As the end of the semester approaches time seems to by FLYING! I'm not sure how it is already Wednesday, it feels like it was just Sunday (Easter). Anyway I want to be better about posting weekend recaps so even though it's late I'll do a short Easter weekend recap
Even though it was Easter weekend my professors still piled on the homework. With the semester winding down I am buried in projects, presentations, and papers. The university I go to doesn't get Good Friday off, which doesn't really affect me because I don't have Friday classes. I did my normal grocery shopping and then set to work on an anthropology paper. The paper is worth twenty percent of my overall grade so I wanted to do a good job. I always do an extensive outline before writing a paper because I find it's easier to write the paper. I had been pushing this paper aside for awhile and even though it's not due until the class before exams I wanted to get it out of the way. Surprisingly I knocked the whole paper out in a day (it's a long paper).
To back up for a second I did my normal Friday workout before grocery shopping. I have been lifting weights more and cutting back a little on cardio. Does anyone else get crazy hungry after lifting?! I have upped my macros to fit in more protein so I stay full longer, but I have to be careful because my body is very sensitive and I have to increase ridiculously slow otherwise I get really sick. Normally I have some type of salad for lunch but to pack extra protein I added a hard boiled egg and a salmon packet. Plus I had 1/2 cup cottage cheese. I can't stand plain cottage cheese so I always add fruit.
I switched my rest day to Saturday because I was up late finishing my paper. Instead of hitting the gym I cleaned, ran some errands, worked on presentations, and did some recipe testing. Saturday night/early Sunday morning was not pleasant. I had run errands and picked up an arctic zero as a treat. I didn't even have a full 1/2 cup but was up for most of the night sicker than sick. It started as a horrible headache and progressed from there. I felt and looked like I got beat up Sunday morning at church for Easter service. As the day wore on I started to feel better and I did a glute workout.
Sadly I couldn't be home with my family for Easter (for the third year in a row). Since I wasn't feeling super wonderful I wanted something simple after Easter service at church. I went with the classic açai bowl. I used açai powder and blended 1/3 small banana, approx. 1 cup frozen berry blend and some almond milk. I topped it with banana slices, strawberry slices, a few blueberries, a sliced kiwi and 2 tablespoons of granola. The bright colors definitely remind me of Easter.
Thankfully I get to go home this weekend and have a delayed Easter dinner with my parents. I am really excited to see them and see my puppy! I've missed Cora and all her nuttiness!
What did you do for Easter? P.S. did you notice the new background? I thought it could use a little sprucing up :)