Thanks, NYS-DMV.

Thanks, NYS-DMV. You SUCK.

Actually though. I didn’t even get to TAKE my road test. Why? Because they are all jerkasaurus Rex’s and told me I didn’t have all of my forms.

Okay, so technically that is my fault.

BUT, wouldn’t you think that a certificate of completion of Driver’s Ed is more than enough proof to prove that I’ve driven more than five hours in my lifetime?

You would, but it isn’t. I need to go allll the way to get a ten millionth form, and now I have to wait a whole two months to take my driver’s test. Awesomesauce.

Yes I know I am going on an angry rant, but this is my blog and I’ll rant if I want to.

So, this afternoon will be spent kicking the nonexistant ass of the pavement of Upstate New York and possibly racing you to Florida. No, I’m not kidding. This is how people learn to take out their rage in a healthy fashion, na’mean?

If you need some motivation for running today, click here. Because you know I’ll be reading that quote ten thousand times today and then kicking it into full gear, road-runner style. Just in Tempos.

So if you live nearby and will most likely be running into me, make sure you have fresh-baked cookies on hand and can cheer me up. Because I’m a grumplestiltskin at the moment, and I am not afraid to admit it.

What frustrated you today? Be honest. We all get pissed off now and again!

The DMV.

Cheer me up Smile

Pwease ❤

What are you having for lunch today?

….I’m hungry. Time for lunchypoo! Salad + quinoa-hummus-raisin-balsamic bowl whatwhaaaat

xoxox,

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Like an Animal

Good morning loves!! How are you?

I am excited/nervous/confident all at the same time. Why? Because my road test is at 11 a.m. So at that time please say a prayer and cross your fingers for me:)

Since I am SWAMPED with work and dying to make some squeezy (my word for juice), I leave you with this:

Run easy is an oxymoron. What is it about running that scares people so much? Why do people feel they have to put friendly modifiers next to running so everyone can feel good about it? Well, here’s the ugly truth. Everyone shouldn’t feel good about running. It’s hard. It hurts. Running requires sacrifice and heart and guts. Any attempt to water it down with feel-good adjectives is a slap in the face to those of us who still hold running sacred. In fact, if you’re running easy, odds are you’re not running at all. You’re jogging. So do us all a favor, don’t run easy. Run hard. Run like an animal.”

I’m going to run like an animal today. Are you?

Happy Running Tuesday everyone!! ❤

Quesh of the Day:

Tell me what that quote means to you.

xoxox,

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Power Protein Pan-CAKES

Good morning bloggy boos!! How are you?!

I am having such a dandy morning sitting in my new college sweatshirt and sweatpants – next to my college lanyard and reusable BPA-free juice slurping container.

If you missed it yesterday, I stopped being such a tease and revealed my new home for next year – COLLEGE. But which one?

The other day I promised you a protein pancake recipe. Not so fast though, first I have to warn you:

Lisa and I tried this stuff. It was nasty. Don’t waste your money on this unless you plan I spitting it all over your significant other’s face. (hahaha)

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Just don’t do it.

Anywho.

There was the GREATEST salad I’ve ever tasted:

Kale, spinach, Vegan Cheezy salad booster, hemp seeds, balsamic vinegar, and the most delicious olive oil on the planet. Props to Lisa for finding this delicious goodness.

And then there were pancakes.

Protein pancakes actually…

That tasted like cake.

In a few words, we couldn’t stop eating these.

Power Protein Pan-CAKES

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3 scoops vanilla sun warrior, or 2 servings protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup NuStevia baking blend (or sweetener of choice)
  • 4 tsp. chia seeds (I would recommend 1-2 flax or chia eggs, all we had were teaspoons)
  • water (add until a batter-y consistency is formed)

Directions:

  1. Heat a pancake pan on medium heat and add oil (we used MacaNut oil, but I recommend either that or coconut oil).
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add water and combine until a batter-like consistency is formed, about 1.5 to 2 cups.
  4. Cook your pancakes in your pan, and serve warm with Pom Acai Chia Jam!

Delicious?

Devoured.

Make these..today. We had them for dinner and you should too. Whoever invented breakfast for dinner has a special place in my heart.

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That’s all for today chickadees!! See you tomorrow:)

Favorite pancake recipe – GO!

This one ❤

Nastiest “new” food/drink you have tried lately?

That nasty beet drink pictured above.

What is your Monday workout?

SPINNING with Lisa and our awesome teacher Nancy – going to kick. my. butt.

xoxox,

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Such a Tease.

Good after(noon) bloggy boos!! How are ya?!

Sorry about being MIA yesterday, my Friday (at COLLEGE) involved very little sleep. But needless to say, I had a bangin’ time. It is almost time to tell you where I am going to school next year :))

I know I know, I am SUCH a tease. Okay enough of that. Are you ready?

Dun dun dun..

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

I have never been so ready to graduate from high school in my entire life. Imagine going to your future school, meeting your future best friends, and then going home the next day to return to halls filled with freshmen and, well, children.

I am sure we’ve all been there, so help a sista out and join with me in the countdown until graduation on June 23rd, 2011.

The countdown starts now.

73 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes, 24 seconds.

To simplify that, let’s just call it 73 days.

…That’s a lot of days. Le sigh.

So let’s get to the pictures from my day at ‘Cuse, shall we?

It began with meeting my roomie and sprinting to each other. This girl is my sister from another mister, we might actually be separated at birth. But more on that later.

The presentation began with the drumming band (for all of the huge ‘Cuse games) coming in and bangin it out for a good ten minutes. It was awesome. I got chills!

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After that, they showed us a movie made by Newhouse students all about students getting their acceptance letters and going around the world to students packing up to leave for home, and why Cuse is such a great school. I almost cried. So I think it’s easy to say that they did a REALLY good job!

I had a hard time trying to figure out how anyone would be able to say no after all of that biznazz. Seriously, if I had to pick any college to date, it would be Cuse. They wooed me, not going to lie.

Then, we were split up into our respective colleges until lunch.

Lunch was had in the Carrier Dome, and they put our names up on the scoreboard (WHAT WHAT).

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But, the food semi-sucked. Think iceberg salad, veggie burgers, pulled chicken, and white buns. I got an iceberg salad (blugh) and the black bean and corn salad.

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^^ DOME.

Let’s just say the hot pepper was the best part of my meal.

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Please ignore how tired I look. That pepper was SPICY, it cleared out my system like no otha.

The dome again:

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You can imagine how college boys would make tons of jokes out of my consistent use of the word “dome”…

Anywho, a picture with some of the girls!

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Me, Jenna, Nicole, Sarah?, and Brittany (roomie!).

The rest of the day was spent looking at res halls, eating, shopping for ‘cuse gear (I bought out the store, prepare to be amazed), and taking pictures with my roomie!

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Isn’t she gorg?! Ignore my awful hair that is what happens when it is windy and cold.

That’s all for now loves, it’s time for me to hit the pavement with the Padre! See you tomorrow:)

Tell me your alma mater!

College stories. GO!

Any college advice for CK?

xoxox,

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A World Record + Peeing Zevia

Good morning bloggy boos!! How are you?!

I am twitching in my seat I am so darn tooting excited to go to my COLLEGE today, aka meeting my new roomie aka my new best friend. We are the same person basically, everyone say hiiii:)

So, back to the real world.

Yesterday, Lisa and I set a few world records.

Read on, folks, and prepare to be impressed.

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The CK Book of World Records

  1. Most Zevias consumed in one day: Nine. Not each, combined. Dr. Zevia (Dee Peps), Cola, and Ginger Ale. Gett @ m3, can I just say I could drink this for the rest of my life. I think I got a Zevia buzz from this hahaha I am not kidding. Oops I did not just say that on the internet..

    It’s love. I think I drank so much that you can basically say I am 75% Zevia and 0.5% water. I will probs be peeing it out all day today. Sorry if you can’t deal with my obnoxiousness then too bad. Something to embrace:)

  2. Most times listened to “What the Hell” cover by Michael Henry and Justin Robinett: five whole hours. Not kidding. And you thought we were cray cray…

  3. Best salad eaten, ever. Kale, spinach, the most delicious EVOO on the planet, Vegan Cheezy salad booster, a bit of balsamic, and hemp seeds. Holy macaroni. No picture yet, Lisa will have them posted verrr soon:)
  4. Best pancakes ever eaten in the whole entire world. Pictures and recipe to come, keep your socks on soldiers:)
  5. Most excited a girl has ever been to visit college and her future roomie. Check! Guess guess guess where I am going:) Check back tomorrow to see if you’re right!

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I’m off to drive to my new home (not until the fall obvs), see you on the other side chickadees:)

Have a fabulous Indulgence Friday!

Bee tee dubs a giant love-filled thank you to Lisa loo who gave me a hand me down pair of GORGEOUS jeans🙂 They fit so so well and it just confirms that we are twinnies ❤ Expect them to see in a lot of pictures tomorrow!

Have you set any world records?

Um yes. See above. Dominationnnn

Friday plans?

COLLEGE EXPLORING. You know that that means.

Are you addicted to Zevia too?!

Can we please add this to my list of addictions please, along with raisins, hummus, and balsamic:)

How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

Pigging out with my new best friend. Cha-ching!

xoxox,

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How To: Fit in Fitness

Good morning bloggy boos!! How are you?

I am in such a good mood because today I am pigging out with Lisa and then TOMORROW I will be at my (surprise!) college for accepted students day:) And meeting all of my new girls. So so excited.

I am starting you off with an “inspirational” Jillian Michaels quote. If you are as obsessed with BL as I am, holla @ me.

“I’m gonna burst a blood vessel in my eyeball…I’m going to burst a blood vessel in my eyeball because of YOU.”

– (the great) Jillian Michaels

Hahahaha.

Don’t make Jillian mad. Get yo burn on, people!

Oh and to clear it up, I am not at the beach🙂 Hahaha it was a picture my grandma sent me to make me jealous. Well it worked.

Recently a few readers have asked how I keep an active lifestyle while balancing my life as a student. So I figured, what’s a better topic when I’ll be going to college in the fall?! (any guesses as to where that is?! I may..or may not…tell you if you’re rightSmile)

Read on for my secret stash of how to stay sane (and hot) in times of overload.

Here we go!

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How to Fit in Fitness:

  1. Don’t try to find time, make time. This works like a charm. When you’re looking for room in your day, you’re not gonna find it. Guaranteed. So, decide when you’re going to work out and commit to it. For example, I plan my workouts ahead of time and decide when and for how long I am going to do them. Working out right after school is perf most of the time, so I do that, come home, then eat dinner and do my work! Easy as pie, and endorphinified:) Other days of the week, I meet up with friends to go to spinning, kettlebells, BodyPump, or just to ride the machines for a bit!
  2. Plan ahead. Get your work done ahead of time, or know when you are going to complete it. That way, when you’re blissfully sweating away, you won’t be having a heart attack over the stack of paper waiting for you on your desk:)
    ^^ Danggg son that kid’s got his work cut out for him
  3. Eat well. Not only does this mean eat nutritiously, but prep your eats ahead of time so that when you’re a starvin marvin, you have some food on hand to tame your hungry beast. For example, smoothie ingredients (protein powder!) are great, and pre-made grains, beans, and pre-sliced veggies are perfect. Oh, and cookie dough bowls.
  4. Get some sleep! Self-explanatory. Get your sleep, and you’ll have more energy and time to get your workout in.
    ^^ Don’t be That Guy.
  5. Get creative. Run outside, do a BodyRock workout, a fitness or yoga/pilates DVD, whatever floats your boat:) Go to yoga if you’re feeling sassy!BodyRock eats insanity for breakfast.

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So there you have it! Get creative with your workouts, no excuses:)

See you tomorrow from my new COLLEGE! And with my new best friend roomie🙂

Edit: I am so so obsessed. Slash in love.

How do you fit exercise into your everyday life?

Favorite workouts in a pinch?

xoxox,

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Blogability + the Beach

Good morning bloggy boos!! How are you?

I have decided to start posting on a regular schedule again. Otherwise I just miss you guys too much and feel loopy loo.

SO here are a few things that have caught my eye over the last few days:)

While looking for a comic strip about adolescent egocentrism for psych I found this biznazz which I thought was hilarious, since most of us think in blogability. Aka, whether something would be good blog material.

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Hahahaha.

This song by Adele has been stuck in my head for three. whole. weeks. And still is. Last night before bed I could not get it out of my head. And yes I posted about this yesterday. It’s fine get it stuck in your head too:)

The view from my Grandma’s beach in Virginia right now. Don’t you wish you were listening to the crashing of the waves and getting sprayed by the ocean? I know I do!

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Bee tee dubs a helicopter just flew over my house and shook the whole thing. I legit thought it was an earthquake.

Okay so go grab your kleenex and check out yesterday’s post, especially if you’re a runner.

See you tomorrow chickadees!

xoxox,

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