Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Healthy Bruins

Is it really only Tuesday? It's going to be a long week, but actually the first two days haven't been bad. They've just been busy, from six in the morning (yeah, getting up early hasn't happened yet) to ten at night. I've been teaching, coaching, driving, working out, eating, blogging, sleeping. Repeat.

Tonight's workout rocked my socks! It was a circuit workout where we completed the exercise for 45 seconds and rested for 10 (or, in several cases, 15) seconds. It included 10 exercises, and I did three rounds. The hardest part was actually the 20 minutes of "steady state" cardio I had to complete at the end - running on the treadmill at one consistent pace felt super tedious after so many interval workouts lately. But it felt great to push through something so challenging.

Since I got home so late, Terry took care of the grocery shopping and the cooking tonight. He made a fantastic meal!

Sesame-Almond Chicken and Broccoli

Plus, of course, some leftover bunny butt cake. :-) Terry also shared an awesome article with me today that made me even more proud to be a Bruin. Greatist.com compiled a list of the 25 Healthiest Colleges in the US, and guess who's number 1?

Yep! UCLA is at the top of the list for healthy schools, which considers the following:
We can only assume UCLA students never go inside. The school offers an impressive outdoor rec center (in addition to a traditional indoor one) with a team-building ropes course, pools, kayaking, and picnic areas. And if all that relaxing gets too strenuous, students will appreciate the health center (ranked number one by The Princeton Review), which offers acupuncture and massage therapy. There’s also nutrition programming from the health center and the comprehensive FITWELL program with fitness classes, online educational resources, mind and body workshops, and even chair massages.
(from Greatist.com)

As a health blogger and Bruin, I'm especially proud today. And I definitely agree with the list, because we have excellent health programs on campus, tons of health facilities, and world class medical centers. Also featured on the list: Stanford, West Point, Rice, UC Santa Barbara (my future sister-in-law's alma mater!), and Tufts.

By the way, did anyone see the INCREDIBLE Bruin cameo on New Girl tonight?!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being a bad ass, as usual.

Hope you have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome blog! That workout sounds really tough.

    Also, it looks like your husband is a great cook! That broccoli looks like a hybrid between broccoli and asparagus, though. Weird.