Weekly Workouts

Happy Sunday, ya’ll!

This weekend was crazy.

As many of you know, I studied abroad for a year at Oxford (England), and have great friends from that journey.  A friend of mine from that experience met up with two girls who had just returned from studying abroad, so it was two generations of Oxford!

Myself and Sabrina, the “old” generation…

… with Lauren and Dorothy, the “newest” generation.  Cute!  We enjoyed lunch at Bistro Francais in Georgetown.  I had the Rachel salad, which consisted of spinach leaves, avocado, and crab meat.  Delicious.

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I was a member of the clean-plate club.

After, my best friend drove up to DC and we went to Adams Morgan, a very popular up-and-coming neighborhood in DC.  We went to Madams Organ for dinner, and had delicious barbeque chicken with candied yams, fried okra and too many french fries. 

Such strange restaurant décor… (don’t bring your kids here, folks).

This week is the very last week of my American Red Cross internship in DC.  How time flies!  I’ll be doing lots of exciting things, wrapping up my research, and saying the final goodbyes!  Eeep.  But, above all this, I’ll be trying to stay fit!

My hips have been struggling this past weekend, but I’m still going to make sure to get a few workouts in.  When I get back to Ohio, I’m going to step up the pace and really start watching my clean eating.  I’ve been off the wagon too long.

Weekly Workouts

Monday – Walk 1 mile to PT, then 1+ miles to friend’s house for dinner.  Potentially have a quick 15 minute arc trainer session pre-walk to PT.

Tuesday – Abs and upper body circuit, plus 30 minute arc trainer interval session (30 sec sprint, 30 sec moderate).

Wednesday – Abs and lower body circuit, plus 40 minute arc trainer interval session (10 minute moderate, 20 minute of 45-sec sprint and 90 sec moderate intervals, 10 minute moderate).

Thursday – Walk 1 mile to PT.  Potentially have a quick 15 minute arc trainer session pre-walk to PT.

Friday – Abs and upper body circuit, plus 30 minute arc trainer interval session (30 sec sprint, 30 sec moderate).

Saturday – fly home!

‘Twas The Land of Temptation

And all through the office…

Not a creature was stirring,

Except 10 million cupcakes.

cookies n’ cream!

Most of the cupcakes kill me (damn cream cheese), but they’re all delicious.  

In other news, I lost my internet for most of yesterday, so I apologize for the lack of post except in the very late evening.  My blender blew a fuse in my house as soon as I got home!  Who knew!

I tired to make coconut butter (from unsweetened coconut flakes) in my blender, and MAN, was that a fail.  I wish I had a VitaMix or food processor.  Someday.

I also took part in a lovely marketing photosession for our new materials at the Red Cross.  We’ve recently changed our logo for the first time over a hundred years –

from:

 To:

Oddly enough, it’s not such a drastic change as it seems.  Sure, it looks much more modern, but it’s actually based off of some of the buttons that the American Red Cross was famous for, back during WWI and WWII.

Cool, huh?  Maybe you’ll be seeing my face on some fancy posters in the next year…

But if not, at least I got to pose with this cool bear.