April goals

April

The goals for the year broken down for this month:

PROPERLY train for and run a half, full and ultra marathon, Miles needed this month: Running the half marathon, a week off to rest then start training for marathon- 77 miles

Revamp my diet and STICK TO IT!!!!

Breakfast-juice and coffee

Midmorning snack– Slimfast or smoothie

Lunch– Soup or salad

Dinner– Anything I want as long as it is make at home

After dinner– tea or hot chocolate, popcorn is fine

 

Drop two clothing sizes, go from a 10 to a 6. Maintain size 8

Stop overspending!!!! Keep no money on you, put at least $20/month in accts and at least $75 in savings

Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. Change 5 minutes a day to 10 minutes a day and celebrate full and new moon.

Plant 3 plants a week minimum.

Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon- 1 weekend outing, 1 meal a week and 1 hour a week gardening together

Read 1 non-school book a month

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Day 7 of 28 day cleanse

Today is a prime example of what happens when you don’t prep. I was tired from hiking and didn’t prep anything Friday night and woke up late Saturday morning so I had no time to make anything, I also slept horribly and needed coffee. Insert Starbucks here.

Breakfast was the reduced fat turkey bacon sandwich. I did have leftover pasta and garlic bread for lunch thankfully.

This was snack:

How is it possible that something that should be pretty healthy for you is so many weight watchers points????? All the individual components are good for you.

When I got home this had arrived from Amazon! Can’t wait to start coloring and learning!

This happened, my roommates made butterfinger cream cheesecake kind of think. Holy crap was it rich, that is the actual size piece I took, minus one bite and that was more than enough. Sugar coma totally.

To combat the sugar coma I had a quesadilla I microwaved and a salad then read and went to bed.

And with that I am ready to get back to my 3 days of juicing!!!!!

Overall the last 4 days I feel pretty good about what I ate. The dessert wasn’t great and I had some cookies before the hike on Friday and Red Robin isn’t the healthiest choice but overall I think I did pretty good.

Ready to start week 2?!

Book Review**The Anatomist’s Wife


This was a cute fun book. It took a little bit to get into it, the beginning was a little slow; which is interesting since there wasn’t much back story you just sort of jumped in. I read it in one day, it is not a difficult read, I sat down one Sunday after work when I had no HW and just read straight through.

Of course I loved the little bit of medical knowledge that was in here, after all everything I am doing right now is leading to becoming a doctor of physical therapy so I extra enjoyed that part.

It wasn’t a terribly deep book, there wasn’t much character development in my opinion (seems to be a theme with the books I have been reading lately lol, guess when I read right now I want a break from thinking hahaha).

Overall it was an enjoyable book and I would recommend it for a vacation or spring break type of book.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?

Weekend Wrap-up 

My boyfriend lives an hour away so he usually comes out and spends the weekend, before he got to my place I set up a little study nest for myself. 

I was sitting on this for hours while studying 

It was killing my back so I made this

In order to study this

Friday night we watched some Vikings tv show, I had never watched it. 

Saturday we took a roadtrip to the beach, just a day trip

We headed to Astoria and had lunch at the Wet Dog Cafe 

Delicious!!!!

After lunch we saw some protesters 

Then headed to an old fort that Lewis and Clark built to look around 

Then we headed to an old military fort built in the civil war and decommissioned after WWII

After the forts we headed to Seaside and played in an arcade for a little over an hour hahahaha. Then we found a top 50 in America pizza place

It was delicious!!!!

The boyfriend and I LOVE pizza!!! This was so good, it was an olive oil based sauce, very creamy cheese, red onions, artichoke hearts and fresh basil. 

Today was another relaxing day. Tomorrow it’s back to cracking the books. 

A really good day

Buenos Nochas!!!! 

Today was a really good day but we’ll start off with yesterday. 

Yesterday was spent doing biology work all day. I had two biology lecture classes and two labs cancelled due to the college being shut down for inclement weather so we were assigned lots of work to do. 

I was burned out by 9:30pm. I was working on my last assignment and got to the last question and low and behold I have to make a visual aid!!! It’s 10:30pm andy class is at 8am. Thankfully the Rite Aid down the street was open until 11am. So out I went, picked up some poster board and something to help me get through the next 2 hours

Thank goodness for 24 hour starbucks!!!

Also food was needed

Frozen burritos for the win. 

Anyways i got everything done and was in bed by 1am. 

In class this morning I had everything I needed which was awesome and felt great about the class and the information I absorbed. 

In betweem class and lab I did some classwork and had a snack

I had to hit the student store for snacks because I woke up late due to being up late from doing HW but it all worked out. Lab went awesome as well and I left school feeling amazing!!! I finally feel like it’s all gonna work out and this is what I should be doing. 

After school Artemis and I went out for a little run, it was 50 degrees outside and except for a little wind it was perfect running weather!!

There were a few spots that still had a little ice

But on the plus the path was pretty much deserted so I got to let Artemis off the leash a bit and she of course ran around in the mud.

She got some mud on her and then gave me a hug

It was a good run

After my run I scheduled my personal training certification exam for Monday!! Ahhhh!!!

I got some biology hw done then headed out and got some dinner. It was supposed to be TGIT tonight  (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder) but if course it got pushed to next week so instead I still got a bad (but unfortunately delicious ) dinner and spent the night reading the blog of a physical therapist student. 

I spent a little over 3 hours reading the blog from beginning to now and loved it!!!!

I had movie on in the background and had a cuddle bug next to me

It has been a great day. 

See you tomorrow !!!

That is dedication 

Howdy!!! How is your day going?

It’s snow all around over here

It started last night I am guessing somewhere around 6:30-7pm. I looked out around 6 and it was raining then I stepped outside at 8:45 to drive to the gym and this was what I saw

Still i had a workout to get to. I drove to the gym with little incident until the street the gym was on I almost got stuck. But I was there and my plan was to watch Bones while I ran……but it was snowing so heavy the TV’s were out, that made me pause. I was there so I busted out a mile on the treadmill then hightailed it out of there because I knew the longer i waited the more difficult it would be to get home. 

I slipped and slid and got stuck once or twice but I kept my cool (thank you Nevada for teaching me how to drive in the snow in a small sedan hahahhaha)

I got home and let her run a bit, she loves the snow until she stops running and she gets cold

Then it was pasta time!

And a relaxing movie before bed

When i woke up, it was STILL SNOWING! 

It was beautiful outside…..until i realized i had no cream for coffee…..how do i study without coffee???!!! The snow had stopped coming down so i walked the 1.5 miles round trip to the store. That was my workout for today lol. I definitely worked up a sweat, walking through inches of snow is a workout. 

It was beautiful 

I made it back and it’s study time

I have taken over the coffee table

You’ve got water, coffee, syllabus, bio book, anatomy flashcards, a yummy smelling candle from my man and of course my personal training book in my lap. 

Artemis romped around in the snow a bit when i got back from the store and now she’s passed out hahaha!!

Dinner tonight is a delicious turkey stew i made a few months ago and threw some extra in the freezer. 

What is on your schedule for today?

Day 1 back to school!

I had a nice easy morning. I finally finished the last chapter in my personal training certification program, now i do some extra studying for the next 1.5 weeks and schedule the exam. 

In the afternoon I had my first lab for biology 101

After class i had a healthy snack

And headed to the gym. Got in a 2.5 mile run

Did some speed intervals 

Dinner was leftover beef and brocolli 

Found the recipe on pintrest 

It was delicious. 

I hoped into bed early and put in a movie

A little sex and the city movie on my ancient but still thankfully functioning TV. 

I had a little snack of doritos and croutons lol

This weekend I am hitting the bulk bins at Winco to make myself a healthy-ish and delicious trail mix to snack on. 

And now its early to bed so I can early to rise for my 8am class. 

Have you worked out lately?

Any new life adventures for you?