The Dreadmill & Need for Coffee

So yesterday’s chemistry midterm was ridiculous. The whole time you could hear people muttering curse words as they saw each new problem. And when the proctor announced that we had only 10 minutes left, the class was in uproar! It was almost kind of funny because it took the teaching assistants a good amount of time to get everyone to be quiet again. The good thing is that the entire class is based on averages, so if everyone in the class does poorly there will be a haaaauuugggee curve ;). I’m not overly worried about it.

Anyways, I’m so glad to be done with it! Now I just have to worry about a potential math pop quiz today and my chemistry lab.

After my midterm yesterday, I came back and took a solid two hour nap before lounging around for a while. Eventually, I put on my workout gear and headed to the gym to do a super quick workout. I ran two miles at an 8:34 pace before completing an ab circuit twice through. For some reason the 2 miles I ran were SO hard. I usually hate running on the treadmill so that might have played a role in the difficulty, but I guess I just wasn’t feeling the late workout.

just do your thangg girl!

just do your thangg girl!

the dreadmill

the dread-mill

Ab Circuit (Repeat x2)

  • 20 leg lowering
  • 30 bicycle crunches (I hate these!)
  • 1 minute plank
  • 50 scissor kicks
  • 15 leg raises on the captain’s chair

After my workout, I went back home for some dinner with Kyle. I’m never hungry right after I workout so I didn’t have much of an appetite. Dinner was roasted pork loin, a baby sweet potato, and a big ol’ salad. I called it a night at 11:30 after working on some online calculus homework and slept like a baby till 8 this morning! That’s a pretty big accomplishment for me ;).

I think the last couple of days have finally caught up with me because I’m exhausted. I decided not to try to squeeze in a workout since I feel pretty meh. Breakfast was good though! I had some fruit salad with cottage cheese for some protein and split some whole wheat pancakes with Kyle. And coffee. Lots of coffee. :)

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sweet nectar of life!

sweet nectar of life!

Hopefully today passes quickly. I NEED the weekend!

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo Christine


These last couple of days have been jam-packed with studying for my chemistry midterm today. I’ve been pretty consistent about getting in my workouts, but I always feel like my health suffers when it’s midterm season. There never seems to be enough time for exercise and I don’t get nearly enough sleep and drink way too much coffee. At least my eats have been pretty good! Which brings us to my third WIAW post! Time seems to be flying and I can’t believe I’ve been participating in them for 3 weeks already :).

Breakfast: An egg white omelet with ham, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, green onions, tomatoes, and nonfat plain greek yogurt on the side in place of sour cream. Along with that I had a banana that I dipped in peanut butter and jelly with plenty of coffee to keep me going.


Kyle was so excited to show me how healthy of a breakfast he had gotten as well. What a cutie! Look at that charming banana smile.


Lunch: I had a late lunch of a Subway sandwich around 2:30. Honey wheat oat bread, chicken breast, and all the veggies they could cram in! Baked chips for the crunch and grapes for a little sweetness. I’m not really too much of a chip person (I know, I’m weird), but I firmly believe that no sandwich is complete without them!


Snack: I was feeling munchy so I sneakily picked out a good amount of M&Ms from Kyle’s trail mix. Yes, I’m that person. Where can I pick up my Best Girlfriend of the Year Award?


Dinner: I wasn’t all too hungry for dinner, so I ended up only nibbling on my pasta. It was good though! Spaghetti noodles with marinara sauce and sautéed italian sausage and bell peppers. Along with that I had a salad with some Thousand Island dressing (I could honestly DRINK that stuff).

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Dessert was in the form of a delicious oozy-gooey pumpkin cake which I shared with Kyle. I asked if we should have ice cream or a latte with it, to which he replied with “Why or?”. That’s my boy.


I’m hoping to get in a run today later in the evening after I take a long post-midterm nap.


Hope you had some good eats as well :).

xoxo Christine

A Speedy Workout and Death of my Cookie Butter

Today started off with a quick 2 mile run at a little under an 8:20 pace followed by breakfast and then a speedy 35 minutes of leg weight training. I had to cut it short since I had a History lecture to go to, but I was able to get a pretty decent workout in. Usually I do full-body weight lifting sessions 3 or 4 times a week, so it felt weird concentrating solely on my lower body! A rough detailing of what I did:

  • 3×20 walking lunges with a 60lb dumbbell
  • 3×10 squat with overhead press with 55lbs dumbbell
  • 3×20 calf raises with 115 lbs (holy burn!)
  • 3×20 jump lunges
  • 3×10 deadlifts with 80 lbs dumbbell


I’ve been having trouble getting out of the door quickly enough in the morning to get some longer mileage, so I’m going to try to be better about that in the future! I feel bad for everyone who sees me on a regular basis since I basically live in workout clothes. It’s a big deal when I make the extra effort to put on some real clothing and actually have my hair down!



Class was filled with tons of notes (plus a little side of blog reading).

IMG_2083Other than that, my day has revolved around signing up for classes next year and studying for my chemistry midterm this Wednesday. Also, I tragically finished my jar of cookie butter. RIP :'(

Thou shalt be missed.

Thou shalt be missed.

What type of workout do you do when you’re in a rush?

xoxo Christine



Out in the Sun

Today started off with sleeping in till 8:30, quite a feat for me! I guess the last couple of days have started to catch up to me. While I didn’t have time to get in a workout since I slept later than usual, today involved lots of walking as I attended a concert called Extravaganza put on by my college. But first, brunch!


Oatmeal with raisins and some honey, a banana and dollop of crunchy PB, egg whites with ketchup, and enough coffee to drown a small town. I love brunch. It’s like breakfast on steroids!

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After eating I went to go make a masterpiece of a poster for my friend’s birthday before heading home to slather some makeup on :).


gettin’ crafty! (not really)

The weather was perfect for a day in the sun and I can tell from my horrible sandal lines that I got my tan on despite all the sunblock I put on. I can’t wait to get that “glow” that only seems to come with summer.




We ended up not staying too long because the music wasn’t all that great, but we made up for it with some delicious nachos that were out of this world! Cheese, chicken, steak, guacamole, pico de gallo, onions, and pinto beans? Sign me up! We didn’t eat till around 3:30, so that baby has been keeping me full all throughout the evening. I also saw and caught up with an old friend which is always lovely :).


971405_10151681545286913_807625857_n Once I got home, nothing sounded better than a nap (so much sleep today!) and I woke up around 6:30 feeling a bit out of it since it was so late. “Dinner” was a bowl of cereal since I was still stuffed from the nachos.

Apart from that, I finished a French essay and watched the new Game of Thrones episode with Kyle on my laptop via HBO Go. Coffee and chocolate were a must!


Although it’s a  bit late, I think I’m going to try to get some studying in for my chemistry midterm on Wednesday so I feel more comfortable and prepared. I absolutely hate feeling like I’m not ready for an exam and I’ve already procrastinated enough for today ;).

Catch ya’ll later!

xoxo Christine

Creatures of Habit

Hello! It’s a beautiful and sunny day in Santa Barbara and my day so far has been so nice. As usual, I woke up pretty early at 6:30 a.m. I like being a morning person for the most part, but sometimes I wish I could just sleep in a bit. Good thing I love naps ;).

I was starving today but didn’t have many options for breakfast left. I ended up having half a bagel with cream cheese and some See’s Candy (super balanced, I know). Since I turn into a hangry monster, Kyle and I decided to grab an early lunch at 11. We decided to get Vietnamese food since we are creatures of habit and walk the 25 minutes there since it’s so nice out.

Walk with Kyle

armpit hair is SO distracting



Kyle got a beef dish and I got my usual fried rice with pork, beef, shrimp, and pineapple. The give you a copious amount of food, which is obviously just a challenge. Pshh, 5 lbs of rice? No problem. (Okay, Kyle helped… a lot). Like always, it was delicious and went perfectly with a Thai Iced Tea. I swear it’s impossible to not guzzle that sweet thang down in one gulp. It takes some serious willpower!

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It was nice to stretch out our legs. Yesterday’s lifting workout really kicked my ass and I’m a bundle of sore. A hot shower will definitely help, along with some yoga that I’m planning on doing later! If I’m in the mood, I’m also going to try to go for a short run when the weather cools down.

Other than that, my day is just going to involve writing a French essay, Chemistry homework, and going to my friend’s acapella concert, which should be fun!

I hope  you’re having a brilliant day!

xoxo Christine