First half of the week is in the books!

Wow… I haven’t posted an update in a while! I feel like I only really have a few things to mention from the past few days. Let’s see, I’ll start with Monday if I can remember that far back!

Breakfast was banana bread. 1I had a dentist appointment early Monday morning in Roxboro. It went well as always. Then I was off to work. It was a really good day at work. I mainly worked on getting product up online, but I also just had a nice time talking with my co-workers. They are such a fun group. For snack I had yogurt and a kind bar.2 My mom dropped off lunch for me. She got me a huge turkey sandwich from Whole Foods, along with fruits and veggies. 3

When I got home from work, the power was off so I had a yogurt and a WhatsoNutso bar for my snack before heading out to the barn to ride.4 Just before I was about to ride my parents showed up at the barn and said that they were going to go pick something up for dinner since the power was still out. There was a moment when some eating disordered thoughts crept into my mind. I was quickly going through all the options of takeout and labeling it as acceptable or not. I just couldn’t decided on anything that sounded good so I told my parents to just get something because they know what I like. I think Vinnie could pick up on my discontent a little because the beginning of the ride was a mess. He kept freaking out at one end of the arena and I probably was letting my anger control the situation instead of handling things in a calmer fashion. The ride got better though and we ended on a good note. Think I wore him out? Hahaha.5

When I got home later in the night the power was back on and I was surprised to find that my parents just picket up a rotisserie chicken, sweet potatoes and veggies. 6

So that was an interesting dilemma I found myself in. I guess eating out or getting take out unexpectedly is still a little bit of a sore spot for me to work on.


Tuesday morning I was up early to hit the gym with my boss! On the way in to Durham I had two slices of my banana bread.7 At the gym we did strength training, targeting our legs. Holy cow, at the time it didn’t seem like much but later in the day and all day today we sure were feeling it!

After our workout I came home since I had the day off and then I fixed my second breakfast. I made a spinach scramble using two of the farm fresh eggs from the barn 🙂 Yum! I also had some strawberries. 8

I read some of my book and then took a reallllyyy long nap haha. When I woke up I read some more and watched a little TV before fixing my lunch. I used leftovers to make a veggie, chicken and sweet potato hash that I had with blueberries, cashews and a greek yogurt.9 I relaxed until it was time for me to get ready to go have my appointment with Mary. I had a kind bar for my snack before going in to meet with her. 10

I had a really good session with Mary yesterday. I kept a food log over the past week and we looked at each day to see what percentages of my intake were coming from carbs, protein and fat. She told me that it seemed like I was falling a little short on my carbohydrates, especially since I am being so active. So we talked about things that might be holding me back a little bit when it comes to carbs and we made goals for myself. We also did a nutritional analysis on one of the days that most reflected my typical day to get a more in depth look at if I was getting the right percentages when it comes to all of my carbs, veggies, fruits, proteins, fats, vitamins and other nutrients. It was just an overall informational session! It was funny how last week we wanted to look at my protein numbers but it turned out to be my carbs that were falling short.

After my appointment I headed straight out to the barn so I could ride with Renee before it got dark. We went on a trail ride since she just wanted to do something light with G since she left today to go to a show! Jealous. Anyways, I was super impressed with Vinnie because I jumped right on him and went down the rode without warming him up in the arena or anything, and he was amazing! It was getting dark outside and he usually freaks out but he was so, so, so well behaved. I was thrilled 🙂 I helped Renee feed the horses and chatted for a bit before heading home.

For dinner my parents made roasted veggies and ravioli.11 Very tasty! I had a low key night and then had an apple and an almond butter sandwich before heading off to bed.


This morning I was up early again to meet Bryan at the gym. He expressed his hatred of me since I made him so sore yesterday morning haha! On my way in I ate the remaining two slices of my banana bread. Today we ran on the treadmills for 30 minutes for our workout. I really had to push myself today, but it felt good when I was finished.12

At work all I did was put up product on the website. I got 20 women’s shirt completely finished. After adding all of the information on the website I had blueberries, greek yogurt and almonds for my snack.13 Then I went to take pictures of all the shirts in the video room. After I took all the pictures I had to edit them before I could add them to the website. I took a break to have my lunch. I had an apple and leftover veggies and ravioli. 14

When I got home from work I sat out on the porch swing for a bit and watched a storm roll in as I ate a kind bar for my snack. I was going to sit out there and read some but then it became extremely windy and it started to rain so I headed inside.15

Well, I think now you are officially up to date! I am taking care of the horses while Renee and Marty are at the show so I am off to feed them!

Hope you have been having a great week so far!


Where is this weekend going?

This weekend has gone by way too quickly. It probably feels that way because I have been busy working. Yesterday I spent the majority of my time at work getting merchandise put up online. It was a good day though, painless and productive haha.

Before work yesterday I whipped up a two egg and veggie scramble, a chai latte, english muffin with jam and almond butter and some berries. Delish! IMG_3270

At work I packed the last of the taco turkey mixture, peppers and onions and a sweet potato. Plus a strawberry Greek yogurt. 1

I left work at 5 and headed home. When I got home I relaxed for a few and had my snack before going out to the barn.2

At the barn, Renee told me all about the woman who came to see Ray. I am happy and sad to share that Ray has been sold and he will be leaving the barn in a week to go to his new home. This woman sounds like she is the sweetest, most caring person to ever walk this earth, so Ray is going to be well provided for and loved, which is a huge comfort to us all. He is a great horse so he deserves the best!3

After talking to Renee for a while I groomed Vinnie and got him tacked up. We had a great little ride. I think he was worn out by the end of it! It was really funny, Renee dewormed him before I tacked him up and even after his ride he was still untrusting of putting things in his mouth. I brought him carrots and he just would not eat them! After a few minutes I finally got him to eat one and then he was fine and gobbled up the rest. He is a funny one. 4

When I got home from the barn I washed up and got started on my dinner. I made sauteed veggies (I used my new mandolin slicer and my spiralizer) and black bean and cheese “chimis” with guac for dipping. It was a delicious dinner!IMG_3271

After dinner I decided to make a loaf of banana bread since I didn’t really have much else for my breakfast in the morning. I relaxed some more, playing sudoku and watching tv before I fixed a little snack of blueberries, Greek yogurt and almonds. IMG_3272

This morning I managed to sleep in and it felt incredible! I really needed it. I did some chores around the house before I fixed a green smoothie and banana bread for my breakfast.IMG_3273 I read for a bit as well. Now I am thinking I will go do a quick run before I get ready to head into work for the last game of the homestand! Hope you all enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

Variety is the spice of life

Oh goodness, another day come and gone, just like that! Today absolutely FLEW by.

Early Morning Work + Breakfast

I was up early to knock out the rest of the work for my client before fixing my breakfast and getting ready for my little meeting at Starbucks. I finished up the 4th sample day. I feel like this is a good start for my client! For breakfast I had sauteed red pepper and spinach mixed with an egg and oatmeal topped with berries and shredded unsweetened coconut. A little somethin’ different. I guess I forgot to take a picture of it though, which is a bummer.IMG_3197

I had a great meeting with my client! I already have a few more other things to work on for her. I really hope this works for her because I can tell she is in so much stress. I had a delicious chai latte while I talked with her.

After my meeting was over I headed over to the Public Safety building at UNC to try and figure out a parking permit for my summer class and then for the fall. I basically didn’t have anything I needed with me to get the permit since I drove my dad’s truck… Poor old blue is in the shop. Then permits for the fall are based on a lottery, so I am scared I am not going to be able to get one. It’ll work itself out though. I made a quick stop at Bed Bath and Beyond to get a few gadgets with a coupon and then I headed home.4 I read for a while before I fixed my lunch. I made a sweet potato, brussels, broccoli and taco turkey hash with a laughing cow queso wedge. Plus berries and a greek yogurt! So delicious!IMG_3199 I had to switch it up from my normal chicken salad with pretzels, carrots and guac.

I did a few chores around the house before heading back in to Durham to get my hair cut by Danica at Amber and Dave’s house. I just got a trim, but I am already missing the length, even if it was dry! Haha, it’ll grow back though. I even held baby Asher for the first time today! It went a lot better than I expected. He is a good little guy.

When I got home I made a quick cheese quesadilla before heading out to the barn to ride Vinnie.IMG_3200 I had a very relaxing ride! Then I had a little fun with the barn cats 🙂 Vinnie was showing off his neck to try and get some treats. What a goober.1 3 2

Now I am going to go fix my dinner, but first I will quickly share my goals for the week that I made with Mary!

  • Stop being repetitive
  • Add back more breads or bagels instead of always having pretzels
  • No new “food rules” to help me cope with any stress
  • Make a list of my priorities but be aware that there will always be a list
  • Get more sleep!
  • Make a food record for the week

So we talked a lot about each of those things because they seem to be factoring in to my eating habits and Mary wants to make sure that I am remaining stable with school starting up. She always thinks of everything!

I was going to have the day off tomorrow, but my boss asked if I could come in. I am definitely not going to turn down the hours! So I am going to go eat my dinner and prepare myself for tomorrow 🙂 Have a great night!

Working up a storm

Hello, hello and happy Tuesday! Or Wednesday since it’s pretty late. Today has been one long day. I should have slept in a little bit, but that didn’t happen haha.

Last Night

When I got home from work yesterday I had a quick snack of pretzels and guac before heading out to the barn to ride Vinnie! I had a great time as always 🙂1Doesn’t he look thrilled?

When I got back home I worked a little on some things for my new client. My mom made some tasty turkey taco calzones. Thanks mom!IMG_3195 Then I headed down to Evan’s to hang out with him and a few of his friends to celebrate his 21st birthday. It was a pretty entertaining night!


This morning I woke up at 6:30 to work more on the things for my client before rushing off to get ready for work. On the way in to work I ate berries, yogurt and 3 tortillas with almond butter. It was the only thing I could think to throw together in a short amount of time!2

For lunch I had another repeat. Chicken salad, pretzels, carrots, guac and an apple.3

Work went well. I did a boat load of online orders and then helped my boss pick merchandise for the All Star Game, which was fun. I also did some restocking before I was off to have my appointment with Mary. Before my session I snacked on a kind bar while it rained. 4

My session went really well. We covered a lot of ground. So much ground that I will have to make a special post tomorrow to recap on it since it is late and I am tired right now!

When I got home I had to take Old Blue up to the shop so it can get checked out tomorrow since it’s making a weird noise. Back at home I worked more on menu planning/creating for my client before dinner was ready. My mom made roasted veggies mixed with potatoes, steamed broccoli and broiled tilapia. Very tasty! Another A+ to my mom. IMG_3196

We watched the Lone Ranger and I multitasked and continued to do work. Now I think I am going to have a quick snack and head to bed so I can be up early to finish my work before I meet with my client!

Have a good night!

Race Recap + a few days at work

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you all have been having a stupendous weekend so far!

Let’s see… I don’t even know where to begin! Quick rehash of Friday: I worked all day and then was able to watch the Bulls game since I worked the day shift. My friends Evan and Alden met me there and we had amazing seats (thanks to my boss). I had a great time! The game was good and then there were fireworks afterwards. Friday was my parent’s 27th anniversary and they went out to dinner so I didn’t want to be sitting at home by myself. I ended up eating my dinner when I got home after the game though… I just wasn’t interested in anything at the game. It would have been a good challenge for myself, but I’m not all about the ballpark prices haha. 1

Saturday morning I was up early for The Running of the Bulls in Durham! It was an 8k race that is in Downtown. The course was beautiful and I had so much fun. My friend from work, Casey, ran it as well. Her husband joined us too. We all ran at our own pace which was nice because we didn’t have to worry about another person. A few pictures from the race and from my Nike running app:IMG_31932 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16

So pre-race I ate my banana bread for some good energy. When I got home after the race I whipped up a veggie scramble, a chai latte and a banana with cinnamon. Yum!IMG_3191

Then I was off to the barn! I gave Vinnie a good grooming before riding. I had a great ride! He worked up a nice sweat too, but that was probably because it was late morning and it was getting hot out. So I hosed him off and then gave him tons of treats 🙂17 18

When I got home I jumped in the shower and got ready for work. I packed up my snack and dinner and then fixed my lunch. The combination of pretzels with chicken salad, carrots with guac, and a yogurt or something has been my go-to meal when I need something in a pinch haha.IMG_3192

Work yesterday went really well! We sold more in the store than we thought we were going to which is always, always, always a good thing. My dinner was leftovers plus blueberries, which was just what I was in the mood for.19 20 My feet were so tired by the end of the night. When I got home I had peanut butter tortillas and a greek yogurt for my snack. Then I was off to sleep.

This morning I woke up and migrated to the couch to read a little and then work on the crossword puzzle. After that I made my breakfast. I had oatmeal topped with strawberries and walnuts, a chai latte and sauteed veggies topped with a delicious poached egg. SO GOOD!IMG_3194

I have been working on some things for my client for a while, but I decided I would take a quick break to pop in and say hello before I have to go back in to Durham for work! Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

This week is flying by!

Hello all! This week is absolutely flying by! I can’t believe tomorrow is Thursday already!

I feel like this always happens to me, but I typed up this whole post and then I completely lost it all! After I loose it all I just don’t have the patience to retype it all up. I know that’s not fair t0 my readers because I am sure some of you would love to read about my past two days! Luckily though, the past two days haven’t been super eventful so a quick summary will still do them justice.

Monday night’s cookout was so much fun! I had a great time hanging out with friends and grilling. Being social really does amazing things for your happiness.1

Yesterday and Today I worked 9-5 so my days were spent at the Bulls. Yesterday I had oatmeal before work and then my mom dropped me off a lunch from Whole Foods. On my way home I had yogurt and a kind bar and then it was raining so I just read some of my book, made banana bread and then helped with dinner. We had delicious grilled chicken, veggies and sweet potato. For my bedtime snack I had peanut butter tortilla shells and an apple.IMG_31792 3 IMG_3180

This morning I woke up early and headed outside for a 4 mile run around the neighborhood. It was the perfect temperature! I got showered and ready for work before I fixed my breakfast.4 IMG_3182

At work I focused on restocking all the hats in the store upstairs. We got the news that we will be losing the upstairs store but we will be getting another location for our second store. That will be craziness. My boss and I went to Panera Bread for lunch and it was tasty as always! 5

On my way home I snacked on pretzels and then when I got to the house I immediately registered for my summer biology course at UNC. It feels so good to be enrolled for that! Then I was off to the barn! I spent a lot of time grooming Vinnie before I lunged him. It was awfully hot today so I didn’t want to ride him. I talked to Renee for a while before I headed home. When I got home my parents had dinner ready. My dad grilled some amazing mahi mahi that we had with veggies and rice. Yum! I also threw some salsa and guacamole on my plate.6 IMG_3183

Well, I think I hit all the big things from the past few days. I am off to have my snack before bed! I am off of work tomorrow but I am meeting my new “client” in the morning. I am so excited!

Hope you all have been having a great week so far!

Non-stop Tuesday: Gym, Work, Doctor, Work, Barn!


This morning I was up bright and early to go to the gym with my mom this morning. I quickly got ready and then heated up some overnight 10 grain hot cereal that I prepped last night. It was ok, but definitely not as good as overnight oats. Image

At the gym my mom and I worked on arms before I did abs. We used the overhead press machine, the chest press, the pull up machine and the lat pull down machine. I AM SO BAD AT ARMS. It always feels good to work them though because I know those muscles need to be worked. Then I grabbed an exercise suggestion card and went into the studio to complete 2 rounds before getting ready to go into work.Image

This morning at work we did the online orders and then started on restocking. For my morning snack I had a banana and greek yogurt.Image

At 12:30 I left work to make it to my appointment with Dr. Chung. It has been about 2 months since I last saw him, but I feel like I didn’t have much to update him on! I told him I have been busy with work, going to the barn, running a few times a week, etc. He said things looked good, so it was a good check up!

My mom bought me lunch from Whole Foods that she gave me before I went back to work. Veggies, fruit, turkey sandwich and another greek yogurt. Thanks, mom!Image

When I got home from work at 6 I took my Kind bar and left for the barn!Image I was so happy to see Vinnie! He was enjoying the lush grass when I arrived 🙂 I gave him a good brushing before tacking him up to ride. He was such a good boy! I had a great time out there tonight. I saw Renee and talked to her as well, which is always nice! Just an overall wonderful evening at the barn. Image

When I got home my mom had dinner ready. She made a Louisiana style tilapia and bell pepper relish along with hoppin-john rice from one of our new cook books. It was very tasty! I also had a side of steamed broccoli. Image

Now I am going to relax for a bit before having a snack and turning in for the night. I have another early morning ahead of me!