Most college students go away on spring break to somewhere sunny and at least 75…. Not me ! I spent most of my time working, catching up on homework, and getting things done around the house. I’ve been busting my buns working on getting back into the gym most days of the week. Some days are harder than other. I work every day anywhere from 4 hours to 14 hours. This week wasn’t too bad since I didn’t have school at all.
Progress pic, I am finally getting back to where I was pre-surgery 🙂
Monday-Casino shift 7 hours-Ran 4 miles
Tuesday-Casino shift 7 hours-rest day
Wednesday-Bartended 9 hours –rest day
Thursday– Bartended 8 hours / pizza date-Ran 2 miles
This pizza was huge. It was so large that I could only eat one piece!
Friday-Volunteered-home work out
I volunteer a few times a month at a food distribution center for needy families within my community. Today there was a variety of FRESH foods for them. Yay!!!! As a Dietetic’s student I LOVE when there are fresh produce items for people to choose from. A lot of times items are canned or highly processed. While making sure everyone in the community is fed, I wish there were better food options for them….
Saturday-Double 14 hours-morning run planned!!
Sunday-bartend 8 hours-long run planned , 6 or 7 miles
Staying on top of my work outs is my goal for March! What is your goal for March?
I spent my Saturday morning drinking coffee out of a spring mug (wishful thinking!), snuggling my baby, and making soup.
My cute little spring mug I found at HomeGoods.
Hurry up spring!
The baby 🙂
Chicken taco soup on a cold Saturday definitely hits the spot. This soup has a great flavor, is packed with veggies, and is very healthy!
1 -2 Jalapenos (finely chopped and seeded)
1 can black beans (rinsed)
3 10 oz. cans diced tomatoes (I used organic, could use rotel instead)
1.5 cups uncooked quinoa-rinsed
1 package of Mrs. Dash taco seasons
1 pound chicken breasts, boiled and chopped
1 large green bell pepper chopped
16 oz. bag frozen corn
1 small chopped onion
Throw all ingredients in the crock pot, mix well, and cook on low for 8 hours.
*I added fresh mushrooms to this batch; normally I don’t, but they were on clearance and about to go bad. They were a nice addition to the soup 🙂 You can add more corn or beans if you want. I threw in what I had around the house. The chicken breasts can be put uncooked in the crockpot with all other ingredients, shred after cooking.
Healthy foods like this help me toward my summer bod goals! I always feel great after an intense work out and a day of eating healthy.
DAYS 1 and 2 of cutting out candy :p My guilty pleasure.
Well it has been a busy year with personal things that have happened. Now I am back to school for the fall semester!! I am finally a Dietetics Student and working toward my verification statement! I am happy to be back and keep my mind busy. I am taking a few classes on campus this semester, but I am there 3 days a week in addition to working 6-7 days a week. I am not home often which means I need to be prepared with healthy snacks. I always have a healthy snack in my purse. Always having something small to eat saves me money and calories because I am not impulse buying crappy processed foods. I have created a list of my favorite travel friendly go-to snacks for you guys 🙂
My favorite snack list:
Carrot sticks, zucchini, celery, cherry/grape tomatoes with Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Lara bar- I love them all!
Quest bar-my favorite is the banana muffin
Hard boiled eggs
Celery sticks and peanut butter
Sliced apple with nut butter
steel cut oats (instant)- you can find a bowl, spoon, and microwave in the student center
I hope you guys enjoy these snacks as much as I do !