Philippians 2:4. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Workout: ran 6.4 miles on treadmill, 2.6 miles on elliptical
I’ve been such a good girl today! I woke up and went to the gym to run my 9 miles since I still can’t run outside with all this smoke. I set out to do them all on the treadmill but I guess Anytime has a rule about only being on each machine for 1 hour. If I had know that, I would have tried to fit as many miles on the treadmill as possible instead of just trucking along so I made the best of the elliptical and put it on super high resistance. Hello buns of steel!
After my workout I can home and made a yummy banana protein shake and created some veggie snack packs for the next few days to take to work so there’s no excuse to not eat veggies! Yay! I also have to share my delish lunch as well. I guess you would call it something like a southwest egg salad, I just call it tasty. It is made up of a spring mix salad, diced green peppers, black beans, 1 egg, and left over fresh cut salsa.
For you cheese lovers out there, this salad would probably be pretty good with your choice of cheese but I however, am not a fan. Which brings me to my 2 tips for eating healthy in college today. These are 2 things I avoid because I don’t like the taste but what I have recently found out is that they can save you a lot of extra calories.
You’re so Cheesey
I am crazy weird about cheese. I hate it on my salads and sandwiches but love grilled cheese sandwiches and pizza. Love brie and feta, hate swiss and cheddar. I know, I know makes zero sense but that’s just the way it is. But did you know that 1oz of the average cheese is around 100 calories. Every time you take the cheese off your sandwich, you’re eating 100 less calories and that really adds up. Think about all the things they add cheese on that you probably barely even notice. Now I understand there are many of you out there who love cheese almost as much as I love Mike and Ikes so if you can’t give it up, I understand. But it is something to consider if it is something you can live without.
You won’t find me doing keg stands on the beach anytime soon.
I am one of those people who hates beer unless it’s and ice cold Corona with lime and even then I can barely do 2, so this isn’t really a problem for me. At parties I just ask if there’s anything else and if not, I go without. However, I understand that I am not the typical college girl so here’s somethings to consider for you beer loving peeps.
-Set out a limit for the night. This goes for all alcohol in general. Tell yourself you’re only going to have 3 drinks and then stop there. Did you know the average light beer and 1oz shot have around 100 calories? So even if you’re sticking to your caloric goal for the day food wise, you could go out and have 5 shots and be over by 500 calories. Then, you have a buzz going on and when someone walks in the door with pizza, all your will power from the day can go out the window and next thing you know you’re shoving slice after slice down your pie hole.
-Go with light. It really doesn’t taste any different and if your looking for a buzz, you’ll still get one.
-Be the DD. If all you need is an excuse not to drink, offer to be the DD. Everyone loves the buddy who’s willing to drive their plastered face home and watching drunk people act like goons can often be just as fun as being one.
– BYOB. Avoid having to drink whatever cheap beer is being offered at the party (and looking like a total mooch) and bring you’re own. This way you have total control of what you’re drinking and how much.
-Save it for the weekend. One of the biggest problems I’ve noticed with college kids is that with their new found freedom, they take advantage of not having someone look over their shoulder and party nearly every night. Don’t ask me how because if I drank every night, I would never get anything done so I just save it for the weekends when I don’t have to worry about being functional the next day.
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!