So…. My car had a little bit of an accident this morning. And, let me preface this by saying, it didn’t GET INTO an accident, it just HAD an accident. My mom was a little bit freaked out when I started my story like that. Whoops.
First of all, it’s a Monday. Which automatically means BLEH. Although, I’m surprised all of this didn’t happen on a Tuesday. I’m a little bit famous for having AWFUL Tuesdays. So, anyway, the story starts back a few days ago when my mom got word that it was going to snow up here in Woonsocket. In order to prepare for the plow-guy to come plow our driveway (we have a huge-ass driveway), she wanted me to park in the garage.
I want to make it be known that I’ve never parked in that garage before (we moved into this house only about 2 years ago). Not only had a never parked in it before, I had no idea how to open the door. Yes, imagine me, the not-so-blonde blonde girl standing in my garage for about 10 minutes staring at the big door trying to figure out how to get it to open. After I pulled the red rope attached to the gears (and screamed because I thought I broke it and it was going to fall down on me), I went back to my car to pull it in. Apparently, I was supposed to be pulling my car in between the precarious two-feet-tall pile of steel poles that used to be our pavilion and the (almost literally) 80 bicycles we’ve somehow collected over the years. Why we have this many bicycles, I have no clue. It’s been about 10 years since I’ve seen anybody in my family even use one. Let me also say, that they must have built this garage back when cars were, like, A LOT smaller, because there was about 3 inches on either side in between my car and the wall, and my car and the brick column that separates the two parking spots.
I managed to get my car about 3/4ths the way in, which was good enough for the guy to be able to plow. It basically snowed all weekend, so when I decided to grocery shopping this afternoon, it was the first time I’d used my car since I pulled it in. I was really mad because when I went to get in the car, I saw that one of the steel poles had made a huge scratch in the driver-side door. There was nothing I could do about it, though, so I got in and started to back out. To avoid scratching it even more, I backed out trying to go around the poles as much as possible.
And… this happened.
F*cking brick column.
WHO WOULD PUT A BRICK COLUMN THERE?
A few seconds after I took the first picture… the wind knocked the rest of it right off. I’m pretty sure it hit the car behind me.
Phew! What a morning. Nothing Dunkin’ can’t fix. Mmmmm.
Except for the fact that somebody decided to GET RID OF CINNAMON SWIRL. Like, WTF. I practically cried when the girl on the intercom told me. I had to go with Caramel Swirl. Hmph. I order mine with skim milk and three Splendas, if any of you wanted to know.
After those two very upsetting tragedies, I got my mom’s garage guy to order me a new mirror and then relaxed while grocery shopping. Grocery shopping is seriously one of my favorite things ever. I love to meander the aisles, picking out my favorite foods, filling up the cart with healthy items I can’t wait to snack on during the week. Grocery shopping is kind of like yoga to me. It’s a serious stress-reliever.
This week, I got:
- Two boxes of Kashi Go Lean cereal – my favorite! (They’re still on sale 2/$6!)
- Gallon of skim milk
- Two bags of trail mix treats for my guinea pig
- Two bags of frozen blueberries
- Three cans of chickpeas (3/$2)
- Cucumbers ($0.99/each)
- Plum tomatoes ($1.99/lb)
- Broccoli (for the guinea pig)
- Red grapes ($2.49/lb)
- Pint of strawberries ($2.99)
I made these lunches for school! I can’t decide if I want to stick with my Subway plan from last semester or do the whole bagged lunch thing. We’ll see. In the containers, I have 2 cans of chickpeas, 1/2 an onion, a cucumber, 4 plum tomatoes, a few drizzles of olive oil, and some salt. Yum! I was trying to think of lunches I wouldn’t have to heat up, since I’ll have to eat on the go at school, and my Spicy Cilantro Chickpeas came to mind, so I based this meal off that.
After I packed my lunches for the week, I decided it was high time to exercise! The comments on last night’s post, both on here and on Facebook, really got me pumped up to workout today. You guys made me feel so much better about being human and making mistakes. I realized that a few days of not exercising and eating less-than-optimally wasn’t a reason to just throw in the towel altogether. I’m not going to back down from the challenge this time. I know I’m strong enough to stay healthy, and I know I want it badly enough. I just might need your guys’ help to remember what I’m capable of sometimes.
Today I based my workout off of Julie’s Targeting Triceps. I’ve never done a whole workout of JUST arms, so it was tough! I was definitely dripping with sweat after this one – especially on the Upright Rows! Now that I’ve been exercising consistently for the past few weeks, I can definitely tell that my endurance is getting better – I don’t have to take quite so many “breathers” in between the exercises.
- 3 sets of 15 pushups (on my knees)
- 3 sets of 10 bicep curls (15lbs)
- 2 sets of 10 shoulder presses (15lbs)
- 3 sets of 10 pull downs (70lbs)
- 4 sets of 5 front raises (15lbs)
- 2 sets of 5 side raises (15lbs)
- 2 sets of 10 upright rows (25lbs in each hand)
- 2 sets of 10 tricep push-ups (on my knees)
- 3 sets of 10 tricep kickbacks
- 3 sets of 10 crossbody bicep curls
These are my books for school this semester. Minus SIX that haven’t come in yet! Yeah… That’s a LOT of reading. My classes start tomorrow and I’m really excited. But I’m also kind of nervous amount the amount of reading it looks like I’m going to be doing!
Also… how is it possible that it’s already 4:30pm?! I haven’t even eaten lunch yet, haha!!