Daily Archives: November 6, 2010

I’m sooo…caught up!

Hollaaaa look at me getting back in the game! I am two for two today..if that’s not progress, I don’t know what is 😉

First off, I have to thank miss Leashieloo for giving me the Cherry on Top Award back in September. I am the worst bloggy friend, I’m so sorry Leashie! But thank you oooodles and oodles for the award, I’m more than honored 🙂

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The award comes with these three rules:

1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, what would it be? Absolutely nothing. My life philosophy is totally against woulda-coulda-shouldas and regrets. Where you are is where you’re supposed to be, and everything that brought you there happened for a reason and to make yourself the beautiful person you are today.

2. Nominate another 6 people for this award  and let them know they’ve got the award.

Katie at Chocolate-Covered Katie

Meg at Sunshine ‘N Spice

Angela at OhSheGlows

Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers

Hillary at Nutrition Nut on the Run

Gena at Choosing Raw

3. Thank the person who gave you the award. Thank you so much Leashieloo for choosing me to give an award to 🙂 I’ve never been the girl to get awards, so it means a lot! Peace and love to ya ❤

 

Okay, time for me to snap back to reality! I’m all caught up 🙂 Now if I had all my schoolwork done already I would be really caught up..well, tomorrow is a new day. I’ll do it tomorrah 😉

I hope everyone’s been having a lovely evening! I had a home-cooked dinner with my Mama, just us girls – it was so nice, and it’s always so fun to catch up with my Mom on a more friend-type level.

I sauteed some halved and quartered brussels in EVOO, lemon juice, and thyme – sorry lovelies, I was so caught up (ha!) with getting caught up (strike two!) with my mama that I didn’t snap a picture 😦 But dinner was beautiful and the brussels tasted amazeballs this way – you HAVE to try it!

I also stir-fried some baby bella mushrooms, roasted a sweet potater (my faves – getting my beta carotene!), and had my new favorite quick-dinner combo:

Combine leftover (or freshly cooked, if you roll that way too!) grains and hummus.

That’s it.

Stir and stir! I combined about 1 cup leftover quinoa with 1/2 cup Prince Omar original hummus (I love this stuff!). It was the definition of Happy Tummy.

In other notes, in the earlier part of our mother-daughter girl’s day, we stopped at the Public Market and snagged these gorgeous scarves; and they were only five bucks!

IMG_3046If that’s not a sweet deal, I don’t know what is 😉 I am SUCH a scarf queen..I literally wear one every single day. Not only does it keep me warmer, but they’re adorable and make my outfits way more exciting.

Question: Are you a “scarf” girl too? Is there something you seem to always wear/bring with you in your purse?

For me, it’s obviously scarves, but in my bag I always have my Palmer’s Cocoa Butter chapstick – it looks like a glue stick, but it’s the best (and cheapest!) chapstick you will ever buy. Plus, it smells like chocolate – what more could a girl want? I mean, besides real chocolate..

chocolateLooks like it’s time for me to dig into my 87% cacao Endangered Species chocolate..again! Honest to goodness, that stuff is more than addictive. But I’d say my Dagoba 100% cacao is even more addictive..especially after the first bite.

Nom nom.

Time for me to hit the hay, lovlies! I still have yet to decide what workout to do tomorrow..running, body pump, yoga, or pilates? I am so terrible with making decisions!

Have a good night 🙂

xoxox,

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Snappin’ Back to Reality

I’M BACK! No, I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth – but I bet it seemed that way. You can thank early-admissions applications and AP’s for that business.

I’ve been driver’s ed-ing, doing loads of schoolwork, and of course, participating in lovely senior year activities such as homecoming and pep rallies 🙂

But hey, there’s been some cooking too! There’s just never time to photograph my foodin’s anymore, unfortunately.

By the way, this is purely a segway post! Aka, I’ll be back in the normal-posting game soon enough (hopefully). I might try a few vlogs a la Meg once in awhile. Would that be something you guys would like? Let me know! What do you guys want to see on the blog?

Also, this blog is going to become much more about lifestyle, health, and everyday happenings – but don’t you fret, there will be plenty of food! Like vegan pizza..

IMG_2981Chocolate-Peanut-Butter Cupcakies 🙂

IMG_2999Nicaraguan food! And burritos..

IMG_3021Getting a looooovely taste of fall with Pumpkin-Walnut-Chocolate-Chip Bars

IMG_3026And refueling like mad after spinning class yesterday! I hadn’t stepped into a spinning class in maybe six months, but I said to myself, “Girl, something’s gotta give!”. Besides, I was getting the itch to get back into the class-taking game. What can I say? It’s utterly addictive 🙂

So, I said thank you to my legs for not being torn apart by class (which I honestly thought they would) with this motha:

IMG_3039That’s what I like to call a Berry High-Protein Smoothie (in a bowl). Get it? Berry high protein? HA I’m laughing at my own joke..wait, that was a joke.

You see, I can’t drink smoothies from a cup, or anything tasty with a straw. It’s gone in about 5 seconds, and I’m thinking to myself, now what sneakster drank my smoothie! So, into the bowl they go. Every yummy spoonful 🙂

Berry High Protein Smoothie

Into the blenda went:

  • 1 cup (approximately) of berries of your choice. I used strawbs, bloobs, raspberries, and blackburries
  • 1 scoop Vega Sport vanilla-flavored protein powder (SO good)
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter (give or take..more is better for me!)
  • a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum

And then blend, baby, blend! The xanthan gum gives it the spoonable texture that I love so much. No runny smoothies for me!

Licked the bowl clean 🙂

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Paired with half a grapefruit and an apple, this was the perfect brekkie. Class was amazing, and I was speedy! Despite the fact that I only work out a few times a week and I hadn’t taken spinning since like..the spring..I kicked serious a$$. In a class where I used to die and sweat bullets and barely be able to breathe, it’s almost effortless. Barely sweating, breathing perfectly, legs spinnin’ like a spinna. (ew, Katelyn, stop trying to make up your own words…)

The instructor also was amazing. I had never taken her class before, and she was so cool, chill, and played the best music. Plus, she was completely enjoying teaching the class..she was kicking even more a$$ than I was!

My gym is also getting new spinning bikes come January – we only have one so far, and it is beee-EAU-tiful my friends! Sleek, silver, and has a computerized screen with which you can change the resistance level about a million times easier than with the dinky ol’ dials. I can’t even contain my excitement.

My next class to get back into? Body pump! Despite how bored I got doing it 3 times a week, every week, for a whole year…I’m actually beginning to miss supersets of squats and triceps…and the crazy muzak they use (aka, fake versions of all the songs you hear on the radio). But we love it anyway.

Question of the Day: What are your favorite classes at the gym? Or are you not a class person? What’s your favorite exercise?

That’s all until later, lovlies! I’ll be spending a lovely evening out to dinner with my mama 🙂 It’s mother-daughter night!

xoxox,

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p.s. Got THE cutest scarves at the Public Market today..pictures up next time! 🙂

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