Things I forgot I loved about London:
- how nice campus is when it’s quiet
- the fact that there are 109120912 Starbucks
- my gym here
- my own fridge and kitchen
- my shower
I found some cans to donate, some to toss, and some that need eating (who knew I had a jar of roasted red peppers down there?! Or butternut squash soup?!)…instant meal ideas!
Eventually, the mess got to me! I did get my new appliances put away (the blender is out and looks perfect with my coffee pot and toaster, the crock pot is tucked away in a clean cupboard), but I still needed to get out so I headed to Timmies for lunch before the grocery store. I ate my morning snack (apple and peanut butter) in the mess but it was not really the best eating environment!
I restocked my fridge with plenty of veggies from Remark and got some more things put away. My living room is still a disaster (and I’ve got plans to work on my closet tomorrow, so the bedroom is next), but I took another break to have a snack (granola bar) and head to the gym.
I did my 8x8x8 workout, starting with what was meant to be 8 “laps” (haha, or 2 miles, or me running til I felt warm) on the treadmill. Then came 8 sets of 8 reps each of pushups/bent over rows/bicep curls/clean and press/dead lifts/back squats/reverse lunges/burpees with a 30 pound barbell. Last time I used a 25 and by round 5 I wanted to quit…I just kind of grunted (lovely) through it and got it done! I was ready to go home after though…so I did!
I was surprised that Ed didn’t get to me. Cuz I was probably at the gym half the time I have been in the past, especially when there’s been cookies in my diet the last few days. So this is definitely a victory, and I came home and got a little bit more creative in the kitchen. I have two spaghetti squashes so I decided to dig into them. Dinner was quick and so good.
Now I’m satisfying my chocolate cravings with a hot chocolate (clue that I was in the mood – handfuls of chocolate chips when I walked in the door).It’s snowing outside which seems like the perfect excuse to cozy up and watch a movie. Bring on the flannel. First I’ve got some pictures to print. See if you can guess where this is headed…
Noooo, not to A Walk to Remember.
…but you are allowed to love that.
I’m getting my extensions removed tomorrow and I have this strange feeling that my hair is pretty much…gone. 😦 As much as I want long hair, I’m getting myself ready for the possibility that I might have to go short to “start fresh”.
Stay tuned for a “WHAT THE HECK DID I DO?!” or a “LOOK AT ME NOW!” post tomorrow…
Have you ever tried spaghetti squash?
How do you feel about short hair?