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I’d rather have dessert…

It’s finally here!  S-P-R-I-N-G B-R-E-A-K!

To be honest, I have no idea why I’m so excited about it.  It’s not like I have some amazing vacation planned, like I would have when I was a “real” college student.  But, I’m still overjoyed to have a week off from driving to a million different campuses and getting home late.  Oh, and the actual classes, too. 🙂


This morning’s breakfast was reminiscent of my dessert yogurt bowl from last night.

Coffee + Yog

Yogurt Bowl

  • 1 cup Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 small banana
  • strawberry slices
  • 1/2 tablespoon Skippy Natural Peanut Butter
  • Cinnamon!

I loved the addition of cinnamon on top- it really brought everything together!

I spent the morning studying for my last exam before SB.  I decided to forgo my morning workout in favor of studying, but around noon, I started to get the itch to go running!  It’s a rare occasion when I actually have a desire to go outside and run, so when the feeling strikes, I’m always sure to quickly take advantage of it before it disappears!  I threw on my workout clothes and headed outside for a 2.5 mile run.

Everything was going great-  it was a gorgeous day outside, I had new jams on my iPod, I was in a great running rhythm, I was in the zone, and then….BAM:


I stopped, stared at the sign as if I could move it with my eyes, and tried to figure out where the heck I was supposed to go!  For those who know me, I am what Corey and my father would refer to as “directionally challenged”.  It’s amazing that I know how to get to my own house half the time.  So, the fact that my usual running route was disrupted sent me into a panic!  The sign pointed me down another path.  I started heading that way, and then turned around halfway down it after realizing it was a dead end.  After some more intense staring at the sign, I finally realized that I could run around the construction site to get to my usual path.

Crisis averted.


After my run, I layed by the pool with Corey and he helped quiz me for my test.  I was starving by the time we got back, so last night’s Sesame Noodles sounded perfect for lunch!

Bowl #1

I may have gone back for seconds.

I also snacked on some red bell pepper slices with tuna salad:

Tuna dip!

I got kind of snack-happy after lunch, and ended up having an apple with peanut butter, and several more fork-fulls of noodles!


When I got home from class, I wanted to make something simple for dinner.  I decided to go with two Publix Ready-to-Cook cajun-seasoned chicken breasts.  This particular chicken must have been the Kim Kardashian of chickens, because the chicken breasts were ENORMOUS!  For some reason, thick chicken really grosses me out, so I got to work on pounding them a little thinner before cooking.

I threw them in a skillet with some non-stick spray and cooked on each side for about 5 minutes.

For a side dish, I seasoned some chopped cauliflower, broccoli and one white onion with garlic powder and curry powder, and popped it in the oven to roast for 25 minutes on 425 degrees.

Close up!

Simple, healthy and delicious- just how I like it.

However, I think all my snacking earlier kind of ruined my appetite for dinner.  I had one thing on my mind while I ate my chicken…

I’d just rather have dessert.

I convinced Corey to head to the frozen yogurt place, and off we went!

I think I was a little too excited, because I ended up with about a gallon of fro-yo and toppings in my cup.  It was kind of embarrassing.

Tub of Yo

In my cup:

  • Red Velvet yo
  • Caramel Custard yo
  • German Chocolate Cake yo (ah-mazing)
  • Butterfinger pieces
  • Golden Grahams
  • Brownie pieces
  • Cheesecake pieces
  • Chocolate sprinkles

I really had every intention of eating half and saving the other half in the freezer…but…that didn’t happen!

And now…I am really full.  But happy!

Gotta Love Repeatable Recipes

Well, I did it! I got some motivation and went on a 2.5 mile run.  5PM is the perfect time to run outside- at least, in Florida it is.  The sun is starting to go down, it’s windy, not too hot, not too cool.  It was great!


After my run, I relaxed a little and got started on dinner.  I decided to go with a repeat recipe- chicken stir fry.  I followed this recipe, and dinner was on the table in no time.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!


Cook Chicken + Soy Sauce


Add Veggies, Dressing + Cover



This time, I added the rest of the packet of never-ending “crunchies” from my lunch.  I have no idea why I keep calling them “crunchies” but I smile every time I type it, so it’s staying.

Last night’s failed fro-yo mission ignited a serious craving for it in me, and I was determined to get there nice and early tonight!  I’m not a die-hard frozen yogurt fan, but when I crave it, I gotta have it!



My cup included:

  • Red Velvet yo
  • Cookies ‘N’ Cream yo
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Butterfinger crumbles
  • Brownie crumbles
  • Golden Grahams
  • Vanilla wafers

Best mix-in choice to date: Golden Grahams. SO good!

Please note: not a single fruit in sight.  And that’s how it will stay.  I even stepped out of my comfort zone and tried two of the new “fruity” flavors they had- Banana Pudding and Cherry Amaretto.  I was quickly reminded why I hate fruit flavors! Sick!

Apparently, man cannot live on chicken and veggies alone, because Corey was still starving after dinner.  We decided to walk over to Subway and get him a sandwich before we headed home.


Eat Fresh!

When we walked out the door of the fro-yo place, we realized we were interrupting someone’s pizza party!


"Invite ONLY!"

How funny is that?!  Dogs are so funny.

Well, I’m off to watch some T.V. with my future hubby! Have a great night!










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