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Not-so-healthy Weekend

16 Aug

I may or may not have gone wine tasting for the better part of Saturday. Afterwards, I may or may not have had barbecued ribs and chicken. Followed by what may or may not have been a significant portion of a 9″ cheesecake. Only to possibly have had breakfast the next morning consisting of chorizo eggs and refried beans. Maybe. Possibly. Could have happened.

I plead the fifth.

The aforementioned cheesecake. It earned rave reviews and I'm proud to say that I made it 🙂


BFF Dates for Mental Health

23 May

Hello readers!

I want to share with you a very important way that helps me stay sane – my mental health tip, if you will.

Meet V:

The bestie - Vanessa

Periodically, she and I have BFF dates (which originated when we both worked at Round Table Pizza and the manager would give us “BFF Assignments” that we could work on together, LOL). During these dates we normally keep things low-key like movie night-in, FRIENDS marathon, shopping, making dinner or going out for an inexpensive dinner – or any combination of all these!

We use this time to blow off steam, have heart-to-hearts and/or just catch up and regain mental balance (which is very important for having a well-rounded healthy lifestyle). And one of our favorite locations to work on our mental states is this nearby dive bar Tequila Hoppers.

Check out our typical order:

Chicken nachos and a pitcher of cadillac margaritas

No, it’s not healthy food but it’s sooo good for the soul 🙂 And even healthier for your wallet:

Yes, that does make it only $9 per person.

Personally, I don’t have the will power to eat healthy 24/7. I’ve accepted that because of this, I will never be as cut as Jillian Michaels, but for me it’s worth it. I do my best to eat healthy MOST of the time, but I also have to enjoy myself and sometimes, nothing can be substituted for half-price loaded nachos and margaritas.

Sometimes you just have to feed your soul. 🙂

New Running Shoes!

17 May

The BFF and I had a date at the Ontario Mills this past weekend because I wanted to check out the Nike Factory Store and because it had been two weeks (!!) since we’d seen each other.

I’ve been running a lot lately and trying to build up my endurance for a half-marathon I’m thinking about signing up for, so I wanted to see if I could find a quality running shoe within my budget. I did!

Nike Citius +

These are super light-weight, are Nike + compatible (so the Nike + plug-in and a new iPod are now officially on my wishlist), and were $65 after tax – not bad! The style is a little louder than I usually wear (I’ve never had silver and turquoise tennis shoes before…) but I tried them out for the first time last night and I love them!