A new shirt and some dinnerrrrrrr!

Check out this adorable shirt that I got in the mail from Running Chics!

I stumbled on the Running Chics website a few weeks ago and  instantly began drooling.

Holy crap that website rocks.

T-shirts, hoodies, and dresses… OH MY!

Need a close up? Continue reading


WTH Weather?!?!

I think that life is trying to pay me back for rubbing it in your faces that the weather here is so amazing…

because over the last few days, it has been ridiculously hot.

Ridiculously hot.

I took this picture in my car on Saturday.

Yes, that says 104 degrees.

Did I mention that we don’t have air conditioners here in SLO?

I was melting. Continue reading

Hypothyroidism and The Whole30 challenge

Hello friends. This post is a little different today… I hope you don’t mind.

I am declaring to the Blog world and you my wonderful readers, that…

whole30-facebook-cover-photo After doing a LOT of research and downloading the Whole30 book “It Starts with Food” onto my iPad, I have decided to give the Whole30 Challenge a shot. Continue reading

Sunday Funday: I love oatmeal.

I decided that since yesterday’s post, “Drivers, please stop trying to run me over” was so serious, I should do a fun post today.

YAY for FUN!

With that being said, I admit it.

I am weird.

I am totally a “routined” eater. I have talked about this already… but I digress.

I love to eat the same thing. all. the. time. Continue reading

Bestowed Box Product Review

I found out about Bestowed through Twitter, as I do most products that I receive to blog about, and I contacted them because I think Nutrition boxes are so cool.

I have a tendency to eat the same thing, every singe day (so not kidding on this one), mainly because I am single and too lazy to cook something extravagant.

Nutrition boxes, like Bestowed have been a game changer in my boring life!

Before I get into my review, I need to mention that they did not pay me to do a review, but did provide me with free product to sample. Continue reading

Holy Crap. Wednesday rocked.

First Off,

Wednesday was officially the highest traffic day on my blog EVER. I don’t know where you are all coming from, but I am so grateful that you have chosen to check out my blog and follow me! You guys rock!

Can you see that? 162 Visitors and 498 Views?!?!

You like me! You really, really like me! Continue reading

My first review! Love with Food nutrition box


My very first product to review! Yippee! The kind people at Love with Food sent me one of their nutrition boxes to try out. After my triathlon on Sunday, I figured I would give the box a taste since I had a rather large calorie deficit! I was pretty stoked to try all of the cool foods that were included. Here is what came in my box: Continue reading

Life just gets in the way

Excuses are like $&@#*^, everyone has one. 

So, there. Just throwing it out there. I’m admitting to my failure. The 12 days of clean eating DID NOT, I repeat did not go according to plan. 

Life just got in the way.


i have found that in the mist of failure, however, most people just give up. I don’t roll like that. You have to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and keep on trucking. This is my plan.

The clean eating challenge will resume… Tomorrow. Ha! I am currently visting my best friend in Long Beach and I know the reality of what will occur today. Food and alcohol… Yup. I’m just being honest.

I am looking forward to what 2013 has to offer and show me in the coming year. I have a lot to thank God for and a lot I will accomplish. 


You say failure, I say stepping stone. Boom.

Day 3: Lunch and Dinner

Because “lunch” was Christmas Eve dinner with the family, I brought my own chicken, brown rice and brocolli. I ended up being guilted into, eating some BBQ chicken. It was delicious. Truth be told that my Aunt made my favorite, broccoli cheese casserole… So I had to have some of that. But, I did eat my protein bars for dessert. I would give myself a “b+” for my efforts yesterday.

Dinner consisted of carne asada and broccoli again. It was awesome.

I am posting this on day 4 at 7:45 in the morning. I am waiting for my parents to get up and turn the alarm off so I can go for a run. Gotta get this day going people!

Anyway, see you in about an hour or two.

Sorry to pictures of yesterday’s food. I know, I know. Fail.

Day 3: Workout and Breakfast

I woke up this morning at 7:30, drank an MRM sugar free pre-workout and hit the ground running.

Today’s work out consisted of arms, abs and a 30 minute HIIT treadmill workout. It was a definite butt kicker. I HATE V ups and of course “abs” consisted of v ups. I just kept remaining myself that it was only 15 (3 sets). Anyway, after weights I hopped on the treadmill and did roughly 3 miles. I started out running at about 6 mph for 2 minutes, bumped it up to 8 mph for 1.5 minutes, then walked for 30
seconds. I did this 4 times then threw in a hill for good measure. What a workout!

I then finished up with my protein coffee shake (coffee, protein, a little milk… Bam, you have yourself an amazing shake with a little caffeine kick) and my usual banana.

A few hours later it was time for what I like to call “2nd breakfast”. Which is a repeat of yesterday’s breakfast, but I added a little peanut butter to the oatmeal (to keep me full until we eat Christmas dinner) and threw on some avocado to my egg whites. Once again, my 2nd breakfast is a winner.

Here is a pic of my beautiful whole grain oatmeal with pb:


As I am posting this, I am in the car with my parents driving to my Aunt’s house to celebrate Christmas with my family. I brought by own dinner and a few of Jamie Eason’s chocolate protein bats for dessert.

No excuses to not eat clean. The holidays are NOT about stuffing yourself with crap food… It’s about spending time with family and celebrating the birth of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. I think we should all stop looking it as an excuse to pig out. 🙂 Just my thoughts.

Day 2: Lunch & Dinner

I try to be prepared when I visit my folks and I bring my own food. They are extremely unhealthy your typical American eater. So, it’s definitely a challenge when I visit them, when I am trying to eat healthy… Let alone eat clean. I packed all of my food into Tupperware containers and put them in an ice chest. No excuses to not eat clean while on vacation!

Now, battling the elements of Christmas dinner is a MAJOR ordeal. After searching aimlessly for something I could eat… I settled on salad. Yippee. Thank goodness I had some of Jamie Easons chocolate protein bars with me. Those were a life saver.

Once I got home (back to my parents) I was starving. So I had this


I’m a shrimp boat captain!

“Firecracker” shrimp
Green beans
Sweet potato

Day 1: Dinner


Chicken with ground peppercorn
Brown rice
Green beans

I do like other foods, ha! But I just grabbed what’s in the fridge…

See below:


Organization is my thing. 🙂

I am going to the gym first thing in the morning because I’m heading out to go visit my family for Christmas. As always, I’m looking forward to kicking my own butt!

Day 2 here I come!

12 Days of Clean Eating

With 12 days off from work and school, people have asked me… “What the heck are you going to do with all of that time off?!?” I have made a resolution to eat completely clean and exercise as much as I can during my extended stay-cation. With New Years around the corner, it’s never too early to get a head start on making 2013 my year!

I have been trying to eat clean for the last few months and have been working out consistently for the last year but I am still finding it hard to lose weight. I am hoping that this blog will help hold me accountable and I inspire me to keep going. I will try to post every day, share my results and take pictures of the clean food that I am eating.

Lets do this.