Friday, May 14, 2010

Had My Cake

The bf knows me far too well!!

Buttercream icing and marbled inside....ohhh so good. Actually, marble probably isn't my first choice, but the bakery (aka the po-dunk grocery store in Ada) ran out of white cake. Even though Doug pre-ordered it. Interesting. I leave permanently in 3 days, by the way. Thank god. This cake was about the extent of my celebrating yesterday. I took two exams. I passed two exams. I got a bunch of grades back from assignments due in April. Looks like I'm smart still. I studied for an exam that I took today. And then...

The Cavs lost. Lebron will probably leave. I have experienced my first heartbreak as a Cleveland sports fan. I now remember why I am from Pittsburgh. Go Steelers!

The end. Happy Friday! :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A New Home

If you didn't notice already, I direct your attention to the right where it says "perfectionist." Let me explain how I *may* be making the transition from Blogger to WordPress.

I have noticed the difference between Blogger and WordPress blogs, after spending some time in this blogger-world. That being said, some Blogger blogs are awesome! They look totally slick and classy, etc. Being the curious person that I am, though, I HAD to check out WordPress. I made an account and have been playing around over there and.....omg, I'm in love. I have a ways to go, but I cringe every time I see my blog here. Ugly, ugly, ugly! I wanted to have it done by my birthday, but I don't think it will happen - school has invaded my life a bit too much! But don't worry, a new and improved blog is on its way :)

Speaking of birthday is tomorrow! The big 2-3, ha! I'll be celebrating with an ACLS exam, so if you go into cardiac arrest I will be officially certified to save your life as of tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crazy Green Life

Oops. Apparently one day turned into three days of no blogging for bad :( the end of the quarter is super busy, per usual. My parents were here for a day, I've been studying like it's nobody's business, and I have a lot in the back of my head as I'm getting ready for rotations. Life is pretty hectic right now.

I've been keeping up with p90x! I also FINALLY went on a long run. I felt like I haven't really done so since the 10k, so I did 4 miles yesterday and felt great afterwards. That was a relief :) my dad signed me up for a 5k sponsored by his company coming up in June, so I am super excited! I'm hoping to smash my 32:10, but I will definitely be realistic since I'm going on vacation and will be in the process of moving the week before the race. Either way, it should be fun!

And since I have nothing else that is remotely exciting, I will share my dinner creation from last night. I have decided to call it "Eat Yo Greens Pasta," and while it is totally lacking color (and nutritent variety), it used up a lot of stuff in my fridge and tastes absolutely delicious!!

Eat Yo Greens Pasta, serves 2
2 servings whole wheat pasta (I used 1 cup dry penne)
1 cucumber, sliced and quartered
2 cups cut green beans (I used the frozen Steamers bag kind)
1/4 cup chopped green onions (to taste)
1/4 cup feta
2 tbsp olive oil
season as desired (pepper, salt, garlic, herbs, etc.)

While the pasta was cooking, I cut up the cucumber and drizzled olive oil over it in a large bowl. I started the green beans during this time too, since they took about 6 minutes in the microwave. After the green beans were done, I put the cucumber + OO in the microwave, mixing every minute until it was hot. Once the pasta was done cooking, I strained it and added it to the bowl with the cucumbers. I then strained the green beans so they were mostly dry and added them to the bowl. I sprinkled the feta and green onions on top and mixed thoroughly. Then, I raided our spice cupboard and added pepper (LOTS of peppers), a little Mrs. Dash, and garlic salt.

Overall, it was very yummy! I will be eating it again for dinner tonight, but will probably add some parmesan cheese to the mix (I like things cheesy!). It would even be good with some cubed chicken added in for some more protein, or even beans. Even the bf said it was good (he smelled it and had to snag a taste when he came over).

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Week Recap!

Let's do bullet points, they make life more efficient :)
  • School - exam 1 of 4 in the next 2 weeks is over with, group presentation is submitted and will be presented next Monday. 10 days, people, I can do this!
  • p90x - I did Kenpo on Wednesday. Not bad, but I wasn't super pumped about it either. I didn't feel like I got anything "x"-tra (hah sorry) compared to Billy Blanks videos, but it was still a fun workout. Thursday I tried the AB RIPPER X. First, I love the name - it makes me feel like I did something reeeealllyyyy extreme. Doug just rolls his eyes when I talk about "THE AB RIPPER X!!" But wowza, it was only a 15 or 20 minute video and my abs were killing me! I'm definitely going to be doing this video every few days!! Since that wasn't too much of a workout, I stuck in the yoga video. It was an hour and a half long, but I just did the first 40 minutes. I'm still trying to get the feel of yoga...I definitely enjoy it, but I do NOT see how I am getting any type of workout from it. Either way, I'm going to keep doing it because I like it! I also went for a run, just for a mile to get some cardio in. Today I might do another p90x video, or just take a day off. We'll see!
  • My tacos were actually delicious!

Yes, I used cut-up wraps as tortillas.

This is the recipe I used, although I must say that I used it as a "guide" to get the right proportions of everything. I felt like it was a little underseasoned personally, but I like spicy foods (or maybe I should have measured things out, ha)!

1 lb ground turkey
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika*
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Brown turkey. Mix spices in a bowl and add to browned meat. I added about 2 tbsp of salsa at this point also because the mixture seemed pretty dry. I think it would have been good, but the only salsa I had on hand was a pineapple chipotle flavor, and it was a little too sweet for me! That's why I didn't add any on top either, and just stuck with the lettuce, cheddar cheese, and some greek yogurt (my newest obsession!). Still, a very tasty meal :) *I also didn't have any paprika, but I added more red pepper instead.

  • The parents are coming to Ada tomorrow. It's honors day and I'm being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. I'm actually pretty proud of this one - I'm in a few honors societies, but most of them aren't that exclusive. This is for the top 10% of my class only, so the top 15 people. Anyways, my parents will be here for that and to move a LOT of my stuff out of my room so that moving out in 10 days will be much easier!
  • GO GAVS :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Today was day 2 of my p90x adventure! I did the Shoulders & Arms workout, and I am a true believer in the p90x hype. It's really, really good, especially if you're someone like me who thinks regular weight lifting is boooring. My core is already sore and I can guarantee that my upper body will be screaming tomorrow, so I think I will try the Kenpo tomorrow - it's supposed to be a martial arts type workout, so that should give my muscles a rest from the weights. We'll see how it stacks up to Billy Blanks haha!

After p90x I took a run...I was just going to go for a 2-miler but it was so gorgoues out that I just couldn't help myself so I think it was more like 3 miles :) we definitely appreciate 72* and sunny in Ohio!

I'm in "use up everything before summer" mode when it comes to my food, and I've had some ground turkey in the freezer all year, so I'm going to attempt some tacos for dinner tonight! Let's hope it's not too disastrous :-P

Monday, May 3, 2010

My New Friend, Tony

Whew...I had such a busy (but good!) weekend and this week is super busy as well! The Cavs game was *amazing* and I have some good pics that I want to post on here, but I think it will have to wait until school slows down a little bit.

It was soo nice to get out of Ada for the weekend. It's so sad that I consider Cleveland more desirable destination than where I'm at lol. Of course, too much food/alcohol consuming and little activity (sigh), so that means I will be working double time these next two weeks so that I don't feel disgusting in a swimsuit :) today was a 2 mile run followed by p09x...yes, you heard me, I started p90x today. I discovered over the weekend that I can barely do a regular push-up anymore, which is pathetic!! Doug, of course, showed me up with pull-ups, push-ups, and every other kind of -up you can think of. Therefore, I am p90x-ing my way to a TONED body! Well, I'm cheating. I'm not following their schedule and I'm definitely skipping some exercises that are, um, a little challenging. But it's definitely a fun switch-up since I don't have any set running goals right now!