Somebody Hit The Lights

Remember that song?!?!?

I passed out last night at 8:45 and woke up this morning at 5:30. That’s my kind of Friday night! Wooo party!

Yesterday was pretty perfect. I went to an interview, stood in awkward elevator silence (I always want to start singing or something), sweat my face off at the gym,  and lounged by the pool. Oh, and ate tacos. Can’t forget about the tacos.

Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?

Yesterday morning started with a tomato, mozzerella, and egg sandwich

I scrambled one egg with cheese and heated the tomato in the pan until it was warm and gooey. I had blueberries on the side. I’m going to turn into a blueberry. I promise.

I plopped everything on whole wheat toast and called it a day.

I had an interview at 11 so I skipped going to the gym in the morning and read blogs instead.

Post-interview lunch Part One:

A piece of whole wheat toast smeared with PB and Raspberry Creamed Honey. Oh boy! Awesome combo! On the side, I had baked scoops with salsa.

After lunch, I walked to the gym and then walked on the treadmill at a 9- 13 percent incline for 30 minutes. Then, I hopped on the crossramp elliptical for 25 minutes. This workout combined with body pump on Thursday night made it hard to sit down when I got home. At least my booty got a good workout!

Lunch Part Two looked like this:

Cheerios+Blueberries+Cinnamon+Vanilla Almond Milk × 2= a happy Rebecca.

Jess came over to lounge by the pool with me.

I’m ready to punch the pool in the face, obviously.

Sorry to brag, but my complex has a really nice pool. We are pretty lucky.

I brought along the new issue of Shape to read by the pool.

It was a fun and relaxing afternoon.

When we got back, I drank one of these:

Yum!

Jeff and I made tacos for dinner last night.

I made corn tortilla chips and guacamole to go with dinner.

These are really easy to make. All you need is Corn tortillas, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Sea Salt. Simply cut the tortillas into triangles, dip them into the olive oil and sea salt mixture, and bake them in the oven at 425° for around 8 minutes. And TADA-homemade chips!

Guac is also really easy to make. Jess taught me how to make it about a month ago and I’ve been obsessed ever since.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ripe, soft avocado
  • ¼ of a tomato, chopped
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 spoonful of sour cream (I only like to use a little-you don’t need a lot to make the guac creamy)
  • Juice from ¼-½ of a lime

What to do:

  1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop the inside of the avocado into a bowl
  2. Add chopped tomato, a shake of garlic powder, and a spoonful of sour cream.
  3. Mix all together and squeeze lime juice into the mix for flavor and to keep the avocado from turning brown.

That’s it! Cheap, delicious guacamole. I was craving guacamole in the worst way for weeks before Jess taught me how to make it. It’s so expensive at restaurants and this way is just as good.

We filled our tacos with Organic Cajun Rice & Beans, Salsa, Guac, and Frank’s Red Hot.

I had corn and a couple chips on the side.

Sorry for all the repeat dinners lately. Our kitchen is lacking in the food department and we need to go grocery shopping very, very soon.

Dessert was the last piece of the blueberry shower cake from last weekend. I didn’t take a picture because you’ve seen it a billion times already.

Today, Jeff and I are going to his friend’s wedding. Can’t wait! I love weddings! I’ll take tons of pics. I’m not sure if I’ll be back to post tonight. The wedding is at 4, so I’m not going to be home until late.

Gosh, don’t these people know that my bedtime is 8:45? Sheesh! 🙂

Do you like to go out or stay in on Friday nights?

Have a great Saturday! <3

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Oh, Wine

I didn’t post last night because this happened:

My awesome friend, Jess, came over with a bottle of wine to celebrate a few big things that have happened in my life recently. I don’t want to discuss them on the blog just yet, but I will soon, promise.

Here’s a blurry pic of Jess from last night:

She may kill me for posting it but I think it’s a cute pic. Behind Jess’ head is my calendar that I write absolutely EVERYTHING on. It helped me get through my last school semester with a clear head and it’s helping me stay on target with my internship this summer. Do you write everything on a calendar?

Anyway, I had to be in Saratoga  at 9:00 for my internship yesterday morning, so I woke up and scarfed down a bowl of sickeningly sweet banana oats.

I usually love adding overripe bananas to my oats but yesterday it was too much. I couldn’t finish the bowl.

Even though I didn’t finish breakfast, I was surprisingly full until around 11:30. There are so many great places to eat in Saratoga but I packed lunch and snacks to save money.

  • Leftover Buitoni Four Cheese Ravioli from Monday night.
  • Watermelon
  • Feed Blueberry-Almond Granola
  • Baby carrots with PB

I ate half of the bag of granola for a snack around 11:30. Then, I had the ravioli and one piece of  watermelon for lunch at 2. The ravioli was actually better reheated than it was when we first made it.

My lunch kept me full for the rest of the day. I didn’t even break into my carrots and PB snack.

Jeff and I decided to celebrate some of my recent accomplishments  last night by making tacos. I stopped at the store on the way home to pick up the essentials:

I whipped up some homemade guac while Jeff heated the refried beans

I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of refried beans. I don’t like the consistency. I’d rather bite into full cooked beans.

I filled two corn tortillas with refried beans, sauteed onion, salsa, and guac. We were out of cheese, but I didn’t miss it.

I had watermelon, corn, and a couple baked scoops on the side.  Another light and summery dinner!

For dessert, I had a small slice of blueberry cake from Saturday.

And then, of course, wine.

Ten minutes later…

Oh boy…

I’m off to a spin class.

Have you celebrated any major accomplishments lately?

Have a great Wednesday! <3

Confession: I may or may not have inhaled 1/2 of an arnold whole wheat sandwich thin and a couple bites of this chocolately granola bar type thing that Seth brought over for Jess after he got out of work. 🙂

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