healthy??? obsessions

so i’ve decided to start weight watchers thanks to the recommendation of some friends.

i’m looking to lose some weight and tone up [as i’m sure everybody wants to do]

i’m going to be combining exercise @ the gym, workout videos and healthier cooking.

i’ll let you guys know how it goes.

Post Workout & Healthy Lunch Creation: Open Face Tuna Sandwich
Shredded Broccoli 
Tuna in water 
Tablespoon of light mayo 
Half-Slice of colby jack 
Olive Oil 
Mrs. Dash
Mix all ingredients and place on top of a slice of multi-grain bread and shred cheese on top (breaking up cheese helps give you the taste but cuts down on the calories) and toast in a pan sprayed with Olive Oil Pam.
I ate mine with two clementines and a small side of chips (ssh!) Enjoy!

Post Workout & Healthy Lunch Creation: Open Face Tuna Sandwich

  • Shredded Broccoli
  • Tuna in water
  • Tablespoon of light mayo
  • Half-Slice of colby jack
  • Olive Oil
  • Mrs. Dash

Mix all ingredients and place on top of a slice of multi-grain bread and shred cheese on top (breaking up cheese helps give you the taste but cuts down on the calories) and toast in a pan sprayed with Olive Oil Pam.

I ate mine with two clementines and a small side of chips (ssh!) Enjoy!

2 years ago | 10 notes | Permalink

A step in the right [fitness] direction means a trip to Trader Joes this evening.

trader joes groceries eating healthy

2 years ago | 1 note | Permalink

Scenes from my Monday

Today was a cold one—a frigid 15 degrees Fahrenheit when I awoke at 5AM. I took one leg out of the covers and I muttered “no thanks” as I set my alarm to 6:15AM…and then again to…6:20…and finally at 6:30 I decided to scrape my lifeless body out of bed.

I got ready, hopped on the train and even decided that despite the chilling temperatures, it was too beautiful of a day to miss out on a rendezvous with the sun. Walk to work was brisk, relaxing and refreshing with the sidewalks dusted in snow.

chicago winter michigan ave grant park


I somehow survived the day without caffeine. I had green tea from the kitchen in the morning and grumbled to myself when 1PM rolled around and I realized the tea was decaf while grabbing another cup. All in all, a very positive day in the office so I decided to trot back down Mich Ave to get some groceries and make myself something delicious for a job well done. 

michigan ave chicago millenium park

eating healthy fish tacos fitness diet

Even though I didn’t make it to the exercise bike this morning, I made up for it by diet and cumulatively walking 3.5 miles today. 

How was your Monday?

Sunday’s Post work-out dinner
Veggie infused turkey burger (broccoli, onions, spinach), over spinach with a side of citrus zucchini.

Sunday’s Post work-out dinner

Veggie infused turkey burger (broccoli, onions, spinach), over spinach with a side of citrus zucchini.

2 years ago | 4 notes | Permalink

Healthy Eating

New job involves even more dinners and drinks out and about so I’m making it a personal goal of mine to cook at home as much as I can…

Baked garlic tilapia dusted with Low-fat grated Parmesan Cheese + Balsamic Brussel Sprout/Mushroom/Zucchini

Super easy and fast to make! Message me for the recipe!

1 year ago | 1 note | Permalink

New Year Resolutions Check-In #1 

I did Sweat on State yesterday and today I can barely move. God, I love this feeling. Sweat is like crossfit without the lifting, everyday consists of W.O.D [workouts of the day] which are usually high intensity total body workouts heavily based in cardio and strength.

In the last two weeks of eating clean[er], exercising regularly, and tracking calories on myfitnesspal, I’ve regained a sense of normalcy and surprisingly, strength, both mentally & physically. I’ve been able to take an hour for myself [no matter how shitty the day has been] and most of all, have been able to fire up my cooking skills again.

Having Kevin as a support system has really helped since he’s following a fitness/nutrition regime for the next 6 weeks as well. Both of us by no means need to lose weight but we want to ensure we are living the healthiest and fullest lives we can live so we can be one of those 70 year olds running the Chicago marathon. 

It’s amazing how much the body can take and heal when you feed it properly and take care of yourself.

I will be taking pictures at the end of the 6 weeks to show my progress. 

6 months ago | 9 notes | Permalink