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The Last Week

by Meghann on January 10, 2011

This morning marks the beginning of my last week on the job.

Well… this job at least.

Apparently my IT department decided to get the party started early and locked me out of my computer for the first part of the day. Are they trying to tell me something? Don’t worry, I’m going to miss you guys too!

This morning also kicked off week 2 of Jillian Michaels’ 6 Week 6 Pack Challenge.  I think the more I do the DVD, the shorter and shorter it begins to feel. Also, does anyone else notice that she skips the second set of side crunches during the second circuit? That annoys me to no end for some reason. I like to pause the DVD and get the second set in before moving on. I’m OCD like that.

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Breakfast was beautiful this morning, no? I love that berries are beginning to pop up around Central Florida. It pays to live in a warmer climate this time of year. No snow and better fruit. 😉

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My bowl contained:

  • 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean
  • 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crisp
  • 1/2 cup Greenwise Flax Flakes
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Drizzle of Honey
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Blueberries

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The berries were top notch. 😉

Time to really get this party started.

Later Gators!

1 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

Too funny the computer had you locked out. And I bet this week will go by even faster than last week did for you! Pass some of the speed my way. I want time to pass quickly right now since baby B is still holding tight.
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2 Mindy @ just a one girl revolution. January 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

“no snow and better fruit”…I need to move south. ASAP.
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3 Julie @SavvyEats January 10, 2011 at 9:07 am

Drives me NUTS when workout videos spend more time on one side than the other for certain exercises. It isn’t just you! 🙂
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4 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 10, 2011 at 9:07 am

Last week! Whoooo!

Yeah, but in Florida, you don’t have snow days! 🙂
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5 Ali @ Ali on the Run January 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

Yay! Enjoy your last week! I’m sure you will be dearly missed by your coworkers.
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6 Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 10, 2011 at 9:18 am

Last week!! So exciting!! Don’t forget to enjoy it….even when you leave a job by choice, sometimes down the road there are a few things you’ll miss 😉
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7 Amanda (Eating Up) January 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

Enjoy your last week! This is so exciting!
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8 Hope January 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

So exciting that it’s your last week!! Have fun! 🙂
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9 Ali January 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

Your breakfast looks so delicious! I love blueberries 🙂 Have fun in your last week!!
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10 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 10, 2011 at 9:31 am

I bought a huge container of blueberries yesterday at the store and they are making my breakfasts beautiful and totally delicious, too! Enjoy your last week at the office!
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11 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

I love bloobs in cereal. Just had some this morning, actually 🙂 Happy last week of work!
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12 Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 10, 2011 at 9:39 am

I’m going to ship you some snow from Toronto, we got too much this weekend . . . actually it’s not really that much, it’s the -17 degrees celsius temperature as I was waiting for the bus this morning that’s the problem

For now, I’ll just keep eating squash and potatoes and onions and drool over your blueberries 😉 hehehe

13 Ann January 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’m jealous of your fresh blueberries! I tried to get to Whole Foods last night for some blueberries (and other things), but it started snowing while I was out to dinner and Whole Foods was closed by the time we got there! Snowed in and no fresh fruit … And about the Jillian Michaels DVD- I didn’t notice that she skipped the side crunches, but I did feel like the second set was quicker/easier! Now I know why.
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14 Alina (Duty Free Foodie) January 10, 2011 at 9:50 am

I always find my last weeks really emotional. I become hyper-aware of how I’ll miss everyone. Although I have to say, the good friends I’ve made at jobs have mostly stayed with me over time. Enjoy your last week!

15 Kaitlin January 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

Totally jealous of your blueberries! Enjoy your last week on the job!
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16 Kara January 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

I would also pause the DVD and make sure I was even 🙂 I can’t believe they didn’t catch that in editing!
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17 Lindsey January 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

One of Carmen Electra’s Fit To Strip DVD’s does that a few times – doesn’t complete both sides, or skips something all together. You’d think they’d edit these things? Glad I’m not the only one that notices. Have fun with your last week!
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18 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2011 at 10:01 am

Yes, I’ve always been jealous of your winter berry-filled breakfasts. 🙂
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19 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 10, 2011 at 10:01 am

Oh my goodness–did I miss a major life-change announcement?? If so, and it’s good news, congrats!
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20 Sara January 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

Are you sure she skips it? I just did the workout last night, and I’ve done it a few times, and I’ve never noticed that she skips it. I had to use the on-demand video, since the DVD I purchased skips (same thing happened with my Shred DVD; I had to exchange it), but I wouldn’t think that would make a difference.

21 Freya January 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

OOH my gosh, I do the exact same thing if I spot a mistake in a workout dvd like that! Tae Bo has it quite a lot…like, 20 kicks one side, 12 the other – infuriating!

22 Beth @ DiningAndDishing January 10, 2011 at 10:08 am

Best of luck with your last week of office work Meghann! Bet you are SUPER excited for this next chapter :).

23 jen @ taste life January 10, 2011 at 10:09 am

We had strawberries here in NC (from Florida, of course!) at the grocery store this week and I SQUEALED with delight and bought them. I know, I know, they had to travel far and wide to get to me, but man, they are worth it!
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24 Matteson January 10, 2011 at 10:11 am

You’re so luck not to have to deal with snow! I’m so tired of snow!
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25 Kristyn January 10, 2011 at 10:15 am

Yes! I noticed that on Jillian’s dvd and it drives me bonkers. I’ll have a lopsided sick pack. Who wants that? hehe. I pause too….cause I’m worried that if I make it through and I do get somewhat toned abs out of the deal, at least I’ll look the same on both sides. =)

Have a great last Monday of your job!

26 Matt @ The Kitchen of a Runner January 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

I wish we had fresh blueberries here! The fruit is pathetic this time of year 🙁

27 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

I would totally pause and do the other side too. I need symmetry!
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28 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

mmmm more Ricotta in breakfast bowls, I love it!
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29 Whitney January 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

I’ve never done that dvd, but I used to do the 30 day shred and she was so awkward in the beginning of it. I had to fast forward every time because her small talk with the two girls was unwatchable to me!
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30 Maddie Essig January 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

It’s uncomfortable! She’s like checking out the other two girls. LOL now it just makes me laugh. Gotta love Jillian anyway!
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31 Mimi January 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

Good luck with your last week. What an exciting time!

Also, watch out that your co-workers don’t pull pranks on you. Just a suggestion…
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32 Maryann January 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

I would totally do that too!! I have to be even on both sides and if instructors forget the other side, I have to tell myself it will be ok. haha!
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33 kathleen January 10, 2011 at 10:55 am

You know what’s weird, is that growing up in s. Florida I could never find good oranges. The citrus is better up north. Maybe florida ships the good stuff to us because they know we need the vitamin c in winter?
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34 Kelly January 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

Enjoy your last week on the job! Haha mine was not productive at all.
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35 Christin@purplebirdblog January 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

I too cannot stand when a workout DVD isn’t balanced! Makes me crazy 🙂
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36 Elina (Healthy and Sane) January 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

Man, I’m so jealous of local fresh berries. It’s the thing I miss most about summers (well, and the whole not-freezing-thing 😉 ).
Btw, I’m hosting an awesome giveaway for a light peanut butter spread. Check it out if you’re interested!

37 skinnyrunner January 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

yeah for the last week of work! crazy. you should come vacation in california. we have disneyland… ok, it doesnt even compare to DWorld.

38 Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

i hear ya on the skipped crunches. i’ve never done that workout dvd, but in insanity, shawn t skips some of the stretches on the right side in the plyometric cardio circuit workout and i ALWAYS notice and feel annoyed! haha, i’m glad to hear i’m not the only one who notices things like that.
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39 Sarah for Real January 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

Oh you. “No snow and better fruit.” Quit bragging. 😛

40 Maddie Essig January 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

I’m seriously going to have to stop reading your blog. Berries and no snow!? After every post I just ended up banging my head against a table saying I. WANT. TO. LIVE. IN. FLORIDA. And then I look out my window at the snow that won’t stop and get mad they didn’t cancel classes today.
Just kidding, I’ll never stop reading your blog. That was a sick joke.
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41 Allison @ PickyEatingRD January 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

I am always able to find small “mess ups” in fitness dvds! I thought it was only me who was OCD. I do the same thing pause it and do what is missing. I would love some of those berries. How sad is it that right now in Chicago my CSA has none =(
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42 Shanna, like Banana January 10, 2011 at 11:49 am

That would annoy me too! Don’t you think they have a slew of people reviewing this thing before they sell it to the world? Weird.
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43 Gabby (Quest for Delicious) January 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Those blueberries are making my mouth water!
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44 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat January 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Oh that must be a good feeling to know that you only have FOUR days left of this job!! I’m excited to see what the future brings you 🙂
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45 Jenna @ Eating Green, Staying Lean January 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm

That’s great! Even though it’s a little bittersweet, it’s always exciting to transition to a new job/part of your life. Enjoy your last Monday in the office!

46 Emily @ NewlyWife January 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Meghann, I’m so excited for your new career adventure! I remember you talking about it at Foodbuzz and am glad that you’re going through with it. Best of luck — though, I think you would do just fine without it! I look forward to reading your journey, as it’s a goal many of us would like to work toward.
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47 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Ick, the weather up here in Jacksonville was AWFUL! Rainy and cloudy… at least it was warm!

Have a great last week on the job!
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48 Jessica@tastyandtrim January 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

mmmm I could go for some of those blueberries right now! Your breakfast bowl looks so yummy!
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49 Bekah (runtrackmind) January 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I just started Jullian Michaels 6 week 6 pack and love that it is so intense and incorporates full body work.

50 Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free January 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I am so jealous that you live in a warm climate, get to eat delicious fruit in that warm climate, and most of all RUN outside in that warm climate! I really want to check out the 6 week 6 pack challenge, my ab routine is getting a little dull.
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51 Clare @ Fitting It All In January 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I would totally pause and do the second set too…definitely looking into getting that DVD but I couldn’t find it at Target!
Enjoy your last week at work!
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52 erin January 10, 2011 at 2:35 pm

YAY!! Last week!!! YAY!!
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53 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Enjoy your last week! How exciting!
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54 Andrea@Thin Thighs & Sweet Potato Fries January 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Hi, I’m a new reader! I’m doing “6 Week 6 Pack” too and I have totally noticed that! I thought I was the only one! How funny!

Great blog! 🙂

55 Lacey @ Lake Life January 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Maybe IT was just telling you you should use your last week as vacation? Lol. Btw, I’m so jealous of your berries! In NY in January I’m (unfortunately) accustomed to only frozen by this time of year.

56 Alyssa January 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Your breakfast looks amazing.

I didn’t notice about the side crunches and I’ve done it at least ten times now! I’ll have to pay close attention tomorrow morning.

I’m OCD too so I’ll have to pause it – I paused it tonight so I could get to yoga on time and turned it back on to do the last 4 moves when I got home!
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