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Weekend Update and Cake Baking!

24 Nov

Happy Sunday!

It’s officially only 2 days until Thanksgiving Break begins, and only two days until I am reunited with this lovely lady:

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My twin is just too cute! 🙂

This weekend has been pretty low key: lots of homework, cleaning, workouts…I am so ready for the madness that is Fall Quarter to be over!  However, I did have some excitement yesterday in the form of:

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Cake!  My lovely bf worked for a cake company, so I convinced him that I needed cake after surviving this week.  So we made snickerdoodle cake!  I honestly was too busy eating cake batter and frosting to remember the ingredients he used (sorry, no recipe) but know that I enjoyed my cake! #yolo

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Yes, I am a college student, and therefore I am too lazy to use a plate to eat off of 😉

What is your favorite type of cake?

–The Twins

 

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Smoothie, Spin and A Great Weekend!

17 Nov

Hello Friends!

It’s been one of those weeks.  You know what I mean?  Late nights in the computer labs, group projects, papers–so much to do!  I am looking on the positive side of things though, as Thanksgiving Break is almost here!  I have decided to challenge Hanna and I with a Twin Turkey Trot on Turkey Day…more to come on what that means 😉

Here are some happy highlights from my week!

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The lovely remains of my post-workout juice!  I call it juice because I was sadly out of frozen fruit (and too lazy to freeze my bananas), so my smoothie was very thin but still amazing.  In the mix:

  • Water and Almond Milk (I love adding water to smoothies!)
  • Protein Powder
  • Chocolate Pb2—mmmmmmm!
  • Banana

Such a great combo!

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One of my favorite workouts of the week included 30 minutes on the treadmill, then 30 minutes on the bike (I was obviously moving in this picture…).  I also used the lat pull down par, free weights and a medicine ball doing Russian Twists to create an awesome workout!  Gym tip:   Never go to the gym on Mondays!  Literally all of campus decides to work off their weekend, so all of the machines are taken.  But by Friday, most of the gym has cleared out (sad, but true).

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Quality time with Mr. Foam Roller!  If you don’t have one already, I would suggest you invest–they are wonderful 🙂

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Off to tackle yet another essay 😦  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

–The Twins

Cross Training Time!

5 Nov

It’s Tuesday!  It has been so cold lately in the mornings that I have been waiting until the afternoon to do my workouts (yes, sometimes I’m a wimp).  I have been loving my afternoon gym time–running on the tredmill, then doing weights and some of the machines.  Confession time:  I totally race the person next to me on the tredmill 🙂  Do you ever do that?

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Ready to run!

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On days when I don’t feel like doing the tredmill or if my knees hurt, I go for the spin bike!  I don’t really have a set speed, or “class” that I write down, but I just push myself and increase the resistance to make it a tough workout.  On the subject of Spin, congrats to Aurora for training to teach it!

What are your favorite cross-training workouts?

Happy Sunday!

3 Nov

Happy Sunday!

As you are reading this, I am currently preparing for an interview (eek!).  Here’s a quick look at everything that happened this week:

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Awkward pre-run picture!  Do you like my bright pink running shirt?  I love long sleeves for this chilly weather that’s upon us.

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Edename, one of my favorite veggies!  Protein packed and so quick to make.  Delicious!

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Ugh essay writing 😦  Not complete without…

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Coffee!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!  What did you do this week?

Random Dinner Night

2 Nov

The other night, I realized something.

I had absolutely NOTHING left in the fridge. Ok, so maybe that’s a little dramatic. I had ALMOST NOTHING left in the fridge.

My roomate Dorothy and I decided to pool our resources (as true college students do) and create dinner out of thin air…

tofu (fried in a pan with a small amount of oil and coated with Saltines)

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the smallest bit of kale,
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And dinner is served! (We also had a small green salad with lettuce and arugula on it’s last legs).

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Housemate shenanigans (love you Dorth!)

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All About Arms

29 Oct

Hello all!

I don’t know about you, but I have been neglecting my arm workouts, like, big time.  I run and do abs (my favorite ab workout is Cassey’s Victoria Secret Abs video!) but I am slacking in doing weights on a regular basis.

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…which is why I am turning over a new leaf!  As the weather gets colder, I find myself gravitating towards the gym for my morning workouts, so that I can get my cardio in on either the bike or tredmill.  So now, I have started to add weights into my routine, which looks something like this:

*Note:  I use 7.5-10 lb free weights and then set the machines to usually between 40-60 lbs, depending on how I feel

First, I use the Lat Pull Down machine (My trouble area, and therefore my favorite machine to use!).

With the free weights, I lift for quantity and quality, not trying to push myself to use a 20 lb+ weight when I know I can’t lift it.

I also love planks!  Not only do they strengthen the core, but they also provide a great workout for the arms.

How do you build arm strength?

–Haley

Lattes and Trader Joes Run.

27 Oct

Can we discuss how crazy this fog is??

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Campus has been incredibly foggy the past week, which is very out of the ordinary for the PNW.

This weekend has been a whirlwind of meetings, planning, and paper-writing, but I did take a moment to enjoy a latte from my favorite coffeeshop in town:

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That, my friends, is skill 🙂

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A massive TJ’s run also happened, and thank goodness!  I bought kale, yogurt, almond milk (I have officially switched from not liking regular cow milk), fruit and lettuce.

Have a great Sunday!

–Haley