3’s A Charm

September 30, 2009

3 weeks, 3 classes, 3 tests. A little over 3 hours to go until the last one! After today I will be able to relax a bit and focus on my longer term projects. And take 3 vacations coming up on Oct + November!

I set out on this beautiful fall day for a bike ride to the gym at 9:30. I spent 30 minutes climbing stairs with Better Homes + Gardens and then did 10 minutes of weight lifting. I rotated between the machines today. What I hate most about weight lifting is doing multiple sets – it just gets boring. So sometimes I just do a machine until my muscles burn and leave it at one set. Since I’m pushing them to the max, they still feel really tired, which is the goal!

Once home it was rush, rush to get to Rock Hill by noon for lunch at EarthFare and study time with my friends:

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I got the usual – a big salad with a littla this and that. The highlight was the HUGE piece of onion skin I found mixed in with the lettuce :evil: And a nice fresh fig :)

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Other highlights included salmon, wheatberry salad, butternut salad, chicken cubes, grapes, blue cheese, a grapeleaf and a bunch of veggies.

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The 3 of us have to get studying!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 30, 2009 at 11:57 am

That is a HUGE salad. I love figs so much…I love having them in salads!

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2 christie, honoring health September 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Great looking salad. I love fresh figs!

Good luck with the studying!

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3 Danielle September 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Love the salad, Good luck with the studying and your test!

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4 Hallie (Healthy Twists) September 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Fresh figs are pretty much the best things in the whole world.

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5 Lizzy September 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm

MMMM huge salads are awesome! :) good luck studying

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6 kay (eating machine) September 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

i love giant salad bars.
sometimes, when he’s trying to bribe me, my fiance will offer “we can go to the salad bar at whole foods!”
it works.

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7 janetha September 30, 2009 at 12:27 pm

that salad has so many fabulous ingredients! i love humungo salads full of endless items. hope you get good grades on all 3 tests!

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8 Faith September 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Looks like a perfect salad! Good luck on your test later! :)

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9 Kristen September 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Yay, Earthfare! They built one a few miles away and we can’t get enough!

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10 kirsten September 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Yay for fall vacations, I have one coming up so far that I’m looking forward too as well!

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11 brandi September 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm

have a good time studying! it’s always better when you’re not studying alone.

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12 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Haha your satanic smiley is kind of intimidating… I love giant salads–and the fig addition is always delish!

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13 Mara @ What's For Dinner? September 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

HI KELSEY!!! Looks like a great lunch

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14 Leianna September 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm

So much to do in such a short time, but when its all over there will be a great sense of accomplishment!
Good luck with it all!
Great salad!

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15 Diana September 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Big, big salad!
Good luck with the test!

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16 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Not sure if I like figs. The texture is a little funny.

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17 Jessica September 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm

WHOA that salad looks good, sans the onion slice lol.
have fun with your 3’s!
lol
-muffy

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18 Kailey (SnackFace) September 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Huge salads like that are the best! I always get so excited eating them that I it eat super fast, anticipating what the next bite will hold. Hmm, is it bad to be that excited about a salad?

Love the study group- tres adorable! Good luck!

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19 Whitney @ Lettuce Love September 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm

That salad looks yummy! I have to check out Earth Fare when I am in Charlotte next month. I need a salad like that in my life :)

Good luck with the studying!

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20 MelissaNibbles September 30, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I have the same water bottle! It’s from Target!

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21 Anne Marie@Her New Weigh September 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Fresh figs are so good!

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22 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers September 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

that salad looks unbelievable. i love all the ingredients… i want one of those places in florida! lucky ducky.

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23 Marcia September 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm

I generally feel compelled to do more than one set of an exercise. But I find lifting to be BORING (except for the brief time I was paying an 18-year old kid trainer $60/hour to train me). I was reading one of the machines that actually said lifting the correct amount of weight, slowly, and to failure (this was the pull-up/dip machine) was almost as effective as doing multiple sets. So, yay!

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24 Food Makes Fun Fuel September 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Everything in that dish is making me drool right now

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25 Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) September 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Yeah I agree with about 15 people above — fresh figs are the BEST thing in the world. If only they weren’t so expensive. Sigh.

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26 Courtney September 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I’m in love with that salad!!!!! So many flavors and textures! Yum!
Even if you aren’t doing multiple sets, at least you are getting in some strength training. If you get bored, do 15 minutes of cardio and then a set of strength and repeat. Breaks up the boredom!

Courtney
Adventures in Tri-ing

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27 angieinatlanta September 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I like your idea of just doing one power set. Sometimes I get discouraged during weight lifting because I know I still have to do so much more!

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28 Naomi (onefitfoodie) September 30, 2009 at 3:31 pm

salad looks amazing! i LOVE fresh figs they are so full of flavor! esp when they are sliced and baked in the oven they plump uip and the flavor really comes out!

if the weights get boring you can throw in some cardio in btwn sets! like jump jacks, running in place, jump rope!

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29 ash @ on the rocks September 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm

I am always super jealous of your trips to Earth Fare. We don’t have those around here (los angeles). Kinda reminds me of Whole Foods…but whenever I made a salad there is costs $15 + !!

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30 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm

A bike ride sounds just wonderful to enjoy a beautiful fall day. Glad you got to have a little fun with the girls for lunch!

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31 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm

i love “better homes and gardens” – when i was a kid i’d look through it to get myself psyched to do my chores….

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32 skinnyrunner September 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm

that fig looks like a rock! but i bet it tastes better than one. hehe

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33 Jenna September 30, 2009 at 6:13 pm

earthfare looks soo cool! we have those napkin containers at my colleg caf ;)
jenna

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34 jess September 30, 2009 at 6:25 pm

kath,

I highly suggest you check out the book “the new rules of lifting for women”. It truly changed the way I view strength training.

Jess

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35 Jenn (www.j3nn.net) September 30, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Big salads are the BEST!

Jenn

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36 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans September 30, 2009 at 7:50 pm

3 vacations will definitely be in order after all of that! Bummer on the onion skin! There is nothing worse than an unexpected visitor in your meal!

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37 maria September 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Glad to hear there is relaxation on the way for you… you work so hard! :) And your onion-hatred is so funny for me.

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38 Jac October 1, 2009 at 8:00 am

salad looks wonderful..sorry about the onion skin-even an onion lover like me wouldn’t like to see an onion skin in her salad! lol.

Have a fun time relaxing on your THREE vacays! I wish i could too!

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