Marvelous Monday–>Recap of Weekend

I missed everyone this weekend! I kept wanting to read and comment on blogs but I didn’t have my computer, plus I was so busy!

Thanks to Katie for hosting another Marvelous Monday!

What’s marvelous is getting the opportunity to go to my sorority’s annual leadership conference in DC!
Our shuttle driver was totally awesome and drove us around some of the hot spots of DC. I managed to snag a pretty bad picture of the white house.
white house

What’s marvelous is having our chapter be recognized while having awesome lunches and dinners and meeting sisters from all over the country.

What’s marvelous was the fact I got to bond with some of my sisters this weekend.  We were pretty much with each other 24.7

What’s marvelous is the little, beautiful things in the world.  Such as.. airplane view of a city at night!

Overall, I had a great time this weekend but obviously didn’t take many pictures. Oops.

Today is my first day of classes! I got up at 6:40 to do Bodypump! It was hard to wake up early but once I got going I was fine and I love having a huge chunk of my workout done for the day.  There were a few new tracks which made it more fun too.
Now I am devouring a bowl of Special K Vanilla Almond with Almond milk and Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea.  I love this tea.. I bought 3 boxes when it was on sale after the holidays.
At 10 I have my first class and then I go till 12.  Then I have a break and have class from 3:30-5:30.  Overall, not too bad of a day.  I’m honestly excited to go to class. Nerd status.  I will be sure to update you on how my classes are and hopefully my eats!

The only bad thing about this weekend was the fact I couldn’t control what I was eating.  They provided everything to us.  I definitely indulged by having cheesecake and normal cake but overall tried my best to control myself.  I missed working out too! So now today is a fresh start and I’m back on it with workouts and healthy food.  I missed it! (obviously this is a lifestyle for me now 🙂 )

I hope you all have a FABULOUS MARVELOUS Monday!

How do you get back on the stick after indulging over a weekend?!?


What I Ate Wednesday #2 #WIAW

So.. until dinner time I was great on taking photos! Sorry guys 😦
Thanks to Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!





1. Maple and brown sugar oatmeal with peppermint tea
2. Midmorning snack: Coffee and a banana
3. Sandwich: Whole wheat and flax sandwich thin, turkey, American cheese, spinach, mustard
5. Vanilla yogurt

I guess I can describe to you the rest of my eats because I’m awful at remembering to take pictures.  Luke actually has had to remind me before. Buhhh.

Snack: Pria Power Bar-Vanilla Crisp

Dinner: Baked chicken breast with Memphis BBQ sauce, a salad with spinach, cherry tomatoes, carrots, peas, cucumber and sugar free raspberry vinaigrette and a granny smith apple with cinammon sprinkled on top

Snack: Popcorn with hot sauce, Diet hot cocoa with almond milk

My roomie also had me try pretzel M&Ms.  I only  had 2 but man those are like a legal form of crack I think…

After being reunited with my roomie, I didn’t have enough time to go to the gym before it closed.  So I did an HIIT Turbofire workout!  I love Charlene’s energy and I like how it’s a quick but super effective workout.  My legs feel the burn and I’m dripping with sweat!  Then I did a bunch of ab exercises.  I’m really hoping to go to the gym tonight though. I want treadmill time! (weird..)

I also want to tell you about some fabulous purchases. Of the coffee genre.  I’m not sure how many of you have an Ollie’s by you.  We have a bunch around and basically they sell name-brand discounted stuff.  They had ground coffee in a bunch of cool flavors for 3 bucks so I bought 2 bags.  Cinnamon roll and pumpkin spice.  I’m pleased to say I’m in love with both.  They actually have the flavor that they advertise! I hate when you buy coffee in a fancy flavor but it tastes ordinary.  What a letdown.  So if there’s an Ollie’s by you coffee lovers.. BUY THEIR COFFEE.

What’s your favorite kind of coffee?
(I really need suggestions 😉 )

My MIA Weekend

Why Hello there!
Sorry I was MIA this weekend. I was a busy girl!
After work Friday afternoon I finally was reunited with my Big. She gave me some great birthday presents and then we got ready to go out to eat and then to the Amerks game!
Of course we went to Panera. I think I seriously need a VIP membership status there. I feel like I eat there too much! I got the YP2 with Thai Chopped Chicken salad (no wontons), the Vegetarian Pesto soup and an apple. Yum. What I love the most about Panera is that you can eat a lot, it is relatively lower in calories to other food places and the food doesn’t f feel super heavy in your tummy after!
Then, we headed to the Amerks game! Although it wasn’t the same as my beloved Sabres (who won their first game yay!), it was still a blast. Afterwards we went out! We went to a club and then an Irish bar where we got dirty girl scouts! It honestly tastes like a thin mint. So delicious.
luke amerks
Awhhh cuteee 😉
Getting excited! (Big litl love)
amerks seats

dirty girl scout
Dirty Girl Scout!
Waking up was a littleeee rough but I went home early because I had big plans to spend the day with my mom. Ever since I was younger we always joked about going to the casino once I was 21. Well that finally happened so we went! I honestly can’t understand the addiction of it. It smelled, it takes your money and I didn’t get a real rush or anything. We ended up only losing 2 dollars which was fine with us! It was more of an experience than a goal to win anyways. Then we went to a local Italian restaurant. I got a stuffed pepper that came with beans and carrots on the side. To die for! I couldn’t even eat half (dinner later 😉 ) but it was honestly so delicious and I would love to go back again.
Ohhh delicious goodness.
After, we went to the outlet mall where I got some good deals! I got a free lotion with a coupon and a shirt and hoodie from the gap for 12 dollars! We didn’t spend a ton of time there though, we just weren’t really in the mood. We saw a Hobby Lobby next to the mall and decided to stop in and take a peek. WHY HAVE I NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE?! I was in love! So many things for crafts and decorating the home. I definitely will be going back for sorority craft things along with decorations for my apartment next year. I got a couple of antique looking medal signs that say London, Paris and NYC for my bedroom next year. I plan on that being the theme of the room. I also got some fabric to get some sorority shirts done!
Could someone buy me this from Hobby Lobby?
Overall, a totally successful Saturday!
Today I was supposed to try skiing with Luke.. until 60 mph winds made an appearance. So I did some grocery shopping and Luke came over. We watched some American Horror Story (addicted) and I made us a lovely dinner of chicken sausage, whole grain pasta and salad! Once he left I did an HIIT workout and abs just to get a little activity in. Now I’m chopping on apple slices with cinnamon while sipping hot cocoa and watching the Biggest Loser.

I can’t wait to fill you in on my Marvelous Monday!