Hey lovelies! Thanks so much for your patience over the past couple of days. Once finals are over, things will be less hectic over here in Kale land. A lot of self-coaching has been going on up in here! With all of these science courses, it’s really easy to get down on yourself for not understanding the concepts. I constantly have to remind myself that it won’t come to me overnight. It’s a working progress.
Now, onto today’s eats!
This morning’s meal was prepped last night. I love making overnight oats because zero effort is required the following day. Wham, bam, thank you, ma’am!
Looks like vomit. Tastes like Heaven. I blame the flourescent lighting.
I combined the following into the bowl to create a pudding-like bowl of oats:
- 1/2 cut old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- small handful of raisins
- A few shakes of cinnamon
It tasted like a healthy dessert! Mmm mmm good.
After breakfast, I printed out an assignment and headed off to class. My professor let us out early (score!) so I got to come back to my dorm earlier to crank out one of three articles I need to finish before Tuesday afternoon.
Eventually, I took a break to eat lunch and watch old One Tree Hill episodes. My love for that show will never fade. Yes, I still watch it. I mean…really…can one ever grow tired of seeing Chad Michael Murray’s gorgeous face?
And in case you’re wondering, episodes return in January. You’re welcome.
Anyways, back to lunch! I enjoyed a salad with avocado and Annie’s Papaya Poppyseed Dressing. I also munched on a Whole Foods whole wheat pita the size of my head.
This pita bread is so satisfying. I love to slop up all the leftover dressing and dip them in some ketchup. Gross? Maybe. No shame, people, no shame.
According to Hello Giggles, today is National Bestie Day! I decided to celebrate by bringing my friend Kristen along with me to the gym. I took her through the latest total body workout and made her body feel like jello.
Sweaty Bestie Day!
Dinner tonight was quick and simple! I microwaved some frozen veggies and topped them with a blend of quinoa, chopped peppers, diced red onion, and a few dried cranberries.
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a simple dinner with simple flavors!
Where Do You See Beauty?
I’ve been in a somewhat “complainy” state lately. God bless Matty for listening to me every day. He really is a saint. Anyways, I’ve been complaining, whining, and crying about school. It brings me a lot of stress and I often feel like my workload is so intense that I won’t be able to complete all of my studying and assignments. I always get everything done, but the anxiety still piles on.
I’ve been praying a lot and every time I step outside my dorm room, I’ve been making a point to find the beauty in life; in the simple things right outside my door.
- I see beauty in the way the paint is slightly chipped on the wall adjacent to my door. Its imperfection reminds me I don’t have to attain perfection.
- I see beauty in the healing power of music. The sounds send chills of comfort up my spine.
- I see beauty in the eyes of someone hysterically laughing. No shame in being silly!
- I see beauty in kindness. The cashier at the school cafe gave me a free coffee last week when my debit card wasn’t working.
- I see beauty in YOU! I’m seriously grateful that you take the time to read this little blog. We all have a voice and I’m grateful you take the time to read my daily thoughts.
Where do you see beauty?