Surprise Gym



While I don’t normally bare-ass it on Fridays, I do enjoy the more casual and laid back feel of the work day 😉


The gym that I normally go to on campus is closed for the summer, but little did I know that there is another equally large gym right around the corner.

Well, wouldya look at that…

This blows the mind of a girl who went to a tiny school with only one gym and only one dining hall. This morning I did intervals on the ArcTrainer for 30 minutes. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – with the right resistance, that baby can give me a good workout!


Today is the “sell by” date on my milk. That always makes me a little wary. I did the smell test. Not too abnormal. I did the shake test. No chunks (thank you, freshman year, for proving that happens). With all systems go – I made a hearty cereal combo 😀

Quaker oatmeal squares, Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Flakes, chia seed, banana

Today is part two of the interview process so I better go get ready! I hope you have a fabulous Friday! Here’s to a long weekend full of fun, family and relaxation! :)

Let’s chat – Do you have any plans for the long weekend?! Do you drink milk on/after the sell by date? I drank it today, but I probably won’t drink it tomorrow. It’s not usually a problem I have – I go through milk so quickly! 


  1. says

    1.) Love that cartoon- hilarious.
    2.) cereal looks so good, we don’t have any in the house. Now I am craving it
    3.) I dont really drink milk becuase I think it is so gross :( and no, I wouldnt drink it after the date because I would be afraid it would smell weird
    4.) Have a fabulous memorial day weekend!!!

  2. says

    I won’t drink or eat anything past the date on the container! I would have used your milk today though:) I buy organic milk and it stays better for much longer so I usually don’t have any problems!

  3. says

    Longwood and Potsdam are seriously the same college but in different states both tiny and in small towns but I loved it. Which is why I had such a hard time choosing. Anywho-that would blow my mind about having two gyms holy moly. All the possibilities.

    The Arctrainer wins over all machines. Maybe not the treadmill…maybe.

  4. says

    Good luck today!!! I’m sending positive thoughts your way!

    And I do the whole smell and shake test as well…too funny! I usually don’t have the expiration problem, but if I do, I drink one or two days past the date and then toss.

    • says

      Oh fun! I usually have the resistance set for 9 when I’m going forward and 11 when I’m going backwards. Maybe that’s not high for some people, but it really makes me sweat!

  5. says

    It’s not the long weekend up here in Canada, but it’s supposed to be a beautiful one (after a week of rain!) so I’m hoping to catch some sun 😀

    I’m actually really lax when it comes to using things up by the “best by” date. With cereals and bars I don’t even care, but with milk products… lol as long as it passes the smell and shake test, I’m willing to give it a shot.

  6. says

    Score on the gym. And I agree – the right resistance can make the elliptical or Arc trainer a killer workout!

    I’m really picky about milk. I won’t use it after the sell by date ever and I’ll ahve to really want milk to drink it on the date.

  7. says

    I drink dairy-free milk, but even when I didn’t I usually ignored the date printed and went with my own little freshness test..if it tastes fine, it’s alright by me!

  8. says

    So lucky! My gym is also closed at the university, so sticking to treadmill and outside runs!:) Not to sad about that though. I usually try to drink the milk before it’s sell by date,especially when I know its approaching, I start to drink copious amounts. I have no idea why, but I just get weirder out by the fact, that if its no longer good enough to be on store selves, then its no longer good enough to be on my shelve 😉

  9. says

    I’ll admit if almond milk passes the smell/shake test then I definitely drink it after the sell-by date! I would have never done that back in my cow milk drinking days though!

    Good luck on the 2nd part of the interview girl!! xoxo

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