Yay! I am finally doing What I Ate Wednesday!

Peas and Crayons

Thank you Jenn for hosting! You’re awesome!

I had a whole meal plan for today, but it kind of broke down later in the day. Luckily, I still have some photo-worthy shots!

I began the morning with a 45 minute Spin class, which was fantastic, as always. Then, breakfast!ImageAn obviously super photogenic biscuit from the dining hall. ImageA Harry and David pear and a hard boiled egg. Yes, I did try very hard to make this picture somewhat appealing. ImageMy gummy vitamins and calcium supplements. Yes, I am in college, and I still take gummy vitamins. Every since I had mono a few months ago and was popping 30 pills a day, I have wanted to avoid swallowing pills at all costs. Image

A much needed Cappuccino from Coupa. I attempted to use the coffee machine, but there were no cups, so I walked across the street to the actual cafe. The milk foam is way better from the real place. And let’s be honest, that’s the only reason I drink this. I had to bike with my drink. I felt like one of those cool college kids biking around with their fancy coffee drinks. However, I was very aware of any tiny bump I went over. As much as I love the idea of a scalding cup of coffee exploding onto my hand…

ImageA basic salad with Dijon vinaigrette, which I added 2 hard boiled eggs to. ImageRandom dog in the library. Soo cute. I miss my dog!

After class, I headed to the gym for a workout. I started with 4×5′ on the erg. I did the sets at stroke rate 22, 24, 26, 28, and each set had a faster split than the preceding one. Then, I did 10 minutes of abs. I’m loving this ab workout. 

I followed that with a 15 minute Crossfit style workout. Originally, the workout calls for 20 minutes, AMRAP, with 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, and 15 air squats. I can’t do pull-ups, so I do this on that pull down bar thingy. I wanted to have fewer rounds, but still get a good workout, so I changed it to 15 minutes, with 5 pull downs, 10 T push ups, and 15 goblet squats with a 25 pound dumbbell. I was rather sweaty. 

And then, it was FINALLY time to try my new Spin shoes! Here is the piece I was missing:ImageSo if you are buying Spin shoes, make sure you have this!

The shoes took some getting used to. The weight is on a slightly different place, and it was a little odd at first, especially out of the saddle. I especially loved them for doing sprints though. I felt like I could go much faster. I was on the bike for about 30 minutes. Tip: before you attach yourself to a bike, know how to detach yourself. Yeah. I spent a good 10 minutes looking like and idiot trying to figure out how to get the shoes off the bike. In case you’re wondering, you twist. Oops. ImagePost-wrokout fuel, plus pre-workout this morning. These are just ok, but they’re perfect for before a morning workout.ImageI was blown away by the veggie options at dinner today! I had a garden burger over salad, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted carrots, and cabbage.ImagePlus some extras:ImageImageAnd a studying snack (I have an impossible Chem midterm on Wednesday):ImageFor those of you that don’t know, I’m just coming off of a 3-week no sweets challenge. The last 2 days have been interesting…I haven’t gone crazy with the sweets, but a) they’re not as good as I remember and b) I definitely did not miss how they make me feel….

As a study break snack, I had some dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, and this creation:ImageYes, I am a college student and I eat everything out of paper cups. This was inspired by my protein cookie creation of the other day. All it is? Sunflower seed milk (yes, it exists. No, I would not recommend it. Almond milk is better), unsweetened coconut, and a mashed up ripe banana, all heated up in the microwave to make a gooey, not too sweet pudding-like thing. I added a small square of dark chocolate, but I enjoyed it more plain or with a touch of sunflower seed butter. Better without chocolate? That’s a sure sign my tastes are changing! I finished off the rest of the banana (I only used half) with some sunflower seed butter. 

I love making non-dessert desserts. Especially of the microwave friendly variety. In paper cups. No shame. At least this is just slightly more photogenic than my old creation- mashed banana and dark cocoa powder in the microwave (yes, in a cup).ImageI cant wait for the baking/food freedom of summer! I have a banana bread creation in mind- look out for that in a few weeks!

Have a great day, and Happy What I Ate Wednesday!

13 comments on “WIAW-First Edition

  1. Miranda @ Miranda Runs

    Haha! I can just picture you trying to act all nonchalant figuring out how to get off 😉 don’t worry I do the same thing when I don’t know how to do something! That’s why I’ve never tried spinning. I’m intimidated! And wait, you like biscuits?! HAHA just kidding. 🙂

    1. Aurora

      Haha it was so embarrassing!

  2. Beth @ Mangoes and Miles

    Welcome to the WIAW train! 🙂

    Oh my goodness so I grew up on gummy vitamins. In college I tried to get “adult” vitamins………………nope. I ended up buying the gummy ones the second those ran out. Not ashamed at all. Plus, your gummy vites look cooler than normal gummy vites, so you have that going for you. 😉

    Still laughing at the taking-10-minutes-to-detach yourself. I can only imagine what that must have looked like!

    1. Aurora

      Not pretty! And yes, gummy vitamins are the best! No shame! (Well, maybe a little…)

  3. kadeecramer

    Everything looks good! No shame in paper cups! I eat my cereal out of a plastic cup when there are plenty of bowls in the cabinet ; p

    I take gummy vitamins, too! Why not? It’s like getting to eat a couple of pieces of candy every day.

    1. Aurora

      Haha right? What better excuse to eat candy?

  4. Alyssa (@RoadToRD)

    Great looking food you have there! I’m surprised there was a dog allowed in the library! Such a cutie though. Maybe that’s why 😉

    1. Aurora

      Haha I doubt it was allowed, but it’s allowed if you don’t get caught, right?

  5. Christine

    I can totally relate to the whole biking with Starbucks! I’m also in college and go to a big biking school, so I bike to each one of my classes. It’s one of the most challenging things ever to try to keep your drink in your cup ;).

    Chemistry is so gross! I’m taking it now since I’m a biology major and it’s the worst thing ever haha

    1. Aurora

      I’m a Bio major as well! There is sooo much chem to take! Ugh.

      1. Christine

        Seriously! It’s never ending!

  6. jessielovestorun

    No such thing as being too old for gummy vitamins 🙂 🙂

    1. Aurora

      Yes! I love them 🙂

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