Travel Time

May 25, 2011 at 8:01 am | Posted in Breakfast, Other | 12 Comments
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In one hour a good friend will be picking me up to take me to the airport!

Bags are packed (this is going to be interesting getting around the airport):


Breakfast was served with a side of Sudafed (airplane ear) and Dramamine (motion sickness):


And now I’m sipping on my Starbucks caffeine before heading out! See you guys in one week! Smile









Early Morning Optimism

May 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Posted in Breakfast, Snack | 15 Comments
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I feel like I’ve been constantly on-the-go the past couple days!  I have a lot that I’ve been putting off getting done until the summer since the school year is always so busy, and I finally started to make a dent on that list along with my usual daily tasks.

The past couple of nights haven’t been the greatest sleep-wise, and I’m the type that hates laying around in bed if I’m not falling back asleep, so I got my butt out of bed at 5am and got a head start on my day.  Despite being a little tired, I’m not complaining since I ended up having an awesome morning!

Breakfast was a bowl of Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise Flakes topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.


After breakfast I walked to a local Ancora coffee shop for my morning coffee – so good!


After I was fully caffeinated, I decided to go for my daily walk in the morning since it was so nice outside!  I used to always go for morning walks in the summer and I forgot how much I enjoyed them. 

The highlight of the walk?  Saving a baby painted turtle’s life that was trying to cross the road and wasn’t going anywhere fast enough.  I put it on a leaf (it was TINY!) and walked over to the lake and set it free.  That’s gotta give me good karma or something. Winking smile

I had some summer clothes shopping I wanted to finish up, so after lunch I headed to the mall and actually got quite a few things.  I’m usually a pretty picky and indecisive buyer when it comes to clothes and I tend to leave without many items, but I got lucky today!


On my way home, I was exhausted and the Starbucks I drove by was too tempting to pass up.

Coffee #2 of the day.


I drank it up when I got back to my apartment with a snack – organic peach (seriously so good!), organic mango, and Siggi’s plain yogurt.



The rest of my day is looking much less hectic.  I’m teaching a yoga class tonight and getting in my own practice sometime before, but other than that I don’t have much planned! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Smile








And… I’m a Sophomore

May 13, 2011 at 10:09 am | Posted in Breakfast | 12 Comments
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I am officially 1/4 done with my college career as of 4:45pm yesterday!  This semester was seriously tough – 5 classes with significant workloads – but I’m sure I’ll run into more semesters that are just as challenging, if not more, so it was a good preparation for what’s to come. 

I’ve been drained by all the studying and finals the past couple weeks and have no problem admitting that I didn’t make it through the day yesterday without this


… and this.


I believe this is only the second Red Bull of the semester… no worries, I’m not an energy drink addict or am I recommending them in any way.  In fact, Red Bull has been known to give me day-after migraines.  But there comes a time when rest just doesn’t fit into the schedule and that sort of pick-me-up is needed!

My last exam of the semester yesterday was in my Stats class and I think it went well! Now I just have to wait impatiently patiently for my grades to come in!


I was asleep by 10pm last night and woke up at 6am this morning to get started on cleaning, laundry, and sorting out my school stuff from the semester.  Yes, I am serious – I like to sort through school things right away after the semester is done to get it out of the way, and my apartment definitely needs a good clean after being so busy lately!

Breakfast this morning was a bowl of Nature’s Path Whole O’s topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.


I actually made my own coffee this morning again with Allegro Breakfast Blend Coffee… loving it!  I got this coffee at Whole Foods and totally recommend checking it out yourself!



So far I’ve done 4 loads of laundry and went through all my school things, and it’s only 10am!  My parents are also coming tomorrow morning to visit, so I still a lot to get done before then.   

Have a fabulous Friday everyone! Smile








When You Start Making Goals About Sleep…

May 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Posted in Breakfast, Snack | 11 Comments
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… You know it’s finals week.


(Thank you Matt for teaching me the Snipping Tool! Smile)

Finalsofficially” started today at UW Madison, but I’ve been lacking in the sleep and general life department for the past 2 weeks or so.  I just have to hang in there until Thursday, and then I’ll be free until June 13 – when my summer classes start.


This morning I had a 7:45am exam for my Intro to Buddhism class.  I’ve been joking that I’m studying for my Monk Exam to get into the monastery, and the 7:45am exam on a Sunday morning had to do with rebelling against Christian church services. Winking smile  Luckily, I’m pretty sure I made it into the monastery – aka passed the final!

Before my exam, I had a breakfast of a bowl of Kashi GoLean Cereal topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.


Pre-exam coffee and computer entertainment.



I tried to relax a little today since it was SO nice outside… I was wearing shorts and a tank top and was totally comfortable!  I went for a 6-mile walk this afternoon and studied for a bit outside in the sun.  LOVE IT!

Later this afternoon and I had a snack of organic raspberries (it’s been forever since I’ve had raspberries!), Fage 0% greek yogurt, an organic kiwi, and a Trilogy Kombucha.




Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with my sporadic posts lately – I promise I’ll be back to regular blogging once all this finals business comes to an end!  Hope everyone had a wonderful first weekend of May!








It’s The Little Things

April 27, 2011 at 7:49 am | Posted in Breakfast, Grocery Shopping | 25 Comments
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Thank you guys so much for your good luck wishes on my upcoming finals!  My schedule is still as crazy as ever, but I’m doing my best to stay on top of it and keep on track.  Luckily, my exams are all spread out pretty well, so starting next week everything should slowly start to settle down.  I have a lot to look forward to coming up this summer, so it’s keeping me motivated!  

I had to forego a Whole Foods trip this week for lack of any extra time, so yesterday I ended up stopping at a nearby grocery store after one of my classes and picked up some goods:


  • Organic spinach
  • Organic green beans
  • Organic bananas
  • Activia light
  • Organic bananas
  • Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas
  • Smartwater


  • Synergy and Organic Raw Kombucha
  • Organic carrots
  • Organic mangos
  • Organic kiwis

It’s the little things that perk up my stressful studying days… like grocery shopping. Winking smile


This morning I started out my day with a bowl of Nature’s Path Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon cereal topped with unsweetened almond milk, and an organic banana on the side.



Of course, I trip to Starbucks was quickly in the works.  It’s slightly pathetic that the baristas at Starbucks rung me up and had my drink ready BEFORE I ordered today.  It certainly does make for fast service though, so I’m not complaining! Winking smile



I have a busy morning ahead, and study schedule to stay on top of for today.  This afternoon I have a presentation in my Geology class on the landfill project I mentioned a few days ago, but it’s the last Discussion for that class FOREVERwoohoo!!! 

Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone!










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