October Goals:

1 Oct

Hey Everyone!! (:

I cannot believe that it is already October, this year has flown by so fast. Seems like just yesterday I was just making 2012 New Years resolutions/goals (of which I have reached none). This month after seeing everyone posting their October goals and such, I think it might be a good idea to post mine.

My Ultimate October Goal:


other goals:

only 1 serving of peanut butter per day

every meal should consist of mostly greens

workout six times a week

log everything

write down four things everyday that I was happy about

no more complaining about things you cant control

be happy


 I will be updating you all on how my goals are going weekly or as much as possible.

What are your October goals?


Sunday Fun Day: Meal Prep

24 Sep

So I am actually not quite sure when Sunday went from being a fun day to being the only day that I ever have time to  do anything productive. So yesterday, Sunday, I meal prepped for this whole week. It was my first time prepping for a entire week worth of meals and I definitely need to work on my technique haha! I had one small mishap but other than that everything else I planned on prepping went according to plan.

First thing I did was put some Quinoa to boil:

I roasted two bags of broccoli and cauliflower…

I boiled some breast chicken and added some salt free spices to make it less boring tasty!

Then in containers I added 1/4 cup quinoa, 1/3 cup shredded breast chicken, and broccoli and cauliflower to make a complete meal..

This made about five meals…which is good, because it gives me free reign to make lunch or dinner on any given day, or eat the same meal twice in a day:)

Oh, I also baked a yam, or a sweet potato, or whatever it is!

All this meal prep will hopefully save me some time throughout the week, I will still have to put in a little time each night just packing my day’s lunchbox but it wont be as much and I will also have  less chances to be led astray. Hopefully this works!!

Let me know how you guys meal prep or prepare to stay on the track during your busier times. Also leave questions, comments, and suggestions below, I love to hear from all of you! Have a wonderful and stress-free week!

xoxo, H

A Day in the Journey 09/18/12

18 Sep

I woke up this morning in no mood for breakfast, but I am trying to force myself to eat in the morning, so I just had some Greek yogurt with granola, agave nectar, and a banana. The morning is always hardest for me at work because we are so understaffed and we are all being pulled in a million different directions. If we can all get through PE in one piece, that is always the first major success/victory. For those of you who don’t know I work as an instructional assistant in a high school Special Ed class.

teaching: my passion

The rest of the day usually goes on peachy from then on. I got to try to teach one of my students to subtract using marbles. Anyways, I was teaching him to subtract and it gave me it most gratifying feeling the world as he smiled at me when I told him “good job”! It truly is the most satisfying feeling. I call that the second victory of the day! Then I had a little bit of quinoa salad on my much needed break, and then went back to work to brave the lunch dramas. But we made it through that too, so three successes for the day haha! (If you knew what we deal with all day, you would call that a pretty damn good day!!) Now I sit at the coffee shop, working and drinking a chocolate Zico latte (2 shots of espresso on ice with a chocolate Zico) and eating a toasted oatmeal bar. Not really doing anything eventful for the rest of the day, but I might a get a Chipotle bowl for dinner (how I like my chipotle: steak and chicken, corn, salsa, guacamole, and lettuce; no cheese, rice, sour cream). So that’s the end of my day even though it’s only 3:15 pm as I write this. I hope you all are having a great start to the week! Enjoy your night and let me know how your day went. I’d love to hear about it!

xoxo, H

p.s. This is a new way of my “A Day in the Journey” posts; this way I can tell you a little bit more about my day. I’ll also try to post more pictures of my food, and other parts of my day. Let me know which you like better.

Monday Inspiration

17 Sep

Hey all!

I just wanted to share with you all one of my absolute favorite people to follow for inspiration. Her name is Amanda Leigh Tyson. She is a beautiful young girl who tried out to be a contestant on the Biggest Loser and sadly didn’t make it. She didn’t let that hinder her success and continued to lose a total of 65 lbs- so far. She is such an inspiration to me and i absolutely love to follow her progress and inspiration.

Her facebook like page is: http://www.facebook.com/amandaleightyson .

Her instagram is: amandatyson.

Her blog: http://amandaleightyson.wordpress.com/

Follow her!! You won’t regret it! She is such an inspiration.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday! Enjoy the rest of your day! xoxo, H!

A Day in the Journey 09/11/12

12 Sep


No workout 😦


  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • Healthy Choice Sweet pineapple chicken
  • Plantain chips
  • More plantain chips with hummus
  • Whole Foods Salad bar: lettuce, quinoa, Brussels sprouts, balsamic dressing, pineapple spear
  • Dark chocolate 100 calorie bar
  • 1 egg, 1 egg white, breast chicken, ¼ avocado


Calories: 1271 Fat: 49 Carbs: 185 Protein: 40

I’m exhausted! Seriously so tired, so good night all!

xoxo, H

A Day in the Journey 09/10/12

11 Sep


No workout (lame excuse: just getting back to work and trying to figure out my routine; I know, lame!)


  • Coffee, w/ creamer
  • Readypak- veggies, hummus, sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 slices turkey, Babybel light cheese
  • Unsweetened Green tea
  • Zico chocolate coconut milk
  • Less than a ¼ chipotle bowl (the rest was lost in a tragic accident)
  • One Bar-apple
  • Toasted Oatmeal Bar

Calories: 1010 Fat: 39 Carbs: 141 Protein:30

Forgot to plan today so I ended up having to buy snacks for lunch at work, I also ended up buying Chipotle for dinner. But about ¾ of it fell all over the ground at the coffee shop that I was doing work at. It was a sad moment, and then I had to clean it all up, and there is still corn all over the ground haha. So I just grabbed something from the coffee shop and that sort of made up for it. Not really, but I wasn’t going to spend another ten dollars on another bowl. So that was my day, work was good, and now I’m off to bed to do it all over again.

xoxo, H

“Ain’t Nobody Got Time Fo Dat” Quick tip #1

11 Sep

When I can, I like to make my coffee at home. It’s because I make it with almond milk (most coffee shops don’t have it), I like it a certain way, AND it saves money. If I leave my house without my necessary caffeine in the morning, when I go to the coffee shop I always try to limit what goes into my coffee. I don’t order pre-mixed drinks and I try my absolute bestest to avoid the syrups. I love green tea so usually when I wake up too late for coffee at home that is what I get.  I also always keep Truvia packets in my car, in my purse, pretty much everywhere; this way I can sweeten my drinks with a non-aspartame sweetener. However, if I do get a coffee drink I usually will get two shots of espresso, with soymilk or nonfat milk. When at the coffee shop, avoid the ever so tempting pastry display and opt for a Kind bar; some coffee shops also carry Chobani Greek yogurts which would make a perfect breakfast on the go or an awesome snack!

Don’t forget, it is still your best bet to plan and prepare all your meals ahead of time so you aren’t stuck in this situation but if you are, just remember this tip to survive the coffee shop.

xoxo, H

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