My nerves woke me up this morning—a reminder that I had a Medical Nutrition Therapy Final at 4 this evening. After my stomach did a couple somersaults and backflips, I made my way to the kitchen for some breakfast. Not even nerves can mess with my appetite.
In order to avoid any more thinking or concentration than was absolutely necessary, I chose to have a replica of yesterday’s breakfast. It was delicious and super quick which is what I needed for this morning! I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed straight to the couch for an intense study session.
Study Snack #1: a refreshing, juicy orange
Study Snack #2: about a tsp of almond butter on a toasted slice of whole wheat sourdough bread from TJ’s.
This is rarely the case for me, but somehow I managed to pull an all-morning study session without even a blink of procastination. No checking e-mails, no meandering my way through fun blogs, no talking with anyone around me—nothing! I felt so proud of myself. It helps to actually be interested in the material that you’re studying.
After a hard-core morning of studying nutrition, my mom and I headed out for an invigorating 4-mile walk. I was planning on running today, but the front of my foot was beginning to bother me during yesterday’s run, and I noticed a black and blue spot there today. I have absolutely no idea what caused it, but I’d rather not push through it at the moment. I’ll see how it feels tomorrow, and decide if I want to make it happen or rest it until Friday or Saturday for a long run. We shall see…
Lunch was a mish-mash. I made a veggie egg burrito by first sauteeing 1/2 a chopped onion with 1/4 a chopped green bell pepper. Once they were tender, I added in two big handfuls of spinach and let it wilt before adding 1 whole egg + 1 egg white (scrambled together with salt, pepper, and a splash of milk.) I plopped it on a whole wheat tortilla, added a dollop of salsa and voila! Easy Peazy.
On the side I roasted a butternut squash with cinnamon since there’s an overabundance of them in the house at the moment.
+ cantaloupe for dessert
I have no idea how the afternoon managed to fly by so quickly, but it did exactly that. Before I knew it, it was time for me to leave and take my LAST FINAL for the semester. I can’t believe it. I was reminiscing all day about everything that’s happened over the past semester. With only one semester left before graduation, I’m becoming increasingly sappy as I recall all of the fun memories that were made throughout the years. *sigh*
Before leaving, I made a satisfying snack of kashis, a slice of American cheese, and a few sliced green olives.
Mom wished me luck and gave me an apple for the road. I can’t even remember what we were talking about now, but somehow we were both being silly and mom ended up balancing the apple on her head…haha.
The intense 2-hr. final was officially over by 6 o’clock. My head was frizzled and fried, and soup sounded absolutely perfect for dinner. I poured my bowl and dug right into a fresh crescent roll that mom had baked this afternoon. It was so light and pillowy. Oh yum.
+ the last of the medjools! (insert sad face here!! ) Or, insert a happy face, since this simply means that I’m going to whole foods again soon.
Now I’m munching on a night-time snack of LIFE cereal and not really quite knowing what to do with myself. I feel guilty for “procastinating” even though I’m not really procastinating at all!! I think it’s going to take a few days to finally realize that I don’t have any homework due or exams to study for…haha.
I plan on celebrating the end of the semester by shopping till I’m dropping with mom tomorrow. Can’t wait! I hear it’s supposed to only reach a high of 16 degrees tomorrow morning, so I’m not sure if a run is actually going to happen or not. I may end up waiting for the expected 28 degrees on Friday.