Lunchin’ in the Law Lib

So, its finals time again. It seems like only yesterday I was taking last semesters finals and living in the library! But apparently that was a whole 4 months ago, and its about that time again! Starting Monday, I went back to living in the library. But this time around, I am going to do things a little differently. I didn’t plan very well last semester, and did NOT eat well during finals time. By the end, I felt really sluggish and just plain gross from eating Manchu Wok Chinese Food (best in Birmingham, wihtout a doubt!), Firehouse Subs, largesize bags of Gardettos and amounts of Diet Coke.Coke/Diet Dr. Pepper/Monster that just couldn’t have been healthy. I definately gained 5 lbs and didn’t do any exersize, so that all has to change. I won’t be ready for bikini season by any means if I sit around like a bump on a study log for the next month and a half.

During finals, I usually eat lunch in the library. And breakfast and dinner for that matter. I knew that if I started off the study eating well, then it could be eaasier to keep up and get me in a routine of packing my lunch and a snack, then heading out of the library early to make myself some dinner at home and get a little break.

Monday was the plan. Then I didnt go to the grocery store until Tuesday afternoon. So Wednesday became the new plan! With 3 classes, a seminar, oral arguments and volleyball practice, I was on the run all day. Here was what I came up with for the day. I started with breakfast, which was Fit Chick Britt’s overnight oats in a jar. Her’s always look so delicious, and I really wanted to try them. She uses this delicious looking peanut butter, but I am allergic (major bummer!)  so I tried it with Nutella. They turned out pretty good, but I seriously envy her white chocolate peanut butter recipe from a few weeks back, you should really check it out…it sounds good enough to endure a few hives!

I made lunch for 2 days, since cooking for 1 is kind of hard. therefore, I ate basically the same thing 2 days in a row. I’m not that creative, tt was good, I was content. I like stuff that I dont actually have to LEAVE the library to eat. Gets in more studying time for property..oh joy.

I did make some dinner though (and I will be eating it again tonight haha!) I made pretty standard tacos, which I haven’t made in a while. I used what I had though, which was ground sirloin, shredded notzarella cheese, crumbled feta cheese and spinach. It was definately different from the normal taco, but I had a whole bag of baby spinach and a container of feta that I don’t want to go bad before I eat it all! I have such a bad habit of eating like, a quarter of something and finding it in the back of the fridge a month later, when I finally get to cleaning out th fridge because something smells rancid in it. that happened last week..the milk I found wasn’t pretty.

So far the library eating plan is going well…that it, until I run out of food ideas. Feel free to give me some suggestions on things that would be easy to eat in here!

Tonight (after eating my left over taco) if a practice night! I honestly HATE Friday night practices. Not because I want to be out partying of anything, I hate it because the girls want to be out…well, theyre too young to party, but doing something else! They’re always so distracted and usually te3st my patience when we are there until almost 10pm on a Friday. BUT I am excited because my middle blocker, remember back to the “And then there were 7…post?) is BACK! She was cleared by her doctor  to come back to practice and I am going to start her very slowly. I reanny just want her to get comfortable moving on it with some jogging and shuffling patterns. then I want to have her do some basic passing, just to get her bearings back. I think I am going to hold off on having her doing anything involving jumping for today, and let her have a few more days to heal before we try anything with ipact. She has a bone bruise that they are still treating and I don’t want to aggravate that. On other injury news, my defensive specialist seems to have healed from her thumb sprain well, and my outside hitter is having knee problems again. She might need surgery after the season to remove some cartiledge, but she will be able to play out the remaining two tournaments.

Next weekend is the Alabama Juniors tournament. We were in 16 Power division, but aparently it didn’t have enoiugh teams to stand. So we got moved to the 17 Club division. I am excited for the increased competition, but still confident that the girls will do very well and finish high.

So here’s the master plan for tonight…high intensity practice, fast moving drills and lots of skills. We need to work on some serving again, and also on some defense.

Drill of the Day: Dig/Set. This drill is for defense resulting in having to make an attack while out of system. One coach hits at three backrow players. If the left or middle back take the pass, the right back will set to the outside. If the right back takes the pass, the left back will then set to the outside. It is important for the back row to recognize when they are out of system, and get the ball where a hitter can make an attack, as opposed to just throwin up a free ball. The htiters must focus on staying behind the set and making an effective and smart attack on the ball. It goes for 10 his, then switch up players.

Hopefully the girls will all be working hard and we can have an effective Friday night practice. We only have one practice next week before Alabama Juniors, and I want to make sure they get as many touches as possible. After practice is over, I am free for the weekend! To study…all weekend. Gosh I love finals time! but still, no classes tomorrow so TGIF baby!


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Natalie
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 02:07:57

    I love that you packed goldfish! This is my first visit to your blog and I’m so impressed by everything you do. Also, I’m so sorry you’re allergic to peanuts/peanut butter. Luckily it seems like peanut butter alternatives are popping up all over the place!


    • Samm I Amm
      Apr 09, 2011 @ 19:53:47

      Thats so sweet, thank you! I really appreciate you reading I’ve been adjusting to the peanut butter allergy with different types of nut butters, but sometimes it gets frustrating! I might do a post on it soon actually, an explore how I get around it!


  2. Fit Chick Britt
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 21:22:46

    I’ll have to come up with somethings you could take with you to the library. Glad to see you’re making yourself a priority during finals instead of just the studying. Have a great weekend!


  3. Meri
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 23:41:02

    Ahhh, I have some panic stricken memories of finals time cramming 🙂 Good luck with everything!


  4. Christina
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 03:24:51

    Good luck! Finals are always a stressful time!


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My blog is nor professional advice. I'm not a chef, a nutritionist, a certified sports medicine professional or a lawyer (yet.) I'm just a girl who tries to cook healthy for herself, coaches off personal playing experience, lives by the law she knows and understands and blogs for enttertainment. Seek out a professional if you need help is any of the above categories. Thanks for reading!
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