Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fitness Frenzy

This week I've kind of entered a fitness frenzy. I'm not sure why, this is kind of uncharacteristic of me. I guess it's because I'm semi-addicted to spinning class, although I've realized that it may not be the ultimate workout for me (I need a bit more abs in my life so I'm going to add them in after). This week I've done 2 spinning classes, a yoga/pilates class and a step class. Tomorrow I'm going to do another spin and Saturday Ben and I are going biking. All in all I think this is a good change for me, but I'm not sure I"ll be able to maintain it. I've also been trying to change my diet to be a bit healthier. No more treating myself for going to the gym with ice cream, no more waffles for breakfast, no more bread. My diet this week has been mostly salad with avocado, goat's cheese, cranberries and tomatoes for lunch, and some kind of whole wheat based italian dinner (which the exception of stirfry and trout tonight). I'm not on a diet per se, I just want to eat less junk and make more things from scratch. I froze some tomatoes last week that a classmate gave me from his garden and I'm excited to use them for making sauces. I really want to learn how to make marinara sauce from scratch and a good thick pasta sauce. I will always remember my first tomato sauce experience in Rome and I long to be able to reproduce that. Send me your recipes!

I hope everyone else is having a good few first days/weeks of school. Harry, you start soon, good luck!

3 comments:

mstpbound said...

i've been to school for a month, and already i feel like my health/quality of life is decreasing V__V''' i keep on telling myself that i just have to pull through this for 1.5 years before i make it onto the wards... and yes, it's only been 2.5 wks...

Dafydd said...

Hey, man

Do not neglect the power of canned tomato paste. That, and non-fluffy bread...you do need carbs, just make sure they're good...that and only guiness - no more light brown beer.

Cal said...

I cannot understand how you can enjoy spinning.

Sure, I mean, I enjoy the session, but afterwards I CANNOT SIT DOWN FOR TWO DAYS STRAIGHT.

Doesn't it hurt?!