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Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday: Exam’s, Staycations, and Pumpkin Power!

Oh happy Friday!!!! I have my first big exam this morning in Anatomy and Physiology.I wish the rain would go away! I studied hard last night but didn't kill myself. I ended up missing Thursday night group and AKB, because I really needed to study. I hope to be back to normal after this weekends over. I ended up eating a bowl of cereal for dinner which was a combo of all my favorite , Zoes Cranberry Currents, Natures Path Vanilla Almond, and Kashi Go Lean, and some hemp milk.I also had some Naturally Nutty Butter mixed in, check out the giveaway I posted last night.

My Study Snacks:100 cal pack of TJ’s Chocolate Oatmeal cookies, and a cup of Cinnamon Spice Tea with a little Agave Nectar and Silk Creamer.

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I feel like such a slacker in this month Sexy Six Pack Challenge, I haven’t done my 30 day Shred Video in like a WEEK!!!! I know I planned to do it, but life has gotten in the way. I have on the other hand, been keeping up with my running training and yoga, so that’s good. Then there is kickboxing that I am still doing at least twice a week. I know I do a lot but I know my body needs to keep guessing or else it gets in this sedentary mode and no longer changes.(not that I am trying to lose weight just keep toning up). I was hoping this six pack challenge would make me get my abs/core in better shape, but I think I am going to need more motivation! What else could motivate me?!

This week has completely exhausted me, from friendship dinners to major studying I am pooped! Tonight after work I am studying again for Lab tomorrow morning, we have a quiz on the entire Vertebrate. Then at 11am on Saturday I am going to run 14 miles(let’s hope it doesn't rain), my long run! I have decided to run the virtual 7 on the 7th race, but not race it. It would not be a smart choice to race on Saturday and then do a long run on Sunday, what was I thinking! Then after all the craziness I am having a dinner party with the Kruizenga’s. Need to go grocery shopping BAD!!! I think I am going to do a blogger inspired week of eats, that sounds fun!

I need to go shopping this weekend for the Valentine’s Blogger Exchange! I will be fedexing it to make sure she get’s it in time. I am excited about valentines weekend because hubby and I are having a STAYCATION!!! What’s a staycation you ask? It’s a vacation at home, kinda. I wanted to go away because I have a 3.5 day weekend, but right now our budget does not call us to travel too much, so I thought, I will make the most of it and do as many fun/ free SO CAL things as we can! I mean who wouldn't want to be in SO CAL at this time of the year!


Friday: Hot Yoga ( I get out of class early so I can actually make the class)
Going out to a new and fun restaurant around town.
Saturday: We don’t really know what we are going to do for V-Day but we have tossed around the idea of having a fancy dinner with friends. I also want to go on a hike/bike ride in the morning, and maybe even stop at WF in LA!!!!
Sunday: Up to the Mountains we go( I need to check out the area to see what we can do). I really want to go to one of our favorite restaurants too. Maybe I can even convince the hubby to see a movie!!!!
Monday: Off to the beach for some shopping(window) and a picnic lunch. If I am luck we might be able to hit up Lululemon .Of course we will have to check out the local eateries for dinner as well.

Have you ever had a staycation, what would you do in your town?

Ok I have to go to class now and make power oats for the brain!!!! I AM SO NERVIOUSE!!! I leave you with my submission to OSheGlowe's healthy snack submission: I didn’t win but got a runner up prize!

And now for an Afternoon Powersnack recipe!

“Pumpkin Power”

My creative snack is inspired by a lovely treat I like to have called pumpkin frozen yogurt! But not the most healthy choice, mine is!!!
I call it Pumpkin Power!

best snack ever

1/4 c of Fage or any greek yogurt
1/4 c of Low fat Cottage Cheese
1 tablespoon of Barney’s Butter
1/2 sliced banana on top
handful of Nature’s Path flax Granola
agave nectar drizzled on top!
This snack is filled with PROTEIN, GOOD CARBS, and the POWER to keep you moving!!!! Bosco loves it too! 

*Check out OSheGlows’ Healthy Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Have a Happy Friday, and remember to LAUGH a lot today!!!!


Mica said...

Ooh, good luck on your exam! I know you're going to rock it.

Those oats look awesome, and if they get Bosco's seal of approval, I'm sure they are just as delicious as they look!

Missy said...

Good Luck with your exam!! Check out my blog today!! You were not too late :) :)

brienne said...

i have to say i have an ugly mug coffee mug AND it is my absolute favorite coffee mug EVER! it fits so nicely in my hand and it makes my coffee taste so much better!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

We do staycations all the time! :D I'm sure you guys will have a fabbo time!

Laurel said...

I got the snacktrition in the mail last night! YAY! They are deicious! I'll post about them later.

Thanks again! :)

Hallie said...

Staycations ARE easy when you live in So Cal! If I had a few days off, I would go for long walks and hiking (maybe in the mountains), eat lunch at the cute bars/restaurants by the beach, and...not gonna lie...sit on the couch and watch movies with my honey

Elina said...

I think it's a really wise decision about the 7 mile run :)
What a fabulous idea about staycation!! I always say I want to enjoy Boston more but I never really enjoy it the same way as I would if I were on vacation here as a visitor. I think I'm going to take your advise and "book a staycation" right here. :D

Denise said...

I love seeing pics of Bosco!

Denise said...

Which cinnamon spice tea do you like? I just tried tazo sweet cinnamon spice recently and it was GREAT!

Maggie said...

I have been feeling blah about exercise recently too. Good luck with your runs!

Anonymous said...

Hope your exam went well! I am sure you did great.

I received the snacks on Wednesday! Thank you so much.

Flourchild said...

Im dieing to try this greek yogurt..do you know I can't find it anywhere I live , not even at our co-op..wonder if you know of a great site I sould order it from on line? I like your blog..very cool to read! Im also a oat fan!

Anonymous said...

I have no tips - your workouts are fabulous and I'm really impressed with how you push yourself! You inspire me!

Abby said...

What a great idea on the staycation front! Brent and I were trying to figure out a way to get away for the weekend, but our budget wasn't allowing for much either.

I may have to steal your idea!

Laughing Lindsay said...

I've been reading your blog for a little while now. I love yours as well!

I love the Staycation idea.. may have to drum something similar up.

just me said...

i hope the test went well!! i'm sure you'll do great!!!

Lance said...

Valentines weekend - for me will be running a girls basketball tournament. In other words, I'll be living in a gym (hey, my wife will be there with me...isn't that romantic???). (okay your weekend sounds a bit more on the romantic side!) Staycation around here - in the summer - it's a great time to visit the Lake Michigan lakefront. Or hike at one of the state parks near us. Geocaching can be another fun acitivity close to home. Have a great weekend Bobbi!

Pearl said...

bosco is the cutest thing everrrr!

good luck on your exam - you're gonna kick some answer butt!

SarahEliz said...

i love the idea of a staycation! i live in manhattan and sometimes get so swept up in life that i can't really enjoy all the things that nyc has to offer. my best friend came to visit me a few weeks ago and i took a 5 day staycation to enjoy the museums, the broadway productions and everything else that is easy to miss out on when you live here.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your exam!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bobbi! I can't wait to try your Pumpkin Power, it looks awesome!

Just thought you should know that when I'm struggling with a run, I think about your story of progress and how you're such an incredible (and fast) runner now! A true inspiration!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

Anonymous said...

My favorite staycation is try out some of the local restaurants! Supposedly we are one of the towns with the most restaurants/per square mile! Enjoy your relaxing weekend!

ttfn300 said...

Glad you survived the week! Love the cereal for dinner and power snack idea :) you staycation sounds AWESOME!