First of all, thanks so much for the support on my last post. It really means a lot!
Onto the important stuff – it’s friday! Which means I get to relax a bit for a day or two. I finished my first fully–booked week of classes, and I finally feel like I’m getting back into the swing of things. Unfortunately that also means lots of stress, and many late nights doing homework. But I tell myself that it will eventually pay off, once I figure out what I want to do with my life. But that’s a discussion for another time.
I haven’t done any real workout updates lately, so here are some highlights: I ended the week (on thursday evening) with my favorite modern dance class. We’re working on a dance now that is really fast, and cardio intensive. It takes serious athleticism, and I love it. It makes me feel really great to know that I can now push my body to move like that, with precision and speed. We have another 3 classes to work on this choreography, and I love it. I do miss pilates, though I guess it’s a good trade-off.
Somehow, I managed to get myself to the gym again this morning – by 10:30, haha! I did an awesome-ly sweaty 30 min cardio session, and some heavy lifting for legs, glutes, back and shoulders. It was glorious. Tomorrow will be a rest day, and holy sore-quads I’m looking forward to it.
You may be thinking “did she not discover any new loves this week?!” Nope, not the case – this week’s new loves:
1. The local, organic food co-op, only blocks away from my dorm!
a bunch of collards, fresh ginger, kabocha, bulk nooch, and the best golden apples ever
I got all of this for under $10, and that wasn’t even with the co-op member’s discount. I don’t know whether I want to pay for the membership. I could pay less money and work there 2.25 hours a week for a 20% discount, but they already have really great prices for seasonal, local, organic produce.
2. An overnight-oat miracle
coffee and oatmeal = love
Wednesday night, I decided I wanted oats for breakfast the next morning, but did not want to take the time to make them in the morning. So I made a batch of voluminous oats on the stove Wednesday night, and covered the pot to let it soak overnight. Little did I know – it saved my thursday! I barely woke up in time to make it to class on time, and definitely did not have time to eat or even make coffee before I left!
I tossed the oats into a ball jar, grabbed a snack bar to hold me over and ran to class, still only half-awake. Longest. Class. Ever!
But, I went to Think Coffee after, and sat down with a soy café-au-lait, and my jar of plain old oats. Better late than never.
3. The egg bake.
cooked in my mid-size round glass pyrex, perfectly golden brown
Inspired by Ashley’s recipe. I threw together some quinoa, egg, random veggies and spices, and baked away!
smothered in salsa!
Delicious, filling one-dish lunch.
4. Autumn is here, despite the 70+ degree temperatures.
our kitchen smelled amazing after this. a crisp big enough to feed 8+ people! or 4 really hungry people...
My suite-mate’s mother sent her some sour apples, fresh from their garden in California. She wanted apple crisp, and asked me to help her make one. Of course I said yes! Those apples made for a fantastic crumble.
I had my serving with a dollop of coconut cream, straight out of the can
Well, that’s it for this week. I don’t really have big plans for the weekend – other than sleeping, relaxing, hanging with some friends, and (*sigh*) doing my homework.
What are your weekend plans?
Have you even unintentionally planned ahead? thank goodness for overnight oats!
Do you shop local/organic/seasonal?