’d reflect briefly on my first month with P90X. Basically, I’m loving it. I’ve seen better definition in my muscles and I am definitely more toned than I was 4 weeks ago!
The only downside is that some of the DVDs are pretty long, longer than my usual workouts at the gym would be. When life gets in the way, I’ve had to skip through some of the exercises to figure out which ones would be most effective with the amount of time I have. I’ve also substituted certain workouts with cardio days at the gym.
Although I haven’t followed the program exactly, I still feel as though I am getting something out of it and I think that by the end of the three-month program, there will still be some before-and-after pictures worthy of posting!
Katie, a rep from Vitalicious, recently sent me an email about a Valentine’s Day contest the company has going on. You can enter to win by clicking here. Basically, “Vitalicious is giving away a genuine, diamond-studded Tiffany Pendant valued at $800! For your chance to win, just fill out a brief questionnaire. Even if you don’t win the Grand Prize, you will be automatically entered to win one of 150 one-month supplies of VitaTops! They’ll notify you if you’ve won in March.” Awesome Thanks, Katie!
Have a great Sunday, everyone!