Getting Back On Track

Monday, September 29, 2014

We’ve all been there—you have a late night at work and decide to skip the gym.  You let yourself go because you are on vacation.  You have a long week at work and reward yourself with a Friday night pizza.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong about any of these things.  In fact, sometimes they are absolutely necessary to living a healthy, maintainable, and sane lifestyle.  Where I often find myself struggling is including these indulgences as rarities—to not let skipping the gym on Monday night lead to an entire week without a workout, to not let pizza on Friday night lead to an entire weekend of poor food choices, to not let one less than perfect choice throw off your entire routine.

Yet here I find myself, in a bit of an unhealthy rut.  And the question remains, how do I get back on track?  I’m not sure I know the answer.  But I am going to give it all that I have and start back at the beginning.  I have two sessions with my personal trainer set up for this week.  Here we go.

Any tips for getting back on track?

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Because it's finally fall.  And it's Sunday.  I personally can't think of a better reason to whip up a batch of some chocolate chip pumpkin spice protein pancakes.  Perfect parts indulgent and healthy.  Fairly simple to make and requires minimal ingredients.  Recipe is here (I added chocolate chips, because why the hell not). 

The Bits & Bobs

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A roundup of the random, extraordinary, and mundane things that put a smile on my face this week…

Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix—October 1st.  Mark this date people.  The day has finally arrived; a day I have been waiting for since I binge watched the Creek oh so many summers ago (team Pacey forever).  My Friday nights are starting to look up.  

       It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn—or feel like it at least.  My walks to work this week have been brisk to say the least, and have warranted a jacket on more than one occasion.  Bring on the pumpkin flavored everything…the best season of the year is upon us.

Mandy Moore circa 2004—One wild Friday night in spent watching Chasing Liberty and drinking Yuengling.  Ahh...the joys of adulthood.  There’s nothing I love more than a romantic comedy from the early 2000s

Finally ordering what may be the most perfect shoe—The ultimate combination between function, comfort, and all around gorgeousness.  Welcome to the family (in 5-7 business days).

This moment—Whether you’re a fan of the Yankees, a fan of baseball, or a fan of perfect endings, this moment made you smile.  Or if you are a fan of all three like myself, it made you cry for a solid five minutes.

Dublin Photo Diary

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We've been back for a little over a week now, and I still find myself longing for those rainy Dublin days. Our days were filled with stuffing our faces with Nandos, road trips through the countryside,  laughing with friends, hiking up cliff sides, and taking one too many trips to Boots.  Until next time Dublin...