Relaxing

Fall 2018 quarter is over!!!!!! As I type this I am sitting on the couch with a chicken roasting in the oven watching old episodes of criminal minds and drinking my 2nd glass of wine. I didn’t have to work today and spent the day doing very little. I have read (non-school book) a little, watched TV, done a little laundry and taken the pup for a nice walk.

This quarter was phenomenal, I loved my Anatomy and Physiology class! I am very excited for my next quarter but I am also very excited for the next 4 weeks off. This quarter made me so excited for nursing school. We got to use stethoscopes, EKG machines, we started taking pulses and it was my introduction to the cadaver lab. This was one of my favorite school quarters to date and I think they are just going to get better and better! I won’t lie though it was soooo hard to get back into school and study mode after the wedding and honeymoon. For that whole week I didn’t think about school or anything. Coming back and having to study instead of just spend time with my husband was very difficult.

At this point I know i finished my psychology class with an A but I won’t know my A&P grade for a few days. I am also currently wait listed on both the classes I need for winter quarter so fingers crossed some peoples plans change. As long as I get into the classes that I need I will be applying to nursing schools in February. I will keep you posted.

Tonight I am making roast chicken with potatoes, onions, bacon and green beans. It is a recipe from Mastering the Art of French cooking. The interesting thing about Mastering the Art of French cooking, though this is only my 3rd recipe, is how simple they are. The recipes usually have a lot of steps and take a long time to make but the ingredients are so simple its amazing and so far the first two recipes were delicious and this one certainly smells wonderful.

I took the last 5 days off working out to focus on studying for my final but tomorrow I am back at it!! I am contemplating my first sprint triathlon for my 31st birthday this coming year…………..

Monday Motivation** October 15, 2018

What’s up??!!! How are you all??

I am recovering from the weekend lol. I had my bachelorette spa day which turned into a night out. I was still home by 9 and in bed by 10 but I’m still exhausted and was dehydrated afterwards bahahahahaha! That tells you how little I party these days.

I will show you some pics of Wednesday and tell you all about it but I will leave you with this tidbit…..I fit into a small tanktop!!!! and actually felt good in it!!! What??!!

14 lbs down!!!!

When I lose another 15lbs I get to buy more stitchfix!!!!!

Monday Motivation**September 10, 2018

Had planned to run 9-10 miles this weekend then my stomach had other plans and so I cut it off at 4.5.

Then I picked up my wedding dress!!!!! I am going to do a whole post on wedding stuff soon.

My friend and I have a step challenge going

And she is currently kicking my butt. I need to get moving!!!

Monday Motivation**July 30, 2018

The Kind Diet another cookbook I LOVE! Yes it is also vegan and but there are some delicious recipes in here! There are a handful I make over and over and over that I just love!!!

Leftover chili with bread for lunch today. So delicious!

One of the residents where I work had their freezer break and thaw out so they needed to use up the meat that was in there ASAP, lucky for me they aren’t eating red meat right now so tonight Brandon and I will be BBqing a new York stead with grilled zucchini and mashed potatoes! And we will have lamb burgers tomorrow…..I’ve never had a lamb burger so we will see but I want gonna say no to free food!!!

It turned out soooooo good!!!!

I got the hw that is due tonight all done and worked ahead on tomorrow’s HW. I’m one day ahead now, I wish I was more ahead though. I will need to work on that for next quarter.

Stats for this week:

Cant wait to see what next week holds!!!

Not included in those stats:

My first tempo run tonight!!!!

It was only 1 mile but I didn’t walk at all and was under the pace I wanted so yay!!!

I am going to train properly for this half marathon……did I mention Brandon and I signed up for a half marathon the first weekend in October?

July 29, 2018

I feel like I did so much and yet so little this weekend. Got two great workouts done and spent hours out of the house exploring and also spent a full afternoon/evening doing HW. But I got NO housework done, no meal prep, no canning/food saving. It was a successful and unsuccessful weekend hahaha.

We have been hot here this week, mid to high 90’s the whole time. Today we are supposed to get close to 100 then we start swinging down and are supposed to be in the low 80’s by Thursday.

My drive to work.

Every day a few more tomatoes are starting to turn a light orange-y, pink meaning in just a few more days they will be ready to pick. Zucchini are still going strong, I just pulled 3 HUGE ones from the bottom of the bush that had been forgotten. I need to pick a few peppers and oh man, our cucumber plants are just really starting, i have 5 pint jars of refrigerator pickles in the freezer and 4 cucumbers on the counter i need to can.

Chili for dinner!!

I have 3 weeks left of school, the next 2 are going to be a bit crazy because i have something due every day except Saturdays. With that i can feel the garden gearing up to explode more zucchini and tomato on me and i am just praying it can hold out for 2-3 more weeks when I will be able to devote a lot more time to canning and dehydrating and preserving.

And now i need to get back to school work. I currently have A’s in both my classes and i am keeping it that way!!!!!

When you should do more HW and workout but you are tired so you stop in the middle to watch Chuck, be a dork and go to sleep early.

Good night.

Monday Motivation**July 9, 2018

I only worked out twice this week! I started a new fitness program and I pushed it a little too hard. I tweaked my knee, taped it Tuesday evening. It’s still a little funky but its doing much better. Wednesday I took the tape off my knee and then taped my calf.

I was sort of a hot mess. I did an arm workout on Thursday then didn’t work out again the rest of the week. So happy Monday and I am starting from the beginning again! But I won’t go crazy tonight and reinjur my knee and calf.

How was your week?

Monday Motivation**July 2, 2018

My blueberry mixture turned out more like blueberry cookie dough, maybe because I used 1/3 butter and 2/3 crisco (I ran out of butter) so instead of mini loaf pans I stuck it in a shallow rectangle pan and make them slightly healthier cookies. Heat them up later with some ice cream!!!

I also bought a cantaloupe and cut that up for snacks this week.

Did you food prep this week?