How are all of you?! I could not be better! It is the final day of the semester here in D.C. and I am coming to you all live from presentation headquarters at the Paul Greenburg House. I am scheduled for the 11:00 AM presentation, so I figured I could squeeze in a little blogging before I crash (because that will definitely be happening once the caffeine wears off. Just wait 'till y'all hear how early I got up!). But I am getting ahead of myself...
The past several days have consisted of a series of random events. Little sleep has been had despite my lack of work. Let me try to explain... have you ever experienced the phenomenon of having a deadline while simultaneously attempting to occupy your time with anything else?! Yes, well because my semester has been less than demanding, it seems that this is my new forte. I have kept up completely with my google reader, done all my laundry, packed a little, finished my Michael Pollen books, and built a fort with my friends. Yes, I am 21 and I built a fort. It happened and it was entertaining as all get out! I also treated myself to a little frozen yogurt...and by "a little" I mean the biggest. cup. ever. Have y'all ever heard of Frozen Yo? They offer 16 flavors and 30 topping choices. I can't even remember everything I put in this cup but it was at least 5 different kinds of yogurt including red velvet, birthday cake, cheesecake, cookies and cream, and peanut butter.
Toppings included SpRiNkLeS of course because they are my absolute favorite, waffle cone pieces, toffee, and coconut shavings. I actually managed to save half of it for last night...by throwing out my spoon before I got on the metro! That is one way to have portion control I suppose!
Fast forward to this morning. I managed to capture a whole 4 (!!) hours of sleep because I stayed up until 2 AM working on my final project. I really hope we do not blow it. This project is the culmination of a semesters worth of work and I would really like to see it end on a positive note.
Anyways, the schedule for today has me sitting in a chair from 9AM-4PM watching my peer's presentations. I did not work out yesterday, so I really wanted to wake up this morning and squeeze it in.
...And guess what?! I actually did it! I woke up at 6AM, chugged a cup of coffee and got my butt to the gym. I completed a HIIT workout (High Intensity Interval Training) that consisted of:
Y'all. Seriously. This workout kicks my a$$. I stayed on the dredmill for a while after I finished my reps. I completed some serious powerwalking on an incline and a little jogging at an incline as well.
I squeezed in some push-up reps and planks before stretching too. I was a sweaty mess when I was finished and I was basking in my accomplishment at 7:30 AM. :)
After cleaning my stanky self, I made a perfect post-workout breakfast. Equal parts veg, fat, protein, and carbs.
Breakfast: Spinach Egg Sandwich
- 2 eggs (1 whole, 1 egg whites)
- 2 huge handfuls of spinach
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 Laughing Cow wedge
- 3 slice tomato
- 2 pieces whole wheat bread
Super easy and super tasty: Sauteé spinach in olive oil. Add eggs until cooked thoroughly. Toast bread, spread laughing cow wedge, layer tomatoes. Cut in half and enjoy. Bam! I'm like Emeril by 8 AM! :) I imagine this meal shall be keeping me full for a while, but I packed a Larabar and apple just to be safe. I never go anywhere without snacks. Seriously.
Okay, the next time you hear from me I will only have 1 semester left in college! Eek. How exhilarating!