It’s officially the season of graduation parties, games of bags, and S’mores. Rejoice!
I started off my Saturday with a quick waffle peanut butter & jelly sandwich and a few strawberries. Then I hit the road for my second to last day of my coaching class.
While learning about all things athletics I drank some chocolate milk. It’s a dessert, a liquid, and a snack all in one.
After class I hurried to the graduation party of the year. Matt’s sister and two of her roommates had a joint graduation party to celebrate their 4 years of pharmacy school. And they did it Hawkeye style.
Truthfully no photos or explanations could ever explain the hysteria that radiates from the college town we live in or represent the hype of the Hawkeyes. You really need to be from Iowa, live in Iowa, or at least visit Iowa to get a true taste of the Big Ten College Town feel.
Lunch + Dinner
For lunch I partook in some sampling from the food at the party, and enjoyed a Fat Tire.
And like any normal human being I saved some room for cake. Matt and I shared a slice of chocolate + a slice of white with raspberry filling.
After hanging out at the party for hours we headed back to Renee’s house to have a bon-fire. I failed to take anymore pictures but I had the same thing for dinner plus a wine cooler, a sugar cookie in the shape of a mortar + pestle, and a S’mores.
Needless to say I woke up in a sugar coma Sunday morning. I kept breakfast simple and toasted up a sandwich thin that I smeared with a tablespoon of peanut butter and topped with a few golden raisins.
When I overdue it, the next day I immediately try to get back on track. For me that means having a solid breakfast and fitting in some exercise when I can.
I was in such a sugar-state when I woke up at seven my stomach didn’t even signal that it was hungry until a little after 10. Obviously I know breakfast is the most important part of the day and I never intend to miss it. But I do think it’s acceptable to put it off until your body actually signals that it is hungry for it.
A few hours later I broke into my pre-packed lunch of a Braeburn + a Cinnamon Roll Larabar. The Cinnamon Roll flavor was so tasty. I might even dare to say that it outranks my beloved PB&J and Tropical Fruit Larabars. It is a little bit higher in calories than some of my other Fruit + Nut Bar friends, but it’s worth it.
The rest of my Sunday afternoon was spent practicing taping injured body parts, discussing nutrition, and getting fingerprinted. I am happy to say that I’m officially a licensed coach in the State of Iowa!
When I headed home I snacked on a bowl of strawberries and relaxed for a bit.
I had plans to meet some people at work for an end of the season get-together. I knew the kind of food was be tasty (wings, fries, burgers) but not necessarily healthy. Since I had overdone it the day before I decided to have something at home before I headed out.
A Pizza Sandwich Thin: Provolone, Turkey Pepperoni, Tomato Sauce.
A side salad with Ranch.
What college did you go to or graduate from? Let’s see who has the coolest mascot + school colors!