Thursday, May 13, 2010

Terrific Thursday

Don't you just love waking up and smiling?  That is how I started my day... I am not sure why, but I woke up feeling great!  I guess I won't think too much into it & just accept it.

I went to the gym this morning and did my regular routine of 30 minutes of cardio (chose the elliptical and the rotating stepper from you know where this morning).  Then, I made my way upstairs to do some upper body work.

At the gym near my house, there are hardly ever any women at the free weight area.  Why is it that girls (most of the time) are so shy or intimidated by the free weights?  I know there are men working out nearby, but why waste time on the machines?  To me, free weights provide a much better workout.  According to, a combination is best.  I can understand this.  I guess I just enjoy doing squats, lunges, and other types of exercise for my lower body.

ANYWAYS... I then came home and had a delicious smoothie (pics to come).  My Staple Smoothie consists of:

  1. Slightly less than 1 cup almond milk
  2. 1.5 cups frozen berries
  3. 1 T chia
  4. 1 scoop of Pure Protein powder
  5. Small banana
  6. Half-cup of Fiber One
First I mix the milk, chia, and protein so the chia can do their thang.. Then, I blend it up in my Kitchen Aid blender (that is, of course, pink).. Then, I ENJOY!

Well, I have a long day ahead of me.  My mom and I are beginning my move to SAN DIEGO!  I am thrilled to see the BF because it has been THREE WEEKS... 

Have a fabulous day... 

<3, Haley

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"clean out the fridge" din-din

Good evening!  I hope you all had a terrific hump-day.  Does anyone else find it weird to say that?  Maybe I am just immature....

I am off to San Diego tomorrow because I have an interview on Friday (fingers crossed!!!) morning.  Since I will be gone Thurs-Sunday, it was time to rid my fridge of all of the veggies.  Therefore, I came up with Scrambled Tofu & Chick Pea Stuffed Peppers.  They were fab!

Along with the peppers (there were 2), I had some roasted veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, onions & a crunchy salad (only iceberg left) with some broccoli, onions, cukes, nutritional yeast, and red pepper flakes,

Delish... Now my belly is full and I am looking forward to Modern Family tonight.  The show is simply genius.  If you have not seen it yet, I highly suggest you do...

On the list for tomorrow::: gym, work, and then 200 miles to San Diego.  My bf is there waiting for me <3 in our new apartment.  Lucky for him, I am bringing a couch.  Let's hope it will not look like a bachelor pad.  If it does, it will not for long because I will be down there in a month!

Sweet dreams...

Dear Body

Inspired by Melissa, I wrote some choice words to my body...

Dear Body,

I have spent years in agony because of the many things Ed has told me.  Ed tells me on a daily basis that I should not love you, that I should not accept you, that I need to change you.  Ed says that if I change you, I will be happy.  If I change you, I will be loved and accepted by all.

Ed is wrong.  I know he is.  I wake up each morning and worry about what I will eat..or will not eat.  I am sorry for putting you through the pain the past few years.  I have failed to give you the minerals and vitamins you need; I have not listened to you when you try to tell me you are exhausted; I often ignore the sounds of starvation or feelings of soreness.

You deserve better than the life I am giving you.  You deserve nourishment, happiness, love... It is each day you allow me to laugh with my friends, hug my boyfriend, call my family, and do all of the wonderful things I choose to do.  Food is not our enemy.  Food is for life.  Body, I am writing to you to promise to try my best to accept you for who you are.  You and I only have one life here.. It is too short to be unhappy with you.

Please forgive me.  Please know that I love you and appreciate you for giving me life.  I am blessed to be able to wake up each day, laugh, smile, walk, talk... I have many people that love me.  They do not love me for you (my body).  The people who love me--love me for ME.

So, hang in there.. I am trying my best to realize just how fabulous you and I are...

Love, Haley

i'm baaaaaaaaaack!

So, it has been 4 months-ish since I have posted.  I started out on here all excited, then I lost focus...

During my hiatus (if you can even call it that because I never really started), I have kept up with the food blog world.  It is interesting to read up on the lives of other fabulous women each day... It makes you feel like you actually know them... You know about their goals, what happens during their day, what they eat, etc.  I don't even know what my boyfriend eats everyday!

I am currently preparing to move to San Diego, CA.  I live in Ventura (hour north of Los Angeles) but I am making the move to where my boyfriend was transferred a year ago.  We got our own apartment and I can't wait to move in with him.  I am stuck in Ventura until mid-June.  This is when the school year is over... By the way, I am a teacher =)

It will take me a little bit to get this whole site organized, but I look forward to updating as regular as possible.. I feel it will give me an "out" when I need one (or not)!

Stay tuned..........