Marvelous Monday #2

Thanks to Katie for hosting another Marvelous Monday!

Marvelous is.. my over hour long gym sesh today. There was no one at the gym and it was amazing. I got 3 miles in on the treadmill (which I will probably become BFFs with because there are freezing temps all this week  )and also did a solid upper body weight routine! I got up ate breakfast and went. I usually am not a morning workout person but I can’t deny the awesome feeling I get after I go and do my workout and still have the whole day ahead of me!
morning workout

Marvelous is.. this food combo. Plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened cocoa powder and chunks of strawberries. Mmmm!
greek yogurt

Marvelous is.. the fact my roomie is moving back tomorrow! I missed her terribly!

Marvelous is.. this quote to live by. I found this spray painted on a random trashcan in London this summer. I’ve been in love with it ever since. Simple yet amazing words to follow.

What do you mix with Greek yogurt?
How do you deal with workouts when it is freezing out?


Bucket List

I figured since now I’m the ripe old age of 21, it would be a neat idea to make a bucket list of 21 things I want to do while I’m 21.

  1. Indoor rock climbing
  2. Go to a casino
  3. Take a weekend vacation somewhere just to get away
  4. Run a half marathon
  5. Go hiking in Allegheny or Adirondacks
  6. Read one book a month for pleasure
  7. Buy a heart rate monitor
  8. Go to a museum
  9. Try a dish at a restaurant I would have never considered before
  10. Volunteer somewhere
  11. Try being vegetarian for 1 week
  12. Learn how to make a smoothie
  13. Go on a wine tour
  14. Learn how to knit/crochet a scarf
  15. Make a tshirt blanket
  16. Attend a musical/play
  17. Create a photo album/scrapbook
  18. Make 3 crockpot meals
  19. Get entirely caught up with the show True Blood
  20. See a movie I would never normally see
  21. Take a cooking classWe will see if these get done! I’d love to accomplish them all!

    Yesterday my workout consisted of a quick 3 mile run outside.  It was cold and was going to get dark in less than an hour so I wanted to make sure I got home before then.  Well, I pushed myself through the wind and cold and ended up having an 8:20 pace! I haven’t gone that fast in a normal run in awhile so I was quite proud of myself.  I then whipped up dinner a la dorm style: a hamburger with no bun, mustard on the side, a salad with cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, chickpeas and light italian dressing, a small granny smith apple and one of the last of my reindeer peeps (so sad!).  After dinner I did Winsor pilates butt and thighs workout.  Wow.. you really feel the burn with those exercises! Then I ended with some planks.

    The rest of the night was devoted to online class work, cleaning, relaxing and reading.  I’m going to miss the free time at night when the semester starts! Eek. I’m ready for classes but at the same time not.

    What’s on your bucket list?
    If you’re in college what are some of your dorm room eats?


What I ate Wednesday #WIAW

Thanks to Jenn for hosting my 1st What I Ate Wednesday!
<Due to the chaos of my birthday, I took some pictures over a course of a few days of what I ate.  I gotta be better at remembering!

Birthday shot!
Chipotle salad deliciousness! (Chicken, black beans, salsa, a little bit of cheese)

Luke’s plate! Huge rack of ribs, fries (I stole a few), mac salad and corn bread.
He basically had his lunch all ready for him the next day!

My plate at Dinosaur BBQ! Pulled pork, side salad w/ dressing on side, tomato cucumber salad
I took half the pork home for dinner Tuesday night!
Breakfast-Cinnamon oats with strawberry pieces as topping. Mmmm!

My birthday was amazing! After dinner at Dinosaur where I ordered my 1st legal drink, my best friend came up and we got ready to go out! We hit 3 bars and I definitely got to have a variety of delicious drinks.  A few of my other friends came out and it was honestly a great time.  Low key but still a blast.  I couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Today my best friend and I went shopping and we got some great deals!  For 19 dollars at Victoria’s Secret I got pj pants and sweatpants! I also got a top, belt and tank top for 30 at another store and got 2 pairs of shorts for the summer at Kohls for 6 bucks! Absolutely can’t beat that!
My best friend and I also got piercings! Tragus to be exact.  It didn’t hurt at all and I can barely feel it now. I love how it looks!

After my friend left I had dinner.  My leftover pork, a salad and an apple. Nothing special 🙂  Then I headed to the gym for a sweaty interval run on the treadmill and did some abs!  I love interval workouts.  They get you super sweaty and they’re hard work but go by sooo fast!

Back to the old grind today sadly.  Work, workout, dinner, relaxation, online class homework. Whoo!

What are your favorite workouts?