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Lazy Sunday

Hey-o bloggie loves! Did everyone have a wondahful Sunday Funday?! I sure did!

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Ehhh… ignoring that situation, it was still a fan-tabulous Father’s Day! My Dad and I were at my brother’s lacrosse tournament for most of the morning, and although I’m not totally sure about the way it ended [they tied, but due to point differentials they didn’t advance?] I was glad to see him play! Although I’m not sure when I’ll get to see him in action next… I’ll be gone for almost all of the season next year! I hope it still works out though (:

Anyways, we had an early wake up call for the first game of the day, and I didn’t wanna risk getting hungry hangry at the field, so I made sure to fuel up before we peaced out!

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Banana Protein Oats

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1c water/milk/liquid of choice
  • 1 scoop protein powder [Sun Warriaaahhh]
  • 1 medium banana [the riper the better!]
  • 1 T flax meal
  • Toppings: fruit, nut butter, nuts, honey, whateverr

Heat water to rolling boil, then add oats [pinch of salt is optional!]. Allow to cook on medium-high temp for at least 4 minutes before stirring in thinly sliced banana and cook for one more minute. Then stir in your protein powder – but reduce the heat to low-medium ish (about a 3 on a scale of 1-10). Cover your pot and allow the oats to cook for three minutes, this will make them super doughy and thick! Just the way I like emmm. After three minutes, remove lid, stir, and add in flax meal if you’re using it. Remove from heat and add to your bowl before adding your toppings! I rolled with bloobs, Dark Choc Dreams, + SC honey! What up yummss.

So I’m starting to realize that I’m really good about posting my breakfasts, but lessbeserious. There’s like, maybe five pictures of dinner/lunch… combined. So I’m starting Mission: Take Pictures of Lunch and Dinner. Which will of course go into full effect tomorrow. Not tonight because I only got pics of lunch!

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Baked sweet pataytah with a pb+j pita! (Dark choc dreams, duh, and SC strawbs jam, which was actually a little too sweet for me!)

This lunch also brought a revolting development to my attention – I’m super impatient. As in I checked on this potato at least ten times before I decided I didn’t wanna wait anymore… and the middle was still a little stiff! Don’t get me wrong, it was delish, but I love gooeyness [awk word] in my sweets!

Can’t win em all, I suppose!

After lunch, I planned on running – but the drizzly weather actually unmotivates me to get my ash into action! It’s a little pathetic, I know, but I did some yoga instead! Maura Barclay, because I’m obsessed with this one, and an ab workout from Women’s Health magazine [the issue with Heather Morris on the cover!]

A little after my workout, I had a snackity snack of a yogurt bowl:

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Fage 0% Greek, bloobs, pumpkin butter, DCD, raw oats, dark chocolate chunks, and about 1T of chia seeds! I went ahead and ate this around the time I would usually have dinner, cause my dad was cooking tonight!

Because my eating habits are significantly different from that of my Dad’s and my brother’s, I usually eat dinner way earlier than they do, and will have my night time snack when they have dinner. But, given that it’s Father’s Day and all, I really wanted to eat dinner with them! So I took care of the salad, and ate everything my dad made [except the pork tenderloin.] We had grits, baked and sautéed plantains, and a mixed green salad! Which, as previously mentioned, I big time failed in taking a picture of!

Alright, well, I’m gonna go watch the rest of Hall Pass with my Dad and brother! So far, it’s hilarious!

How was the weather where you live today?

Aiiight I’m out babes!

Sam

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Perfect Sweet Potato Fries

Happy Friday sweeties! Whether you celebrated Cookie Friday or Indulgence Friday or I-Worked-My-Ass-Off-All-Day-Let’s-Get-Crazy Friday, [so I made that one up, guilty.] I hope you had a great one!

Mine was rather fantastic, after I dealt with a few, erm, issues. To elaborate, I may or may not [read, I totally effing did] have dropped my phone into a big glass of water last night when I got to work.

Yeah, not my best move. At all. Since I was at work, I couldn’t do the “put it in a bag of dry rice” trick, and I didn’t get home until five hours after it happened. I tried it over night, but no luck ):

Fortunately, I have an insurance policy on my phone, and they’ll replace it [thank God!] because after two years of being a die-hard BlackBerry addict, I’m not ready to go to this:

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I get the chills just looking at that. How do I tweet from my phone? Check my email? Google every question that pops into my head?! I want my BlackBerry back….

How about the positives of my day?

Workout

I wasn’t really feelin’ a run today, so I stuck with the 21 Day Yoga Challenge (so obsessed with this… I may never stop!) and then did a leg workout I found in Fitness magazine. I’ve done this once before, and SERIOUSLY my legs were sore for three days! Hopefully I’m stronger now so it won’t hit me so hard this time (;

Food

I went to the wireless store early this morning. So early, in fact, they hadn’t even opened yet. I decided to kill a little time at Starbs with my favorite bev…

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Venti Passion iced tea – best. possible. order. If I ever stray from this, it’s to an iced coffee… and we all know how that turned out.

When I got home, I knew the only thing that was gonna make me happier would be a nice simple breakfast [that statement made me sound like a brat. Sucksss.]

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TJ’s High Fiber cereal with almond milk mixed with a scoop of vanilla Sun Warrior protein powder. And since I’ve had one of those killerrrr peaches every single day since I got home, I had to slice one up and top the cereal with it! Yumssss.

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No picture of lunch today, but I’ve got somethin’ even bettaahhh. COOKIEEEES!

I used Gabriela’s recipe for Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and made a couple adjustmentsss:

– 1 c whole wheat flour
– 1/4 c Sucanat [I used 3T of brown sugar]
– 1/4 tsp sea salt
– 3 T Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate cocoa powder (regular works as well, but dark tastes amazing)
– 1/2 c (2 oz) salted roasted peanuts, chopped [omitted]
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp baking soda.
– 1/4 c + 2 T agave nectar [used honey instead]
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 3 T canola oil [used Smart Balance instead]
– 1/3 c chocolate peanut butter (I used PB&Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams)

-addded in 1/2 dark chocolate chunks

The other day, my brother told me how much he liked dark chocolate, but didn’t understand why he liked it so much [weird, I know]. Anyways, he has a big lax tournament this weekend so I wanted to make something for him and my Dad cause they’ll both be super busy! Plus, this cookie included two of my fave things – peanut butter and dark chocolate. Let’s get crazy.

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Fan. Tas. Tic. Plain & simple!

The rest of the day was super low key, just hung around and didn’t do much!

Since I didn’t have much of anything going on, I decided to post a tutorial/recipe situation… for one of my FAVE meals!

Perfect Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Serves 1 as a meal, 2 as a side

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1T oil of choice (I use coconut, but olive is a favorite too!)
  • Sprinkle of sea salt

First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. While it’s warming up, start slicing your sweet potato.

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Cut into thin, uniform strips so that the fries will cook evenly (you’ll have a couple little nuggets, but don’t worry about it.)

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Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread sliced fries evenly across. Distribute oil over slices as evenly as possible. (Side bar, I used a spray bottle tonight, so I sprayed them while they were on the sheet. When using coconut oil, I’ll put all the wedges into a big mixing bowl and pour the oil over, just so it covers it a little more thoroughly.) When wedges are all oiled up [that sounds kinda gross] sprinkle them with a little bit of sea salt, just to taste, and remember you can always add more later!

I bake the fries for 25 minutes [at least], but I let them go to 30 once and most of them were burnt so be careful!

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If all goes well, you’ll end up with this little beauty! A wholeeee plate of sweet tater fries and ketchup for dippinnn (:

Happy tummy ensued.

Oh right. Then this happened again.

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Lovvvesss.

Exciting Stuff!

So, for the first time since late August/early September (excluding the two weeks around Christmas) I won’t be going into work Saturday morning!!! During the year, Saturday mornings usually bring in all 8ish teachers on staff to handle the seven+ classes we teach in a span of less than four hours. Yeah. Busy busy bees! As much as I love my job, it’s gonna be nice to go at my own pace on a Saturday morning. Plus, it’s not like I’m entirely off on Saturday – I’ve got parties to work in the afternoon!

More excitement? I updated my Twitter background (:

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And it was kind of an accident! Oh well, I like it now anyways!

 

Chocolate or vanilla?

Was I subtle enough in my questioning? (;

Have you ever worked weird hours?

My friends and I at work were exhausted after an eight hour shift… and then we realized that people with desk jobs work that every single day. Whooooops!

Hope yall have a great night!

Samantha

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Being a Bad Blogger

Good evening Bloggity Babes!

I capitalized it, so it’s a real term now. Enjoy.

I totally have a confession – I’ve been such a bad blogger! Hah although I had a post go live on Sunday, the last time I wrote a post for real was Thursday night when I was in Clemson! But hey, you can’t win em all, right? Life totally comes first.

Well, that, and I left my USB drive in Clemson so I haven’t been able to upload pictures – UNTIL tonight when I got a little crafty (:

So I’ve previously said that I have the inability to bring everything with me that I take places. When I go to my best friend’s house, I inevitably get a text that reads something like “Thanks for the shirt and the book” or “thanks for the sunglasses and the shoes” or “thanks for the wallet and the money.” OK, the last one was a little extravagant [mostly because I don’t take my wallet out of my purse KNOWING that I would lose it if I did]. But how about a quick list of what I left in Clemson?

  • USB drive
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lululemon water bottle

I really liked that water bottle too. I don’t mind the shampoo/conditioner situation so much, because it gave me a reason to go out and buy a new set (: I got Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet shampoo [the same one I had before. PS, what’s a sugar beet?!] and Desert Essence’s Coconut Conditioner! I’m totally obsessed with the conditioner, my hair has smelled like coconut for days!! I’ll totally do a review on the stuff if yall want!

Before I start, I wanna show yall a picture I took Friday at the very end of the tour, it’s one of my very favorite shots of Clemson!

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This is Tillman Hall, one of the main buildings on campus! It’s absolutely gorgeous (:

But good news, my dad totally loved the tour! It seriously made me so excited to get all started at school and get settled into my new life! It’s weird because it’s finally starting to set in that I’m practically a grown up! [Psych. I won’t be 18 until like… 11 days prior to move in day.]

But let’s talk about some of the work outs, shall we?!

True to the 21 day yoga challenge, I’ve been making sure to keep up with just a little bit every day, and I’m totally feeling the results! Especially after the car ride, when I could feel my hips loosen WAAAY up after just a little bit of stretching!

Today, I did a quick three miler that took a little bit longer than anticipated, probably because there was  HUGH JASS hill right in the middle! I ended up walking up it, and not only did it take 5+ minutes, my HR didn’t drop below 175 the whole time! It was crazy! Fortunately, the heat wave seems to have dissipated, so the run wasn’t blaaayzin or anything.

How about we check out some of ze eats now, shall we?

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Fitnessista’s Perfect Protein Pancakes, topped with a sliced peach [picked some up on the drive home, they’re SC fresh!] and a little maple sizzurp!

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Shmoothie bowl for lunch! Topped with pumpkin butter that my dad and I picked up from the same place we got the peaches! Absolutely delicious, by the way! [1c almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior, 1 scoop Chocolate Green Superfood Powder, handful frozen spinach, one banana, and 1/2c pumpkin] Weird combo, but supah delish which is what really matters!

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Toast with apple butter [bought with the peaches + pumpkin butter!] and a sliced apple!

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Meet dinnerrrrr – whole wheat pasta + grape tomatoes + steamed broc + ketchup …. + more steamed broc. No judgment, right?

That’s most of what I ate Monday, but I totally forgot to snag some pics of some things and I don’t remember the whole deal!

But this morning’s breakfast was scrumptious!

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Peanut Candy Cereal

  • 1 Serving cereal of choice [I used TJ’s High Fiber]
  • 1/4c peanut flour
  • Sprinkle of sea salt
  • Sweetener to taste
  • Almond milk to thin
  1. Mix 1/4c peanut flour, TINY sprinkle of sea salt, and sweetener in a small bowl. Slowly add water until flour reaches a thin-ish, almost soupy consistency.
  2. Top with cereal of choice.
  3. Stir cereal and peanut flour mixture until cereal is almost totally covered. If it’s still too thick, pour a tiny bit of almond milk [or cow’s/soy/hemp/rice/whatever] over until you can stir it easily.
  4. Add toppings of choice! Para ejemplo, raspberries and cocoa powder (: BUH-LISS baby!

The best thing about this cereal is that it’s totally adaptable to what you’re feeling! You can change the cereal to anythang you want, change the fruit, change the spread, add some nut butter, get craze with it!

I totally did not snag ANY pics of the other stuff I ate today. #whoops

One thing I did get a picture of? My atrocious parking job. #whogavemealicense

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My car’s the black one… I actually parked over the line. Usually I consider it acceptable if like, one tire sortakinda touches the line. But I am full on in an other person’s space. Sorrryyyy. But don’t worry, Jenny of Peanut Butter & Jenny does it too, so we’re totally in the clear.

I’m off for the night, I’ve got work in the morning! Have a great evening, even if it was was Pretty Little Liar-less for me ):

Are you a good driver?

Are you a serial-forgetter?

Samantha

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Sunnnshine

I think that this video fits nicely with the day, don’t you?

 

Although the sunshine wasn’t goin’ too strong early this morning, I still managed to have a nice breakfast!

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A yummy protein cereal bowl! 1 cup of kashi go lean [so obsessed!] with almond milk mixed with a scoop of Sun Warrior, then topped with sliced strawberries (: I know lots of people say that cereal can’t hold them over as far as breakfast goes, which is why I think it’s so important to squeeze in that protein! I know that many people in America tend to overestimate how much protein they need, but that doesn’t mean its something to forgo all together. This bowl actually held me over for about three and a half hours! It was sahhh weet!

When lunchtime rolled around, I had planned on having some channa masala… but when I walked into the kitchen, all I could think about was pasta. Now, I don’t know if yall have read this post from Amanda of Running with Spoons yet, but if you haven’t, stop reading now and go check it out! Sure, channa masala is great and all – but my body wanted pasta. Pasta and ketchup, specifically.

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See, when I was little, we had all these au pairs – live in nannies, basically – from South Africa. And all of them put ketchup on everything. Grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, macaroni & cheese, pasta… so I learned to eat all these things with ketchup! Now, I’ve grown out of most of these things, but the ketchup has pretty much been a staple in my diet – I. Love. It.

And even though this carby & delicious bowl of pasta wasn’t what I had planned on eating today, it was exactly what I wanted. I used to avoid pasta because I thought I wouldn’t be able to have any portion control around it – and I can’t believe I’ve stayed away for so long. It’s so wonderful to see you again, pasta (: Since this was exactly what I wanted to eat, I was so mindful of eating it. I even realized with a few bites left that I was full, and that I didn’t need to finish every last bite. Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but to me, this bowl of pasta is like… recovery. It’s not putting obsessive amounts of thought into what I should eat, of what I’ve planned my meal to be. It’s living in the moment, accepting that pasta is god damn fantastic, and I don’t need to run eight miles in a day to “deserve” to eat it.

In fact, I don’t need to run period to earn a lunch like this. Which is incredibly fortunate for me, because some MAY-JOR ankle pain caused me to postpone the run I had planned for this afternoon. I really thought about running through the pain, but I’m glad I made the decision to just do yoga instead. My ankle was giving me a problem just walking around the house, and as guilty as I originally felt for skipping it, I know it was the right decision for me.

Post-yoga and strength, I felt a little fruity snack action was in orderrr:

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Banana with fruit spread & two Medjool dates! I love fruit (: NOMMMS

Then I basically just lounged around the house until I was hungry for dinssss. The only time I left my house today was to pick up my brother from exams. #party

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Dinner was very lunch-inspired. I planned on a salad with baked tofu… but I couldn’t get excited about it. Pretty soon, a sandwich was the only thing that I wanted. I sliced up a Fuji apple on the side with some yellow bell pepper matchsticks to go with my peanut butter & jam sandwich. I think I have a new favorite jam: 365 Fruits of the Forest Fruit Spread! It’s got strawberries, black cherries, raspberries, and blackberries in it! I’m rather obsessed (;

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MONAYYY SHOTTT. Get at me.

I’ve got work early tomorrow morning, so I’ll be signing off soon! Hope yall had an excellent & indulgent Friday! Oh, and HAPPY DONUT DAY?!

Do you like ketchup?

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

Did you partake in Donut Day?

I didn’t, but my brother & his friend definitely did (:

Samantha

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I’m a Six Year Old.

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.”

Winnie the Pooh

Isn’t that quote too cute?! Maybe I’m just being sentimental because one of my best friends is leaving for the summer soon [but I get to go visit her!!], or maybe it’s that graduation has finally hit me – regardless, Winnie the Pooh will always have a soft spot in my heart.

Then again, maybe I just want to be a kid again. Guess what I watched Tuesday night?

Ohhhh yeah, baby. Hercules is totally one of my favorite Disney movies! Potentially just for this song… Been obsessed since I was a little girl!

Now, to keep me from dwelling on my favorite past times, let’s move onto my day!

The Workout

Yoga was all I wanted this morning! I decided to roll with Bethenny Frankel for today’s practice (:

This is like the third time I’ve done this video, and I still love it! Everything that she says is so funny! I love that this video shows what a real person she is… She says how hard certain parts of the workout are for her, even though she’s been doing yoga for like twenty years! Totally motivating for me to keep working my butt off with this yoga stuff (:

The Eats

I made breakfast last night and let it sit in the fridge – a Fitnessista breakfast cookie that was calling mahh naaaame!

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A strawberry banana breakfast cookie, nonetheless (: When I was little, my absolute favorite flavor combo was strawberry banana! Yogurt, smoothies, Quaker oatmeal packets – and God help you if you tried to give me anything else. [Nooope. No picky eater here.] More specifically, I wanted strawberry banana Trix yogurt – errrysingle day! My poor parents, having to deal with all that…

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Cookie

Inspired by the Fitnessista

  • 1/3c rolled oats
  • 1T peanut flour
  • 1/2 scoop Sun Warrior
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 3 mashed strawberries
  • topped with leftover banana slices & one more strawb(: YUMMMSSS.

I feel like I totally didn’t do anything with my morning! Like, I finished breakfast, and all of a sudden it was 11:30 and I had to go pick up my brother between his exams! He came home and we watched one episode of True Blood before I had to run him back to school…. One of the many benefits of living a mere two miles away! About halfway through the episode, my tummy started grumblinnn. I loved Carrie’s Luscious Bowl so much last night, I decided to try it again this afternoon!

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Ok. So this picture is literally despicable. But you can’t win em all…. plus, the cauliflower was still steaming and it fogged up my camera screen! What am I supposed to do about that?! I guess I just had to go ahead and eat it (;

Tha Mix!

  • 1/4c wheatberries
  • 1/2c chickpeas
  • steamed cauliflower
  • Annie’s Lite Gingerly dressing –I AM SO OBESSED.

After lunch, I suddenly felt like I was running all over the place! I had to run a couple errands, clean up the house, and then make it over to my friend’s by 2:30! The best part is that when I got there, we literally sat around and watched some trashy special on TV – it was like, the fifty most memorable swimsuit moments hahaha. Chelsea Handler was one of the commenters, and OH. MY. GOD. I love her humor. She’s so crude & kinda mean but so funny at the same time!

I left my friend’s by like 3:50 and made sure to have a snack as I was leaving….

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BANANA BREAD LARABAR! This isn’t my favorite flavor [which is weird, cause usually I’m sold on banana anything & everything] but it totally got the job done for today (:

Thursdays are seriously my longest days at work… Always at least four hours, and all my students were talking about how excited they were for the end of school, I was practically throwing myself around the place for their attention! Wore me out pretty quick! So of course, I needed a little help for dinner….

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Whole Foods’ brown rice – dragon vegetable roll! I’m so obsessed with this, there was TONNNS OF AVOCADO. I’m so down. I washed it down with this bad boy:

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Dr. Zevia!!!! New-to-me flaaaavaaaa! Dr. Pepper used to be one of my FAVORITE drinks, like I was absolutely obsessed with it, but never let myself drink it, and this stuff literally rivals it. So yummmaaayyy!

I was still jonesing for somethin’ sweet a little later, so I snagged a couple chocolate-fruit-stuffed dates:

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Two Medjool dates with cocoa powder & fruit spread!

Today felt pretty uneventful… it all just kinda slipped away from me! Oh well, it was worth it!

I thought I would be getting this post up earlier, so I could squeeze in some more Disney action before bed… but now it’s like 11:15 PM… guess not. I’ve got a 9 AM date with hot yoga tomorrow so I wanna get to bed pronto!

Are yall ready for the weekend?! I am!!

Actually, I’ll be working all weekend…. and my life is kinda like a weekend right now… but it’s still so fun to say!

Did you like Disney movies? What was your fave?

I like how I asked these questions in the past tense, like I don’t currently have an obsession with Disney. My favorites are Sleeping Beauty, Hercules, & Cinderella!

What are your thoughts on sushi?

I’ve been loving finding sushi rolls without any fish in them! I totally don’t mind eating fish right now [I’m no perfect vegan!] but I like exploring what’s out there!

See yall on Fryyyyyday (:

Samantha

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What I Ate Wednesday! Numero Uno!

Good evening darlings! Let’s start with my first WIAW, shall we?

[sometimes I think I sound like an adult… and it scares me.]

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Breakfast!

Technically, I ate breakfast in two parts… Kinda. Part I looked like this

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Times dos! Two fancy Medjool dates before my run! More on that one latahhh (;

When I arrived home, yoga-ed, and showered, I enjoyed this bad boy:

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Katelyn’s Cookie Dough Cereal! With the requisite Tervis Tumbler S-Cup, of course. PS, finding straws to go with that cup was so so so exciting. It’s the little things, guys (:

In the bowl:

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Hi blurry strawbs. At least you tasted beautiful.

Lunchskies (:

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Salad beaaaast! GRRRR! Baby romaine, grape tomatoes, corn, snow peas (sugar snap? not sure.), steamed cauliflower, and MY NEW FAVORITE DRESSING! Annie’s Lite Gingerly – oh my God. I died when I tasted this!! Annie’s, you can do no wrong. And I had the last one of these guys on the side…

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I told you guys the CrackBerry was with me at all times. Because it is.

Dinnnnaaaahhh

I finally tried one of Carrie’s Luscious Bowls! I LOOOVED IT ❤

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I used quinoa, tofu, broccoli, and MORE GINGERLY DRESSING. SOOO YUMMM.

Of course, I don’t think I can survive without my snackies. Here’s the first one of the day…

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Sprouted bread [sesame – not my favorite, truthfully…] with coconut butter & strawberry fruit spread. This tasted perfectly like SUMMER! As much as I love coconut butter on its own, the fruit spread aaaalllways amps it up for me!! Yeaaaaah buddy. Oh, and I totally had a second piece once I finished this one (:

Dessert…. kinda went unphotographed. My beeeeeee. But it was four dates & two handfuls of almonds. Like… a Larabar. Just pre-food-processing.

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This is a date.

… and these are almonds. Tee hee hee……?

And I totally snagged an extra date after lunch. SUP nature’s candy (:

The Workout For Today!

I woke up bright and early at 7 AM to get ready for my run, and made it to the trail by 7:40. I did five miles in 53:54 [I’m not positive about the seconds, but I know it was 53 mins] at a trail near my house! When I made it home, I passed my first day of the 21 Day Yoga Challenge with an Exercise TV video on el laptop-o. It was just a ten minute video, nothin’ craaaaze.

Then I spent most of the day with this guy…

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My dog Duke! He’s a sweetie and is gettin’ to be like, 12 or 13 years old! I eventually did get him to come out of the dirt…. lucky me. Ain’t he cute?!?!

But the BIGGEST event of today was my brother’s lacrosse game! It was a huge deal for our school, because the team hasn’t gotten this far [state semi-finals] since 2006, when we won state! Unfortunately, we lost,  but I couldn’t be prouder of my brother – not just for this game, but for the season in general. He and his team have given so much time, effort, energy, and faith to the program, and it has totally paid off.

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He even posed with me after one of his practices (: [this was before prom] GOODNESS GRACIOUS I AM SO PALE. Oh well…. no skin cancer for this chick, I guess?

And that’s the recap of mi diaaaa! Hope yall had a WONDERFUL + WARM WEDNESDAY!

Samantha

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Sunny to Stormy

Good morning bloggies!

Happy Monday (: I have to say, Mondays are much easier to handle now that there isn’t a school day attached to it. I have a feeling I’m in for a rude awakening come September!

Last night was weird – I could hardly fall asleep, even at midnight! I usually turn in around 10:30 or 11, so I couldn’t believe I was still awake! It must have been that Harry Potter (; Earlier in the day, my dad had mentioned that it was gonna rain pretty consistently until next Sunday (aka my graduation day. no thank you.) Now, my dog Duke hates storms, and usually hides when there’s one going on. Where does he hide, you ask?

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DSCN0233Precious little baaaaaby (: Of course, this means my clothes will effectively never be clean. #suckstosuck. I guess it’s better than him being on my bed!

Monday morning honestly couldn’t come fast enough – I hateee lying in bed without sleeping! I feel like I should get up and do something productive, and sometimes, I do! Like last night, I paged through the new issue of Fitness for like thirty minutes before I finally felt sleepy (: Horrible way to spend the night, right?

Monday Morning

The first thing I did this morning was a quick session of Jillian Michaels’ Yoga Meltdown – SO SO SO GOOD. My arms and legs are kinda killing me and screaming right now, but it feels maaagnificent (: Is it weird that I don’t mind that at all?! I planned on doing the Yoga Meltdown two times, but I felt sufficiently worked out after just once! Plus my tummy was grumbbblin haha

DSCN0241I originally thought I wanted something more, but once I finished the bowl I knew I was fine! This is a good pour of Kashi GoLean(the best cereal ever.), a handful of thawed berries from TJ’s Very Cherry Berry Blend, and a pour of almond milk to cover it all! I love how the almond milk filled up the center of that blueberry up there! Hahah too funny! PS, the cherries were the ULTIMATE part of this bowl, I forgot how much I love them!

Sunday’s Outfit

So, one of my goals for May was to buy three new outfits so that I wouldn’t be wearing Nike running shorts all day everyday. (Seriously, it was getting outta control!) Here’s my outfit from yesterday, purchased on my shopping trip last Wednesday!DSCN0210Dress: Forever 21

Shoes: Tory Burch

-Necklace: Elsa Peretti for Tiffany’s

Hope yall have had a good morning! I think I might be going to see Water for Elephants soon! See ya later tonight (:

What’s your favorite fruit?

Have you seen Water for Elephants?

Samantha

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