Healthy Recipes to Keep You Fit and Fabulous

Have any of you seen this recently-popular video?

Not only is this girl obnoxious as crap, but her RIDICULOUS song, with less lyrical creativity than Bella could have thought up, has the potential to lower your IQ in a matter of minutes.  Corey showed it to me 2 nights ago and it had around 6 million hits after being featured on Tosh.O…tonight, it has 18 million hits.  Oh, America…

All that being said, this song and all of it’s craptastic-ness has been playing through my head alllll day….

It’s Friday, Friday, Fridayyy….yesterday was Thursday, tomorrow is Saturday…

Let’s recap this fab Friday, shall we?


Once again, I woke up very early this morning, after getting a mere 4 hours of sleep, and I was not a happy camper.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Knight Library for supplying the surplus of green beer necessary to ensure that I received 6+ drunk dials last night between the hours of 6PM and 2AM.  You know who you are.

At least my breakfast was pretty enough to perk me up!

Pretty Breakfast!


I topped 3/4 cup of Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, and served a sliced pear alongside it.  I sprinkled everything with cinnamon and Splenda.  This was filling, fruity and festive!

After I ate and got ready, I headed off to the middle school to teach a 6th grade Language Arts class (my favorite!)


Today’s lunch felt extremely healthy, in a good way.  I think the addition of baby carrots made me feel like I was doing something extra good for my bod!

Setting a good example!

Into my adorable Vera Bradley lunchbag went:

Lunchtime at the middle school always amazes me- NOT in a good way.  I tend to observe what each parent has packed for their child, and sometimes, there’s just no excuse for it.  I always take note of one ridiculously unhealthy lunch item, and internally discuss with myself what I would say to that parent if they were to walk into the lunch room.  The dialogue usually goes something like, “What were you thinking when you packed this for your kid?!”

Today’s RULI (Ridiculously Unhealthy Lunch Item) winner: 2 Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts– as a dessert.  To put that in perspective: just ONE Chocolate Fudge Pop Tart contains 200 calories and 20 grams of sugar.

Some days, I’m tempted to just grab a soap box, stand on top of it, and preach all things healthy to these kids until their only desire is to consume vegetables and whole grains in the lunchroom!

Last night, I gave myself a little pep talk and convinced myself to plan on heading straight to a 4:30 PM spin class after teaching today.  I even packed my gym clothes in a separate bag so I would be all set to go.  Unfortunately, after standing in the hot sun for dismissal duty, and then talking to a very sick Corey on the phone, I decided it would be better for me to just head home.  Not to mention, I was truly wiped out after two long days of middle schoolers.

The only bad thing about days like today is that there is no time to work out in the morning (no, 5AM wake-ups are NOT an option at this point in my life!), and after school, I’m just too tired.  No worries, though- Corey and I are planning on a morning spin class tomorrow to start the day on the right note!

Dinner definitely provided me with enough motivation to wake up tomorrow and burn, baby burn…


Our usual Friday Happy Hour was in order after a very long week!  We headed over to Mitchell’s Fish Market, and immediately ordered our drinks and our favorite appetizer-the Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip:

The usual

Yes, I said drinks. Although I originally gave up all alcohol for Lent, I decided to slightly modify this commitment- I am still not drinking beer or liquor, and wine is limited to very occasional.  The point of my giving up alcohol in the first place was so that I would restrict myself from “going out” to clubs and bars for the next 40 days.  Wine isn’t on the menu at college bars, so I think I’ll be able to stick to my vow just fine!

For our “dinner”, we ordered another appetizer- the fried calamari, and we split a wedge salad:

Calamari + Wedge

Don’t worry, the calamari supplied us with plenty of vegetables!

Just kidding.

Pretty sure these random green beans were fried, but delicious, nonetheless!

On another note- for any calamari lovers out there, do these particular creatures ever disturb you?

Poor little squid...or octopus. I always forget which it is.

I need these to stop being served alongside the typical calamari rings.  They are not OK!  If I wanted to eat a cute little baby something-or-other, I would order it!

After our delicious and decadent dinner, we walked across the street to the movie theatre, where we saw the new Bradley Cooper movie- Limitless.  Corey said he didn’t know they made a movie about him already.  Ha…ha.

Now, we’re lounging around and hanging out with our neglected pup.  I’m excited to wake up and spin!

Happy Saturday!

Comments on: "It’s Friday, Friday, Fridayyyy!" (3)

  1. TWO days of middle schoolers? TWO DAYS exhausted you??? Pardon me while I tune up my violin……. JK. But I am glad you are able to relate to my pain on a whole new level. Congrats on continuing the corned beef & cabbage tradition. Mine was awesome. Browning the beef? Weird. Glad it came out alright. How was the movie? Thinking of seeing it tonight ( March Madness has run me out of the house…. squeak, squeak, squeak….HONK! Oy vey

    • Haha, sorry I forgot the Queen of Middle School Hell was gonna be reading this! I KNEW you would say that about browning the beef! LOL I’m a ruh-tard. I’m currently losing my own mind due to the basketball squeakage…the movie was good! I liked it.

  2. […] starting with my workouts, because I’m excited to share that after stating that “5AM wake-ups are not in option” for me to go workout, I completely contradicted myself and went ahead and did it!  On […]

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