Happy Friday, folks!
My typing is a little off this morning because I just cut my finger while slicing up a kiwi :(. One of those cuts under the nail that didn’t bleed at first but then I had to butterfly it closed. Not fun. Hopefully not a sign of a bad day to come!!
I feel very relieved that I got everything done in school last night that I needed to with no real disaster. Tonight is just plating, presentation and then final deep clean and we’re done! I’ll give all more full details about my next class this weekend but its the culmination of the entire program, the “capstone” class—-what I have been anxious about for nearly a year! I can’t believe it’s actually here! But, more details this weekend!
This morning I woke up, ate half a banana with almond butter, and hit the gym for a 30 minute lower body circuit workout. Here’s what I did:
2 minutes running on treadmill (to warm up)
4 sets of 15 walking lunges with 10 pound weights in each hand
3 sets of “jumping squats”—squat down, leap up, point toes, land back in a squat. 15 reps
2 sets of Hamstring curls on machine. 15 reps
2 sets of calf raises, 20 reps
2 sets of squats on that machine where you lay down and push the weight with your legs (Don’t know the name?)
2 forearm plank poses. Hold for 45 seconds each time
2 sets of reverse crunches, lifting legs and butt while holding onto post behind head on mat. 18 reps each set
2 sets of crunches holding 10 pound weight (legs at 90 degrees, crunch up while holding weight behind head)
It was a pretty good workout. Legs have always been my “freebie” day because they are already strong and I thoroughly enjoy working them. When I got home I made breakfast: 1/2 cup egg whites (made in cast iron skillet—that’s why they look dark. They are “seasoned”) with a piece of flax & fiber toast with about 1.5 tbsp almond butter on it, as well as half of the ripest, most amazing mango I have ever eaten and the other half of my banana.
This mango was AMAZING!!!!!!
For lunch I packed salmon salad made from a can of boneless, skinless salmon, a spoonful of nayonaisse and some curry powder (Dexter was going crazy so I gave him some salmon too for a Friday treat!). I also packed about 20 kashi crackers, a light string cheese and the other half of the mango. MMMmmmmm.
A kiwi and almonds for snack later!
Tonight I am going out to dinner at the Indian restaurant with my friends from school before class. It’s my friend, Jack’s, last night ever of culinary school and he is starting his externship next week in Washington DC. We are celebrating tonight and I’m so excited because I’ve been having this intense Channa Masala craving lately! That being said, my dinner post will come later—probably in the morning, seeing as I don’t have internet in my apartment right now and don’t know how safe it is to sit outside by myself at midnight after class and blog.
While I’m gone, I’m going to pose a discussion question: What is your “go-to” meal when you are in a super rush and don’t have even 30 minutes to spare?