Today’s Happy Note: Doing nothing tonight! Well, technically I could be reading a few things for one class tomorrow, but I’ll just read them in the morning and during my first lecture. I wanted a night off 🙂
I couldn’t go sans peanut butter for the day! I made a quick trip to the store for “essentials”: spinach, bell pepper, bananas, and crunchy peanut butter!
I had some different (for me) eats today so I’ll share, if you don’t mind!
Breakfast: chobani pommegranate yogurt with a handful of (very tart) dried cherries and a clif mojo peanut butter bar!
I was a busy bee today! When I look back at the day it doesn’t feel like there are so many components, but I like to include EVERYTHING on my schedule. If I don’t know what I have to do, I’ll feel overwhelmed. Plus, I feel extra accomplished when everything is done. I don’t usually write out a schedule unless I have a massive amount to get done, but I always make a schedule for myself in my head.
Here’s what today’s breakdown was:
8:30 — wake up, shower, get backpack ready
9:15 — breakfast, studying, check email(s)
10:50 head to first class
11-12:50 human rights class
12:50-1:00 walk back to room
1:00 — make lunch, check email(s)
1:10-2:00 — eat lunch and read Freud for next class
2:00 walk to class
2:10-4:00 contemporary civilization class, hand in paper
4:10-6:00 prose writing class (eat snack in middle of class)
6:00- head to gym
6:15-7:30 workout (45 minutes weights, 30 minutes cardio)
7:30 shower and dress, head back to room
8:00-dinner and relaxation time!
10:00-dessert and blog
10:30-watch tv, pick up room, plan out schedule for tomorrow, double check readings/assignments/papers/school stuff
11:00 teeth brushing, crossword/sudoku puzzle, bedtime!
What are your days like? I love routines and patterns and used to think this made me a total weirdo, but now I’ve realized that, for the most part I use them in a healthy way. Having a schedule helps me stay productive and feel accomplished; I tend to be lazy without one. But I also know that if, say, I want to wake up an hour later than usual (which I did today) and do an evening workout instead of a morning workout, that’s perfectly fine. If I want two afternoon snacks and a late dinner time so I can visit with friends, that’s also okay.
Are you a schedule/planning person or do you just go where your day (or week) takes you? Am I weird about this?
According to my schedule, I had lunch right on time, around 1:15.
Lunch: carrot slice pile, peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat cinnamon bread (very delicious).
Afternoon snack: Berry Amazing Grass Bar. This was my first time trying this bar (it was on sale a few weeks ago) and it was really good! It didn’t taste grassy at all; I also like the chocolate pb and chocolate flavors. It only held me over for three hours though, and I started getting hungry during my workout. I prefer an afternoon snack to keep me satisfied for four-ish hours.
Dinner: 1.5 servings (half a can) of pinto beans with broccoli and carrots, topped with about a half serving of cottage cheese and a dash of salt, giant side salad with spinach, romaine, 1/3-ish avocado, 1 tbsp Annie’s Goddess dressing.
Dessert: two large unpictured squares of dark chocolate and a “smoothie” — I mixed about a quarter cup of skim milk in the blender with a heaping tablespoon pb, a tablespoon cocoa powder, a packet stevia, and a little maple syrup. This was a really good combination! Random, but definitely nomable. A big smoothie with a lot of volume would have been nice, but I have no frozen fruit, ice, or gums, sadly. 😦
I think that’s everything!
Workout: 45 minutes of strength followed by 30 minutes on the elliptical. The strength was awesome! I did a ton of arm, chest, and back exercise (everything from bicep curl to overhead presses to pull-ups, dips, and tricep kickbacks), interspersed with a few ab and leg moves to break things up. Anybody have a favorite arm move? I was looking forward to HIIT for cardio (I’m loving how great it makes me feel), but I had a headache (hormonal, not serious) and going fast didn’t feel good, but just doing steady-state cardio felt fine. I played around with the resistance for 30 minutes; it felt like a decent workout. No, I was not pushing myself too hard — when I get these headaches, there are only two things that help: insane amounts of water and gentle exercise.
Happy Wednesday night 🙂
Edit: Just went back for a few more snacks! A square of toffee chocolate, a few almonds, a small forkful of PB, and an orange; maybe I didn’t eat enough earlier today?