sweet tooth

Sweet tooth on the loose

It’s one of those days, folks.

One of those days when I want everything I eat to be covered in frosting, sprinkles, or peanut butter.

Luckily I’m taking all the necessary measures to prevent myself from drowning in Haagen Dazs.


My day started out beautifully with a few cups of coffee in my Georgetown mug.  For those of you who don’t know me I spent one summer working as an intern in Washington D.C. and living on the Georgetown University campus. I even took two courses while I was there. I fell head over heels in love with Georgetown and have been dying to go back ever since. Well it looks like it’s FINALLY going to happen in August!  Two of my roommates from that summer start work in DC soon so it’s the perfect time to get the gang back together. A pretty attractive gang, I might add.


Just kidding they’re beautiful people and I can’t wait to see them! Such wonderful friends made in such a short time.Image

My workout for the day was completely uninspired, probably thanks to my total sluggishness and sugar cravings. I finally peeled myself off the couch and headed to the gym!

On the agenda today?

  • 30 minutes on the stairmaster: 2 min speed intervals (Level 12)
  • Curls (Normal, Hammer, “C”) (10 lb weight) (3 sets/12 reps each type of curl)
  • Overhead tricep extension (15 lb. weight) (3 sets/15 reps)
  • Shoulder raises (Front-side-front equals one rep) (5 lb weight) (3 sets/12 reps)

Before: not happy that I left the house


After: Energy and endorphins!  Also protein powder + water


Gotta build those muscles somehow!

I made a quick lunch using my leftover quesadilla from last night’s dinner + some of the leftover black bean salad from our weekend bbq + avocado


Leftovers are the best!!

I managed to only eat one snack during my shift (Nuts Over Chocolate Luna Bar), and when I got home I created a dinner that looked really similar to lunch so I’ll spare you the photo.  The best part was dessert 🙂


My mom made cherry bars while I was out and I definitely made a dent in them! I cut a few “slivers” off the pan before finally settling down with a piece. Enjoyed with a glass of almond milk on the side.

Now I’m currently waiting for some beautiful soul to get a pirated version of the new “Suits” episode online so I can watch it! Trying to curb the ever-present sweet tooth with a filling snack.


………Yeah….we’ll see how that goes 😉

Question: What is your favorite dessert? If I can’t eat all the sugar in the world at least I can dream about desserts.



Kale Fail

I HAVE to start by sharing the best part of my day: breakfast.

We’ve run out of coffee at my house so my Dad has to grind beans each night for the next morning. I can’t believe what a difference that makes–it tastes so delicious!


I would eat this breakfast sandwich every day for the next thirty years. It was THAT good.

Whole wheat english muffin, 2 eggs with spinach, 1 veggie sausage patty, a sprinkle of shredded swiss cheese, and raspberry jam. Ehhhhhmahgod. It was a sweet salty compilation for the ages. That, plus the fresh coffee made for a magnificent morning.

Not much to report today. I got my hair done and did P90x yoga.



Today was definitely a yoga day. These 5 mile runs every other day have been taking a toll on my hips and legs in general. I hate stretching and icing but it’s oh so important to the thing that I do love (running) so it’s necessary to get in some yoga time every week or two.

What I like about P90x yoga is its intensity. I’m all for relaxing and meditating but it needs to be a good workout at the same time. P90x does just that. It’s pretty long (90 minutes!) but today I just did 70 minutes because I got caught up doing frog pose for too long instead. That realllllly helps stretch out the hips and I just couldn’t bring myself to move on!

In other even less exciting news, I tried to make kale chips today.


Granted my kale was on its last leg, but damn–it smelled bad, looked bad, and tasted bad. I even closed my eyes and begged my fairy godmother to turn it into a big tray of Doritos, but alas, all I was left with was a kale fail. Oh well.

Lunch before work was fajitas!


Plus a few dates:


Love love loveeee me some dates.

Confession: my sweet tooth has been RAGING lately. Ladies, you know what I’m getting at. So aside from these dates I had one too many pieces of Dove chocolate today along with constantly picking at a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. Even as I type this I’m dreaming of pressing “publish” so I can run downstairs and get some cookie dough ice cream. I’m not perfect–sugar is a beast! Sometimes I just have to let it win 🙂

Tomorrow is going to be a great day–Jazzin at the Shedd Aquarium downtown! Prepare yourselves for pictures overload. The Chicago skyline along the lake is too good to pass up.