Today I faxed in my registration form for school. This is both nerve racking and really exciting. It’s nerve racking because I’ve basically just given up all of my free time for the next two years. It’s exciting because it means that after months of deliberation I’m finally pulling the trigger and doing something I’m beyond passionate about. When I think about starting school, I get really excited because I love buying binders and pens and paper and notebooks. Turns out, when you do an online course, you basically only need your laptop. I’m kind of disappointed by this because 1. I love office supplies and any excuse to buy them is a good one, and 2. I’m a visual learner and the actual process of writing things down on paper helps me learn it better. This is a brand new way of learning for me, self-motivated I mean. There is no teacher at the front of the classroom hinting at certain things I’ll need to know for the final exam. There’s no set time to be in class and no specific homework or reading I have to do by a certain date. This is all up to me, which is
stressful motivating enough for me. This course is what I love and it’s
money directly out of my pocket, so you KNOW I’m not going to piss it away… It
will be great! Now I just have to wait for the payment to come out and get my books
and then I’ll really be committed!
Today has been a crazy day otherwise. I woke up late, had to get ready super quick to head out to Mississauga for the health fair. Didn’t get to eat breakfast, so when I got to the office at 1 I instantly scarfed down some leftover Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti then had to leave right at 4:30 so I could get downtown in time to meet my financial investments guy. It was fun meeting him for the first time. He knows what he’s talking about and we have a strategic plan and he’s glad I’m starting to save at such a young age because then, well basically, I’ll be LOADED by the time retirement comes around (haha). Well, I’m hoping at least. Fingers crossed.
Needless to say I didn’t get a workout in today. Although, when I got home from my meeting, the building elevators were down (again) so I had to climb the 18 floors to get to my condo… that kind of counts as a workout, right? Tomorrow is Friday (TGIF!) and I don’t usually workout on Friday’s, but because today ended up being an “off-day” I will have to make up for it tomorrow. Basically I’ll be doing upper body because I want to keep my legs rested for my race on Saturday. It’s my last race of 2012 so I need to KILL IT! It’s an 8km race and anything under 50 minutes I’ll be happy with, and of course my 5th racing medal of my collection! Race bling will motivate me time and time again… I guess I’ll do anything for a little bling!
The 7-day paleo challenge that Michelle has been hosting has been going pretty well, I’d say I stuck to it about 90% of the time. It ends Saturday at dinner so I still have a couple days to go. I had to cheat a couple of times when my blood sugar went low in the middle of the night (no, I did not eat 1000 calories like that one time, I did manage to gain some self-control since then I suppose) and I had to drink fruit punch. Or like tonight when I got home and scarfed down the piece of cassava cake that C had bought me earlier this week and I was trying to avoid. Have you ever had cassava cake? It’s friggen delicious, it’s Jamaican (at least I think it is? They sell it at the Jamaican restaurant that C and I often frequent) and it’s like a dense vanilla sponge. Hmm, let me Google what it really is.
It consists of cassava, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, coconut milk, coconut cream, sugar, eggs, and coconut. Basically everything that I shouldn’t eat was in the thing that I just ate. What is cassava you might ask? Let me look. According to food.com, it’s a root native to South America but is now primarily grown in Africa where it’s an important staple. It’s 6-12 inches long and 2-3 inches wide and is covered with a tough brown skin. The flesh is crisp and white and it’s either bitter or sweet. Bitter cassava is poisonous unless it’s cooked and is used in the making of tapioca. Interesting description, but that’s fine, I’m not one to judge. There is your food lesson from me for the day!
Tomorrow night is my friends Halloween party, and Alyssa (it’s her brother that’s hosting it) and Trevor (remember them? They got married a little while back) will be in TO attending. I think C and I are going to make an appearance dressed as non-other but OURSELVES J and see them for a while! I don’t want to drink and party the night before a race. I wonder if they’re in town all weekend long, or just Friday night. I should find out. Speaking of parties, I’m having my birthday party on November 10th. 11 days after my real birthday. My plan is to obviously be as skinny and great looking as possible, but on the night of I also don’t want to be sloppy and high on sugar from cocktails. I will be drinking vodka soda all night, however instead of your traditional birthday cake or cupcakes, I will be making everyone a Caketini. What is a caketini you ask? Please see below.
Basically, you rim the glass in cake frosting and sprinkles so it’s festive. The drink itself is 2oz of marshmallow vodka (or 1oz of marshmallow, 1oz of cake vodka), 2 oz of cherry soda (I don’t know what cherry soda is, I’ve never heard of it. I plan on using like, diet cran with some soda water?) and 1 maraschino cherry to top it off. HOW CUTE ARE THEY. I’m only making 1 per person (that’s a lie, if anyone wants more they can, I’m only having one as my “cake”) so that not everyone is super hung over because of me the next day J. Isn’t that such a fun idea? Thank you Pinterest.
How did your Thursday go? As crazy as mine? Sorry, this post is like the most non-paleo, non-fitness related post I've ever written… I hope you still enjoyed it! I guess this post classify's as the "mostly" part of it's title! :)
Have you ever done fun and different for your birthday? Ever made Caketini’s? What’s your favourite birthday cocktail?