Guys, guess what is coming up? I mean besides Christmas-I’m talking about a holiday MUCH more monumental.
That’s right-my one year blogiversary! (Is it just me or are a lot of people having these around now? Are the holidays just a really great time to procrastinate by starting a blog? Confession-mine was most definitely started during finals…oops.)
Does anyone know when it was? Extra super bonus points if you do-I had to look it up! I just remembered that I was supposed to start it over break, but I got overeager and probably a little bored of studying, so I started sooner! Approaching the one year mark has led to a lot of reflection-why do I blog? What’s the purpose? It’s forcing me to go back to my roots. Bonus-my first ever post isn’t as embarrassing as I was expecting-I actually really like it. I clearly put more effort into what I spewed from my fingers back then.
I also want to thank you all so much. I remember how big of a deal it was to see my first reader! (Although it may have just been me, checking out my spiffy new blog repeatedly.) And my first comments-those were truly amazing-although I’m pretty sure my first ever comment was my mom…
Anyways, to celebrate one year of blogging, I wanted to do something fun!
So-I’m going to do a 12 days of Christmas countdown to the big day! I’m insanely excited for this-each day will feature something different-expect workouts, recipes, decent food pictures-basically all the things I’m too lazy to do on a regular basis. I’m insanely excited for this, and I’m already planning all sorts of fun things! I’m also trying to use this as a chance to get back to my roots-my recipes should reflect my eating beliefs-something my day to day diet hasn’t done as of late (not that’s it’s been awful, but it doesn’t reflect my passion for nutrition).
I have some ideas for some of the days, but I don’t want to give anything away. It’s still a few weeks away, so I have tons of time to prep and make this amazing! So be on the lookout for this in the next few weeks!
This morning I did a spin class on my own-it’s one I made over the summer with 20 minutes on HIIT in the middle-and it’s intense. By far the hardest spin class I’ve made-future students beware! I know it’s probably not totally accurate, but the reading on the bike was 1000 calories. Mwahaha-again, future students beware 🙂
Here’s what I didn’t eat today. I was smart enough to only pack money for my morning coffee:
And seeing as I’m not into shoplifting, it worked like a charm 🙂
I also tried a persimmon from our CSA box (which came with tons of goodies this week-persimmons, pears, apples, avocados, tomatoes) to see how it compared with the ones from my roommate’s trees. The verdict?
It was probably a little softer and sweeter, but the skin was pretty tough and the overall flavor wasn’t as good. Don’t worry-I made sure to have one from her tree later though!
I took this because I wanted to show you guys what I’m wearing. But you can’t really see that so…basically I wear the same thing everyday-scarf, crew neck sweatshirt, leggings/workout pants, moccasins. I’m really lucky to go to a school where pretty much everyone wears athletic clothes every day.
I’ve been missing rowing a lot lately, so I headed to the gym to do a rowing workout on the erg. I was surprised that I was able to maintain my pace! I’m definitely going to be incorporating more rowing into my workouts in the future-it’s really great crosstraining for running, plus I was in killer shape last fall from it. I followed that with 10 minutes of abs.
I felt confident enough to attempt the dining hall today, as I hadn’t had sweets all day. Plus, I was looking at some of my old food pictures (my first month or so of food pictures was laughable…apparently I didn’t know how to hold my phone still??), and it made me realize I’ve been kind of slacking somewhat in the vegetable department, so I loaded up my plate with veggies.
I wasn’t a fan of the chicken though-I hate dealing with meat of the bone. I feel like I only get about 2 bites out of the whole things!
I then passed up cookies in favor or cinnamon toast and fruit. Maybe not the 100% most healthy option, but still a much better option for me!
So-look out for the 12 days of Christmas! I need to go study for tomorrow’s midterm-eek!