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! 


26 Comments on “Surprise Gym”

  1. That gym looks awesome!
    You just inspired a cereal craving so I’m off to fix that 🙂

  2. Kristi says:

    I have to work all weekend 😦 But we are going to the Melting Pot for dinner on Monday. That I am excited about.

  3. We must have bought milk on the same day because I just tossed mine last night since the Sell-By date was today. It always makes me nervous when it gets close to that date..haha

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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!

  6. Good luck on part 2 of the interview!! I know you’ll do great!

  7. aimee says:

    I pretend the sell by date is actually the expiration. I am a sissy!

  8. I’ve posted about expiration date fears before! Milk usually just gets the smell test with me! 😉

  9. applesnoats says:

    good luck good luck good luck! I use almond milk for everything, so I dont think it’s ever made to the expiratation date haha

  10. 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.

  11. Jenny says:

    Love that gym!! Good luck on the interview and I do the smell, shake test too haha You never know 😉

  12. I am very excited to have no plans! I hope to get some sun, run a little bit and just enjoy NYC. I drink milk on the sell-by date. Hey, ya only live once 😉

  13. Alyssa says:

    aahaha.. I so remember doing that test in college. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

  14. 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.

  15. Haha my school has a huge, huge gym.

    I don’t drink cow milk anymore so I don’t really have that problem because I go through almond milk like a BEAST

  16. Gina says:

    Good luck with your interview today!!

  17. Jess says:

    We are having my sister and dad’s birthday party this weekend:)
    What resistance do you do on the arctrainer?

    • Colleen 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. tickledtofu 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!

  21. Gigi 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 😉

  22. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! says:

    I usually eat dairy past the sell by dates…they always are still fresh for me!

    That cereal combo sounds scrumptious!

  23. 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

  24. Katy says:

    My plans for the long weekend are just to paint and floor my room. Haha. I’m definitely going to fit some yoga and some laying out in the sunshine in there sometime, though. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s