Every accomplishment starts with the decision to TRY…

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Welp, here goes!

Tuesday:

Breakfast- Raspberry Chobani Yogurt

Snack-Blueberry Odwalla Bar

Lunch-Carrot & celery sticks with yogurt parmesan dressing

Dinner-Pork tenderloin (not my fave, sorry Mom! So I only tried a bite), baked pineapple ring, mashed potatoes (with tumeric sprinkled on top!) & BRUSSEL SPROUTS  ❤

Exercise: Day 5 of ‘Fab-Ab-Feb’ 30 situps, 7 pushups + a 25 sec plank. & some additional light stretching & home exercise

Was feeling motivated on Tuesday night to kick-start my new healthy lifestyle so I decided to do a little more natural care. I did a Tea-Tree-Oil face-steam (boil water, add a few drops of TTO & hold face over steam for about 10min) then a mask made from a fresh-squeezed orange & flour. My face felt amazing after! & since I spent all that time caring for my face I decided to wash my make-up brushes and clean my make-up bag too. Successful Day #1 if you ask me!

Wednesday:

Breakfast: Passionfruit Chobani Yogurt w/ pineapple slices

New yummy flavor!

Snack: A Milky-Way Coffee from MARY-LOUS ❤ (sweetened with Stevia!) & an Odwalla Super Protein Bar

Lunch: Amy’s Low-Sodium Lentil Vegetable Soup (soo good) w/ 2 crackers

Dinner: Asian-Teriayki Glazed Salmon, roasted asparagus, roasted sweet potatoes & leftover brussel sprouts… amazing!!

Exercise: Day 6 of ‘Fab-Ab Feb’ 30 sit-ups, 8 pushups + 25 second plank

Today (Thursday)

Breakfast/Snack: Blueberry Chobani Yogurt, Nature Valley Oats ‘n Dark Chocolate Granola Bars (so yum!) & coffee

Lunch: Small cup of Minestrone soup (w/ some oyster crackers) + a sliver of a turkey wrap

Snack: Coffee, Pineabple slices & Chobani Apple Cinnamon Yogurt!

Dinner: Meatballs & Salad

Exercise: ‘Fab-Ab Feb’ 35 crunches, 9 pushups + 35sec plank

Feelin’ Good Folks!

Got a little side-tracked!!

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So I started my blog a week ago and haven’t updated since…. sorry world!

The Chicago trip is approaching quickly…9 days & counting! Starting to get anxious/paranoid that the secret is somehow going to get let out this weekend when MK sees all his friends, but I guess I’ve got to have a little faith!

In the past week I’ve had a bit of an epiphany you could say. . .I’ve opened my eyes to the fact that I, like many other Americans (humans?), am slowly killing myself & the planet.

oooh okay that’s deep…..you may be thinking. Well it is, kind of.

This came to me Monday morning as most ‘profound’ ideas do. I was, for lack of a better explanation, draggin’ ass at work and suddenly realized ‘uh. you feel like crap cause you spent the entire weekend treating yourself like crap!’

This is rather embarrassing to share with the world, but I believe it will at the very least motivate me to make some changes (after all, now the world is watching!)

This is the damage I did to my body over the weekend:

Friday: Lunch-buffalo chicken burrito w/ rice, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, guacamole + salad w/ ranch dressing… Dinner-Chili’s ‘Triple Dipper’ w/ Southwestern eggrolls, cheesesteak sliders & crispy chicken crispers….then went to the movies + split a bunch of candy with MK including gummy life-savers & sour patch kids….EW!!

Saturday: Slept in really late then went out to lunch with my brother + MK at the ‘Hangar’…. we split boneless chicken wings in a variety of flavors along with some waffle fries. That night we all went out and partied and the 3 of us came home & devoured (from Dominoes) 3 cheesy breads & a medium pepperoni pizza…EW!!

Sunday: Well, in my defense, it was the Superbowl. Tried to redeem myself at breakfast with a Chobani & banana… but also ate a croissant. Later in the day had a buffalo chicken wrap +  fries… then later ate some of MK’s buffalo chicken bites. Not to mention all the beer/booze.

Monday morning: wake up rather hung, eat a couple bites of a veggie burger + fries w/ honey mustard…

Needless to say, after a weekend like that, I was feelin’ squishy and bloated at work.

Then I realized, “OMG, this needs to stop.”

Went home that night and ate dinner my Mom made; chicken parm + spaghetti. Delicious, but not really helping my bloated/yuckiness condition. I went to bed that night & vowed to change….

First of all, I’m 22 (almost 23, yikes) so I should technically be in my prime hahaha. But seriously! And the other thing is, I’m going to Florida in a little over a month, and I really want to look good in my bathing suit. So what if that’s a stereotypical motivational tool. I really do. And there have been so many other times in my life that I’ve planned to *finally* start working out/eating right for. And I don’t want to fail this time! So what I’m going to do is post day-by-day until Florida what I eat and what I do for exercise to hold myself accountable.

We’ll see how this goes!

 

Hello, world!

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Hello, world!

The only appropriate way to begin this blog is by sharing the quote that inspired me to begin this today:

“A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” –Karen Lamb

I’ve been contemplating starting a blog for a while, and today I saw this quote on a pin on one of my new favorite websites, pinterest.com –the quote really spoke to me; it made me realize that a month of this so far amazing year has already gone by, and it’s too late to waste another day of it. So I Google-d the quote to see who said it, and oddly enough it led me to a blog! I thought, alright, tonight I’ve got a date with my laptop.

So that’s what led me here today. I don’t have a theme for my blog. I’m not going to blog specifically about entertainment, photography, diet, books, fitness, etc. I’m just going to blog about whatever the hell I feel like it that day. I’m hoping at the very least it’s a therapeutic exercise to help me unwind, and at the most a nice way to remember each day.

There are a couple thing’s I’d like to share today.

1) I’m currently in the process of trying to do some soul-searching. I’m going to write a blog specifically about this, but I’m in a bit of a life-limbo trying to figure out what I want. Luckily, the majority of people my age seem to be experiencing this, but I’ve come to a cross-roads and each path has a fork. We’ll get to that.

2) Like most people (of any age) I’m trying to get in shape. Now that I’ve been graduated from college for over 6 months it’s time to shed the belly-jiggle that I proudly acquired in my last few months at school. I wouldn’t change a second of my senior year of college and I would gladly gain 30lbs just to spend a week at beloved 18 Shumway, but it’s time to get my pre-debauchery body back. Sadly, I don’t have the time or money to join a gym right now, so I’m trying to convert myself into one of those work-out at home people. I’ll keep you update on how that one goes.

3) In 18 days I am surprising my boyfriend, Mike, with the BEST birthday present ever. (Okay, not going to lie, it’s like a present for me too) His roommate from college, Craig, lives in Chicago and for Mike’s birthday we’re going to visit him. My roommate, Katie, is coming too; it’s going to be f*ck!ng amazing!!  I’ll share details when we get closer… but I’m so thrilled because Mike is going to be SO surprised (he hates surprises) and so happy, I’ve never been to Chicago, and Katie, Craig & Mike are some of my favorite people.

Well, that’s a good start I guess.

Tomorrow marks the start of Fab-Ab February with Katy at work! (I’ll post the details of that tomorrow.)

Goodnight

xoxo~Meg

 

Horoscope for 2/1/2012: ‘Facing up to difficulties will  actually pave the way to success.’