Currently . . . Feb. 2016

Good morning/afternoon/evening loves! ❤

I am slowly making my way into blogging again (by slow I mean a tortoise trying to walk through peanut butter slow!). It feels good to write everything out again and connect with the bloggers I used to read every single day! I typed up this post just before I have to head to class while sipping on some hazelnut coffee… mmmm. ❤ Today marks 1 year 4 months with the love of my life which even makes today that much more special. ❤ January was a good month for me, but February is already turning out to be even better!  mI thought I would share some currently’s, and hope to see what you are currently into as well! Without further ado…

 

Currently Reading . . . Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner

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Currently Listening to . . . We Found Love – Rihanna

Current Non-Guilty Pleasure . . . Napping, napping, and even more napping

Current Nail Color . . . Nude

Currently Drinking . . . Arizona Green Tea Zero

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Currently Eating . . . Power Crunch Salted Caramel Energy Bars

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Current Obsession . . . Sharp eyeliner wings 😉

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Currently Wishing . . . to go back to Disneyland

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Currently Needing . . . some cute dresses for the warmer weather

Current Bane of Existence . . . stress overload 😦

Current Indulgence . . . Make-up ❤

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Current Procrastination . . . Making more videos…

Current Confession . . . I’m really bad at taking my fish oil pills everyday…

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Current Blessing . . . I am getting more hours at work!

Current Excitement . . . I just started my first week of a 90-day challenge to kick start my fitness journey again!

Current Mood . . . Motivated af. 😀

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Current Workout . . . Fast paced treadmill walking after lifting weights

Current Link . . . https://www.youtube.com/user/LaurDIY (literally obsessed <3)

Current App . . . Instagram!

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-What are you currently indulging in?

-What are you currently excited for?

-What is your current blessing?

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W.I.A.W ; 4/7/15

Good morning/afternoon/evening! ❤

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I’m excited that I am getting into more of a routine with blogging again! The most frequent posts that I usually always kept going was What I Ate Wednesdays. What can I say? Food is my passion. 😉 I’ve taken the route of filming my food instead of taking pictures. I do want to work on my photography skills, but I am saving that for inanimate objects, scenery, and people. I really want to work on filming and editing videos, so watch out for more videos coming your way! I have quite a few ideas in mind already that I am excited about! Any whoooo, this post is suppose to be about food, so press play and enjoy the eats. 🙂

Breakfast: Whole wheat toast topped with strawberry cream cheese, an egg, ham, green beans, and coffee. (Surprise surprise. ;))

Smoothie: Frozen blueberries, spinach, ice, and almond milk. (I ran out of banana! Sad day..)

Lunch: Greek yogurt + apple slices + peanut butter, ham, grapes, and my smoothie.

Dinner: Green chile pork enchiladas!

No dessert. 😮

Let’s Chat!

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WIAW: Finally Balanced with Food

Happy Wednesday my lovely readers!

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I’m into my fourth week of school (I’m still surprised on that!) and I am getting more adjusted to the schedule. My days are typically gym in the morning, classes from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm , and then do what I have to do afterwards. I also want to mention in the intro that I have just been feeling so blessed, comfortable, and happy lately. Seriously, this is the first time in such a long time that I am genuinely happy and comfortable with my eating. I usually stress over macros and calories, but now I am just eating. You guys, I’M ACHIEVING BALANCE finally. You don’t understand how happy this makes me! ^_^

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Egg sandwich with spinach & sriracha, potato hash with zucchini and avocado, tuna, and veggies.

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THE BEST TACO SALAD. 🙂

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Chicken, potato hash, beans, eggs topped with sriracha, broccoli.

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Grilled chicken, pasta, veggies.

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Cinnamon vanilla egg white oats with blueberries and almonds.

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Tuna, potato hash with avocado, beans, an egg, veggies.

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Vanilla egg white oats topped with blueberries and almonds with a side of coffee.

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Turkey burger and veggies.

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Egg with sriracha, salad with turkey, and corn flakes topped with strawberries.

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Roasted chicken, rutabaga, and sweet potato.

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Chicken, potato hash with avocado, egg, pickles, veggies.

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Cinnamon pumpkin egg white oats topped with blueberries and peanut butter with coffee.

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Pork topped with mustard, salad topped with ham, corn flakes topped with strawberries.

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Chicken topped with mustard, potato and zucchini hash with avocado, corn on the cob, beans, an egg, spaghetti squash.

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Chicken topped with mustard, seasoned white rice, and veggies.

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A burger, sweet potato fries, corn on the cob, spaghetti squash.

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Chicken and mustard, beans, potato hash, avocado, and veggies.

I hope you have an amazing day filled with delicious eats! ❤

-What have you been eating lately?
-What did you eat over Labor Day weekend?
-What’s your favorite BBQ food?
-Are you ready for fall flavors?! 😀

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WIAW: Anyone on the Same Boat?

Happy What I Ate Wednesday everyone!

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I’m going to need some advice from you guys. Lately, I haven’t been hungry.. like at all. It’s to where I have sudden urges that I’m hungry, but then they just vanish. When the feeling vanishes, I get this feeling that I don’t want to eat at all. With my activity level and the energy I need for school now, I have just been eating food just to keep functioning. After I finish eating, I’m usually bloated and want to sleep for hours on end. I’ve also been getting some serious headaches lately.. I just think that’s from the heat. Has anyone else experienced this or something like this? I keep thinking it’s just the weather changes or my stress eating at me, but I don’t know..

I’m pretty much exhausted from the work load of school, work, and training, so I’m sorry for not captioning the pictures. I hope you enjoy my recent eats, and please comment below if you think you can help me in anyway for what I described above. Thank you. 🙂

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I hope everyone is having an amazing day, an amazing week, and enjoying your life. ❤

-Are you on the same boat as me?

-What have you been eating now that it’s back to school?

-What’s your favorite food to eat?

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WIAW: Back to School Edition

Happy WIAW everybody!

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It’s been quite some time since I last said that.. a few months I have to say. I’m sorry about that. *blush face emoji* I will let you know that I am still eating a good deal amount of food, and my belly has been more than satisfied! Although I haven’t documented all my eats (Various cakes.. Reeses ice cream.. just an aray of treats..), I have documented a great deal of delicious food. I am back in school, but I am not sticking to the cookie cutter sandwich, fruit, veggie, chips combo. I have ventured out and have been whipping food out left and right. I do admit that I have been going on and off with those phases where I keep eating the same meal because it’s just that good! Any who.. enough jibber jabber. I have to go do my classes, so I will let all the photos do the talking. Onto the eats!

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I hope you have an amazing day filled with delicious eats! ❤

-What do you eat at school?

-What are your favorite snacks?

-What have you been eating lately?

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Conquered and Proud!

Good morning and happy Monday!

 

Today is the day that my summer vacation ends and a brand new school year begins. It’s a sad thing to say, but I am pretty excited to start a new school year! If you didn’t know, I am the type of person that absolutely LOVES to learn. Although I may not like the cycle of school, I love the knowledge I obtain. There is so much out there yet to be learned! Okay.. I need to tone it down. 😀 To prove to you that I love to learn, I free willingly started reading a psychology textbook and am taking notes. I absolutely love psychology. It’s just so fascinating to me.

 

 

This weekend was a very relaxing one for me. You would think that I would be #turntup for my last weekend, but I ain’t about that life. Yes, I do love going out and having fun, but that doesn’t involve partying, drinking, smoking, etc. I am more of a movies, sleepover, and bowling kinda girl when it comes to hanging out with friends. Who’s with me?! 🙂

 

 

I enjoyed a weekend filled with spending time with friends, hitting PRs in the gym, spending time with family, watching Netflix, reading, preparing for school, and eating a lot of good food. You guys, I conquered a fear food last night! I repeat I CONQUERED A FEAR FOOD LAST NIGHT. You may be wondering, what was this fear food you conquered Natalie? It was a peanut butter and jelly cookie. It was like a pb&j sadwich but with cookies. I’m telling you, these cookies were made with flour, butter, full eggs, sugar, the whole shabang! The jelly wasn’t sugarfree either! It was so good! Ahh, grinning from ear to ear right now. ^_^

 

 

You know what crossed my mind this weekend? On top of wanting to be a specials education teacher and a personal trainer/nutritionist, I want to open up my own restaurant or bakery. I have had so many idea jumble around in my head, but I was thinking that I would want to open it up with a partner. Christina or Amanda, I’m looking at you two. 😉

 

 

I have been craving froyo up the wazoo. This isn’t just a one day craving.. It has been dawning on me for quite some time now. A froyo trip is definitely in order after I finish my first week of school. It’s like a little celebratory treat, ya know? I mean.. I’ll be making the transition from summer to school which is pretty difficult in the beginning. I know you know what I’m talking about!

 

I’ve heard about apple cider vinegar’s health benefits, but I have been a little uneasy about drinking it. My digestion hasn’t been rockstar lately and I have been bloating a lot (after eating pretty much anything), so I’m thinking of mixing some in with tea today. I’m hoping it has a good taste so I can make it a regular thing. Does anyone have any tips to help with digestion?

 

I have been loving the french braid hairstyle a lot lately. Everyday I manage to turn my bun into a french braid. I just find them so easy and cute. It keeps my hair out of my face and adding a bow just makes it a million times more girly and cute. I think I found my staple hairstyle for now.

 

 

This has just been a whole lot of rambles, but I feel like I should catch up with you guys. I’ve finished my coffee and I’m now about to start my classes. I hope everyone has an amazing day and week! ❤

 

-What did you do this weekend?

-Do you love to learn?

-What do you have planned for the week?

-What fun activities did you participate in this summer?

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WIAW ; The Biggest Collection of Eats Thus Far

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Hey there! If you are reading this, I am now either 1) At the airport waiting for my flight 2) ON an airplane and on my way to North Carolina 3) At a layover in North Carolina 4) Wandering around North Carolina. ^_^

It’s been quite some time since I have participated in the WIAW party. This summer has been filled with a lot of different flavor experiments and has given me the time to actually cook some new meals! I am a repeat offender, but they usually now only last a week and I move on to a new combination. I have been eating more and more food lately, and I have really been enjoying the wide variety of food. Enough talking, because I know that you came to look at some pictures of food. Am I right? 😉

 

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Oat game still going strong!

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See? 😉

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Corn flakes with blueberries and a protein bar.

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Pork chops, rice, and veggies.

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CHIPOTLE.

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Waffles with jam, broccoli, scrambled eggs with salsa, ham, and a potato veggie hash topped with avocado.

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Spaghetti and meatballs with broccoli.

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Chicken, sweet potato, white potatoes (see Arman), and green beans.

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CHIPOTLE.

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Green chili chicken enchiladas with peas.

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PAD THAI. YES. ❤

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Hamburger, turkey dog, sweet potato fries, and veggies.

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Cod, corn on the cob, broccoli, and sweet potato.

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Turkey burger, broccoli, rice, and veggies.

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French toast with jam, potato veggie egg scramble with avocado and salsa, ham, veggies, and broccoli,

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Hake loin topped with mustard, corn bread waffles, and sweet potato.

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Chicken, salad with avocado and mustard, brown rice, sweet potato, an egg, and salsa.

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BLT with veggies.

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Corn flakes with strawberries and a protein bar.

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My first bagel in years (!!!) topped with jam and a protein bar.

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Chicken, broccoli, and sweet potato.

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Sweet n sour pork chop, sweet potato, and green beans.

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Waffles, chicken, egg white scramble with salsa, sweet potato, and broccoli.

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Wrap, zucchini, cottage cheese, carrots, and broccoli.

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Wrap, rice cakes topped with spinach + ham + mustard, cottage cheese, carrots, rutabaga, and veggies.

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Same as above.

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Chicken, lasagna, and broccoli.

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Chicken, pasta, and broccoli.

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Avocado mango salsa chicken salad from El Pollo Loco.

I hope you have an amazing day filled with amazing food. ❤

 

-Do you like Thai food?

-What’s your favorite food?

-What have you been eating lately?

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Connect with me!

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Twitter -> @xolovenatalie

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E-mail -> lovenataliemarie@gmail.com