Week catch-up 

Monday I had 4 miles on my schedule but my IT band was still so tight even after rolling it twice so I got 1 miles done then switched to the elliptical machine for the last 3. More foam rolling needs to happen. 

My roommates dog joined me for a little studying and I got 2 letters written and in the mailbox to friends. 

I have used this torture device about 4 times so far this past week. It is definitely helping but I haven’t completely released the muscle. A few more rolls and I should be good. 

Got my organics2you box!!! There was so much stuff in it!

These blood oranges have been awesome because of course I got sick!!! Ugh. Th3 cold finally got me. 

This onion is huge!!! It’s the size of like 3 normal ones!!

Red cabbage, really nice and crisp 


Celery root




Fuji apples


Green onions

Beautiful yukon gold potatoes

Then I kept finding more and more potatoes at the bottom of the box.

So far I have made veggie pasta (it is a recipe from alicia Silverstone’s cookbook called rustic pasta) and veggie stir-fry with yakisoba noodles. 

Tonight I’m making veggie fried rice. 

How was your week?

Weekend Wrap-up 

Let’s see Thursday i had class the hit the gym to train with my friend. After strength training we hit the treadmills, i watched Grey’s Anatomy and ran

I did intervals 

Friday the boyfriend came over, we took Artemis to the dog park the ran some errands. 

We went out to dinner and got Thai food. I got pineapple fried rice and he got pad thai……..they put curry in my pineapple fried rice!!!!! That was so not listed in the ingredients and I am not a big fan of curry, thankfully the boyfriend is and he very gallantly traded dinner with me.  Afterwards we hit the bar for a pre-movie cocktail, this was probably my second drink of the year hahahahaha, I don’t drink much. Then we headed to the movie and saw Fifty Shades Darker. I enjoyed it. 

Saturday I made us chips and dip, a delicious but simple dip my mom always made. Cream cheese on the bottom then mild diced green chilis add chili on top of that and cheese on top of that and bake in the oven at 375-400 until the sides bubble. 

Then we went mini-golfing

He completely decimated me. 

Saturday night we made homemade pizzas

I am also babysitting my roommates dog this weekend, he says hi

Today was relaxing. We met my friend at the park and went for a run


I am quite happy, my goal for the week was 9 miles and my weekly total was 10.6!!

That brings my yearly total to 41.6. 

My goal for next week is 12 miles. 

And now it’s study time!!! My midterm is on Tuesday, wish me luck!!!!!

How was your weekend?

Weekend Wrap-up 


This time last year I was in Hawaii 

And now I am waiting to see if this rain turns to snow tonight hahahaha a little different.  

Great weekend though

I made chicken terriyaki bowls with the boyfriend Friday night

And watched Inferno. I love Dan Browns novels and am super excited that he is working on another story in the Robert Langdon series! 

Saturday the boyfriend and I took a little roadtrip to Corvallis to visit his Alma Mater

We walked around and drove around. Visited my grandmas old house

I spent at least a week here every summer.

We kept up pur streak of trying pizza places, we tried American dream pizza 

It looks amazing but sadly neither of us were very impressed with this pizza. It seemed like they just cooked a cheese pizza then put the toppings on it after. Don’t need to ever return there. 

After we got home the bf and I hit the cheap movie theater near me for a double feature. A Dog’s Purpose and The Space Between Us, both totally cute. 

In other news the boyfriend broke down and bought a Garmin!!! His is the next generation after mine so the heart rate monitor is built in. It’s pretty cool and now we are a Garmin couple lol

I made pasta with chicken, tomato and basil for meal prep this week and sent some with the bf for his lunch this week of course. 

I had some leftover pasta so dinner was a super simple cheese and basil pasta

It was actually pretty delicious 

Picked up something yummy to satisfy my sweet cravings 

Last weeks running total was 6.6 miles. 

This years running total thus far, 31 miles

Going to shoot for 9 miles this week. Slowly increasing 

How was your weekend?

How are you doing workout wise this year?

Favorite pizza topping?

Mine is pineapple and onion

Day 1 back to school!

I had a nice easy morning. I finally finished the last chapter in my personal training certification program, now i do some extra studying for the next 1.5 weeks and schedule the exam. 

In the afternoon I had my first lab for biology 101

After class i had a healthy snack

And headed to the gym. Got in a 2.5 mile run

Did some speed intervals 

Dinner was leftover beef and brocolli 

Found the recipe on pintrest 

It was delicious. 

I hoped into bed early and put in a movie

A little sex and the city movie on my ancient but still thankfully functioning TV. 

I had a little snack of doritos and croutons lol

This weekend I am hitting the bulk bins at Winco to make myself a healthy-ish and delicious trail mix to snack on. 

And now its early to bed so I can early to rise for my 8am class. 

Have you worked out lately?

Any new life adventures for you?

Blue Apron meal 3

I love Mexican food so i was really excited for this…..well i was excited but skeptical, a healthy enchilada??

Did all my meal prep

The house smelled amazing while everything cooked

I love cheese

Overall they tasted good but I need a lot more cheese. I made extra enchiladas to put in the freezer so I might buy some less healthy enchiladas and mix them with the healthy ones. One unhealthy and one healthy enchilada is better than two unhealthy enchiladas right?

Blue Apron day 2 and studying

Happy Hump day!!! The week is now more than half over, woot woot!!

This morning I got the call that i wasn’t needed for package delivery today…….HALLELUJAH!!!!!! My right forearm and right butt cheek have noce bruises on them from a good fall yesterday.  

I got to relax and sort of sleep in this morning then make myself a delicious breakfast sandwich. 

After that came studying. I was actually really looking forward to studying today hahahaha. 

I got through one module then took a break and did the reading on a second module. I got up to cook my Blue Apron meal.

There are short lecture videos and activities that come with studying so I did a little multitasking 

Yep, I had videos playing while I cooked. 

I got through 2 entire modules and a practice midterm today. 

Here is the finished food product 

In the PM I started to read one of my mom’s presents to me

I am so excited to garden this year. It will be a noce break between working and studying. 

And I am soooo looking forward to all the amazing meals I will be able to cook with fresh food. The amazing boyfriend has agreed to help me with the garden as well 🙂 added bonus. 

Have you ever had straight off the vine/branch/stem/out of the ground food? 

Running and Pasta

Sunday morning the roomie and I went for a run. 4 miles was the goal

 we got lucky and it was a beautiful day

It was a good Sunday.

Yesterday  i enjoyed a little walk at lunch

 Last night I ate pasta and made pasta. 

I made stouffers lasagna and had a salad for dinner

Then made stuffed shells for my lunches for the week. It’s amazing how easy they are to make. 

Boil pasta 

Make whatever filling you would like

Mine is ricotta, spinach, carrot and onion

Stuff the shells and cover in spaghetti sauce 

Then throw in the over for about 10 min

I may have also had a chocolate chip cookie with ice cream on it for dessert. 

I’ve never been so excited for meal prep

We have PANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can eat real food again!!!

I am very excited about meal prep today. We ordered new pans from amazon and donated our old ones to good will and between packing and upacking and a mess the roommate and i have been eating crap for about 2-3 weeks and it has taken its toll. I am super stoked that i get to make real food again this weekend for next week.

I usually hit up pintrest for my meal prep or at least inspiration

This is what is on the menu this week:

Stuffed Pepper Philly cheesesteak


Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken


and chicken kabobs which i haven’t decided yet what all is going to be on them so stayed tuned to find out!


Do you meal prep? If so, whats for lunch and dinner next week?

Happy Harvest Day!!!

Today is the begining of the Gaelic Harvest Season!

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Today is a great day to try your hand at baking something made from wheat!!

And remember that most of our food comes from the earth, so take a moment and thank the Earth for all the wonderful food it provides for us!!!!

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I think i will be definitely trying to make this! it looks delicious!!!!!

Have a great day!!!!

Dinner with the family!

When my family gets together food is what we congregate around.

Aun, mom, stepdad

Uncle, aunt, grandma 

Deciding what to eat was a difficult decision 

Artichoke and fried onion appetizer

We like beer flights and tasters as well

Copperhead Salmon with mango quinoa salad and heirloom tomatoes……..OH MY GOSH this was sooooo good and tasted so fresh

The table shared two desserts. A brownie and a blackberry cobbler 

We couldn’t wait to taste them so the pics were taken after the desserts had made the rounds hahahahaaha 

Coffee after dinner!!!!!

Gotta love when mom comes to town and gives me shoes that didn’t fit her!!!

Sadly these are a little big but I will get pads to put in them because they are too cute to not keep

Also did some laundry today and prepped one meal for next week. 

Are you good at ordering at restaurants? 

Fun fact , I am GREAT at ordering, I am almost never disappointed with my meals.