Month: February 2012

Moving & Shaking, Day 2

Moving: Halo of Sweat Workout, 12 min. Sumo jump knee up: 7, 6, 7 Sumo pulse calve raise: 24, 24, 20 Reptile on the run: 21, 16, 13 Reptile push ups: 6, 5, 6 Knee hugs: 11, 11, 9 Ab burn out: 35, 36, 30 I hadn’t planned on recording my scores, let along posting them–but hey. I am so sleep deprived but working out, however short, made me feel a lot better. Shaking: Today I made 3 shakes. It probably should’ve been all I ate, but I still managed to squeeze in a lunch of rice and lima beans, and a small dinner of veggie lasagna and salad. I’m still hungry as I write this 🙂 1. Endive Smoothie 1 mango 1 peach 1-2 heads of endive (I only used 1/2 head) 1/4 lemon juice (I forgot this) 1 handful spinach 2 cups water Handful blueberries, honey, chia seeds, and ice (I added this because it wasn’t tasting to good) 2. Emerald Applesauce 2 apples 1 bunch parsley 1/2 inch ginger root water 1 …

System Check!

After a week of eating garbage, drinking way too much alcohol, and being in constant delirium from not sleeping (aka Mardi Gras), I was hoping that the two weeks post-Mardi Gras/pre-Spring Break would be a time to get my body back in check. I’ve been trying to catch back up on sleep, but this has been an exercise in futility as all of my professors decided to lay it on EXTRA thick for the next couple weeks. I anticipated some of it via the multiple syllabi and thought I only had one, maybe 2 exams to worry about. Instead I get hit with a 50 page case study, an additional 50 pages of articles, and an expectation of a literature review all in order to make a proposal about the nutrition status of another country to be presented as a power point on (this) Thursday. As well as a ten page final paper reiterating our presentation due next week. All of this on top of a midterm in a class that’s not only incredibly boring …

Mardi Gras Weekend

Well I meant to blog throughout Mardi Gras, but anyone who’s been here during that time knows how chaotic a time period that is, especially when it’s your first time me like it was for me. In short, it was so much fun; unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. But, I am still paying for all the drinking and lack of sleep incurred throughout that time. I started parading a couple weeks ago, but it really go started the Wednesday before with Krewe of Nyx. They’re a new all women’s krewe, but they did their thing throwing more (pink) beads than anyone could have caught.  And I managed to catch their special throw–a decorated purse! Muses was the next day and that’s really supposed to be the kick off, but they were moving SO slowly and the people next to us were catching everything while we got nothing. Between not having slept the night before (since Grad school doesn’t cancel exams for parades and I had two) and another exam that I had to prepare for …

Mardi Gras Season/Pre-cleanse

Although the parade season got kicked off a weekend ago with Krewe de Vieux, my first Mardi Gras season got kicked off this past weekend with the Krewe of Oshun uptown parade. The first weekend of parades are like starter parades, their pretty calm, not too many people, and it’s real easy to get parade throws. Speaking of which, I’m already up to my ears in beads and I have WAY too many plastic cups, although I have gotten a few cute little things like stuffed animals and other toys. The best parade throws I’ve gotten so far are the “real” mardi gras glass beads that get thrown in little plastic baggies. Parades thus far: Krewe of Oshun, Knights of Sparta, Krewe of Pygmalion, Krewe of Carrolton, and Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin. The last two parades on Sunday I got to watch from the Grand Stand!! (courtesy of a friend of a friend with mayoral connections) I get a little break from parades, during which I will be pulling a few all-nighters to …