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Good morning 🙂 it’s 10:27am and I am finally having breakfast, which consists of my personal oatmeal mix (rolled oats/oat bran/flax seed meal) with 1/2 banana sliced and lots of cinnamon 🙂 As Rachel Ray would say… it was YUM-O! Along with it, I had a cup of earl grey tea with a dash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (which was also in my oatmeal this morning). Pre-breakfast I had an orange and a cup of green tea.

and yes..  that is one of my  Yellow Angry Bird earbuds in the background. *I’m kind of obsessed with them* (yellow bird ftw)

I tried waking up this morning to work out (thanks to the lovely ‘workout reminder’ text from my bff in Dallas at 5am) I was going to skip because I only had about 5 hours of sleep in but then I couldn’t really go back to sleep for some odd reason, so I dragged my booty out of bed around 5:40, left the house at 6am and got to my gym at work at 6:30am. Being late and all.. I guess I still managed to get a semi-workout by going to a class (late!). Hmm.. I am thinking about going to Zumba @ 24hrs after volunteering today. >.< Just a thought.

Now… I am confused to what I want to do with this blog. I obviously know for sure that I want this to be about fitness/food related because… its my passion 🙂 However, I am trying to figure exactly what direction I want to take this to.. maybe a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Whatever the ‘bits’ might be… its a blog I made for me— I feel like I should feel free to talk about anything I want, right? I mean, having to read so many wonderful wonderful food bloggers (pbfingers, carrotsncake..etc.), I don’t even know if I’ll ever be up to par with them in regarding to blogs. I absolutely love their blogs!! Hmmm, I think I just need to do my own thing and make my own discovery by going with the flow?
However…my current blog to-dos are:
1.) Blog more often
2.) Add a workout log (it will help me keep track/motivation)

As for the other things that are currently going on in my life….. I absolutely LOVE going to the SPCA and help out! 🙂 I urge everyone to please please please go and volunteer your time (it may be as simple as 1 or 2 hrs a week) just to give back and let these animals know that they are loved, even in the more direst situations. Plus– by walking the large dogs outside, you get added bonuses like a good cardio workout, a sexy tan, and lots of doggie love! 🙂 ❤

Time to get back to my daily grind, but before I go– I want to show off my new work out shoes 😉 I was a little skeptical about the ‘zigs’ because I didn’t know how they were going to feel like and most importantly, they looked funny to me/how am I suppose to match? (Being a girl I know…ya dee da..)

I absolutely love love them!! They were so comfortable, and so sweat absorbent (I have hyperhidrosis btw). and they LOOKED AMAZING! purple and black… power boosting colors any one? I have that song Black and Yellow by Wiz Khalifa (in my head but just replaced with “black and purple black and purple”  right now.. teehee!!)

ps: i just realized I have too many happy faces in this entry. Kinda gaudy.. But I guess its been a good day so far *crosses fingers*

Till next time,
-Diana C.

I woke up this morning feeling very sluggish, and yep, I knew exactly why. I have been eating terribly the past few days weeks, and I am feeling (and seeing) the consequences. Yesterday’s dinner consisted a mixture of fried chicken, fries, mashed potatoes, biscuit, eggs, cheese, Tostito chips, sirarcha sauce (all in one sitting). Dude, I seriously got issues and I need to put a “stop” to this right now. I’m thinking… I’ve been too comfortable lately because there really hasn’t been much to stress about. My boredom turned into baking (endless batches of granola!), which turned to tasting, eating, enjoying eating, and replacing other activities to more cooking and eating. I am all for jolting my taste palate any time, any where.. but this isn’t the best habit. lol ok ok– so maybe this is why I am blogging this morning, because by “writing” this down, maybe I will actually do what I plan to and not fall off the wagon on my track to getting back to being a bit healthier. :p and don’t you all dare ‘pish posh’ me!! *shakes fist.

So anywho, I woke up this morning, dragged my butt to the gym in MDA, did a light workout because  its hard to run a long distance with my dreadful, fat-infused stomache that drags me down. Work out this morning consisted of 7mins warm up on the treadmill and a work out plan (click to view) that consisted of pushups, planks, and dips, with an additional set 30 squats (15 stand stills and 15 alternating).

I am ready to eat my breakfast! Although I was going to wait until 9am to eat, but my tummy is gumbling so I am gonna eat now! suckaaaa x)

Breakfast is a blend of Mott’s blueberry ‘flavored’ (flavored…as most supposed blueberry products now a days do not actual contain these berries! Ain’t that shocking… oh– all the advertisements!) applesauce mixed with Oiko’s 0% plain yogurts with 1/4 cup of quick oats. 😀 nom nom nom, with a cup of green tea ❤

and yes I saved the container for cilantro dip that my coworker brought, its just so cute! It’s made from glass so i can keep re-using it (and microwave it) 😀 ehehehehe. I am going to leave this morning off with a recipe to share you guys that is completely delicioso and savory!!!

Savory, Breakfast, Cheesy

Cheesy Breakfast Quiche:

4 slices bacon
2 links of hot dogs (chopped to small bit size pieces)
4 ounces shredded Mexican blend cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup finely chopped onion (I love onions, but you may add less if you wish)
2 cloves of minced garlic (what can I say, I love strong flavors– just don’t talk to me within 6 inches afterward)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk

Directions

  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Then using the same pan, cook the hot dog pieces and set aside as well.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch deep dish pie pan.
  4. Line bottom of pie plate with cheese and crumbled bacon. Combine eggs, butter, onion, salt, flour and milk; whisk together until smooth; pour into pie pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, until set. Serve hot or cold.

You may also modify it by add veggies such as bell peppers, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes.. the options are endless! 🙂 Enjoy! Happy Wednesday!

-Diana C.