Tick tock, tick tock…

Sunday morning – usually the only day of the week I am able to sleep in and I wake up at 6:57am.  Oh well.  I guess that means my internal clock is alive and ticking well!

So I have very mixed feelings about this coming week.

The good thing is that it’s my last week of classes. EVER. Although I may miss having the status of a student, I will not miss school.  Not one bit of it.  I more of a work-and-make-money girl than a go-to-class-everyday-and-get-lectured-at girl.  Also, it is my last week of being a cool paper delivery lady.  HALLELUJAH!

The bad thing about this week is that the weather is supposed to be crappy and rainy.  Typical central Illinois, ew.  Oh, and I have a couple tests and shtuff that is all piled on this week.  Just in time for the week before finals.  Thank you, teachers.  Looks like I’m going to be spending some quality time sippin’ on some tea at Starbucks this week!

As for health and food news… Went to see the movie Cabin in the Woods last night and it was just plain weird.  Not scary, just messed up and fake.  But, the tempting aroma of popcorn didn’t lure me in!  Neither did the huge advertisements of the ice cream they sell there.  All I had to do was imagine how ungodly bloated and sick I would be if I ate either one of those.  Total turn-off.  I waited until I got home to eat some grub.

My obsession is still with shredded zucchini.  If you don’t have a food processor, get one.  They are so worth it and make being a health nut that much easier.  I am going to try to whip up some new sauces for my meats and veggies today so hopefully they are successful and I can share!

Yesterday I went to the gym to lift some heavy $h!t because what’s more fun than that on a Saturday morning?!  Sumo deadlifts were the lift of choice.  Hellllloooo knee socks!  Although there were no PRs, I stayed at a decent weight for 7 sets of singles.  My glutes and my hams thank me.

Stay tuned for some new recipes!  I have a feeling that this icky weather will kick my cooking into overdrive and  I will once again have a stocked fridge of irresistable goodies.

…27. So close.

Do you know how hard it is to go to class when: 1.) the teacher e-mails you the Powerpoint slides 2.) it’s a chilly 40 degrees outside 3.) I’ve mentally graduated and 4.) my bed looked extra warm and comfy….  Yes, it was one of those mornings – I debated going to class up until I was walking out my door.  I actually did make it to class and I’m glad I went because we got points for going.  Looks like I’m not the only one with terrible Senioritis!

Today is officially day 27.  Seriously this has gone by so fast.  I thought it would drag on and just make me annoyed, but it’s been the complete opposite.  I think writing about it has made it go faster and easier, since I feel somewhat accountable for making it public that I’m cleaning it up for a month (or more).  I also made it through another movie night filled with munchy crunchy goodness popcorn all around me!  Thank you, coconut flakes!

Saturday consisted of a 9-5 workday back at home, and I was able to avoid eating any of the protein bars and drinks that are for sale.  What I did munch on was awesome… Salmon mixed with shredded zucchini and avovado.  YUM.  I’m sure my co-workers enjoyed the aroma as I blabbed on how good it tasted.

Yesterday, I went in to CrossFit Instinct for a Westside Barbell workout with some BAMF ladies.  Worked on dynamic bench, HSPUs, dips, chest-to-bar and butterfly pullups, and some hollow-body holds.  Fun!  Then I got to hang with my sissy, Molly. =)  She recommended new hair stuff for me (thank god!) and we went to a few other places.  Funny thing is, we went to Target and checked out the new food aisles ooh-ing and mmm-ing at non-Paleo food – but, we ended up leaving with only Larabars!  Nice try, pop-tart and cookie advertisements!

I am so thankful that my parents are such healthy people… I had a home cooked Whole30 meal with them last night and it was aaawwweeesssommmmee.  Part of it was because everything tastes better when made by my mom and it was something different.  I had some chicken, parsnip-zucchini “pancakes”, and salad.  Here’s a picture of the salad made by my mom (all Whole30 ingredients!)

I attempted to shred zucchini and parsnips in the food processor and make something like potato pancakes… Let’s just say those are a trial and error thing.  Not so pancakey and not very pretty.  They tasted good, though!

Ok.  I have to go drag myself to class now.  Two more for the day then store time!  I love going grocery shopping.  Time for some new recipes tonight… More updates later!