Monday Recap

Hello hello! πŸ™‚

Hope everyone’s week started off well. Mine certainly did!

Anyone else have amazing weather today? The Rainbows made their 2012 debut and I loved every second of it.

So, the senior class at my high school puts on a show called Frolics every year. It’s basically just a bunch of random skits and things that we think that are funny but actually really aren’t. Anywho. It’s this Friday! And we have rehearsals every day from 3-10/10:30 leading up to it (Last week it was 3-7ish). But that’s why I’ve been MIA lately and I HATE it! I absolutely love being able to set time aside for a post and reading all my favorite blogger friends’ posts! I hate not having much free time 😦

ANYWAYS! I thought I’d fill you all in on my Monday Funday! Ever have really really great days for almost no reason? Today was one of them for me. To the normal human being, my day probably would have been a nightmare… but I loved it… naturally.

Hereeee we go! So, I got up at 4:50 (woooooooo) and went to my grandparents’ house down the street. They’re away, so I went to take care of some household stuff and took full advantage of the treadmill in the basement πŸ™‚ I didn’t get much in but it was so worth it (3 miles is better than none right?)

Hahahahhahahaha oh my..just a little post run selfie. Whoever created the camera on the front of the iPhone is a genius in my book..I’m a notorious taker of selfies… consider this my warning to you. PS…why does my hand look so huge here? I promise this isn’t normal..

After a shower and all those morning shenanigans, I made myself some oatmeal (obvz) and Starbucks coffee on the Keurig- aka the most convenient household item in the world.

Monday’s bowl of oatmeal #1 ❀ Rolled oats, chocolate protein powder, ch-ch-ch-chia, strawberries, and bananas! YUM. Bowl #2 was for dinner…(I have a problem, I know) and is not shown.

AND THE STAR OF MY MORNING! My grandparents’ cat, Dennis. First of all, I’m a strong believer that any cat named Dennis is bound to be amazing. This lil guy will prove that. He’s the absolute cutest…I may or may not have been playing with him while I should have been running out the door to school. πŸ™‚

How was the weather where you are? Ever have a long…but AMAZING day? Does/Did your high school ever put any shows on like Frolics?Β 

XOXO,

Caroline

WIAW!

Hello allll!Β Happy WIAW and Leap Day!

Hope everyone’s having a wonderful week so far! The weekend will be here before we know it πŸ™‚

My failed attempt at being a little artsy...hahaha

CHECK OUT THE SNOW! It’s barely snowed once since October which is super rare in New England! Snow day tomorrow anyone? πŸ™‚

Anyways! Back to WIAW πŸ™‚ I’m glad to say that I had a bunch of great eats this week! Here are a few of my faves…

Today, I had my usual breakfast- Oatmeal, protein powder, chia, and raisins!

For my “mid-morning snack” I had a Mountain Mix Cliff Mojo Bar. Today was my first time trying these. Verdict? They’re pretty good! I’d for sure get this again πŸ™‚

Lunch! I pack a TON of food and usually only eat half of it. So today I ended up having 1/2 a PB& J (not shown), the strawberry Chobani with granola, some of the carrots, and the grapes! (No Emerald breakfast to go for me today 😦 )

The afternoon snack πŸ™‚ and proof that I am, in fact, an oatmeal addict…Oatmeal round 2! Rolled oats, a little chocolate protein powder, bananas, strawberries, and a few raisins! First time trying this recipe..super yummy! For sure making this again!

(Last night’s) Dinner! Organic spinach ravioli with chicken, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, and olives! A regular around my house…SO good! Not sure what’s in store for tonight yet!

Happy WIAW eats everyone! & Have a great rest of the week πŸ™‚

XOXO,

Caroline

WIAW (so far..) & Lent!

Happy WIAW! (AND first day of Lent!!)

This morning after sleeping in a little ( πŸ™‚ ) I had a yummy pre-run snack of a banana and a mini Nutz Over Chocolate baby Luna bar (not shown). Then I ran a new 5.5 mile route that I stumbled upon over the weekend. Went pretty well but holy hills were some of the (many) hills steep! These views for sure made up for them though..

Such a pretty run!

Anywho, back to the eats! After my run, I sped home to my most recent favorite breakfast… my delicious oatmeal! I’m a notorious oatmeal-aholic and could literally eat this every meal of everyday!

MMMM just looking at it makes me excited for tomorrow's breakfast!

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 cup water

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp brown sugar

Raisins!

Super easy and so yummy!! And the fact that I microwave the oats & water makes it that much easier (hehe).

Then, I snacked on some Back To Nature Vanilla Almond Agave granola. SO GOOD! I found this on my Whole Foods trip the other day and highly recommend it. I’m not a huge fan of really overwhelming flavors so the hint of vanilla & agave in this really hits the spot.

After running a few errands, I came home and wasn’t that hungry (the oatmeal keeps me full & energized for so long!) but I had some Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt spinach & kale greek yogurt dip with some crackers. If you haven’t had this, TRY IT. It is truly amazing!!

Β And that’s my WIAW so far! Not quite sure what’s in store for dinner so that didn’t make today’s post! Unfortunately my day won’t be topped off with a yummy dessert since today is the first day of Lent! I’m usually really bad about sticking to my Lent plans but this year I’m giving up sweets & junk (a little vague, I know..but bye bye girl scout cookies, you will be missed!) along with using my phone while driving! Not only is it illegal (or should I say strongly frowned upon?) but it’s a really bad habit- hopefully giving it up will help me kick it for good! And I’m even more hopeful that I can make it all 40 days!

Do you participate in Lent? And what are you giving up (if anything)?Β 

XOXO

Caroline