No Pain No Gain
Woo…it’s already 8:30pm and I’m just now finishing up my dinner and beginning to blog [it’s quite the process]. I must make it quick tonight though, as I have to study for my 1 exam & 2 quizzes that I have tomorrow [surprise surprise].
Breakfast, oh Breakfast…if only you knew how much I dearly love you.
A reader suggested I try mixing my regular rolled oats and oat bran, so that’s exactly what I did. Oh, and props to me for trying new combinations and going outside of my [food] box lately.
In the mix:
– 1 cup water
– 1/3 cup rolled oats
– 1/3 cup oat bran
– 1/2 T ground flax
– 1/2 d’anjou pear
– 1 T walnuts
– drizzle of agave
– big splash of 1% milk
I was dreading today’s 3-hour organic chem lab – as we had our first lab exam + 2 labs to finish – but it wasn’t as horrific as I was anticipating, and I came out alive the full 3-hours later. I ate a late lunch after class, including half of a succulent orange and leftover mac & cheese. FYI, Annie’s + Avocado = A-mazing!
Then there was some time wasted before I headed to the gym to get my March move on! I had a fabulous workout:
– 40-minute spin [15.0 mi.]
– 20-minute treadmill run [10 minutes @ 6.0mph (incline 2.0), 6 minutes @ 6.6mph, 4 minutes @ 6.8mph]
– 2 x 20 lat pulldown @ 40 lbs.
– 20 side dips each side @ 10 lbs.
– 2 x 10 bicep curl lunges each leg @ 20 lbs.
– 2 x 10 squats @ 20 lbs.
– 2 x 10 “weights-to-chin” @ 20 lbs.
– 2 x 10 “toe-touches” @ 20 lbs.
I can’t believe I didn’t look at the treadmill to see how far I’d run – my guess is around 2.5 miles. I definitely pushed myself tonight, especially with the faster treadmill speed. I know I am strong, but rarely push myself to my maximum potential. They only way to get stronger is by exerting more effort. No pain, no gain!
Dinner: steamed TJ’s Vegetable Gyoza + broccolini with soy sauce, toasted sesame oil & seseame seeds.
You think a few potstickers are going to do it for me after burning all those calories? You’ve got to be kidding. Next was some 0% Greek & Humboldt Honey Granola. I think I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner : )
I’m outta here…
Question: If you are a blogger and also a college student, as I am, how do you manage your time between studying and keeping up with the blog world? Where and how do you find the discipline to keep yourself away from the screen?