Highlights From My Weekend

by Jillian on February 20, 2012 · 5 comments

Saturday

Joe made me do this serious power lifting superset workout. I don’t even know what to call it. I am still sore today.

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In between chest and back, he made me do (real) chin ups while he assisted me. Two words: Ouch and awesome!

Sunday

My best friend Claire is getting married in October. Claire, her mother, sister, and 2 of us bridesmaids went to Kleinfeld and Lovely in NYC. I’ll just say, we were all more impressed with Lovely. I also found a new love for instagram.

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It is adorable inside and the dresses were unique and whimsical!

Monday

No work=still my weekend. Unfortunately, I woke up with a sore throat so I decided to take it easy today. I took a rest day and stocked up at the grocery store.

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This is only 1/3 of what I got, but produce is the most important part, right!?

  • bananas
  • organic gala apples
  • sweet potatoes
  • avocado
  • brussels sprouts
  • green and yellow squash
  • organic blueberries
  • blackberries
  • organic spinach
  • baby bella mushrooms

Eats

I haven’t had oatmeal in weeks. I made traditional rolled oats with half of a mashed banana, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, cinnamon, almond milk, and vanilla extract.

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I topped it with Courtney’s honey cinnamon peanut butter.

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Lunch was a boxed organic black bean soup that I got at the grocery store. I was not in any mood to make or wait for homemade soup.

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I did make it a little more interesting by topping it with greek yogurt and avocado. I enjoyed a brown rice cake with hummus on the side while watching Revenge in the living room on DVR.

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Stress Hormones

After listening to a LONG (I’m talking 2.5 hours) IIN lecture, I took a nap. I can’t believe I took a nap! I never nap! I must be sick and lacking sleep. Getting enough sleep and keeping low stress levels are very important in warding off sickness and disease. I just listened to it in the lecture. John Douillard talked about how stress causes your body to produce stress hormones which are toxic. They create damaging free radical waste which can lead to disease. Scary, huh?

Well, I’m off to make dinner and study #2: CPT.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marilyn February 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Hope you feel better. I agree that sleep is very important when fighting off sickness.

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2 Ashley @ Freckles and Spice February 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’ve been getting really interested in all things weddings lately. It is really until me too. I’ve never been one to really think about it and plan it. But I find myself picking up wedding mags and watching say yes to the dress. Scary…
And I can totally see the stress hormone thing. The past couple months, I feel like I’m always on the verge of sick.
Feel better!

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3 Jillian February 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I know! Dress shopping had me really excited…and also made me realize that I am going to have some major issues if I get married because I can’t even decide on what I want for dinner let alone a wedding dress! Eek!

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4 Lauren February 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I totally believe the whole toxic stress hormone thing. Just thinking of how horrible I feel mentally and physically when I am overstressed is proof enough.

Glad you had a wonderful day off!

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5 Paige February 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Looks like an awesome and delicious weekend, Jillian! That super set workout looks intense, too :)

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