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?


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? 


WIAW-first home cooked meal!

good morning!

happy WIAW!

so I’m finally all moved into my new apartment at school which is pretty exciting! But I should warn you ahead of time that this will not be a traditional WIAW post because i had no idea it was Tuesday yesterday until about..uhh..6pm? so those spoonfuls of almond butter and such were not pictured

but anywho..so my mom and i drove down to Delaware Monday morning

we left my house at 9am

8 HOURS LATER WE ARRIVED. yes it took us 8 hours when it’s suppose to take 5-6.

wanna know why?

our first spot of traffic was by the GW bridge where we were delayed about 45 minutes..then we drove another 35 minutes with no problem until we came to a stand still. cars were literally parked on the highway for an hour due to a terrible accident that involved 2 trucks

kids were playing street hockey..on the new jersey turn pike!! insane

hi mom!

we got out of our car, met some friends, stretched, soaked in some rays..for about an hour until the traffic started moving..quite the adventure to say the least

when we finally got to Delaware we unpacked and then had a MUCH NEEDED glass of wine

a nice glass of pinot gri for me!

we went out to dinner Monday night to Iron Hill Brewery with my roommate molly and her mom

we started with an order of sweet potato fries which went un-pictured because they were inhaled in about 5 seconds

Molly and I decided to spilt an entree and order an appetizer for our meal

we split the red chile shrimp (which was off their 600 calories or less menu which I think is nice that they have!) which came with a corn and a black bean cake with a lime crema..delish! 

we also split the buffalo chicken eggrolls..um not good for you whatsoever but SO BOMB. i love anything that involves buffalo chicken

Tuesday morning we all went to Breakfast at my favorite spot Sinclairs 

I got an egg white omelet with mushrooms, spinach, and pepper-jack cheese..hit the spot! they also have free refills on ice coffee..yup its pretty much amazing. so along with my omelet i had 2 glasses of ice coffee

yesterday was a busy day of errands! which included Target, Costco, and the Grocery store! we are fully stalked on groceries now that’s for sure!

for lunch (which didn’t happen until around 3:30 yesterday) I whipped up some chicken salad

i love putting grapes in my chicken salad yum! I had some on top of mixed greens with sirracha hot sauce as my dressing ..obviously. my mouth was on fire but it was so worth it

for our first meal in our new apartment we decided to have a potluck dinner with two of my good friends who live right across the way!

molly set in the table in true college fashion..paper plates and bowls that don’t match and silverware..oh and hi to molly in the background!

Molly made the salad which had scallions, cucumber, and grapes, and a bowl of goat cheese on the side!, i made grilled chicken with a mango avocado salsa, my friend becca made pasta salad, and my friend kristen brought fruit for dessert!

everything was so delicious! except a few pieces of the chicken weren’t cooked all the way cause I’m not use to an electric stove! (oh and I also set off the fire alarm..just welcoming myself to the neighborhood!)

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so not a traditional WIAW but I still managed to remember to snap pictures of most of my eats!

it is so crazy being all moved into my new apartment but I LOVE where I’m living this year and I can tell it is going to be a great year!

but I still don’t understand how i’m ¬†already a junior in college..college goes by at WARP speed..i’m going to make sure this year goes by slowly..wish me luck on that one!

i hope everyone has a great day!

<3Chelcie

Questions for ya!: What’s one yummy thing you’ve eaten recently?¬†

                                   Are you a fan of potluck dinners? 


WIAW-Coconut Vanilla Almond Butter Smoothie

good morning!

happy WIAW! thank’s again to Jenn for hosting!

side note..I leave for school in 5 DAYS. SAY WHATTT

i should probably start packing?

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Breakfast

since I came back from Newport¬†¬†yesterday morning I stopped at my favorite coffee shop Annie D’s to get breakfast and coffee

of course I forgot to snap a picture but I got a delicious ham, egg and cheese on an english muffin..i normally get my beloved carrot raisin muffin but I resisted the temptation

Work Out

took the Duke mister (which would be my golden retriever in case your confused lol)  for another 2.7 mile run around Wellesley College

Lunch

meet my new obsession.

yes this jar mayyy be $9.99 but it could be the best 10 dollars ever spent..i just can’t get over how good it is!! (my pre-work out fuel this morning was 3 spoonfuls of this..i felt a wee bit nautious but it was worth it)

so instead of just shoveling straight spoonfuls of this..I put it to good use yesterday and came up with a delicious smoothie!

Coconut Vanilla Almond Butter Smoothie

servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract (or coconut flour or butter could add in extra coconut flavor!)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 drop stevia (optional for added sweetness)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Instructions: place all ingredients in a blender and blend!

slurrrrped out of a guinness glass (cause who even likes guinness?! bleh)

topped with some leftover toasted coconut

so good!

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Dinner

we had a few people over from our gym for dinner so we had a nice small barbecue!

i made some of my grilled pineapple guac which was a hit!

my trainer Cheryl (who now reads my blog hi Cheryl! ) brought two delicious salads!

a pasta salad with spinach, tomatoes, olives, and thinly sliced squash

and a delicious arugula salad with watermelon and feta!

my mom and I made chicken kebobs with a homemade peach barbecue sauce

I loaded up my plate with a bit of everything

my mom also made really delicious watermelon sangria that i had a glass of

Dessert

earlier in the day I cut up a bunch of fresh peaches, plums, and strawberries and drizzled them with agave nectar and about a tbsp of granulated sugar

I let the fruit sit covered in the fridge all day and then we served the fruit salad with some frozen yogurt

best summer dessert ever.

Late Night Snack

a couple handfuls of reduced fat white cheddar cheese its which I failed to take a picture of

not healthy whatsoever but i would have to say that cheese its and gold fish are my two “junkie food” obsessions..do NOT put one of those big boxes of goldfish in front of me..it will be bad news bears

this is why I don’t babysit children because i would probably just eat their goldfish all day long

and just another side note..not that i ever remember to snap a picture of everything i eat every day but I did a really bad job of taking a picture of everything I ate yesterday..woopsies..maybe next time!

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i hope everyone has a great day!

<3Chelcie

Question for ya!: What is your favorite “junkie food” snack?

hands down cheese its and goldfish..this is why I try not to ever buy these at schools! but everything is okay in moderation i think!