Where I’ve Been Wednesday

Hi everyone! See? I haven’t disappeared off the face of the Earth. Today is the last day of the summer semester. I have 3 hours of exams, 3 hours of work, and 1 hour of Zumba. Imagine that amount of work plus more every day for the past two weeks and hopefully you’ll understand my lack of postage. Although I am beyond fortunate that the amazing Amanda was gracious enough to write a guest post for me. Did you read it yet? Go, comment, follow her on Twitter, read her blog!

Anyway, moving on. I haven’t really been taking pictures of my eats either. I think that they have been fairly monotonous, but then again, most people don’t try out a new recipe every day for their entire lives. However, there is one recipe that I tried recently and loved my second result much more than the first (once I knew what I was dealing with).

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough SkinnyTop inspired by Chef Katelyn.

Yeah, it was pretty much the bomb dot com AND loaded with protein. I’ve really been trying to focus on my protein intake lately since I’ve been trying to up my strengths workouts. My Ripped in 30 DVD is seriously my favorite play thing right now. I have seen considerable strength and muscle gains, especially in my arms, which I’ve never had before. I’m going to try and improve my upper-body strength even more and try and focus more on my core muscles as well. I used to do core work every day and sort of fell out of the habit once I started straining for my half (only 32 days away now!).

Post-workout Vanilla Sunwarrior Protein Shake in a freebie water bottle.

I think that once school starts, my half is ran, and I’ve paid off my credit card that I’m going to get The New Rules of Lifting for Women. I’ve heard great things about it and have really fallen in love with my strength workouts and think that it would be a great addition to my library and help immensely when I have access to a real gym again in the fall.

But, some things have definitely been staying the same around here. Case in point: Green Monster Smoothies galore!

Green Monster Montage.

In other news, yesterday marked the first real day of my internship at College Lifestyles as a Health/Fitness Writer Intern. AH! I’m still in such awe that I was selected as one of their fall interns and that I actually get to write about what I’m passionate about! I get to write one article every week and I’ll be sure to post the links to my articles on here and on my Twitter account (Facebook as well for those of you I’m friends with).

Any ideas for articles you would like me to write about? Anything Health/Food/Fitness related is fair game, and if it relates to college life, all the better! Any health/fitness questions you want answered?

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes; with strawberry preserves and oats in the batter.

I’ve been thinking more and more. And I think that, after my half marathon, I’m going to be signing up for the real thing. A full marathon! More news to come on that one, but all I’m going to say for now is that the one that I have my eye on as my first is local (in Michigan) and in April, giving plenty of time for training. I’m almost 100% certain that I’ll be signing up. I know, I know. I said that I would probably never run one, but now I really want to be able to say that I’ve run a marathon. And I think that I can actually do it and finish!

Chocolate Covered Katie's Frozen Hot Chocolate/Chocolate "Ice-Cream".

Another new recipe that I tested out recently, because I finally bought an ice-cube tray. I’ve tried both the Frozen Hot Chocolate and the Cake Batter Ice Cream flavors. Both are excellent, but if I had to choose I would say that I liked the Cake Batter one better.

Welp, I guess that that’s it for now! I can’t wait until tomorrow is over and I get to release a sigh of relief that the semester is finally over. However, then I get to start packing, finish buying books/school supplies, and all the other fun stuff that comes with the end of summer. Can you believe that August is already more than halfway over!? It hit me this morning and it just seemed so crazy to me.

Later, loves!

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11 thoughts on “Where I’ve Been Wednesday

  1. Glad you’re back!!! The marathon news is so exciting! That would be awesome if you signed up! I want to run one one day for sure!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, you sound so busy!

    The marathon is so so SO exciting! That’s definitely on my life to-do list, and I’d prefer sooner than later. I’m toying with the idea of one in April…I just don’t know if I’d have the training time. But you’ve inspired me!

  3. A full marathon? Go for it! It shouldn’t be too hard, especially since you will’ve done a half before. I can attest to the fact that 26.2 miles isn’t actually that far – I started running in June (I had a very solid cardio base, so it wasn’t that crazy) and did my own personal marathon a few weeks ago… I was hoping to do anything under 4 hours, but I actually did it in 3:43:35! It’s incredible what we can do if we put our minds to it 🙂

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