1. Yesterday was so nice because I literally worked for 1.5 hours and then my boss let me have the rest of the day off! So I spent 2 hours at the pool and then came home and did some much needed laundry and cleaning.

    Workouts are steadily increasing again. Thursday I did an hour long yoga class with my bf, on Sunday I jogged 3 miles with my dad and today I did a 3 mile hike at the park with my bf. it’s gorgeous outside. Hoping to get another run or workout in tomorrow, and we are definitely doing yoga again Thursday morning!

    I wish I could say my eating habits have gotten better, but no…way too many sweets have been consumed the past few days. I’m talking ice cream bars, cookies, candy, etc. Besides the sweets my diet has otherwise been alright. Just got to work on that a bit.

    Enjoy your day!

  2. Coming from you this is the best compliment ever, miss gorgeous!

  3. Got my hair done yesterday! I was terrified to go lighter because of past bad experiences with inept hairdressers but i finally found a great place and great stylist! So I told her what I wanted and she gave me exactly what I asked for :)

    Here are two pics for comparison…dark hair before, light hair now!


  4. Ugh, not a great day for me. I know I shouldn’t let one crappy day get me totally down, so instead I’m gonna use today as motivation to “clean up” some things in my life. I need to be completely honest with myself here.

    I got in biiig trouble at work today. I never get in trouble. Overall, I’m a really good worker and I work my butt off there. BUT with that being said, if I have to be totally honest with myself, I think I’ve gotten a tad too “comfortable” there and perhaps I’ve been lacking in some ways that I wasn’t aware of. For starters, I need to keep my mouth shut and mind my own business. Go to work with a smile on my face, be nice to everyone, don’t let rude customers get to me, etc.

    Another problem I am dealing with is my lack of motivation to exercise. Lack of exercise also translates to some unhealthy eating habits for me as well. When I am not exercising, I have a tendency to eat poorly too. I need to jumpstart my life again—there’s no reason for me to look in the mirror and be unhappy with what I see. I am the only one who can change how I look and feel about myself. I am in control. So, I am going to get up at 9:00 tomorrow morning and get ready for my yoga class at 9:30. I haven’t done yoga since December! And I haven’t exercised in about 3 weeks. I feel that a nice, relaxing yoga class is exactly what I need to get back into my routine.

    Here is a list of my goals for the next few weeks… I want to see how things improve if I follow these:

    -Spread positivity; no talking badly about others especially in relation to work
    -Smile at each person you make eye contact with
    -Sleep no less than 7 hours a night; 8 or 9 is preferred
    -8-10 glasses of water per day
    -5 servings of fruit and veggies every day (2 for fruit, 3 for veggies)
    -Practice yoga more often; the stress relief is amazing
    -Go running and lift weights 3x or more a week
    -Cook more often & find healthy recipes for dinner
    -Drink more tea
    -Maintain an organized environment
    -Follow the 1 minute rule: if something can be done in a minute or less, do it immediately

    & that’s all I can think of for now! I hope I can stick to it :)

  5. (Source: eat-to-thrive, via fitnika)

  6. (Source: mypenisgreat, via beccaliving)


  7. So full of delicious food… I think I want to avoid all meat today. It’s just one of those days. I toy with the idea of becoming a vegetarian/vegan someday but I don’t think it’s plausible right now. I’m not sure I could ever give up certain things like eggs and cheese (yes I know there are substitutes but it’s not the same). I also don’t love the thought of putting a label on myself… if I want to eat a mostly vegetarian diet but still have a steak once in a while, what’s the big deal?

    Anyway, today I’ve eaten:

    B- 1 egg + 1 egg white over-easy + half an avocado + kashi bar
    S- handful of triscuits
    L- black bean, feta, quinoa veggie burger (no bun) topped with tzatziki sauce + a few sweet potato fries + sweet potato hummus with apple slices and carrots and pita for dipping

    Haven’t had dinner yet but that lunch was SO filling…

    I woke up too late to go to the pool today like I wanted to so I tried to lay out in my backyard instead. I put on this tanning oil/gel and was attacked by beetles immediately. Like tons of them landing on me and buzzing past my head. It was so disgusting that I had to come in right away. I think they were attracted to the smell of my tanning oil.

    Maybe I’ll go for another bike ride! It’s so nice out still, but a bit hot… Maybe I’ll just watch the rest of Orange is the New Black season 1 instead ;)


  8. Haven’t been updating because diet was terrible all week and the only exercising I did was a leisurely bike ride around my neighborhood twice.

    However, I did eat at one of my favorite restaurants today and had wonderful, delicious Indian food. Score! This place is legit and they serve a buffet at lunchtime!!! Not to mention their tea is to. die. for. My bf and I sometimes go there just cause we are craving the tea.

    Another plus for today? My bf’s roommate is dating a girl who is a scientist for Chanel. She literally creates makeup and perfume for a living and gets everything there either for free or super discounted! So I was hanging at my bf’s house today and his roommate came home with a gift from his girl…three Chanel nail polishes, eyeshadow, and red lipstick!!! I’m so excited!

    For all you Americans who may be reading, have a happy and safe 4th of July! :)

    Ps. I’ve been binge watching the first season of Orange is the new Black! I’m already addicted.


  9. Yesterday was the most EPIC cheat meal day.

    Going to list all things I ate over the course of the day:

    B- fresh mango and strawberries
    L- tons and tons of sushi at an all-you-can-eat sushi place (except I don’t eat seafood so most of the pieces I got were just veggie filled except for one kind that has a little bit of lobster in it) along with dumplings, edamame, pumpkin/sweet potato/eggplant/broccoli tempura, and pork katsu
    D- steak with mixed veggies in a rosemary butter sauce + roasted garlic & olive oil quinoa
    S- (dessert) 2.5 whole wheat chocolate chip cookies + 2 mini mocha cappuccino biscottis to dip in my chai tea

    OMG still full today when I woke up from all the food yesterday. I don’t usually go all out like that but every once in a while I’m just like eh whatever. It was worth it.

    My lack of exercise this week due to my weird knee thing is having me feeling down about my body. Trying not to let it get to me…one week off ain’t going to undo all my hard work. I just have to remember that.

    Might go for a bike ride… as long as my knee feels okay during it. It’s so sunny outside! :)


  10. Hi new followers!!

    I’ve recently gained a lot of new followers on here and ill definitely be going through them all at some point to check everyone out (in the mean time don’t be afraid to say hello!) but I figured I’d introduce myself a bit :)

    My name is Dani and I’m 22 years old. I live on the East Coast of the U.S. in a somewhat small town that’s actually pretty close to some big cities if you don’t mind driving or hopping on a train :) I am a college student with an Associates degree looking to continue my education…perhaps in a nutrition related field. It’s pretty much my passion. For as knowledgable as I am about food, I can’t really cook, although I try. I’m learning, but it’s a process!

    I ~attempt~ to run as often as possible but I’m very slow and prone to injuries like shin splints and knee problems so I often lift weights at the gym. I have two gym memberships, one with my dad and one with my boyfriend.

    My boyfriend and I have been together about 1.5 years but we’ve been friends for three years. We basically live together because I’m always at his place and hardly ever at mine (I still live with my parents). He’s a great guy:)

    I work nearly full-time in a restaurant doing a whole bunch of things. I hostess, assistant manage, and run the social media & marketing for the business. This job has given me a lot of experience in many different aspects, from being in charge of others and handling high-stress situations to booking large events and catering jobs. Overall, I love it and its great while I’m still in school. My coworkers are like family.

    I guess that’s enough for now. Ask me anything you guys want if you’re interested in knowing more!