Hi guys! Wow, it’s been a week since my last post. Where has this week gone?!? Things have been pretty busy over here. Working my booty off at work and getting things ready to leave for Mexico on Friday morning!!!!!!
The countdown is on! Extremely happy does not even begin to come close to how I feel about this trip. Bottom line: I need a break. I need to get out of town. Get away from work. Get away from everyday life…and HAVE FUN.
So In hopes of preventing my usual procrastination shenanigans, I have declared today Packing Day. I won’t pack my bathroom/hair/makeup stuff yet but if I can at least get my clothes and other random things packed, I will be in good shape!
Now…how bout some breakfast?
‘bout time I brought back the OIAJ. You have been missed.
Overnight oats were in order to combat the summer heat. Oats, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, cinnamon, and mesquite were all combined last night in the almond butter jar. That was my last Trader Joes almond butter jar. tear.
Then after some blog reading and digesting, I did a lovely circuit workout make by yours truly. I even sneaked in some of my favorite ab moves. P.S. thanks for all the positive feedback on that post! 😀 Here’s what went down in the circuit:
Felt goooood! I then followed it up with a light walk on the treadmill because I wanted to listen to the rest of my new playlist…which may or may not have included a ton of GLEE. Ok, it definitely did.
Then I refueled with some lunch action:
Leftover chicken from the grill (mmmm!) pasta salad, and a tomater!
I whipped up that pasta salad on a whim a few days ago and it turned out to be light, refreshing, and perfect for Summer! I still want to tweek it a bit but I shall post the recipe eventually. 😉
I also finished up some cherries:
Has anybody else been eating their weight in fruit lately? I just can’t get enough of it. Everything is in season and delicious. I don’t mind it one bit.
These were rockin’. I made a salad beast with them:
Crack. Go make these, they are so good! And the nutritional stats are awesome as well! Makes 12 bars at 150 cals, 5 grams carbs, 15 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Woohoo!
Speaking of crack…
Look what’s back. My stock had to replenished. Can this be my one vice? Darn you Muscle Milk for containing artificial sweeteners. (istillloveyouthough) I got the chocolate instead of my beloved vanilla creme. It was definitely delish, but I still like the vanilla creme best!
Okay…MUST start packing!!!!!!
I do already have one thing ready to go. The Snack Bag, obviously. So food blogger-ish of me.
pumpkin seeds, pistachios, almonds, protein powder:
bars, nut butter packets, and more nuts:
Now THAT packing was fun. On to the no-so-fun packing items…wish me luck!
What is your favorite travel snack?
I love bringing along pre-portioned nut baggies. My purses ALWAYS have an almond stash in them. 😀
Have a great Sunday!