Friday, October 7, 2011

Overpriced Laundry

My day got off to a great start with Grey’s Anatomy and breakfast in bed:


Whole wheat wafflewich with egg whites, provolone and turkey bacon. YUM!


This may have replaced the sweet and savory bagelwich as my new favorite breakfast sandwich, which is certainly not a bad thing since this one has more protein anyways Open-mouthed smile.


Today was arms day at the gym, and by the time we were done I could hardly lift my water bottle. We started with a high-rep warm-up, then did an exhausting biceps and triceps workout followed by an abs routine, and finished with 20 minutes of steady-state cardio on the stationary bike. Here’s what the lift looked like:

  • Bicep curls (barbell) 1 set x 20 reps (warm-up)
  • Overhead triceps extensions (barbell) 1 set x 20 reps (warm-up)
  • Concentration curls 3 sets x 8 reps each arm
  • Overhead triceps extensions (V-bar, cable machine) 3 sets x 8 reps
  • Bicep curls (barbell) 3 sets x 6 reps
  • Tricep dips 2 sets x 20 (okay…really it was 1 set x 20 and 1 set x 15…Winking smile)
  • Preacher curls 3 sets x 6 reps
  • Tricep pressdowns (rope, cable machine) 3 sets x 8 reps

The abs routine was killer. It was a superset of the following ab exercises done on the decline bench:

  • 10 crunches
  • 10 leg lifts
  • 10 reverse crunches

However, here’s what made it tough: While one person completed the routine, the other one held a plank position the entire time. Then we would switch and repeat. We each did the routine twice.

After this week’s intense workouts, I’ve realized that I’m having a hard time remembering what it’s like to not be sore. Apparently I wasn’t working hard enough at home!

Paying for Laundry

I spent most of my afternoon downtown with Eric and the other student on our rotation with us working on projects. We actually got quite a bit done, which is always good. Before I left, I munched on a salad and Greek yogurt for lunch:


My salad contained mixed greens, avocado, dried cherries, feta, and sunflower seeds and was delicious.



So now I’d like to take a minute to complain about something.

I’ve been spoiled living at home for the last three months where I have a nice, big, free washer and dryer right in my house. Now that I’m living in an apartment in Grand Rapids for the month (and will be again in the spring), I’m forced to pay to use the teeny tiny apartment complex washing machines and dryers, which is not very fun.


I seriously cannot believe that it costs $1.25 for each washer and dryer use. Because the machines are so small, it takes at least two loads for me to get all my laundry done, which means $5.00 every time I do laundry (2 washes and 2 dries). Of course, this might not bother me so much if my clothes were actually dry when they came out of the dryer, but no. Unless I want to pay another $2.50 and turn my two loads into three, I’m apparently going to have to deal with damp clothes.


Oh and no, you don’t have a speck of dirt on your computer; that’s just a huge-a$$ ugly zit on my chin.

Anyways, I know I’m being over-dramatic and that lots of people use laundromats every day and just deal with it like mature adults. I’m sure I’ll get over it one of these days, but that day is not today Smile.

Alright, I’m about to eat some leftover pizza for dinner and then we’re catching a movie later. Have a great night!


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