Sunday, December 11, 2011

Studying Sunday

Another day of studying my dears.  That’s what today was all about after I woke up nice and leisurely at 10am.  For a late breakfast I decided to make some pancakes.  I wasn’t feeling any of my normal recipes so I decided to make one up. –>


Power-Packed Pancakes
A DNA and Dessert original recipe.

Who is up for pancakes with 20g of protein and 4g of fiber??  Makes two medium pancakes or one whole-pan large pancake.

P.S. This recipe is linked to Foodie Friday.

2 egg whites
2T protein powder
2T rolled oats
1T wheat germ
1t baking powder
1t vanilla extract
1/2t cinnamon
1/2t nutmeg
1/2t ginger
1/4t all-spice
2t water, if needed

How to:
1. Combine the dry ingredients.
2. Add in egg whites, vanilla, and water if using. Mix well.
3. Drop batter onto a hot pan/skillet.  The batter is thick enough that it will probably not bubble. Flip once it has gelled enough that you can get the whole thing on a spatula.
4. Top with your choice delights.


I topped my two cakes with a mix of pumpkin and Biscoff spread.  On top of that went chia and maple.  Seriously, the pumpkin/Biscoff was incredible.  You should seriously try it!  I worked on Human Genetics and Communications studying all afternoon.  Blah.  Blah.  Blah.  And more blah.  Seriously, I found it incredibly hard to concentrate, integrate, and retain any information.  Aside from studying I had to watch my final role play and write a 2-3 page critique.

Role Play

It wasn’t as horrible as I thought.  I was actually happy with how it turned out on the whole.  I have come leaps and bounds since the beginning of the semester for sure.  I was pleased.  After I finished I decided lunch was in order.  I made myself a sundried tomato wrap with tuna, green goddess dip, tomatoes, shredded carrots, and cheddar cheese.  I had bold Chex mix on the side.


I also had a cookie bar for dessert.


Later in the day, after more studying, I headed to the gym.  I did 18 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the stationary bike all while studying Communications lectures.  I then did some weights:

  • Tricep dips under own body weight
  • Around the world with 10lb dumbbell
  • Bicep curls with a 10lb dumbbell in each hand
  • V-raises with a 10lb dumbbell in each hand
  • Lat pulls with 40lbs
  • Medicine ball crunches
  • Medicine ball push ups
  • Step-back lunges with a 10lb dumbbell in each hand
  • Chest press with 40/35lbs
  • Sumo squats with 10lb dumbbell

Dinner followed when I got back in the form of a large salad topped with Old Bay seasoned potatoes and pan-seared, crumbled tempeh bacon.  I dressed the whole thing in sweet and spicy French dressing.


I studied even more after dinner and talked with mom on the phone.  Dessert and a bit of Gossip Girl rounded out the evening.


The ice cream has since motivated me to finish up studying.  I have to be up at 7:30am tomorrow to make my 9am Communications final and then my 2p Human Genetics final.  Wish my luck!

Questions: Do you put hot toppings on your salad?
What’s your favorite flavor of Chex Mix?


  1. you just gave me a serious marshmallow craving.

  2. @Sara Haha. To make matters worse I am chomping on a fluffernutter right now. Go get some marshmallows!

  3. This looks like a great workout! Enough to get your blood flowing and that brain working :) What communications class are you in? I am in one right now too :)
    Chex mix is great.. have you tried the Turtle Mix one? Oh my addicting!


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