Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's been too long

Since I've posted.  I was just cleaning my room and thinking about excuses to give you and BELIEVE ME I'm good at coming up with excuses and even better at convincing myself that they are valid.

I've been busy, sure.  I've been traveling, sure.  I've been emotional, SURE.  But I've also been lazy.  I've also been taking the easy way out.

But now it's getting warmer, and my pants are getting tighter, and its time for a change.  It just so happens that my office is putting together a little 30 Minutes for 30 Days Challenge - obviously challenging my co-workers to exercise for 30 minutes a day for 30 days - I'm taking this challenge but putting a little twist on it, I'm going to work out every MORNING for 30 days, for the entire month of April.

I know a lot of people work out in the mornings, and that really it's not that big of a deal. But I feel like this challenge holds a special place in my heart because I have always DREAMED of being that person who wakes up before everybody else and works out.  When I picture the woman that I want to be, she works out in the mornings.  Once upon a time  I used to work out with a trainer three days a week in the morning, and it was hard, but really, I loved it.  I love that feeling of solitude when you are the first person hitting the pavement.  I love the feeling for the rest of the day that you have checked the dreaded workout off the ol' to-do list.  I love the feeling that I have done something for myself that very few people have done before 7am.

But this is it, I'm going to wake up and workout everyday (yoga once a week to give myself a cardio break), and I'm going to blog everyday, and this is it.  No more excuses, no more tight pants, this is it.  Tomorrow I'm going to Nth Degree with my sister, then Thursday I'm going to rest, and Friday it all begins.

Until tomorrow, bloggies.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patricks Day Eats

I do truly want to start recording what I eat on here but I ALWAYS FORGET to take a picture of my eats!  Usually I am so excited to be eating and so hungry that I don't remember to take a picture until I am throwing away the yogurt container, but today I got a few.  Tomorrow will be better, promise!

Breaky was Oikos new PowerFruits flavor, which was surprisingly tart! With 1/3 cup of raw oats mixed in and a banana.  Of course I had some coffee made by my beloved Keurig.
I did not eat the hand sanitizer.

About 2.5 hours later I got a little hungry and had cottage cheese for a snack.

These stats are sick! 90 calories and 11 grams of protein, plz.  There was a period of time when I was poor and living in Chicago that I ate cottage cheese seriously two meals a day (the third being chili) so I haven't had it in ages, Im glad I have a taste for it again.

Lunch was a mac n cheese lean cuisine with roasted veggies leftover from yesterday.  Then I busted into this baby around 2pm.
OH YES.  Its a homemade cupcake courtesy of my beautiful cousin Samantha, it was gorgeous and absolutely perfect in every way.  I will dream of that buttercream frosting tonight.  Also that is a picture of Ireland in the background because I was feeling festive, you're welcome.

For dinner I had Chinese food with my sister and my grandpa, and also 1.5 of my grandpas freshly baked pumpkin pecan rolls and a couple spoonfuls of sugar free ice cream out of the container at my parents house. 

Also, I didnt workout - combine that fact with the eats from above and please believe I feel terribly gross.

But it's a holiday, right?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


One of the things that makes me happiest on this whole planet is my before-bedtime-tea.  Sometimes it's fancy, sometimes it's boring, sometimes I add milk or sugar and sometimes I drink it straight up.  Sometimes its fruity, sometimes its floral, but always its comforting.

In a related note, how awesome is my awesome mug?

No, friends, that is not three teacups stacked on top of each other, that is in fact ONE awesome mug that I am drinking raspberry zinger out of at this very moment.

It's the little things...

What do you think about tea?  Love? Hate?

I am in a Teavana Tea of the Month club and absolutely love the stuff, I'll do a proper post on tea another time but really I just wanted to show you this mug.