Well, any hopes that I had of writing and testing a new recipe this week were quickly eliminated based on how busy my week was last week! At the beginning of the week, I volunteered at a Wine Quality workshop, which focused on identifying and resolving defects in winemaking. Also known as: smelling and tasting a lot of wine in between my classes.
On Thursday, I hosted my first ever happy hour/game night gathering at my new place, and invited my lab group to partake. We played The Game of Things, basically a Target rip-off of Cards Against Humanity, where you fill in the blank instead of put down another card. All of my lab group ended up bringing different kinds of dips as a dish to pass at our Happy Hour, which was PHENOM. I made the Artichoke Dip recipe from the new Thug Kitchen: Party Grub cookbook. It was pretty flippin’ delicious. I highly recommend checking it out.
Training this week was minimal. Between wine consumption and loads of work/school commitments, I did not get nearly enough gym time in this week. I feel myself falling farther and farther behind in my training, losing muscle and strength, and I get completely frustrated. I spent so much time and effort getting to where I was, and it is so hard to be in a place where I feel a little lost with my training program. Luckily, Sarah to the rescue – hopefully I can work on a long-distance trainer/trainee relationship with her because she is the absolute BEST. Personally, I am not the best at going from a very structured workout/training schedule to being completely on my own to make up my own workouts and training routines. This ish is HARD. However, Miss Booyah is not a sit on her hands kind of girl, so I’m writing down some goals for this week and attempting a new approach at getting my workouts in. The gym on campus opens at 6:30 am. I have class at 8 am. We are going to see just how fast I can workout, stretch and chug a protein shake as I run/walk to my 8 am Dairy class (Yes, I get to take Dairy in which we learn all about milk chemistry, making dairy products, lactation biology, all the good stuff. Maybe it will help me come up with a bomb idea of how to make the best faux vegan cheese ever.) We shall see how it works. Wish me luck! What do you guys do to stay on top of your workouts? I’m totally open to trying as many approaches as possible in order to find one that works for me.
I hope that you all had an awesome weekend, and have a super BOOYAH week this week!