Dairy-free for five days and already my skin is looking so much better. Crap. Obviously I’m happy that my skin is clearing up, but DAMN am I gonna miss my gelato!
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Happy New Year! Now that I have my resolutions securely down and written in stone (or in a really pretty notebook), I’m ready to share! FIRST though, I’d like to share some of the “Morning After” quotes that I heard at work today:
1. “Did anyone else wake up miles from their house and not know how they got there?”
2. “Anyone have a great story about last night?” “I do, but I can’t share it…”
3. (In reference to someone’s bruised cheek and split lip) “What happened to your face?” “I don’t know yet. I’m waiting for someone to text me and tell me.”
The Monstas are back!!!
I woke up this morning, put on my gym clothes and was on the elliptical at the gym before my brain registered what was happening. 45 minutes at level 9 – I was dying! It was awesome.
Exercise of the day: 45 minutes on the elliptical at level 8, and heart rate between 163-174. I did 30 woodchopper core weights, a crapload of sit-ups on an exercise ball and rolled out my IT bands again whilst trying not to tear up. Will the pain EVER stop? Stupid IT bands.
I went to the pumpkin patch today to pick up a big ole gourd to butcher.
Spicy-Sweet Roasted Squash Seeds
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||30 minutes|
|Total time||35 minutes|
- 2 cups rinsed squash seeds (I used butternut squash, but any type will do (ie. pumpkin, etc.))
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon red chili pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
|Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.|
|In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.|
|Spread the seeds in an even layer on a foil-covered baking sheet spritzed with olive oil.|
|Bake the seeds for 20-30 minutes (your preference of crisp), stirring halfway.|
Exercise of the day: 45 minutes on the elliptical at level 8. My heart rate was between 170-177 the entire way and I was drenched. It was awesome. I also did 30 tricep dips and 30 pullups, followed by insanely painful rolling of my IT bands. It hurt, but hurt less than last time!
Now are you ready for something gross? I did a pantry/fridge clean. In the vein of The French Don’t Diet, I decided to compile everything from my fridge and pantry that contained any chemicals, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, added vitamins (we should get enough from our daily food sources) or food dyes. You ready for the outcome?
I got some good news last night: I booked that audition I had on Monday! I’m still waiting on all the info, but what I know as of now is that it’s b-roll footage (the footage of what goes on while the spokesperson is talking) for a commercial. That’s all I’ll share for now until I know that I’m not crossing any lines! I film on Sunday :-D.
Today I woke up bright and early and went to the gym! I spent 35 minutes doing cardio on the elliptical (HR at 170 or above the whole time! Not sure if that’s healthy or maybe the reader was broken?) and then did some pull-ups and core weights. I finished up with a foam roller on my IT bands which hurt so bad I teared up! Foam roller is no longer my best friend – it’s more of a necessary evil.
I’m trying something new for the next two weeks. Let’s see if you can figure it out…
Today, I had one goal in mind when I woke up: HAPPY HOUR DATE NIGHT! In preparation for such fantastical wonderment, I centered my day around it. It’s all about balance, baby!
Today, I may have gone a little overboard. And by a little, I mean COMPLETELY. I visited Menchie’s for lunch.