Holy insane lack of motivation!! I have two finals this coming week and I cannot for the life of me find a speck of interest in studying for them. I opened my Financial Accounting book tonight, stared at the pages blankly for approximately 5 minutes…and then gave up.
Not much studying is getting done tonight! Oh well. I’ll just cram later on in the week. Usually works for me.
I hope your weekend has been fabulous! Mine has been very fun…very, very cold and snowy! Chicago was hit with quite the storm last night through today. Here’s a little recap on the events of the past few days!
Friday night the roomies and I went to a local cafe called Uncommon Ground to enjoy some coffee and live music.
We all ordered some EXCEPTIONAL drinks…
This place gives the option of ordering your drink in a cup or a bowl. I opted for the smaller cup, not wanting to be bouncing off the walls all night long! But all of my roomies decided they wanted to try out the bowl. I sampled each one and they were all definitely tasty! But I liked mine best, which is always great! The music was good and the night was an all around success!
Saturday morning, I got up around 9 and headed to the gym for an interval run and some lower body lifting. I finished up with some abs and headed back to my place to pack up! Ryan and I decided to spend Saturday and Sunday with his family in Wheaton so I scarfed a pumpkin yogurt (1 vanilla Chobani, a couple spoonfuls of pumpkin, lots of pumpkin pie spice, and a handful of honey nut cheerios) and we hit the road! His mom had a yummy selection of deli meats and cheeses waiting for us and we made sandwiches for lunch. I had a turkey sandwich with provolone and some Dijon topped with tomatoes. Hit the spot! The rest of the days eats consisted of a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks (mmmm!), and some pork tenderloin for dinner with a little rice and green beans. Since it was Saturday, I figured I could afford a little ice cream with m&m’s for dessert.
Today we helped his family decorate their Christmas tree!
Haha excuse the picture quality! Ryan took this on his iPhone. A day of not showering and lying around on the couch equals one very grungy looking Jordan!
Today has consisted of lots of snack foods, no real meals with the exception of the delicious eggs Ryan’s mom made us for breakfast.
Another bit of news…I took today OFF off all exercising. I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you…but I rarely do this. Even my “off” days generally consist of a light run, exercise video, or some ab work. I haven’t taken a legitimate day off in ages, and I figured it was time. My legs are sore and I was very tired today, so I’m giving my body a rest. As someone who has struggled endlessly with exercise guilt, this is hard. I’m not going to pretend that I haven’t thought about it a million times today. I’ve had to talk myself out of just doing some form of quick exercise several times during the day. But I know that in order to live a life in which exercise and my body don’t consume absolutely 100% of my thoughts, I need to do this occasionally. I need to let go of the need to constantly be in control of that. I need to let go of the overly high expectations that I constantly hold myself to. I need to let my body recover and reward myself for the hard work I have done all throughout the week.
I’m working on it…slowly but surely!
Sleep tight, all!