Sunday, fun day!

Last week seemed to just fly by! I got sick on Sunday and Monday and spent the rest of the week getting ready for Hub's family to come into town for his birthday on Saturday. Sunday we made a delicious breakfast before heading off to the mall for some shopping!

I had 1 waffle (mix of whole wheat and regular mix) topped with syrup and powdered sugar with 2 turkey sausage links and some fruit. Yummy start to the day!

While shopping I stopped at forever21 to try on a few things. I loved this striped skirt, but it was a little too poofy from the side.
This red dress was just a bit too tight around my hips! I loved the color though!And what I was wearing for the day:
Top: Old Navy/ Jeans and Sandals: Target/ Purse: Kohls

While I didn't get anything from forever21 I did get a few things from the Lands End brand at Sears. I normally don't ever shop there, but they had some cute things for a great deal! I got a new bathing suit and 2 light-weight tees.

And a little clinique. I have been wanting to try this pore minimizer for a LONG time! I'll let you all know how it works! :)

I was STARVING when we got home so I put together a quick lunch of leftover pasta salad with added tuna. I used Kath's recipe found here for the pasta salad and added peas, shredded carrots and cherry tomatoes.

Plus dessert!

Later in the afternoon I went for a walk in the hot, hot heat and then did one of Kim Kardashian's new workouts from her Fit in Your Jeans by Friday series. I tried the Ultimate Butt Body Sculpt through ExerciseTV on demand and the workout wasn't bad. Lots of squatting and lunging, nothing too intense, but good for toning. The craziest part of the whole DVD was her outfit! She was wearing a pink push up bra with a cut out shirt....not what I would choose for working out, but oh well!
After a shower and getting ready, Hubs and I went to meet some work people for dinner. I forgot my camera, but I had a turkey club with sweet potato fries and 2 beers. A little bit more indulging than I was planning on for a Sunday night, but it was a really fun time!!
6am came EARLY this morning!! I was rushing around to get out of the house on time so breakfast wasn't really too great. I ended up eating a leftover donut from this weekend and getting my caffeine through a diet coke instead of coffee!!
I have a banana on hand for a health snack either this morning or afternoon.
For the rest of the day:
work until 4pm, heading home, running some errands, working out, TV TIME!


outfits and eats!

Hi all! It's Thursday...only 1 more day until it's the weekend! This morning I spent some time trying on possible outfits for my weekend in Chicago. The weather is forecasted to be steamy so I want to be cool, but also cute! Here are some possibilities!

White tank and black tiered skirt for Saturday night:

Tribal/global print dress also a possibility for Saturday night:

Striped pink dress for during the day on Saturday:

We aren't 100% sure what we will end up doing on Saturday so I will probably bring with all my options just to be safe!

After getting ready I stopped at Target on my way to work to pick up a few things for this weekend.

Diet Coke:

I worked for a few hrs...same old, same old....then ate lunch! Today I had some thin crisp crackers with veggie cream cheese and turkey.

With a banana:

Now, I'm just counting down the last 3 hrs. of work then I'm heading to get a spray tan and rushing home to finish packing! I'm already feeling a little hungry so I'll probably eat a small snack in a bit since time is CRAWLING by! ugh.....


Wednesday Wrap-up

Happy Wednesday! Luckily the week is half over and the weekend will be here before we know it. I have plans to head out of town on Friday immediately following work so I have lots of errands and packing to get done tomorrow.

This morning I SLEPT IN! I was extra tired on both Monday and Tuesday from limited sleep over the weekend and my body really needed the extra rest. While catching up on some shows saved to my DVR I had a bowl of Quaker Oatmeal Squares with lowfat milk for breakfast.
After basically wasting away my morning lounging around watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Kathy Griffin: life on the D-list, I finally got ready. On my way into work I grabbed a Mocha Light Frappuccino for a pick me up.
At work I am training a new AA who was recently hired to help out in the library. I'm so excited to have an AA, but training is such a pain! It is hard to constantly be with another employee and have limited time to actually get my own work done. I finally took a late lunch break and ate a mini sub sandwich (turkey and cheese) some strawberries and a diet coke.
Later in the day I snacked on some chips and salsa leftover from a co-workers baby shower we had.

I probably had this plate x2. This evening (I work until 9) I'm heading straight home to hang out with the Hubs. I need to do some laundry and start figuring out what I want to pack for this weekend. I'm having a girls weekend with some of my sorority sisters from college in Chicago! Only 2 more days of work to get through before the fun begins :)
What are you doing this weekend?


Breakfast to go

On Monday and Tuesday mornings I have to be at work between 7 and 7:15am. Since I'm not really a morning person and I have a 35min. commute, I always try to eat breakfast on the go. I like my breakfast to be quick to make, but also something I can easily eat in the car without endangering myself or other drivers on the highway! I also try to get a healthy start to my day. A Pop-Tart or Toaster Strudel may be an easy breakfast, but they are both lacking in nutrition! Here are my top two go to quick breakfasts:

1. A waffle sandwich.

This is so simple, delicious and filling! Start by toasting 2 whole wheat frozen waffles. Once they are done I just spread peanut butter on one half, jelly on the other and presto! You have a tasty breakfast easy to eat on the go. You can also mash up a banana to put inside or use other spreads like almond butter, nutella or honey if you aren't a pb&j fan.

2. Bagel and cream cheese

Self explanatory. I like wheat bagels with flavored cream cheese. (This is a honey wheat bagel with reduced fat strawberry cream cheese...yum!)

In addition to my breakfast food, I must always have a morning drink. You can most commonly find me drinking coffee to help perk me up in the early morning hours.

However, now that summer is in full swing and it is constantly hot and humid outside I normally prefer a cold drink. Either homemade iced coffee or freshly brewed green tea in my reusable cup!

I got this cup for around $7 from bed, bath and beyond and I love it! It is perfect for bringing any cold drink on the go. I have used it several times and it is holding up nicely. I definitely recommend one if you often have to eat/drink on the run.


Back on Track

It is time for me to get back on track!!