I am done with sophomore year of college!!
I guess you could say I’m halfway done with undergrad, but I guess I have one more year of undergrad + 3 more years of grad school…so…still lots of school left.
Needless to say, these past two weeks have been crazy with exams and things, so I haven’t been talking to you guys as much. I apologize! Let’s catch up.
Last Saturday, our dear friend Emma came to visit from Ohio, so we went to breakfast at Tatte!
I ordered the shakshuka because I’ve always wanted to try shakshuka (from any restaurant), but for whatever reason, I never had the opportunity/the restaurant didn’t have it that day. THIS WAS THE DAY and what a glorious day it was! Shakshuka is a North African spiced tomato-based dish with poached eggs (and feta in this case). Toasted challah on the side. UGH.
Luckily for Rachel and me, Tatte was on the food bucket list for their nut boxes, which are essentially pecan pies except 100x more fun and delicious. Rachel and I shared their mixed nut box.
shortbread cookie box with mixed nuts and caramel goo (unofficial term) holding it all together
Shakira should sing about shakshuka
I miss Emma already!
Then I went to work and made this one pan chicken that I wish I could eat myself. I always do this to myself— make tantalizing food that I can’t eat.
I keep forgetting that it’s May. What is this weather!?
At least we students don’t feel as tortured being inside as we study.
Lots of good food has been fueling me through the week. A good balance of nutrients + soul food.
There are no photos of the soul food because sometimes you just need a moment with your warm cookies.
Some solid moves and grooves kept me and my friends sane this finals week. A few friends joined me for a yoga study break on Monday!
My body has been pretty tired from lack of sleep, being sick, stress, etc., so workouts have been pretty low key. But my favorite workout this week was on Wednesday:
- lots of lat pulldowns + single arm dumbbell press
- 20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 cals on rower // 12 overhead kettlebell swings + 5 burpees over rower
Last night I took my family out to dinner since my parents just arrived for my brother’s graduation! (And since I had a lot of dining points to use 🙂 ).
And last but not least, Five Minute Friday! We’re talking about swallowing pride and letting go of control. (p.s. that is a regular jacket hood, not a nun habit)
Have a fantastic weekend, friends! I can’t wait to talk with you guys more since school is over 🙂
So tell me:
Do you struggle with asking others for help/letting go of control?
Have you ever tried shakshuka?
What is your favorite way you moved this week?
What are you doing this weekend?