WIAW-“Fall”ing into good habits!

good morning!

its finally September (and pumpkin spice is back at starbucks EEK) so time for a new WIAW theme!

this month’s theme is about setting goals to try and establish healthy habits for the month (and hopefully continued on throughout the winter!)

I’m not normally one for setting goals, but in the spirit of WIAW i guess i’ll go ahead and list a few!

  1. not skipping my Friday 9am class (failed at this one last week but I’m going to hold myself accountable from now on..damn you thirsty thursdays lol
  2. Plan work outs for the week and stick to them! I know this summer I neglected my work out log but at school it works best for me to plan ahead for the week so I hold myself accountable! So click here if you want to see my work out’s for the week!
  3. Try new recipes! (the amount of recipes I have bookmarked is insaneee) already doing well at this one! (see below)
  4. try to only eat out once a week..this doesn’t include my bagel a week on the weekends 🙂

I’ll post these same goals every week and keep you updated on how well I’m doing!

now onto yesterday’s eats!

Breakfast

hot oats and coffee are making a come back!

starbucks blonde roast with almond milk and truvia

1/3 cup rolled oats cooked in 2/3 cup almond milk and one sliced banana..topped with maple almond butter and cinnamon sugar grinder from Trader Joes!!

I’m obsessed.

Lunch

I got busy reading for class and then realized I had about 10 minutes to get dressed, make lunch, eat lunch, and leave for class..

so the fastest thing I could think of was a turkey wrap

in the wrap went turkey, hummus, honey mustard, lettuce, and avocado..all of which I inhaled in approximately 3 minutes but it was tasty!

Snack

I always come back at 3:30 on tuesday’s and thursdays starving because I have class from 12:30-1:45 and then another class from 2:00-3:15

my second class is actually Jazz Dance so its not a bad work out!..and maybe that’s why I come home so hungry!

I had 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese with red grapes and some trader joes crackers on the side

after this i also had a small piece of leftover vegetable frittata

Work Out

1 hour of kickboxing that KICKED my booty. (thank you Lindsay..) I actually looked like I had just taken a shower after the class was over..tmi? maybe.

Dinner

One of my goals is to try new recipes so tonight for dinner I made Eat, live, Run’s spinach and feta turkey burgers

with some roasted veggies on the side and I topped my burger with avocado and sriracha

the burgers were SO delicious..I will definitely be making them again! my mouth was also on fire but I do it to myself with my sriracha addition so its all good

and I also have to mention Jenna’s book White Jacket Required..I pre-ordered it off amazon and read it in 2 days. it is definitely a MUST read and filled with a bunch of delicious recipes!

Night-time Snack:

part one

 

apple microwaved and topped with cinnamon sugar and maple almond butter. I will be repeating this for the next several nights in a row.

part 2 was a rice cake with peanut butter which I failed to take a picture of..clearly I have a nut butter addition!

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time to go to my first class of the day!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

<3Chelcie

Question for ya!: Do you normally set goals for yourself? If so, what are some goals you have for the upcoming month?

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HLS Part 1: Flour Bakery + Cocktail Party!

Hi!

so I just got home from a crazy and amazing two days at the Healthy Living Summit!

This year was my first year attending and I am SO happy I did!

i have SO much to tell you about but I have to break it up cause its way to much for one post so lets start with Friday

I went to Flour Bakery mini-mingle hosted by Clare and Katelyn !

we walked about a mile from the hotel to Flour Bakery

we all started taking pictures immediately and everyone was giving us funny looks lol they probably just though we were crazy tourists or something 🙂

i love the chalk board menus at Flour Bakery! i’ve been to the location in south boston before and I’ve been obsessed ever since! I was really hungry when I got there so I decided on the Chicken and Avocado Sandwich

the sandwich had roasted chicken, avocado, jicama, and lettuce..SO bomb. i mean everything and anything with avocado is usually pretty darn tasty

after lunch we all walked back, checked in, and picked up our SWAG BAGS ..can you tell I was excited for this part?

Reebok was one of the sponsors this year so we got FREE SNEAKERS

obsessed.

check out all the other swag I got!

so many awesome products! I did damage on the pistachios, love grown granola, and pretzel crisps..oh and do you see those chapsticks?! chobani and stonyfield yogurt chapsticks! SO freaking awesome.

lots of coupons for free yogurts, and free almond milk from almond breeze..score!

and an awesome HLS tee-shirt and head band from Five Bamboo..the material is so soft I’m in loveee

Friday night was the kick-off Cocktail Party (I really want the picture that Sara has on her camera of the two of us at the cocktail party to show you but she hasn’t put it up yet for me to steal from her!)

Sara and I were a couple of the first people to arrive…i mean who says being fashionably late is even cool anymore right..?

the cocktail party had quite the spread of delicious food!

local cheeses, veggies, and delicious dips and spreads!

i fixed a plate to munch on alongside my cocktail

local goat cheese (i mean we all know how much I LOVE goat cheese) veggies, crackers, a cranberry chutney that was amazing! and a spinach ranch dip

along with the cheese and veggie spread, there was a Popcorn and chocolate table, and mini whoopie pies!

popcorn and chocolate should always be paired together..just saying

i tried a red velvet but I wish I tried all three because it was amazing! the other two were chocolate and lemon poppyseed

I spent the rest of the night chatting and having a great time getting to know so many bloggers who I’ve been dying to meet!

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Part 2 will hopefully come tomorrow! I say hopefully because I only have tomorrow to pack up my whole life (okay I’m being dramatic but my whole wardrobe, bedding, etc, etc) because i’m leaving for school Monday morning!

ahhhh

which sadly means I don’t think I’ll be making it to the farewell brunch and walk tomorrow morning at HLS..but the past 2 days have been so incredible so while I’m sad to miss out on the final part I already feel like i’ve taken so much from the whole experience

 to all of the bloggers I got to meet this weekend I think you all are beyond awesome and inspiring and I’m so happy to of finally met you!

i hope everyone has had a great weekend so far!

<3Chelcie


New favorite lunch + Pictures from Newport

good morning!

so  the past 2 days for lunch I’ve had the same thing and it could be my new favorite meal ever (as in I could eat it everyday and be perfectly happy)

I fried 2 eggs in coconut oil (I just take a basting brush and brush the pan with it so probably about 1 tsp of coconut oil) and then eat the fried eggs over leftover roasted veggies heated up topped with some avocado, goat cheese, and sirracha sauce

SO BOMB..best lunch ever. i wish i had more leftover roasted veggies because I would have the same thing today again!

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yesterday afternoon my mom and I headed to Newport, RI to visit my Nanny one more time before I go back to school

in the afternoon I went out and had some fun taking pictures with my camera

(aka pretending to be a photographer when in reality I have no clue what i’m doing)

but here are some of the pictures I took!

she’s just so pretty

selfie on the golf cart

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for dinner last night my mom and I made a Tuna Nicoise platter

my plate

you better believe i went back for seconds! the perfect summer meal!

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we are having a small barbecue later with people from the gym my mom and I go to so I’m about to start cooking!

i hope everyone has a great day!

<3Chelcie