Friday, November 9, 2012

One of these days...

...I'll make a challenge stick.

Sorry for not updating sooner or more often.  I've been so busy and stressed about school that I have not been able to keep up with my personal challenge.  So what I'm doing instead is not worrying about calories in and calories out and trying to concentrate on just eating generally healthy and making sure I'm doing some type of exercise daily. I aim for an hour, but if all I get is 20 minutes then that's okay too.

It's never a good idea to try something new or break habits during a high stress period in your life. I know this, and yet I thought I could do it. However, it just became another source of frustration for me.  So I'm pausing this challenge for now and will pick it up later. Right now I have kids, tests, projects and other things in life to worry over. Also finals are less then a month away, yay.

I have a couple things that I'm doing for my classes that I will share with my dear readers once I complete them. One is a gluten free white cake I'm creating for my Experimental Foods class. I'm so impressed with this recipe. I started out with a dry awful tasting cake and now I have something that you probably couldn't discern from a traditional white cake. It's that yummy. High in calories, but yummy.

The other thing is I have to make a 2 day workout regimen for my resistance training class. Well, I don't HAVE to it's extra credit. I like extra credit so I'm going to do it anyway.  It will consist of a power exercise (think clean, jerks, snatches), a strength exercise (squats, presses), two accessory exercises (something that uses machines or dumbbells usually, leg press, curls) and an ab/core workout.  I love exercising with weights so this is something I'll probably make and do for my own enjoyment as well.

Well dear readers, I have a busy weekend(for the next couple weeks) and so must get off here and get something done before I have to be at work.  I also have one week and one day and I join the mid-thirties. I think this may be hard on me...