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 ūüôā

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?


thursday things

1. So for whatever reason when I’m at school I get on a crazy overnight oat kick, or just oatmeal kick in general..note my past 2 breakfast’s

OOIAJ=overnight oats in a jar

RIP to this jar..definitely my favorite Justin’s almond butter yet..it literally tastes like frosting..i don’t know how else to describe how magical this is

in the mix

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 up plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp sugar free raspberry preserves

I wish I left more almond butter at the bottom of the jar ūüė¶ It was just too good I couldn’t resist eating it by the spoonful

this mornings overnight oat creation

overnight oats are what gets me out of bed in the morning..that along with coffee

in the mix

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • topped with justin’s maple almond butter..on sale at target for 5 DOLLARS. I should of stalked up.

2. Yesterday’s lunch was a delicious turkey wrap

in the wrap went turkey, plain hummus, avocado, roasted veggies, spinach, and goat cheese..placed in the panini press (literally the best thing to have in your kitchen..especially as a college student!) eaten alongside a few berries and 1/2 a banana

3. I think yesterday was my first time trying Oikos brand flavored greek yogurt

I picked this up at the store with one of my coupons I got in my Swag Bag at HLS. It was really good but I still prefer chobani ūüôā

4. Dinner last night came together in about 10 minutes thanks to some meal prep and a delicious marinade!

i cut up chicken tenders into small pieces and marinaded them for about 3 hours. Marinating chicken makes SUCH a difference in the flavor!

i cooked up the chicken in a pan and then removed the chicken and cooked up some veggies in the same pan with the remainder of the marinade

stir fry’s are the best healthy and easy meal..I normally make about a stir fry a week at school

eaten over brown rice (we bought a big pack of the microwaveable brown rice at costco which has 2 servings per container..perfect for Molly and I to share!) and topped with sriracha sauce of course

5. So totally not food related I am SO SORE. I took a Step and Sculpt class at my gym yesterday and it was really really really really hard. like really hard. I don’t think I’ve ever sweat so much in my whole life (yes I exaggerate ALL the time but i promise this time is no exaggeration). I’m hoping to make it to body pump today but I don’t know if my body is up for it! we shall see

6. and also not food related..TGIT..thank god its thursday!

yes I have a 9am class tomorrow and yes I still plan on going out tonight because I’m a junior in college and that is what I like to do

and also.. 3 DAY WEEKEND. let the fun begin!

I hope everyone has a great day!

<3Chelcie

Question for ya!: Any fun plans for the long weekend?


WIAW-First Day of Classes!

good morning!

happy wednesday!

so summer for me is officially over and I had my first day of classes yesterday!

so here was my day yesterday!

9:00am-wake up and eat breakfast!

in the bowl went about 4oz passionfruit chobani (forgot how much I loved the flavor YUM), half a banana, half a cup of blueberries, and a sprinkle of granola

9:30-11:30-essentially sat on my couch and red blogs this whole time..i have a problem

11:45-Lunch!

salad beast! 

in the mix

  • mixed greens
  • roasted veggies
  • turkey
  • tomato
  • avocado
  • cottage cheese
  • balsamic vinagrette

12:30-1:45: Marketing class..sounds like it’s going to be a mix of an interesting class and a tedious¬†one

2:00-3:00-Jazz Dance Class! I’m so excited that i’m able to take a dance class as my creative arts gen-ed requirement!

3:30-Snack time!

i was starvingggg..all of this walking around at school is making me hangrry

6:00pm -Kickboxing Class at the gym (1 hour)..my best friend Lindsay teaches work out classes at the gym and HOLY COW it was hard. I wasn’t expecting her to make the first class so challenging by it was!

7:30pm -Dinner

a version of Mexican Sweet Potato Bowls

I already roasted the sweet potatoes in advance, and I wanted to have dinner ready the second I got back from the gym (cause I knew I’d be starving and when i’m hungry I’m like an impatient 2 year old) so I put all the ingredients I would cook on the stove in the recipe link above in the crock pot on high for 4 hours.

i love my crock pot. it gets a lot of use when I’m at school!

i also ate one too many tortilla chips along with dinner

9:00pm-write this post ūüôā I also ate a piece of dark chocolate and a clementine

11:30pm-BED..while watching teen mom..I take it I’m the only one who watches this show right?

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time to go read some blogs then go to class!

I wrote a guest post on Ashley’s blog today so don’t forget to check it out!

<3Chelcie

Questions for ya!: Do you own a crock pot? 

                                 Have you ever taken a kickboxing class?