☀️Spain at home!☀️A passion of mine that has developed as I rediscovered and reincorporated various foods back into my diet is cooking. I’ve usually been more of a baker but being on my own and curiosity has caused me to learn a ton about cooking as well. Me and my boyfriend have a tradition every wednesday night to cook a homemade meal together! Last night we made the plate above: homemade patatas bravas and chile lime shrimp 😋 Honestly so fulfilling and it’s great to know that you put your own effort to make it taste great! And now i have a ton of spicy ketchup and garlic aioli left from the patatas bravas which will definitely be put to good use 😍 Who else likes cooking? Or the wonderfulness that is patatas bravas?
PB, banana oatmeal: the classic combo and easily my fave 😍👅 We are all like bowls of oatmeal. Sometimes we look classic (as above) , sometimes we look beautiful, sometimes we look not so great but no matter the case we taste amazing 🧐 Wait whatttt 😅 let me rephrase, no matter what what is inside of us: our meaning, our motivation, our thoughts and feelings are special, unique and BEAUTIFUL. On insta we tend to just judge ourselves (and our bowls of oatmeal) by outside look alone and it’s so important to remember that is not the end of the story. So give those ugly bowls of oats some love, and don’t forget yourself too ❤️ Happy Humpday ☺️
Let’s talk coping... everyone gets anxious, stressed, has bad days, cries (even if you’re a man lol) etc. It’s not realistic to be positive and happy all the time so we all have those days or times. One thing that has helped me a TON is taking walks when you don’t feel the best. This especially works in summer when it’s so nice out and the sun is shining ☀️ or if it happens to line up during sunset, it’s even prettier. Being out in fresh air can help your mood so much. Another thing I like to do is to appreciate all the nature around me when I walk. Being outside is a good reminder that you are part of something bigger and helps put your own problems in perspective. Yay for walking 😊 Let me know if you guys like talking walks or what else you do when you’re feeling not the best 👇🏻 Happy Tuesday ❤️ This bowl is from a while ago of spinach, @eatbanza , tofu and olive oil 😋
excuse my basicness🍦HAPPY NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY🍦here is a compilation of real ice creams I have consumed this past year (THANK YOU FOOD FREEDOM) I obviously had ice cream today and I tried snapping a pic but it was melting all over me lol 🤣 It even got on my phone which is when I gave up and just enjoyed the damn thing. I have a special spot in my heart for halo top (and other light ice creams) but like you can’t beat the real deal don’t even @ me 😏 Also for Boston peeps, trust me I have tried it all and the best ice cream shop is @tosci_icecream (Toscaninis) I’m addicted! Especially their grapenut flavor is bomb imo! Never disappoints ❤️ Last thing, there is still time. If you haven’t eaten ice cream today yet GO DO IT! (or if you’re just super lazy there is always tomorrow 😉😉😉)
It seems to me that people are always super concerned with what the right type of exercise it is to do in order to reach their goals. There are people who force themselves to run or go on the elliptical or do certain workouts etc etc. And I guess if you’re super committed that’s ok for a short while but that will not last!! It’s so so important to find something that you enjoy and therefore will stick with! For me this is a combo of weightlifting and occasional runs. Lifting makes me feel strong. I’ve spent so much of my life feeling weak physically and having to depend on others — that’s why lifting makes me feel more independent and like myself. But this may not be the case for you, and I say do what you like! Even I am trying to broaden my exercise methods.. I really wanna get back into dancing and maybe try (kick)boxing classes 😅 There’s sooo many options out there so why why why limit yourself! LETS GET IT! Happy weekend fam ❤️
Spontaneity // Something I’ve always struggled with. I am a big planner and I HATE when things don’t go as planned. I don’t like to be surprised especially if it is something stressful or unpleasant. Yesterday, had a super spontaneous taco dinner after work. My plan was to go home and make some sort of dinner but when presented with a dinner opportunity I took it. . I think it’s super important to sometimes be spontaneous. Sticking to a schedule can be so boring and draining. Switching it up once in a while is so important for mental health / sanity. Even though a split second after I felt guilt, I also felt a lot more content and happy. and THAT is what matters ❤️ Happy friday! I challenge you all to be spontaneous too 😘
Lately I’ve felt a bit lost, unmotivated and have just been “getting through” life. I feel like this has been reflected on my account as well. I sometimes feel like I post just to post. However, I want what I post to mean something. I want to make an influence on every one of you that follow me. So as I am picking myself up from this lull, I’m committing to upping my content on here too. I might post less often, but I’m committed to making my posts mean something. ❤️ My goal with this account is to share my advice, thoughts and support on living a balanced, fulfilled and content life. So that is what I’m going to strive for. #Itakethistooseriously 🤷🏼♀️
#tbt to like a year and a half ago 😂 i am currently commuting to work post workout to have a tupperware brekkie but honestly all I want is this stack here 😅 Ask me what’s on the stack and honestly i couldn’t tell you, looks like birthday cake pancakes with a birthday cake lenny and larry’s on top 🧐 Anyway I’m gonna have to get more creative with my posts as my breakfasts are gonna start getting rushed 🙁 Who knows maybe I’ll start posting savory food! 😱😱 Welppp Happy #humpday🐫 Half a week left till the weekend 🤓
Ok ok people with 9-5 jobs that can fit in workouts i am IMPRESSED bc it is damn hard 😅😅😅 I’m working on it though 💪🏻 #overnightoats are coming to the rescue though 😋 . . Anyway just gonna dive into a deep topic that I’ve been thinking about recently. Everybody is always chasing happiness. There is the idea that happiness should be one of your big goals in life. For a long time I’ve thought that was what I should be striving for. However, is chasing happiness at all times feasible? Sure I’ll have moments or events that make me happy but then inevitably you go home or whatever is making you happy in the moment ends. That’s how life works. So I’m thinking rather than chasing this fleeting happiness shouldn’t we be chasing being content with your life? Like yes there will be days you are happy and also days when you are just meh or you are sad. but what matter is that overall you are content with what your life is? Anyway i’ll stop ranting, but let me know if anyone has thoughts on this 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Quick and Easy Breakfast: take plain greek yogurt and mix with a bit of maple syrup and some protein powder, top with fruit, nut butter and cereal! DONE! 👅 Legit my go to summer breakfast 👌🏻 . . So today is the first day at my new job and it would be an understatement to say I’m nervous 😅 Starting new things is always hard and nerve wrecking but also it makes us so much stronger 💪🏻 So i’m ready to come out of the other side of this a better person 🙌🏻 To hit ya with the basic quote “Find comfort in the discomfort” 🙏🏻 Happy Monday Peeps! ❤️
Luv me some berry crisp and full fat full fun vanilla ice cream 😋 Made some delicious triple berry crisp for a cookout and had some good food 👌🏻 Watching the ridiculous Croatia v Russia world cup game now it’s getting intense! Who else is watching? 👇🏻
hi i am and will always be a rice cake addict 😅 Usually have it as more of a snack than as a part of breakfast but i guess i’m feeling frisky todayyy 😂 I even did some cardio and foam rolling this morning which never happens... on the topic of cardio I wasn’t fully positive if i should do it today since i had leg day yesterday.. but basically with everything fitness related i always realize that there is no right answer! You do you! I didn’t die doing a light cardio after leg day and as long as you are working hard i doubt it matter that much 🤷🏼♀️ Soo happy Friday! although it feels like any day but friday right now haha
it’s not a real yogurt bowl unless the topping game is strong enough to cover the yogurt underneath 😝 . . Throughout my weightlifting journey, I’ve never had a coach in person or online. It just wasn’t financially feasible for me as a student and I kinda enjoy figuring things out on my own. With that of course I’ve gone through a lot of trial and error. I’ve gotten hurt countless times, the first whole year of me lifting i was basically spinning my wheels and got no where. It took me almost two years to get my squat and deadlift form down. I’ve learned what rep range is best for most exercises and what supplements are worth it. I’ve had to take countless rest days, vacation days and woken up early many mornings for the gym. All in all, I’m still learning everyday and it is such a process. So sometimes it baffles me when people expect results or growth in short periods of time. The truth is you gotta put in consistent work and effort and results will come. I always thought my skinny lanky genetics would get in the way but even those can’t stop me now. I’ve come so far from the beginning: I can squat and deadlift more than my weight easily now, my upper body has filled out so much more than 2 years ago etc etc. Moral of the story: put in consistent effort and you’ll get the results. And be patient 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
red, white and no blue (unless you count the bowl) on my proats today to celebrate the land of the FREEEEE 🙌🏻 i finally was back at the gym this morning and reunited with my beloved proats even in this crazy heat #worththesweat 👅 Now i’m so gonna be enjoying some fourth festivities! i’m going bar hopping with a friend and then maybe i’ll see the fireworks 👌🏻 What is everyone else up to?
So i made my own burger creation which ended up being an elk burger topped with pickles, tomato, caramelized onions, bbq sauce all on lettuce buns (bc i’ve always wanted to try lettuce buns)! Not gonna lie i was kinda anxious going to get this for lunch yesterday. I’ve been letting myself legit eat whatever I want this whole week in Pittsburgh but I’ve realized one thing that’s still holding me back is the idea of eating a lot for lunch. For some reason i’m always ok with big breakfasts and dinners but especially if I know i’m gonna be eating out for dinner and had a large breakfast any sort of real lunch is not okay. Yesterday I ate out for lunch and dinner and had a pretty sizable breakfast so screw that! Any meal at any time if you’re hungry is a okay even if you’ll be eating out later. As I say, recovery never ends haha 😅 Happy tuesday! I head back home this evening 😢 so no more fun foodie adventures
Couldn’t leave pittsburgh without getting these hot cakes! Crepe style crispy pancakes rolled up and stuffed w banana and chocolate 😋 legit almost died trying to finish the whole plate and almost succeeded but maybe next time haha! Super super delicious like who would’ve thought of crispy pancakes 👅 Anyway having a great start to my Sunday 🙌🏻
Have you seen anything more beautiful?? Root beer italian ice topped with vanilla custard! So needed as i’m at a amusement park today and it’s like a bajillion degrees out so i’m sweating like a hooker at church but this treat really did the trick 👌🏻😋 Have a great weekend guys!
Breakfast from this morning aka YOLK PORN and Swipe for lunch from yesterday! Currently in Pittsburgh and have been eating like a queen 👸🏽 sorry i’ve been very very MIA but like life is a thing that gets in the way 🤷🏼♀️ I’ll be sharing more of my foodie adventures here for sure as the week progresses! Have a thirsty thirsty thursdayyyyy ✅ Also if anyone in Pittsburgh has recs Hit Me UP 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻