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A Quick Hello And WIAW

So I am officially the worst blogger ever, and I am soooo sorry!! My life has been consumed by pharmacology, physiology, and anatomy. I did not know I would be signing my life away when I got into PA school. Even weekends are made for studying.

If there’s one thing I really missed was all the WIAW fun. I needed to do one for old time’s sake

Peas and Crayons

Link up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons and post all your yummy treats!

First I’ll start with my favorite meal of the day [BREAKFAST!]

I know it looks odd, but bear with me here… It is chocolate oats covered with protein frosting. Every time  I saw it on Katie’s blog I wanted to try it! It is delicious and a great way to get in protein while still having oats. I previously tried mixing the protein powder into the oats but I didn’t like the taste.

Lunch:

I think it speaks for itself  Surprised smile Delicious down to the last bite!

And for dinner, my favorite!

Sushi!

There’s just something magical about sushi, I could probably eat it everyday if I had the chance 

And I have to throw in a pic of Mac because he is just way too cute!

What a creeper cat…..

Hope everyone has been having a great day, I miss you all!! Gotta get back to studying Smile

10/12/2011 at 7:57 pm 35 comments

Life As A PA Student

Happy Friday friends!

I have been going crazy with school and it’s only week 3!! I’ve already had 4 exams and the weeks keep getting more and more overwhelming.

There have been moments when I’m just a whiner and want to quit altogether but I need to just pull myself together and suck it up for the next 28 months. I definitely took my 8 months of vacation for granted.

So what have I been up to lately?

A lot of this:

Some of this:

And everything in between.

What have I been eating?

Oatmeal for breakki

  Chocolate, banana oats with granola and peanut butter

Lots of sammies for lunch, granola bars for snacks, and chicken with canned veggies for dinner.  I have replaced my water supply with some good old coffee [kidding!] Well sorta…

And I have some news that I have yet to share with you all….My boyfriend got a new kitty!!! We named him Macintosh because well I’m an Apple girl now Winking smile

Aww isn’t he adorable?! I love playing with him.

My little baby!!

As for my workouts, I’m still doing my weight training 3x a week with cardio about twice a week. I am really enjoying New Rules of Lifting For Women. I feel a lot stronger than I did when I just started the program. I’m midway through phase 1 so it’ll be fun to switch it up later with phase 2. School does put some strain on me in regards to working out and cutting into my study time, but I think it’s important to have some sort of balance and fuel my body in order to work the mind.

Do you have any pets?  Mac is such a little creeper, it cracks me up

09/16/2011 at 11:20 am 57 comments

[WIWIAW]

Did the title confuse you? I hope not! Instead of doing a WIAW, I will be doing a What I Wish I Ate Wednesday. Nothing I have eaten has been blog worthy so I figured I’d post up some noms that I would have loved to be munching today Smile

Link up with Jenn and post your eats!

Peas and Crayons

For breakfast I would have…

Ari’s phenomenal Sundae Pancakes W/ Chocolate Sauce

Do these babies not look drool worthy??! Yummoooo

For lunch I wish I had this…

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Leanne’s Chicken Marinara Melt

She even has a recipe for homemade fresh marinara sauce. I am loving the pepperoni with all the cheese

As if I wasn’t already having a fabulous day I would have this for dinner…

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Kelly’s Honey Chicken Stir Fry

I love asian inspired dishes and a stir fry is one my all time favorite go to meals.

The day isn’t over without a perfect dessert right? Well I have just the one!

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Does this little treat not just make you want to reach into the computer and grab it? I wish I had it right in front of me!

This is Amanda’s No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

The ideal meal finale to a great eating day

  • Any blogger recipes that you have been waiting to have?

08/17/2011 at 12:08 am 64 comments

[WIAW] Fashionably Late

I’m joining the party a little late, but better late than never right? Winking smile

If you haven’t link up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons, do it right now and post all those yummy treats

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast

Chocolate nanner oats topped with granola and cinnamon raisin peanut butter. Never gets old Smile

Lunch was an unpictured boring sandwich with turkey and cheese

Dinner

Salmon Burger with zucchini, mushrooms, and cashews, topped with sesame seeds and some sriracha for design Winking smile

Dessert

Who can say no to a donut with sprinkles??

Are you a donut fan? What’s your favorite flavor? I’m all about the sprinkles!

08/10/2011 at 3:57 pm 48 comments

[WIAW] Weekend Noms

WIAW has really taken off and I’m amazed at how many bloggers are posting up their eats each week. It’s great to see what you all love to eat Smile

Peas and CrayonsLink up and join the partayyyy

Breakfast

Hot banana oats topped with Love Grown chocolate granola, maple syrup, and homemade cinnamon raisin peanut butter [Frankie Butter Winking smile]

For lunch my fantastic boyfriend took me out for a lunch date. It was time for Sushi!!!

This is a Jennifer Roll Smile I had to get it lol Crab salad roll with cream cheese topped with salmon

Then there was this

The Dragon Roll! Roll with tempura shrimp, crabmeat, masago, asparagus, spicy mayo topped with avocado

If 2 rolls aren’t enough we also got…

Rainbow Roll. A selection of sashimi and avocado on top of a California roll

If I said it ended there I would be lying….Surprised smile We got one more roll for good luck. A Spider Roll was also consumed and I must say it was my favorite!

Leftovers? Nope, not here.

After sushi we hit the movies to catch Cowboys and Aliens. I wasn’t a fan but Frankie loved it.

Then we stopped by the Daily Plate because Frankie needed some Shwarma seasoning. He got a falafel sammich and 3 extra falafels because I had never had one!!! It was amazeballs

We also got 3 Kibbeh’s. Omgggg so good, I am hooked!!! When I said I ate a lot over the weekend I did not lie lol

Well there you have it!

  • Best thing you ate all week?

08/03/2011 at 10:49 am 50 comments

WIAW [Healthified Eats]

Hi loves! Ok so how crazy is it that Friday makes the first day in July?! I still have no clue where June went! The good thing about today though is that it’s Wednesday Smile So link up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons and have your own WIAW party.

Peas and Crayons

A great day for me always begins with breakfast. An oats kind of breakfast to be exact.

Chocolate nanner oats topped with granola, reeses peanut butter chips, and cinnamon raisin pb. Yum!!

For lunch I had a pizza craving! I used a flat out to make a yummy turkey pepperoni pizza.

Why order out when you can make a healthified version?  Winking smile

When it came to dinner I had yet a different fast food craving. A cheeseburger and fries were calling my name.

I used a frozen veggie burger that I had in my fridge, topped it with cheddar cheese and made some delicious sweet tatter fries. I don’t know about you but ketchup is my favorite condiment! I eat it with everything Smile My homemade healthified burger was a total win. 

With all my great nutritious meals I figured dessert should be a bit more sinful…

Oreo cupcakes anyone?! My aunt brought these and they just looked so cute I couldn’t resist. Plus the oreos were calling my name. Winking smile

There you have it! All my great meals for the day.

What’s your favorite guilty pleasure turned healthy?

06/29/2011 at 8:08 am 74 comments

10 Exercise Myths

Happy Saturday loves!!! Sorry I’ve been away but I’m back. Hope you didn’t miss me too much Winking smile

I came across this article that was tweeted and figured it would be good to talk about.

CNN.COM has composed a list of exercise myths that have come apparent due to people wanting to maximize their results at the gym while minimizing the amount of time spent.

10) Your cardio machine is counting the calories you’re burning.

It isn’t accurate and doesn’t mean squat. Since it doesn’t ask for your body composition, the numbers the machine spits out should not be accounted for.

9) Women shouldn’t lift weights because it’ll make them bulky.

I’ve already said this once before but women don’t turn into bodybuilders over night. It takes a lot of muscle overload to bulk up. Since women have large amounts of estrogen they won’t build muscle as fast as men do. Strength training helps decrease body fat and keeps you lean, so lift girls lift!

8 ) Heart rate monitors will let you know how hard you’re working.

Your own body is the only test of how hard you are working. Know your body’s signals and use that as your point of reference.

7) Your weight is the end all, be all.

Health isn’t determined by your weight, there are many other factors involved in a healthy lifestyle. Don’t only rely on the number your scale spits out, but on other numbers such as cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

6) Low-intensity exercise burns more fat.

Low intensity cardio is good to relieve stress on the joints, but the more intensely you exercise the more carbs you burn. When all carbs are used up, then your body will start to burn fat.

5) Chug a protein shake after workout.

Although a protein shake is good for emergencies it is the lowest quality of food. Eat real foods that are not so processed.

4) You can spot reduce for tight abs or toned arms.

You need to get rid of the fat before you can see the muscle, so train your entire body not just one area.

3) As long as I go to the gym 30-45 minutes, that gives me a pass to do what I want for rest of the day.

You can’t believe how many times I’ve heard the reasoning behind a work out. “If I run on the treadmill I can eat a cheeseburger with a milkshake, after all they cancel each other out right?”  You need a good diet to get the most out of your workouts.

2) No pain, no gain.

Discomfort during a workout is acceptable, pain is not. If you ever feel intense pain you should immediately stop whatever is it that you’re doing. This makes you more at risk for an injury or wearing the muscles out.

1) Stretching will help prevent injuries.

There is a difference between stretching and warming up. You should warm up to help loosen the muscle but stretching can be counterproductive.

“A study published this month in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that static stretches that last longer than a minute could be detrimental to performance.”

Well there you have it!! Hope you are all having a great weekend as I enjoy this great breakfast Winking smile

Chocolate banana oats topped with granola and cinnamon raisin peanut butter. Nom!!!

Did you use to believe any of these exercise myths?

06/25/2011 at 12:17 pm 68 comments

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