As the days roll on here in California, I’m really starting to feel more and more like I’m back in college. Let’s go through the checklist, shall we?
- I’m far away from home
- I have a part time job
- I just bought a new dictionary yesterday
- Facebook is taking over my life
- my typical uniform is jeans (circa 2004) and a sweatshirt
- I eat ice cream out of plastic wine glasses
- I search for nickles and pennies under my car seats to pay for Starbucks
- I eat way too much canned soup
- I do lunges across my house to stretch out my jeans
- I use my neighbor’s washer and dryer
- I’m broke 98% of the time
- I drink a lot of wine
- I have a big paper due….but this time instead of 500 words it’s 50,000 words.
Yep. Except this time my paper isn’t being graded by my favorite cute professor…instead it’s going to be for sale at Barnes and Noble next Spring. Hmph!
How was your humpday???! Mine was pretty uneventful but I’m counting down till tomorrow!
I love besties. And cocktails by the river….clearly.
This morning I had a pretty good/intense strength workout at the gym. Here was the routine:
5 minutes on elliptical to warm up
2 sets of tricep overhead pulldowns, 15 reps per set, 50 lbs
3 sets of lat pulldowns, 12 reps per set, 50 lbs
4 sets of walking lunges with medicine ball
4 sets of “flying leap squats” (and by this I mean you physically jump across the room, landing in a squat position each time. trust me on this one)
3 sets of hamstring curls on stability ball
3 sets of bicep curls, 12 reps per set, 10 lbs
3 sets of shoulder raises, 12 reps per set, 10 lbs
2 sets of assisted pull-ups, 60 lbs assisted weight, 15 reps per set
=30 minute workout
Showered and got ready at the gym then snacked on yogurt and almonds on route to work:
Like I said, I’ve been eating a lot of canned soup lately! It’s COLD outside!
Another new and delicious Amy’s!!! I added 1/2 cup black beans to this before I heated it up for a little extra kick of protein power and it was perfect. + leftover (you guessed it) kabocha on the side and an apple.
Luke was a love and hung out with me all day at work!
And, on my break, I ran to Cafe Gratitude and picked up a Yerba Mate latte with steamed almond milk. It was divine!
And an Honest Foods bar! This one was really hard and actually hurt my jaw though……odd.
So, for those of you that were wondering about the shipping for the Michel Schlumberger holiday catalog, it IS indeed FREE……however, that means free GROUND SHIPPING. If you choose fedex or “receive my package in 2-3 days”, it will charge you a discounted shipping rate. Also, the promo code of “jenna” is strictly for tracking purposes….everything in the catalog has been significantly discounted as is. Just FYI! 🙂
My day ended with us all sitting in the tasting salon, drinking Malbec. Typical.
Would you even believe I ate soup again for dinner??!
This is leftover homemade split pea soup with half an ezekiel muffin in it. It was peeeerfect on a chilly night like tonight!
I tried to write a little after dinner but then my sweet tooth started to kick in and I rationalized baking cookies because I have friends coming in town tomorrow….AND I really wanted to test out this new mix that the awesome people over at Kodiak Cakes sent me to try!!!
I usually stay far away from cookie and cake mixes but since I adore their pancake mix, I wanted to give this a try. I’m SO glad I did!!!!! The ingredients in this mix are simple and wholesome…..only 100% whole wheat flour, oats, dark chocolate and cane sugar…nothing weird or unusual. And all you do is add butter and an egg. Simple!
There are some days when a girl just needs a cookie and ice cream. That’s all. Today was one of those days.
This hot, gooey (whole wheat!) cookie is topped with mocha fudge coconut milk ice cream, which I am thoroughly convinced is God’s gift to the freezer department. Swooooooooon!
Speaking of swooning over food, guess who got invited to go to CHEZ PANISSE next week???!!!! Yep, I will making the trip down to Berkeley on Tuesday night and couldn’t be more excited. What to wear…what to wear???!!!! I may or may not have been perfecting a Chez Panisse outfit for, like, the last 10 years. 😉 SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, time to go be collegiate again and put my clothes in the dryer next door then work on my “paper”.
Have a restful evening!