Tags: almond cheese, almond milk, Food for Life, Lisanatti, Nature's Path, Pirates of the Caribbean, sweet potato
It’s finally starting to feel like summer vacation! The weather is warming up, I’ve stopped getting mini panic attacks wondering what test I’m forgetting to study for, I have FREE TIME, and I’m getting ready to take a week-long trip.
Which means I have the time to watch these:
I was forced against my better judgment to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (thanks Matt)… but turns out they’re pretty darn good. I watched the first one yesterday and loved it, and I’ll be watching #2 today!
Another great thing about summer is that I finally have the time to make/eat more time-consuming foods like one of my favorites – sweet potatoes!
Turns out I’m still a cereal person even when I do have extra time in the mornings, and I started out yesterday with a bowl of Nature’s Path Optimum Banana Almond Cereal topped with unsweetened almond milk, and an organic banana on the side.
Lunch was a Food for Life Tortilla topped with Lisanatti Mozzarella Style Almond Cheese (LOVE this stuff!), organic spinach, and organic romaine hearts; with vanilla light activia and organic sugar snap peas.
In the evening I went to a Core Power Sculpt class taught by one of my best friends. We did 500 jumping jacks throughout the class, core work, yoga poses with weights, lunges, and more. I loved it! I thought I’d be more sore today, but I’m really only feeling it in my calves (probably from the jumping jacks). My friend who teaches it is SUCH a sweetheart, so it was pretty awesome to see her in a completely different element as a hardcore sculpt teacher!
Today’s plans are little to none… it’s finally sunny, so I’ll be spending some time laying out with magazines, and of course going for a long walk at some point during the day! Gotta enjoy the lazy summer while it’s here!
Tags: almond milk, apartment, Food for Life, iPhone, Nature's Path, Veggie Slices
Thank you guys so much for all the support on my finals this week and next. Last week was probably the busiest and craziest week of my life, and this week is looking to be no different. Is it stressful? YES! But it’s a part of being a college student, and I’m pretty sure I can tough out just about anything for a couple of weeks.
To add to the craziness, this weekend my 2-year-old Blackberry Curve decided to push me over the edge with its technical difficulties, so I went into Verizon and became an owner of a new iPhone 4!
I won’t go into detail about the 5 total hours I spent in Verizon this weekend trying to fix all the phone issues that came up, but let’s just say that it was quite an eventful swap!
So far, I’m really liking my iPhone! For those of you who do own one, does anyone know how to change the settings so I don’t have a weird “zipping” noise every time I send a text? Any other neat tricks I should know?
I’ve had a few requests to see what my apartment looks like, and I was going to wait until after finals to take some pictures when I had time to clean up a bit, but I figured what the heck? So here’s my kitchen and living room in my apartment… during finals… at 5:30am… with no cleaning done beforehand.
I love it, and the balcony is SO nice in the summer.
My bedroom was in the middle of a laundry load when I took these pictures, so I’ll save the other two rooms of my place for Part II.
In the foodie world yesterday…
Breakfast was a bowl of Nature’s Path Vanilla Sunrise cereal topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.
For lunch, I put together a wrap with a Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla topped with Veggie Slices and organic greens, with organic green beans, activia light, and unsweetened almond milk on the side.
I promise this mound of greens did compact and actually fit in the wrap.
Now I’m off to get started on my Monday – aka studying. Hope everyone has a fabulous start to their week!
Tags: almond milk, Food for Life, millet bread, peanut butter, Tofurky, Trader Joe's
Happy Easter (or Bunny Day, or Chocolate Day, or whatever the you want to call it if you don’t celebrate ) everyone!!!
My Easter is pretty much a normal, busy Sunday for me! One fabulous thing I managed to fit in today was the first 6-mile walk out to Picnic Point of the year. I seriously needed that to clear my mind, and I ended up sitting out on the peninsula by the water for a while and it was SO relaxing. There’s very little wind today, which isn’t typical for Madison, it’s in the mid-50*F’s, and the sun is shining. PERFECT!
A few weeks ago I had bought some Millet Bread at the grocery store (FYI, it took me forever to make that arrow in Paint ).
I finally brought it out a few night ago and tried it out.
Plain = FABULOUS!
With Trader Joe’s Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter = BEYOND AMAZING!
Seriously, this bread is so good!!! It has almost a buttery taste, and it dense, filling, and spongy in the best ways possible. Totally worth checking out yourself!
This morning I got a lot accomplished in the way of another 10-page essay I’m working on for my Intro to Cultures of Asia class. The essays are instead of finals/mid-terms, so I really can’t complain! And it spaces all my studying out by having this class done before finals. I got about 1/3 of the essay done by lunchtime!
When I took my lunch break, I put together a wrap with a Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla, Tofurky, organic spinach, and organic mixed herb salad.
With sliced organic cucumbers, an activia light, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.
Right after lunch, I went out for my walk which was fabulous! Now I’m headed out on my balcony to do some studying…
Love it when I can do that OUTSIDE!
Tags: almond milk, Fage, Food for Life, greek yogurt, kiwi, Kombucha, mango, tofu, Wild Wood
Happy Tuesday lovely people!
Long story short, today is my day to schedule for classes next year, and it’s been a stressful morning so far to say the least. To add to the fun, it’s a SNOWSTORM outside!!!
Another normal April day in my world! ;) And the scheduling is all just a part of being a college student, so I’m sure I’ll get through it just fine. 🙂
After my successful grocery shopping trip yesterday, I broke into the goods right away!
For lunch I wanted to try the organic heirloom tomato I had bought, so I decided to top off a wrap with it:
Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla topped with Wild Wood super firm raw tofu, organic spinach, organic mache, and sliced organic heirloom tomatoes.
With organic green beans, a light activia, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.
Heirloom tomatoes? Definitely my thing! Loved them!
For an afternoon snack between classes, I tried out one of the organic Ataulfo mangos I bought…
… with an organic kiwi, Fage 2% Greek yogurt, and a Botanic No 7 Organic Raw Kombucha (all just-purchased items).
The mango was fabulous – perfectly ripe! And it’s been a while since I had a Botanic Kombucha – actually a lot better than I remembered! Less perfume-y tasting maybe?
Now it’s back to more schoolwork and scheduling… 3:30pm is my time slot. Wish me luck! 🙂
Tags: almond milk, coffee, Food for Life, Kombucha, nectarine, Siggi's, Synergy, tofu, Wild Wood
My world has been a slightly hectic the last couple of days, but I’m spreading everything out and getting done everything I need to in an orderly fashion. 🙂
Yesterday, I created a Facebook Page for Health, Happiness, and Hope. Be sure to check it out and “like” it!
I also want to thank everyone for the sympathy on my hornet’s bite on Wednesday. I have a mild allergic reaction to the string – just making it a little swollen and red – but nothing serious!
Between classes, schoolwork, yoga, and blog work, my Thursday flew by! Mid-afternoon, I took a break for a snack:
Strawberry Serenity Synergy Kombucha, organic nectarine, organic red pear, and a Siggi’s Icelandic style yogurt.
I woke up at 5:30am this morning to get a good start on notes for a paper I’m writing this weekend before I had to head to my Design Studies studio. Coffee? Yes please! 🙂
Instead of our usual Design Studies studio, today we went on a walking tour of the Madison campus to look at the architecture of the buildings. Normally, this would be awesome; however it was 35*F with a wind advisory, and walking 2 hours in that kind of weather isn’t quite ideal. It was hilarious when all of our worksheets (and US for that matter) almost blew away in the crazy wind!
That said, I was absolutely chilled and freezing cold when I got back to my apartment! I think my morning coffee would have worked better post-walk. 😉
Lunch today was a Food for Life gluten-free Tortilla topped with Wild Wood raw tofu, organic spinach, and organic mache.
With organic green beans, activia light, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.
Classic for me, and FABULOUS!
This afternoon I’m meeting up for coffee/tea with my cousin whom I haven’t seen in over a year! We were best friends when we were little and I absolutely love her. We’ll have a lot to catch up on!
Happy Friday everyone!!!