Monday, October 3, 2011

New Month, New Rotation

Why hello there Smile. Hope everyone’s off to a great start to the week; I know I am! More on that later though.

So yesterday, my mom and dad drove down to Grand Rapids to bring some furniture that I couldn’t bring myself when I moved back here on Friday. We almost have the apartment all set up, just a little more cleaning and re-arranging and it’ll be set. Already feels like home down here and I love it Smile.

After we finished unloading the truck, the four of us headed over to On The Border for an early dinner.



Eric and I actually didn’t have lunch yesterday since we were driving home from Cedar Point in the morning/early afternoon and then I was cleaning until my parents arrived. Needless to say, we were starving by the time we arrived at the restaurant and since the meal was taking the place of lunch and dinner, we went all out Winking smile.

We started off with guacamole live


plus queso.


The guacamole was amazing. This was my mom’s first time at On The Border and she said that it was the best guacamole she’d ever had. I’d have to agree with that statement.

For my meal, I went with the chicken taco melts:


*notice the scraped-clean guacamole bowl in the back*

The taco melts were good (they’re one of my faves on the menu) but I definitely drooled over my mom’s grilled veggie enchiladas:


She loves me and sent me home with her leftovers Open-mouthed smile.

New Rotation

After our crazy delicious but oh-so-unhealthy Mexican dinner last night, we woke up this morning ready to start fresh on our diets and have a good week. I enjoyed a smiling breakfast of waffles with almond butter and cinnamon and a slice of turkey bacon:


Then it was off to the first day of our new rotation. This month’s rotation is an academic one and it’s going to be a lot different than internal medicine. It’s not nearly as intense and the three of us who have the rotation together (Eric and I plus another guy from our class) will have a pretty flexible schedule. We spent the morning doing orientation followed by some computer training before breaking for lunch at Jimmy John’s.

I went with the Beach Club Unwich with no tomato or mayo:


As I mentioned on the Facebook page this morning, I slashed off so many calories by skipping the bread and mayo that I was able to enjoy a bag of BBQ chips with my lunch and still kept it under 500 calories. Mmmmm…

The rest of the afternoon was spent discussing all of our projects that we’ll be working on this month, including some instructional videos, a community outreach project, and a vaccine clinic. Our first project, however, was a little unexpected.


Yep, we were put to work putting together drawers for our work area. It was actually kind of fun! I handed the boys all of the parts and they put them together; we make a great team Winking smile.


Not bad right?


Work-Out + Dinner

After we were done at our rotation for the day, it was time to hit the gym! I’m not gonna lie, it’s been an entire week since I’ve worked out. I honestly cannot remember the last time I went that long without workout out, but it just wasn’t in the cards last week. I spent Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday working on school projects; Friday I moved, and I spent the weekend at Cedar Point. It’s all good though because I got right back on track today, especially since I have my workout buddy back! Here’s what we did:

Chest Lift:

  • Incline bench press 3 sets x 6-8 reps (heavy weight)
  • Incline bench press 3 sets x 20 reps (low weight)
  • Chest flyes (cable pulley) 3 sets x 20 reps
  • Chest flyes (low cable pulley) 3 sets x 20 reps
  • Dips (for chest) 3 sets x 8 reps (I use the assist machine for these)

Cardio (treadmill):

  • 7 minute jog @ 6.0
  • 10 minutes HIIT training: 1 minute @ 8.5, 1 minute off (repeat 5 times)
  • Cool-down walk @ 3.0

This workout kicked my booty, and the HIIT was really tough. It felt good though, and I needed it.

Dinner was some delicious perch that Eric fried up on the stove (he used just a tiny bit of oil to cook it) and seasoned with soy sauce, garlic salt, onion flakes and black pepper. We paired it with a salad that I contributed:


Off to catch up on Biggest Loser! Have a great night Smile


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