Friday date night & Sunday Funday

 Made the Fitnessista’s apple pie smoothie for breakfast on Friday to celebrate fall.

First time trying this flavor – didn’t love it. The lemon flavor was too artificial.

I still love these nail stickers – they didn’t come off all week!

Friday date night in my favorite dress

We ate 4 plates of Korean BBQ, drank this soju, and then headed to dive bars for beers, pool, and shuffleboard – I, of course, made new friends while there. 🙂

Sunday funday errands:

No nail polish stickers at the swap meet this week. Bought magnetic polish instead.*
*Should’ve read the instructions first.

Yogurtland had both pumpkin pie AND peanut butter yogurt! Those are my favorites!

Meal plan got done too:

  • Monday-Friday breakfast: Shakeology w/ 1/2 banana & frozen cherries, slice of toast w/ almond butter or Laughing Cow
  • Monday-Thursday lunch: no-butter butter chicken and steamed broccoli
  • Monday-Thursday dinner: shrimp spring rolls (no noodles) w/ avocado
  • Monday snack: key lime Chobani
  • Tuesday-Friday snack: homemade pumpkin pie yogurt
  • Friday lunch: haven’t figured that out yet

What are you making this week? I only cook for myself so there are tons of repeats.

Meal Plan Monday: Real food edition

What I learned from the last 2 weeks of 2 a day protein smoothies/shakes:

  • Vanilla Shakeology is better than chocolate.
  • Raw vegetables are hard for my body to digest. 
  • I can blend greens in my shakes though.
  • I don’t like juice – I like smoothie and shake consistencies.
  • 2 smoothies a day was fine by my palette, but I need to eat more.

I’m continuing with a smoothie a day, for breakfast, but eating dinner. I considered eating a breakfast and having a smoothie for dinner, but I like quick breakfasts that I can consume while teaching and since I work out after work, I like to be lighter (from the smoothie) for the workout and I like to refuel after.

Lauren from Sweat the Sweet Stuff posted an delicious breakfast [for dinner] burrito. The Fitnessista is always posting about her egg burritos too. I was craving them. After two weeks of breakfast and dinner smoothies, I miss real food! 

Last week I made pad thai using zero calorie noodles and cauliflower rice with chicken. I’m continuing with it though it’s not particularly delicious or anything. I had leftover batter from today’s oatmeal protein pancakes so that’ll be a snack tomorrow.

Reintroducing… MEAL PLAN MONDAY!


  • Lunch – cauliflower rice with chicken
  • Dinner – egg burrito as seen above


  • Lunch – cauliflower rice with chicken
  • Dinner – egg burrito as seen above


  • Lunch – cauliflower rice with chicken
  • Dinner – co-workers at Mario’s (probably ceviche!)



Other food to consider:

For funsies, my cousin is thinking of date ideas for his girlfriend. Here’s what would make me swoon:

  • Picnic at the park with cold cuts
  • Dinner in Laguna Beach and then walking around the artsy area
  • Outdoor movie theater
  • See “Wicked”
  • Rollerblade/skate
  • Ice skating 
  • Duffy boat with wine & cheese

Actually, these are things I’d like to do with anyone.

What are you making this week?

Finally, a meal plan!

…except I haven’t made my oatmeal protein pancakes, but I did grind the oats for oat flour! The plan is simple really – one just needed to be made!



  • Brunch: turkey sandwich + carrots
  • String cheese + Arctic Zero peanut butter chocolate
  • Dinner out with Peter at Slapfish
  • Workout: Step & Strength
  • To dos: homework


  • Breakfast: oatmeal protein pancakes, green tea & honey yogurt, kombucha
  • Lunch: turkey sandwich
  • Snack: string cheese, banana, peanut butter
  • Dinner: protein shake, leftover chicken
  • Workout: PM circuits, yoga
  • To dos: work 8:15am-4:30pm; read ch 1 in CSR


  • Breakfast: oatmeal protein pancakes
  • Lunch: turkey sandwich
  • Dinner: protein shake, homemade ravioli (from Eddie)
  • Workout: AM 30 mins yoga, PM
  • To dos: work 10am-5:30pm, read ch 1 & 2 in McCormick


  • Breakfast: oatmeal protein pancakes
  • Lunch: protein shake
  • Dinner: shrimp spring rolls without noodles then drinks 🙂
  • Workout: AM
  • To dos: work 10am-5:30pm


  • Breakfast: oatmeal protein pancakes
  • Lunch: protein shake
  • Dinner: sweet potato “fries”
  • Workout: PM
  • To dos: work 8:15am-4:30pm, read ch. 2 in CSR

Sunday – read ch. 3 & 4 in McCormick, post
Monday – read ch. 3-5 in CORE