1. Eats today:

    B- smoothie with mango, spinach, coconut water, pineapple juice, banana
    L- salad with grilled chicken, carrots, onions, peppers, croutons, bacon bits and vinaigrette dressing
    S- Bobo’s oat bar (maple pecan flavor, these are SO good)
    D- roasted turkey on whole grain bread with lettuce & onion, sweet potato fries on the side (plus half a white potato skin with sour cream oops)

    No work out today… no excuse!! I am planning a last minute vacation for the middle of next month… Hitting either the gym or the treadmill after work tomorrow no matter what. I’m writing this to hold myself to it!


  2. SO here’s a summary of day 1 of my new healthy lifestyle plan!

    -Biked (mostly uphill) around my neighborhood and in the park that’s adjacent to my neighborhood
    -Went to the gym and did a variety of upper body machine work with my dad
    -Ate very healthy, am very nutritious now

    BUT because I have the worst luck ever, I fell down the stairs right before leaving for the gym and landed right on my back (ouch) and I think I broke my pinky toe… it’s all puffy and I can’t bend it with my other toes and walking/wearing sneakers is excruciating. I’ve broken many toes before so I’m kind of used to feeling like this, I guess I’m somewhat of a klutz

    Here’s my intake for the day too!

    B- maple brown sugar oatmeal
    S- clif bar
    L- 1 egg + 3 egg whites scrambled in coconut oil, whole grain english muffin topped with 1 tbsp peanut butter
    D- salad with chicken, hard-boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, bacon bits, and white balsamic dressing + 1/2 a sandwich on whole grain bread with hummus, feta cheese, lettuce, onions and red peppers
    S- 1/4 cup pistachios + 2 babybel light cheeses

    Going to continue my marathon of The Tudors because again Henry Cavill. BYE


  3. Watching The Tudors on Netflix because Henry Cavill.


  4. - Okay so because of my ~birthday week~ I slacked HARD on my usual healthy eating routine. I ate unhealthy food almost every day plus TONS of dessert. So I decided to end my week with a bang, because yes I consider Sundays to be the end of my week and not my beginning, and I went all out. Spent the day with my mom and ate a clif bar for breakfast, chicken pad thai for lunch, cheese tortellini with chicken, bacon, and spinach, and topped it all off with chocolate peanut butter ice cream with brownie bites! It was so delicious but I definitely felt heavy and lethargic after all that food. I promised myself that today, Monday, would be the first day of my new diet and fitness regimen. I hate the word diet, because I don’t believe in them, I believe in overall healthy eating with an indulgent meal once or twice a week. That’s what works best for me.

    -But today is the day that I start and I’m excited about it! I have a wedding to attend just a little over a month from now, and I bought the cutest new dress for it but it’s just a tiny bit tight and I want to fit into it perfectly. So I went out to the grocery store late last night and bought a few necessities to get me by—oatmeal, eggs, peanut butter, babybel light cheese, and whole grain english muffins. I am hardly ever at my parents house, so I didn’t by much else because I hate to waste food. I buy the majority of my food/fruits/veggies when I’m at my boyfriend’s house.

    -I am also hoping to fly to Los Angeles next month to stay with my best friend. Tickets are looking a bit pricey though, about $125 more than the last time I checked so I’m way bummed out about it. But I desperately need a vacation. I have not been on vacation since May 2013. And I miss my best friend! So because of this wedding and possible vacation, I need to make September my bitch and take full advantage of it before it gets too cold out!

    -OH AND BY THE WAY, the other day at work I was showing my new coworker my before and after picture (he never saw me at my highest weight and didn’t believe me), and when I showed him my AFTER picture, he nonchalantly asks, “And do you think you look like this still?” I was so pissed!!! Soooo yeah MOTIVATION.


  5. It’s my 23rd birthday today! Having dinner with family later at a fondue restaurant and celebrating my birthday on Thursday with my boyfriend :)

    Sooo excited for dinner. Fondue is one of my favorites!!!


  7. sollevatore:

    seriously FUCK impatient people.

    this morning between 7 and 8:30am sales were DOUBLE what they normally are on a tuesday and, you guessed it, i’m here by myself today. i had a table of 3 come in for omelets and complicated coffee drinks that i had to make all while i had a line of people out the…

    Your job stresses me out/gives me anxiety just by reading this. I, too, work in a restaurant where I’m expected to do 5789 things at once. I understand where you’re coming from!


  8. Work is still taking over my life but the good news is I’m finally getting over being sick! Woke up today feeling not so great so my boyfriend made me breakfast before work :)

    B- eggs scrambled with peppers and cheddar cheese + 1 piece whole grain toast topped with chocolate hazelnut butter + banana/orange juice smoothie and a glass of tea
    L- chobani peach pistachio yogurt + clif bar
    D- turkey, apple slices, havarti cheese and honey mustard on 2 pieces whole grain toast + side of sweet potato fries

    Now off to bed because I’m exhausted because I’ve worked nearly 20 hours in the last two days…

  9. Apparently being sick and recovering in your house for 48 hours will turn you into an online shopping addict… Just spent a ridiculous amount of money on clothes and organic skin care products.

    BUT I found some bomb ass coupons off of retailmenot.com and saved a ton of $$$. Not sure how I ever lived without that website.

    So excited to try my organic body oil, shave oil, and scented soaps from The Honest Company. Jessica Alba is such a beaut and I’ve heard really good things about her company. The three different scented soaps sound sooo delicious: juniper sage, vanilla tangerine, and lavender. I can’t wait! I got 5 soap bars, 1 bottle body oil, and 1 bottle shave oil for only $40 using the free shipping code + a $10 off code from retailmenot!

  10. karicanrun:

    On Saturday August 16 while driving home from our trip to Leavenworth Joey, Emmalyn and I were part of a roll-over accident on I-90. Around mile post 37 Joey and I were passing a car (they were in the far right lane and we were in the middle lane) that was going about 60 and us,70. When our nose was right past or equal to her rear bumper she without warning or a blinker started to fully come into our lane. Joey (knowing there was no-one on our left) swerved left to avoid her but we were heading towards the center guard rail going about 70 so Joey swerved back to the right which is when we fish-tailed. Joey might have been able to gain control but before he could the lady - who was still in our lane at that point - collided with us on the passenger side of the car (Emmalyn in the backseat of the passenger side) and we’re pretty sure hit my door. This sent both of us out of control and off the highway to the right. We went into the ditch still at a very fast speed and then rolled/flipped 1 and a half times which landed us upside-down. Emmalyn started screaming as soon as the car stopped. We were able to get out through my door within 15-30 seconds and Joey was able to get her out within a minute or so. By the time we were out of the car there were already two officers there to help, they had been driving behind the accident, and multiple cars stopped to help one of which was able to give a statement that the lady did go into our lane.

    Thanks to the Lord’s protection none of us in the accident have any
    major trauma. We got checked out and cleared at the ER and are going to the chiropractor this afternoon. We had been on a two mile straight stretch of I-90 and since it had rained recently our landing in the grass was a lot softer. It was only our two cars that were part of the accident. Emmalyn doesn’t even have a scratch on her. She just had some dirt on her face and
    arms. She started eating pretty much right away once out of the car
    and then smiling within 20 minutes. Joey and I have some scrapes, bruises and soreness but it seems to be a minimal amount considering what

    The lady who hit us is 79 years old. The man at the towing yard said she didn’t know why we needed to swerve and noticed her motor skills are very slow and thought she shouldn’t be driving and I would agree, she should not be driving. She almost killed our 7 week old baby, and us as well. If you are close with someone who is elderly please take the time to ensure they are safe to drive. I would recommend to have them retake the driving test to see if they should be driving still. People make a big deal about drunk drivers (as they should) but what about elderly people who no longer have full control of their actions? There are far too many occurrences of elderly people killing people with a car and it almost happened to us.

    I have been saying this for the longest time: people past a certain age should be required to re-take their driver’s license test. A few years ago, an elderly lady approached a stop on my right hand side. I was driving (the speed limit) and had the right of way—I did not have a stop sign. I saw her literally look my way, MADE EYE CONTACT WITH ME, then proceeded to pull out right in front of me, causing me to slam on my brakes and nearly miss her. She was completely unfazed by the whole thing. Had no idea she nearly caused an accident. Just went about her business like nothing was wrong. It’s a serious problem and you all are lucky to be alive too! That crash sounds awful and horrible. The fact you had a 7 week old baby in the car with you is terrifying. So glad you guys are all okay.