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Errands and Eats

Lots of eating out has been happening lately!  That is not good- both for my wallet and my bod.  We spent Friday doing our usual Friday routine, and Saturday was dedicated to lots of errands…and lots of eats!


On Friday, I went to the gym for some cardio.  I did 20 minutes on the elliptical, and then got on the treadmill and completed lots of random running intervals.  I started out by running for 10 minutes at 6.1, then walked up for 10 minutes at 10.0, and then did 15 minutes of intervals, switching between 7.0 and 4.0.  I swear, watching Real Housewives of Orange County while working out is genius.  I barely even notice that I’m sweating!

Yesterday, we took Corey’s brother, Drew, with us for a second attempt at BodyPump.  This time, we stuck to our roots, and went to our usual gym.  It’s a farther drive from our new house, but it’s worth it to avoid Thursday’s instructor.  Drew definitely enjoyed Saturday’s class much more, and we all agreed we were feelin’ the burn!


The weather has been slightly chilly lately- OK, maybe “chilly” isn’t the right word- what I mean is that when I walk outside I don’t immediately start pouring in sweat.  With the weather being bearable, the thought of a hot breakfast didn’t make me wanna shoot myself, so I went with it.

A bowl of Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal in Maple Brown Sugar was enjoyed, topped with a sliced banana and a tablespoon of Skippy Natural Peanut Butter.

Yesterday, the weather reverted back to extra hot, and my breakfast was planned accordingly.  I whipped up a strawberry banana smoothie, including Lemon Chobani, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and almond milk.

This cup is from a bar called Sloppy Pelican in Clearwater.  All of our friends make an annual 4th of July trip to Clearwater, and we pretty much set up camp at the ol’ Pelican.  Brought back some goooood memories!

Good Times


Friday’s lunch ended up being a bunch of random snacks that went unphotographed.

Yesterday, Corey and I had a zillion errands to run, most of them pertaining to my car.  We had to get the oil changed and the tires rotated and a whole bunch of other car-related things that make me wanna go to sleep.  We had a little while to wait while it was being finished, so we ran across the street for lunch at Jimmy Hula’s, yet again.

I had two Epic Cali Fish Tacos, which included grilled Mahi, pico de gallo, Pepper Jack cheese, and cabbage slaw.  I wish I had gotten it without the slaw, though, because it was way too mayonaisse-y and I kind of wanted to puke afterwards.

After lunch, we got my car washed. I made sure to be completely unhelpful and stayed in the car to take pictures of myself.

Oh, don’t worry. I stayed hydrated, too.



On Friday, we reverted back to our old routine, which I have missed.  Off to Mitchell’s Fish Market we went!  I’m sure you can predict exactly what we ordered…

Crap, Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

Wedge Salad.


Spicy Asian Shrimp.

I had my fair share of dip, so by the time the shrimp came I was pretty full.  Corey did most of the damage on that one.

I would like to make a note about the salad- we’ve noticed that every time we have gone to Mitchell’s and ordered the Wedge salad, split, it gets smaller…and smaller…and smaller…and this time, they brought us a portion that is usually what the “split” portion looks like, but they didn’t even split it for us.  They must’ve caught onto the fact that it was a ridiculously good deal to split a huge salad for around 4 bucks.  Darn.

After we finished eating, we headed across the street to the movie theatre and saw Thor in 3D.  It was obviously not my turn to pick the movie.

Nerd Alert

Yesterday, we decided to take a long drive to World of Beer.  It was a long drive because Corey bought a Groupon for WOB, not realizing that it was for a location 25 minutes away from us.  Not being ones to waste a good deal, we hopped in the car and made the trek to the location.

We took Corey’s brother, Drew, with us, and we all enjoyed trying some unusual beers.

I had a Magic Hat #9:

And, for my more “unusual” selection, I tried a Lagunitas Pils:

After our Groupon dollars were long gone, we attempted to make plans for the night.  Dinner, apparently, wasn’t one of the plans, and the next thing I knew, 7-11 became our restaurant of choice.  I don’t know if you’ve ever tried a sub from 7-11, but if you ask them to grill it, they are, unfortunately, kind of amazing.

I opted for a grilled Cuban, and I split it with Corey- I actually wanted the whole thing, but he looked disappointed by his choice of a hot dog.

One of Corey’s teammates, Nick, graduated from UCF yesterday.  He had a big party during the day, but since we couldn’t make it, we decided to head over to celebrate with him and his girlfriend, roommates, and some of our other friends.  The boys played beer pong:

While I perused the leftover party food, of course.

I admit that I am largely responsible for the disappearance of the spinach artichoke dip- I’m a sucker for that stuff!

And, of course, it isn’t a college party without some keg stands, am I right?

Jess beat all of the boys. Quite impressive 🙂 !

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Pictures, Pork and Perfect Tacos

Tuesday was a busy, busy day!

My “big sister” in my sorority, Jessi, was in town visiting and doing some photography for people.  She asked if I would be her model for the day, which I quickly agreed to!

We ended up spending all of Tuesday together- from 6AM to 8PM- taking pictures throughout the day, stopping for meal breaks, and enjoying catching up with each other.

I don’t have the pictures yet, but here’s a sneak peek:

The pictures I’m the most excited about seeing just happen to be our ENGAGEMENT PICTURES!  Yep, that’s right- I actually got Corey to pose for corny-yet-adorable pictures with me.  Most people get these kinds of pictures taken right after they get engaged, so, we’re a little late 😉 .

As soon as Jessi sends me the final products, I will dedicate a post just for the pics.


We spent the early morning taking pictures on Park Ave as the sun was rising.  Afterwards, we stopped at Einstein’s for some breakfast.  I ordered the Asparagus, Mushroom and Swiss Thin:

This little sandwich is part of Einstein’s new Eggwhite Bagel Thin breakfast options– this particular one had 290 calories.  It included eggwhites, the mushrooms, asparagus and swiss, and also, a roasted tomato spread, all on a whole wheat bagel thin.  I also enjoyed an iced coffee with skim milk on the side, which I am now addicted to.


After brainstorming some good ideas for pictures, Jessi and I had lunch at my favorite sushi place- Seito Sushi.  My meal came with a Miso soup to start:

For the main event, I had the Tuna 3 Ways lunch special.

It included 4 slices of Tuna Tataki, a Spicy Tuna Roll, and 3 pieces of tuna sushi.  Good thing I love tuna!


When Corey and I finished taking pictures (I can’t WAIT to show them!), we came inside and he heated up the grill.  He placed 2 pork tenderloin kabobs with tomatoes, onion and green pepper, on the grill for a few minutes, until they were nice and crispy.  We also had roasted broccoli and a small baked potato with a little sour cream and cheddar cheese.




After covering Wednesday, I will be all up-to-date with my posts.  Finally!


Today’s breakfast was pink.  In my opinion, everything should be pink.

I had a strawberry banana smoothie, alongside a thermos full of hot coffee.  Somehow, our protein powder got lost in the move, so the only protein in this baby was some Greek yogurt.


After working on my nursing school application and other tasks on my to-do list, I took a break and headed to the gym.  I had a massive headache, and I really didn’t feel like going, but I thought I might feel better if I got in a little sweat sesh.

I started on the elliptical for 20 minutes, before hopping on a treadmill and completing a random mix of running, walking uphill and intervals for 25 minutes.  My headache felt slightly better, but I realized it had been hours since I ate anything, and that was likely the cause.


I guess my new favorite post-gym lunch is the tuna salad from Green Lemon Cafe!  This salad is simple- it’s just spring mix, a few tomatoes, and maybe 2 slices of cucumber which I don’t eat, topped with their tuna- but it is so good.

This time, I ate every bite 🙂 .

Corey and I had planned to cook dinner together, however, a quick text from his mom changed our plans!  They said they wanted to take us to Jimmy Hula’s for fish tacos- say no more!


We’ve been to Jimmy Hula’s once before, but it was even better this time around.  I noticed that they had Orange Blossom Pilsner on tap, so I just had to order one.

Corey ordered an interesting beer- I mainly liked it due to the cute and colorful label, but I didn’t tell him that.

For my meal, I ordered one Epic Cali Fish Taco, which was topped with cabbage slaw and pico de gallo, and a Malibu Fish Taco, which included guacamole.  I ordered both grilled, instead of blackened or fried, and I also scraped the sour cream off, to save a few cals.

Both were flavorful and very filling, plus the fish was cooked perfectly.  We will be back, Jimmy!


I think…my head might actually explode within the next 30 minutes.

I decided to pull my first post-undergrad-all-nighter last night to study for my FOUR tests that I had today and tomorrow.  Well, let’s just say it’s not as easy as it used to be!

I went to “sleep” at 6AM this morning, woke up at 8AM, and have been studying and taking tests ever since.  My brain hurts.  Unfortunately, the torture isn’t over yet.  I plan to wake up really early tomorrow morning to study for my Anatomy test that I have to take tomorrow night.  I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND!


I’m pretty sure this is not even worth posting, but here it is…

Breakfast of Sleep-Deprived Students

In all my sleepless delusion, the only thing I could think of this morning was caffeine and sugar!

After my first two tests, I met Corey and his parents at a new place in Winter Park for lunch:

The place is called Jimmy Hula’s.  Corey’s parents raved about their fish tacos, so I was excited to try it out.  To start, we munched on the chip and dip sampler:

For my lunch, I ordered a Malibu Fish Taco:

It had grilled fish, guacamole, salsa and lettuce.  Right up my alley! Corey and I agreed that we liked their California-style menu. Simple, fresh and delicious.

I headed home to study some more after lunch, and then went to my night class.


Corey is out tonight, so I decided on a simple dinner for one when I got home:

Whole wheat penne pasta topped with Publix Premium Tomato Basil Sauce, and shredded parmesan cheese.

When I went to grab the penne for this dinner, I discovered that I may have some sort of pasta-hoarding problem:

Always be prepared...

Who has this many boxes of whole wheat penne?!

Alright, it’s time for me to attempt to sleep before I have to wake back up again!  One more test and then I’m freeeee!

For 3 days.


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