New day, new semester!
When it comes to school, I totally believe in the power of positive thinking. If I think the semester is going to suck, it will. Trust me- I thought that last semester, and it wasn’t good. I was excited for the semester last spring, and it was awesome!
So, although I was less than excited when my alarm went off at 6 this morning, I forced myself out of bed and made breakfast.
I made an applesauce breakfast cookie and topped it with a heaping glob of chocolate peanut flour butter. This does a really good job of keeping me full, so it’s the perfect pre-class breakfast.
My first class was math at 8 a.m. Math is definitely my worst subject, but it’s nice to get it out of the way early in the week. I can’t get a good read on my professor. The syllabus is really sassy, but he seems really stern in person. I don’t know what to expect… except a lot of work!
My next class was Critical Thinking at 10:15. Confession- I took this particular class because I met the professor right before my marathon in October! My sister was in his class, and apparently all he talked about was running. She actually took another class with his office mate, who is also a marathoner and ran the same marathon I did (I saw him on the course!) To make a long story short, I talked to him a little bit before the race and told him I would be taking his class. He remembered me, and told the whole class the story of how we met a few months ago. It was so funny! I can tell I’m going to love that class. My sister aced it, so I have a serious reputation to uphold.
I was out of class at 12:20, and I was planning on going to the gym straight after. My sister was in class until 3, and since we share a car, I didn’t want to drive the 20 minutes home and have to go back and pick her up. I had brought my gym bag and even packed a lunch, but I gave it to my sister because she forgot hers. I was pretty hungry after Critical Thinking, so I went home to devour some leftover frittata.
There’s something about going to school that makes me ravenous! I had some pumpkin yogurt right after.
Followed by an apple with peanut flour butter and cherries that went unpictured. Apparently, today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. I had no idea! I guess I celebrated well by having it twice today 🙂
After I picked up my sister, I finally went to the gym. I’m glad I waited. I went to the gym close to my house, which is SO much nicer. It has TVs on some of the machines, it’s huge, and most importantly, it’s CLEAN. I made the mistake of showering at the one near school a few times and I almost had a heart attack when I saw the showers. All I can say is that they are disgusting.
I did 10 minutes on six different machines-the Precor, treadmill (running), a treadmill designed for incline walking (damn near killed me!), Stairmaster, regular elliptical, and the bike. I love breaking up my workout into short sections. It makes it fly by!
Inspiration for dinner hit me when I was almost falling off the incline treadmill.
The ultimate lazy but delicious dinner. I just microwaved a potato, threw some feta on it for the last minute in the microwave, sauteed some brussels sprouts, and topped it with maple syrup. I LOVE sweet and savory dinners!
I think I’m going to go make myself a green smoothie and do some push-ups. Have you seen Lauren‘s push-up challenge? It’s my goal to be able to do 25 in a row. I don’t even think I can do a full one. It’s going to be a lot of work!
Last thing- thanks for all the advice on self-hosting! I’m going to look into a few options that everyone recommended. It probably won’t be a while, but I’m excited to make the switch!
Do you- or did you- look forward to going back to school? When I was a kid, I loved it… at least for the first week 🙂