this weekend was glorious.
trader joe’s GIANT chocolate peppermint cupcake
i slept, i ate, i slept, i relaxed, i ate, i sat, i went to trader joe’s, i ate out, i slept, i went to costco, i had yellowtail sushi for my first time ever…
i ate out, i had the most delicious clam chower quartet of my life, i read, i slept..
the fishery, chowder quarter, & grilled scallops salad
i practiced my barista skills, i shoveled, ate warm food…
& found my long lost twin….
…well you get the point, and i between all of this and that i came up with a new game plan for myself
the game plan
okay here it guys i’ve got several game plans on my agenda
as you may or may not know, i’ve been participating in the jamie eason live fit trainer for a little over 2 months now, i love the program, and would recommend it for anyone who wants to beast up in the weight room
but here’s the thing, i was killing myself in phase 3, and i was fine with that because they were great workouts and i felt great, but i wasn’t ready for that phase yet.
i cheated a bit, yes you caught me. and i didn’t fully commit myself to the no cardio in phase 1 all the way. although i did gain weight & muscle mass, i really want to gain some more muscle and not focus on leaning out just yet
i felt really burnt out over the last two weeks, and thought, this is just not that serious.
so i’m quitting phase 3, yes quitting with 2 weeks left, and i’m going back to the last two weeks of phase 1, with absolutely no cardio for a minimum of 2 weeks, and i’m really going to push myself with the weights & focus on that
we’ll see what happens after 2 weeks, but for now i’m good with this
i hate putting things like this out there, because well people of course judge, and form their opinions, but i think putting it out there will help me stick to my goal
the food part is pretty simple. eat more!
i’ve been increasing my calories for quite some time now, and yes with the calorie increase weight gain has come, but i know that if i want to increase muscle i’ve got to increase calories.
so it’s simple, i’m just going to eat more!
oh and that would be starting with using more of this baby
like for example, in this morning’s bowl of oatmeal
nutty protein oats
- 1/3 cup oats
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup TJs very cherry frozen blend
- 2 T almond meal
- 1 T olympia labs pea protein (vanilla)
- cinnamon, stevia & vanilla extract
cook oats on stove top with the water, when its cooked to your consistency liking, mix in the spices, extract, almond meal, protein powder & frozen berries.
pour into a bowl & let it sit overnight. in the morning top it off with whatever your heart desires!
this is actually the MOST important of them all.
i was waiting to tell you guys, because i didn’t want to jinx it but…
haha. kidding, obviously. but that did ruin the surprise a little, didn’t it.
no, but for real. I GOT A NEW JOB!
yup, that’s right.
congratulations to me, starting next monday the 30th i will be starting a brand spankin’ new job.
although i was working a full time schedule at my current job, i wasn’t classified as a full-time benefits person, and i wasn’t making enough money to do anything with my life other than drive back and forth to work.
there were no full-time opportunities so even though i love my office and the people that i work with, i knew i had to move forward with my life. so i started applying, interviewing, the whole nine yards, and over this past month everything kind of came together
so starting next week, i will be starting full-time at a brand new job. the commute is going to be different, it’s a college in downtown brooklyn, and driving would be the worst idea ever.
so i’ll be a long island railroader for the time being.
i finally feel like all of the pain, blood sweat & tears i’ve put into school & life over the past couple of years is finally coming together
i love my parents, but it’s time for me to start thinking about moving out, etc. i’ve been so lucky to have such amazing parents who let me stay home for as long as i can so i can save money etc. i’ve got tons of loans to pay off, and since i was pretty much making no money it’s been hard to think of moving out but now i can!
so my goal is to be moved out by this time next year, when jenna is done with her undergrad and ready to start grad school
obviously things happen in between and these are all just plans, but i’m excited and so happy.
scared? of course!
i’m starting new, a new job, a new place, a new schedule, new people. i hope they like me!
but that’s the fun part about life, no? being scared, starting new things, meeting new people.
i’m ready for it.
- shower, check!
- breakfast, check!
- coffee, uh shamefully not checked
- get my nail fixed, on my way!
- turkey muffins
- chocolate protein bars
- football party cookies
- um hello, did someone say football..
the only thing you should be concerned about today? getting your butt over and entering in this week’s football pool for your chance to win a TJs prize back and some chia seeds. get over there NOW.
better get to it!
love to love you <3
cawfee tawk! what’s on your life plan lately? anything fun? new? exciting?