The bad thing about culinary school….
There’s always tons of food at your disposal at all times. Such as these fries. Some kind person last night thought to bring a HUGE vat of fries, pizza, salad and baked ziti to my class last night for us to “test”. This was around 9:45 and even though I had eaten my z-bar earlier (need to remember to pack a bigger snack than this…), I was still starving. I wolfed down a salad, which had the best dressing on it that I have ever tasted, and some fries. Can you see why people say you gain 15 pounds here? A pound for every month…haha 😉
All we did last night was work on our sketches of our cakes (and eat of course). We used color pencils and just sketched out what we wanted our chocolate modeling and wedding cakes to look like, working from photos we found on the internet. This is why I love this class. Its so much more of a design class than anything and gives students the chance to slow down and to be really creative, rather than get stuck in the pressure and hustle and bustle of everyday school production.
This morning I woke up a little later (well only about 10 minutes later) but still was determined to go to the gym. I’m pretty proud of myself this week because I’ve been every morning. I know the next two weeks probably will be a lot more tough than this week with longer school hours while we work on our wedding cakes so I was glad to grab at exercise while I could. I ate half a banana with peanut butter and then went to the gym where I did a treadmill warmup, pushups, 21s, dead lifts, triceps, abs (the crazy ab exercise from Shape magazine…killed me a few days ago!) and at the end of my workout I hit the treadmill again for about 6 minutes (haha) of sprints—1 minute on 5.5 and 30 second sprints at 8.5. These get ya!
I’m out of jam :(. How does one survive?! I knew I wanted a smoothie though so I ramped it up a little with more of everything so I could get away with just having that instead of having a smoothie with an english muffin like I usually do. We’ll see how long it holds me over. I used about a cup of frozen strawberries, half of a huge banana, a whopping spoonful of peanut butter and probably a cup and a half of soymilk. I didn’t measure. It was wonderfully creamy and refreshing. I was cold after though so I had hot tea! 🙂
It’s Friday and I’m going easy with lunch: peanut butter (no jam. sad) on a whole wheat pita with a sliced red bell pepper and a peach. For a snack I brought a bag of Cinnamon Harvest cereal and blueberries.