Oh happy Friday!!!! I have my first big exam this morning in Anatomy and Physiology.I wish the rain would go away! I studied hard last night but didn’t kill myself. I ended up missing Thursday night group and AKB, because I really needed to study. I hope to be back to normal after this weekends over. I ended up eating a bowl of cereal for dinner which was a combo of all my favorite , Zoes Cranberry Currents, Natures Path Vanilla Almond, and Kashi Go Lean, and some hemp milk.I also had some Naturally Nutty Butter mixed in, check out the giveaway I posted last night.
My Study Snacks:100 cal pack of TJâ€™s Chocolate Oatmeal cookies, and a cup of Cinnamon Spice Tea with a little Agave Nectar and Silk Creamer.
I feel like such a slacker in this month Sexy Six Pack Challenge, I havenâ€™t done my 30 day Shred Video in like a WEEK!!!! I know I planned to do it, but life has gotten in the way. I have on the other hand, been keeping up with my running training and yoga, so thatâ€™s good. Then there is kickboxing that I am still doing at least twice a week. I know I do a lot but I know my body needs to keep guessing or else it gets in this sedentary mode and no longer changes.(not that I am trying to lose weight just keep toning up). I was hoping this six pack challenge would make me get my abs/core in better shape, but I think I am going to need more motivation! What else could motivate me?!
This week has completely exhausted me, from friendship dinners to major studying I am pooped! Tonight after work I am studying again for Lab tomorrow morning, we have a quiz on the entire Vertebrate. Then at 11am on Saturday I am going to run 14 miles(letâ€™s hope it doesn’t rain), my long run! I have decided to run the virtual 7 on the 7th race, but not race it. It would not be a smart choice to race on Saturday and then do a long run on Sunday, what was I thinking! Then after all the craziness I am having a dinner party with the Kruizengaâ€™s. Need to go grocery shopping BAD!!! I think I am going to do a blogger inspired week of eats, that sounds fun!
I need to go shopping this weekend for the Valentineâ€™s Blogger Exchange! I will be fedexing it to make sure she getâ€™s it in time. I am excited about valentines weekend because hubby and I are having a STAYCATION!!! Whatâ€™s a staycation you ask? Itâ€™s a vacation at home, kinda. I wanted to go away because I have a 3.5 day weekend, but right now our budget does not call us to travel too much, so I thought, I will make the most of it and do as many fun/ free SO CAL things as we can! I mean who wouldn’t want to be in SO CAL at this time of the year!
STAYCATION PLANS THUS FAR
Friday: Hot Yoga ( I get out of class early so I can actually make the class)
Going out to a new and fun restaurant around town.
Saturday: We donâ€™t really know what we are going to do for V-Day but we have tossed around the idea of having a fancy dinner with friends. I also want to go on a hike/bike ride in the morning, and maybe even stop at WF in LA!!!!
Sunday: Up to the Mountains we go( I need to check out the area to see what we can do). I really want to go to one of our favorite restaurants too. Maybe I can even convince the hubby to see a movie!!!!
Monday: Off to the beach for some shopping(window) and a picnic lunch. If I am luck we might be able to hit up Lululemon .Of course we will have to check out the local eateries for dinner as well.
Have you ever had a staycation, what would you do in your town?
Ok I have to go to class now and make power oats for the brain!!!! I AM SO NERVIOUSE!!! I leave you with my submission to OSheGlowe’s healthy snack submission: I didnâ€™t win but got a runner up prize!
And now for an Afternoon Powersnack recipe!
My creative snack is inspired by a lovely treat I like to have called pumpkin frozen yogurt! But not the most healthy choice, mine is!!!
I call it Pumpkin Power!
1/4 c of Fage or any greek yogurt
1/4 c of Low fat Cottage Cheese
1 tablespoon of Barneyâ€™s Butter
1/2 sliced banana on top
handful of Natureâ€™s Path flax Granola
agave nectar drizzled on top!
This snack is filled with PROTEIN, GOOD CARBS, and the POWER to keep you moving!!!! Bosco loves it too!
Have a Happy Friday, and remember to LAUGH a lot today!!!!