Ever had days upon days off of work without anything to do? Well let me give you a few ideas for next time.
1. Sweat profusely on a stationary machine. I managed a trip to our newly
remodeled transferred gym that is now in the large non-air conditioned actual basketball court gym. Did that sentence make sense? In order to remodel our exercise gym, they moved all the machines, and basically “moved” our gym into the large building that used to be the basketball courts. Which means no air conditioning. How come I’m the only one who seems to sweat buckets in this world? It gets all over the machine and drips on the ground (TMI? No – you know it happens to you). Then I look around, and others have barely broken a sweat. C’mon. Please?
2. Get rid of some George Washingtons. Forever 21 stole my money. Oh wait, never mind. I gave it to them willingly. What would I wear this
sweater drapy tank top thiny with? It’s cute, but I’m at a loss.
And I think I’m heading back today to pick up a different shirt I saw. I hate you Forever 21. Leave me and my wallet in peace!
3. Change your skin color. I’m now 2 shades darker than I was yesterday thanks to the Mr. Sun’s golden rays. Yes, I know. Skin cancer and all that jazz. Don’t worry, I sunscreen it up, and only sit out for about an hour just to enhance my knowledge by reading these very informative articles:
4. Bake and eat your weight in goodies. I baked some strawberry banana sour cream
bread muffins (I really need to buy a loaf pan) using this recipe. Didn’t turn out nearly as good as the last recipe I used. These were beyond mushy and kind of bland. Oh wait – no fat in them. That could very well possibly be why.
Later, I attempted the currently blog-popular Montanna Whoppers. I had no chocolate chips or mini M&M’s, but I did have peanut M&M’s. Suggestion: they do not work. The dough was bland and really tasteless to me. And the M&M’s were too big for the cookies, so they didn’t go so well.
They look tasty! Too bad I still ate my weight in dough.
My baking attempts obviously weren’t too successful these past few days!
5. Celebrate a random person’s birthday. I accompanied my roommate out for her friend’s birthday to
pizza Mediterranean food. Yes, I’ve always wanted to try it!
Chicken shawarma, hummus & pine nut platter with tabouleh. Also consumed a very large, warm & doughy,
empty calorie white bread pita. I don’t like to think of things like this as “empty calories”. Sure, they’re not as “nutrionally beneficial” as whole wheat, but as long as it’s something I want and enjoy, why are they empty? I believe it filled me up quite nicely ;-)
The rest of the night I snacked on doughy reese’s brownies. Yes – you read that right. Cue dropped jaw….now.
6. Make friends with the mailman. Mailed out my Special K treatment package!! A little on the late side, but it’s out there in mail-world and on its way!
Yes getting mail is something to do in your free time. Apparently. Because I receieved a little somethin’ somethin’ from Miss Holly!!
As soon as I started reading her cute little note – I knew it was from the creative gal herself. ;-) And I am in love with the cute ribbons! Thank you Holly!! :-D
7. Grow a polar bear. How’s my little guy doing? Well I think Lars (what I named him – obviously) is done growing.
Much smaller than I was expecting. But still a cutie patooty. He has now won the honor of joining my polar bear community (yes – I collect polar bear things and even have a polar bear Christmas tree during the holidays. Just wait and see).
8. Make your own food
because you’re too cheap to buy it. Naww…I just thought sunflower hummus sounded tasty!
Tossing and turning at 3 am? You can also stumble downstairs and make your own PB mix. (I sound like an infomercial). Getting a little tired of plain PB, I mixed it with raisins, a bit of agave, and cinnamon. Then I got the beyond brilliant idea to add pumpkin pie spice. So I did. Nothing better than pumpkin spice raisin PB made at 3 in the mornin’.
9. Ingest macro and micro nutrients necessary to fuel your body. Food is enery. And I like energy. So give me food. Pleeeease :-)
Iced coffee & Vitabrownie snack (before the birthday dinner):
Deeeeeelicious! Not joking when I say this tasted like a real brownie. Okay. Almost like a real brownie. But it was melty and chocolatey!
Yesterday’s Ezekiel english muffin breakkie. 1/2 with maple almond butter & fig spread, 1/2 with my midnight pumpkin spice PB mixture & banana slices:
I also had 2-3 muffins throughout the morning before I realized they were actually disgusting and tossed them. :-(
What would my life be without
another 3 other fruit & yogurt bowls? My one for lunch was ginormo.
Included in the large bowl is:
- 1/2 banana
- 1 whole
James in thegiant peach
- 1/2 a 16 oz container of strawbs
- 4-5 fresh figs
- 1 container plain Chobani
- Zoe’s granola
- Nature’s Path strawberry yogurt cereal
- Few spoonfuls of Sunbutter
Yes it fueled my long run quite nicely.
Post-run din din. Leftover chicken & tabouleh with homemade sunflower seed hummus in a Rudi’s spelt wrap.
I should’ve grilled it. All things taste better Formanated.
Followed by 2 of Holly’s delicious tahini cookies.
And then 1039304893 million cookie’s worth of Montana Cookie dough.
Please look away if you’re tired of yogurt messes. Breakfast this morning:
I. Am. Obsessed.
- 1 whole banana
- 1/2 peach
- ~10 oz strawberries
- 4 figs
- 1/2 carton peach chobani
- 1/2 carton blueberry chobani
- Zoe’s granola (on top and in the middle)
- Ground flaxseed
I’ll tire of them soon, I promise. And then I’ll be sad. But you shall be happy because you’ll see variety. Sorry about that. But deal until then, k?
Oh and remember this bag of taffy’s I got from the candy store when we went kayaking? I’ve been digging into this all week.
special time time I actually took a picture of it before I ate it, and I dug out some type of caramely one. Something like that. Who knows. It was good.
I’ve been eating 3-4 of these per day. The bag is dwindling, and it’s a must to get more soon.
10. Run aimlessly around in a circle 20 times. I did my long run of a teeny bit over 5 miles! Here’s what it looked like:
- 2.5 mile run
- .25 mile walk
- 1.5 mile run
- .25 mile walk
- 1 mile run
Total: 5+ (a little bit over) miles, but 5.72 miles including the walking
I felt awesome during my run. So awesome, in fact, that I just picked up speed and cruised right along until I realized that my knee was really bothering me around mile 3.5-4. I felt strong at that pace, but knew I needed to slooooooow it down for my knee. My time was pretty good for it to include about 1/2 mile of walking in there! But I need to slow down. Gaah.
Get drunk. I mean…we shall pretend I didn’t say that, and just stick to a list of 10, okay? Although our friends are having a back to school shin-dig tonight, and I fully intend to be hungover tomorrow. Not that I want that, but I get hungover after almost any amount of alcohol enters my system (blech), so we’ll see how it goes. It’s my last “last week of summer” ya hear?
If you made it through my massive list – congratulations. You won….well you won the joy of reading yet another of my posts in the future. I promise I’ll try and keep them shorter. Have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous start to your weekend!