Guilty Pleasures

As usual, this morning started with an early morning gym session: 30min ARC trainer, back, abs. I’m so looking forward to running weather this fall, I miss running so much. But, at the same time, I’m really not ready to give up my summer — I feel like it’s barely begun! I guess that’s what happens when you start working a full-time job.

Food Stuff:

Breakfast: scrambled egg + white w/ salt and pepper, steamed broccoli, apple, toasted sandwich thin w/ smart balance

All I needed was some cheese and every food group would have been represented in my breakfast! I knew that I wasn’t going to get any veggies at dinner, so I made sure to include some in my morning meal.


Lunch: salad w/ spinach, carrots, tomatoes, red pepper, red onion, peach, feta cheese, pecan pieces and balsamic dressing.

This salad variation was inspired by a sinfully delicious grilled peach salad I’ve had several times at a local restaurant in my town. The restaurant’s salad comes with goat cheese. Wish I had goat cheese to use today, but feta sufficed.

I’ve been packing salads for my lunch at least 90% of the days I’ve worked this summer. I just love fresh produce so much in the summertime – I can’t get enough.

Snack #1 (planned): mini whole wheat pita, carrots, 2 T hummus, grapes

Snack #2 (unplanned): 1 1/2 slices of chocolate cake, 2 T (minimum) of Nutella

Stressful day at work + readily available chocolate + having the office to myself for the last hour of my day = CAKE AND NUTELLA NOM NOM NOM.

I gotta say — it tasted GOOD.



Kashi goLean cereal + skim milk.

See why I didn’t take a picture?

Yep, one boring meal. But it was perfect for two reasons.

1. I needed something quick and simple. I didn’t have much extra time to work with once I got home today, so this meal came with just the right amount of prep time : 30 seconds.

2. It was super light, an excellent compliment to my very rich afternoon snacking.

Now that I’ve worked, studied, and eaten my fill, I am lounging on the couch waiting for one thing.

My latest and greatest guilty pleasure. I’m loving this season of The Real World. I can’t remember the last time this show held my attention past one episode, but this season is juicy. I’m also particularly fond of one cast member, Robb:

Isn’t he so handsome?! He’s got all the qualities I like in a guy: tall, fit, hipster while maintaining his masculinity, and the tattoos/piercings don’t hurt. Apparently, Robb goes crazy in tonight’s episode. I can’t wait.

Other guilty pleasures?

As I mentioned previously, eating peanut butter straight out of the jar with a spoon.

Carly Rae Jepsen — I don’t care how many times I hear Call Me Maybe, I still sing along every time it comes on the radio, and I love her new song with Owl City “Good Time”, E News and celebrity news in general. Particularly celebrity fashion, and I do enjoy watching an adorable celebrity romance blossom. But if I never heard about K Stew and Rob Pats ever again, I’d be a very happy woman. My love for all things celebrity gossip has a limit.

Facebook creeping. It never gets old. We all do it. Don’t lie.

What’s your guilty pleasure?


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