Two more weeks until I’m not a college freshman anymore!
It’s humorous to think about how fast the year went, but I won’t go on about how sentimental it is to see time pass so quickly. Instead, I’ll keep this intro short and sweet and get to this week’s moves and grooves!
I’m also sharing some of my delicious recent eats that haven’t made it to the blog yet. I don’t know about you, but I just like looking at food pictures. My Pinterest, my Instagram, my Facebook, my blog— 95.78% food photos. It creeps me out when people say “food porn,” but I guess that’s accurate…? Pleasure in looking at food photos?
Guatever, I’ll just drop the issue. Enjoy!
outdoor leg workout
I forget the exact exercises I did, but it was a total of 30 rounds of 30 seconds work: 10 seconds rest, so it took exactly 20 minutes. All I remember is that there were a lot of jumps and plyometrics that left me sore the next day!
In 7:40. It was tough this week!
outdoor circuit workout
My goodness, I am digging the outdoors these days. It’s still pretty chilly here in Boston despite it almost being May, but that makes for the perfect temperature when you’re working up a sweat!
I did 7 rounds of:
- 10 alternating pistol squats
- 10 pushups
- 10 bench jumps
- 10 mountain climbers (each leg)
- 10 squat jumps
- 10 bench toe taps (each foot)
- 10 reverse crunch leg lifts
- 10 burpees
- 10 spiderman planks (each side)
- 10 tuck jumps
This took about 35 minutes, and I was pooped at the end.
dynamic warmup + leg workout
It had been a while since I had gone to the gym since the nice weather just calls for moving and grooving outdoors. But I was feelin’ the gym on Friday!
To warmup, I did 3 rounds of:
- 5 burpees
- 5 pushups to side plank right
- 5 pushups to side plank left
- 15 KB swings
- 20 air squats
Then the leg workout:
- 5×8 Bulgarian split squats (35#) // 16 jump lunges between each set
- 1×8, 2×6, 2×5 hamstring curls (100#) // 20 squat jumps between each set
- 1×8, 4×5 trap bar deadlifts (135#) // 8 box jumps between each set
- 3×20 hamstring ball curls // 30 side jump lunges between each set
I walked much more slowly than normal on Saturday.
And now onto the recent eats! Disclaimer: the epic amount of salads I’ve been eating is due to the fact that I discovered $185 of dining points left on my account that I must use before the end of the semester. Thus, I have been buying salads at my favorite salad bar ever, which are pricey, so they’ll use up the cash quickly. I’ve also been inviting my brother to eat with me very often 🙂
scrambled eggs + English muffin with peanut butter and banana + glass o’ milk
two eggs with veggies + English muffin with butter and jam + apple
two eggs with veggies + French toast with peanut butter and banana + glass o’ milk
scrambled eggs + plain yogurt with fruit + whole wheat blueberry pancake with butter, cinnamon and banana
baby kale salad with cranberries, pepitas, and some kind of dressing + half a sandwich (roast beef, roasted veggies, dijon mustard, cheese on whole grain ciabatta) + apple
salad with chicken, goat cheese, spiced pecans, roasted apples, roasted butternut squash, and some kind of dressing (it was good!)
salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, peas, carrots, chicken, and sundried tomato blue cheese dressing (it was made out of yogurt or something…interesting!)
salad with beets, carrots, tomatoes, corn, steak, and corn bread!!!
salad with balsamic + turkey, tomato, lettuce, cheddar, honey mustard sandwich on wheat
salad with tuna, feta, and honey dijon dressing + mushroom barley
salad with beets, tomatoes, peas, artichokes, chickpeas, carrots, pasta salad, chicken, and garlic bread (as in, roasted garlic baked inside the bread!)
pizza + teddy grahams at Women’s Group
mashed potatoes with turkey chili and broccoli // the weirdest combo ever served in the dining hall, but it was good!
a Torta de Aceite that my roommate brought home for me // it’s a tender, flaky, sweet and slightly savory flatbread with anise— so good!
biscuit with honey and butter
Insomnia chocolate chip cookie that my next door neighbor so kindly gave me
vanilla and cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream at a Women’s Group sleepover on Friday!
Now I’m hungry.
Hope you all have a superb Sunday!
So tell me:
Did you do fun things outside this week?
What is the best carb you ate this week? Mine is a tie between the roasted garlic bread and the biscuit with honey butter.