I feel pretty and witty and bright

I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by! February is National Heart month and Valentines Day so it’s only right that we brand it “Love Month”. Since we only have 1 week left in February I wanted to touch on a topic I’ve been reading a lot about, “Self-Love”.

If someone asked me “Do you love yourself?” I would immediately respond “Of course!” But if I sat down and actually thought about that question I wouldn’t be so sure… I’ve noticed that if I have that cookie I’m craving after dinner I’ll say to myself “Good job on ruining your entire workout” Β but if a friend told me that she had a cookie after dinner and was upset about it I would reply “Omg, don’t be so silly it’s just one cookie! Everyone needs to indulge sometimes.” It’s so easy to give advice but following it? Wellllll, not so much. Why couldn’t I be that easy on myself? Why am I beating myself up over 1 cookie? For the most part I am extremely healthy – I eat a well-balanced diet and exercise 5-6 times a week so I should be able to have a cookie without feeling guilt if that’s what my body wants!Β Everyone knows that love is a good thing. We love to give it and we love to receive it. But how often do we actually take the time to give it to ourselves?

I’m sure I am not the only person who beats themselves up over silly issues like this so we should all make a pact to follow Katelyn’s mission: I feel pretty! Today, I am making a promise to myself to be a little nicer, speak a little sweeter and cut myself some slack from time to time. I deserve it, and so do you πŸ™‚

I feel as if I’m always on the go, go go to do things for others and I want to make sure I give myself the same attention. Each day this week I am going to post something I did for myself as a token of love: To me, Love me.

Here is what I gifted myself today – Relaxation Time –I know this doesn’t sound like much but I couldn’t tell you the last time I laid down with my phone, TV and computer off. It felt so good to sleep for 3 hours and I am feeling very refreshed now!

I think that everyone should join me and do something for themselves in the last week of the month of love – Feel free to share with me your plan and remember this: You are a truly loveable person — and you deserve only kind treatment, especially from yourself. πŸ™‚

On a lighter note! I had a great weekend filled with 3 workouts – Zumba, Bodypump & Spin Class. I took full advantage of the $60 a month I pay to my gym! Nothing better than getting a good sweat in on the weekends. After my workout on Sunday I did my weekly grocery shopping where Whole Foods then took advantage of me. Why is it that I can never leave with just what’s on my list? I also left my brand spankin new iPhone in an aisle I shouldn’t have even been in while browsing labels – Thank goodness someone with a good heart found it and returned it to the lost and found! Whew..

Saturday night I had one of my girlfriends over for some girl time. We made dinner, went out for some Tasti D-lite (i know, again?) and watched hours worth of Bachelor re-runs on my DVR til 1 am. We get crazy and wild sometimes πŸ˜‰

For dinner we made quesadillas…not just a plain boring quesadilla. But an exciting chicken, peach and pepperjack quesadilla. I’ve made this before and LOVED it but I think the peaches were a little bland this time around… It was still delicious and if you have some fresh peaches I suggest you try this combo out!

Chicken, Peach & Pepperjack Quesadilla


  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Pepperjack cheese (w/ jalapenos)
  • Peaches
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Agave
  • Cilantro
  • Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas


  • Shred chicken

  • Slice peaches

  • Place tortilla on plate and add the chicken, cheese and peach slices to HALF.
  • Sprinkle Cilantro on top
  • Fold in half and place in an olive oil misted skillet
  • Place a cast iron skillet on top so it flattens out the quesadilla and everything cooks evenly.
  • Cook for 4 minutes on side – Flip and repeat.
  • While quesadillas are cooking Mix together your greek yogurt, agave and lime juice.

  • Slice the quesadillas and serve with the dipping sauce

The sweetness of the peaches and the dipping sauce go perfectly together! Sorry the pictures are blurry – I need to stop rushing them but sometimes I’m just so excited to eat πŸ™‚

Our dessert from Tasti D-Lite

My friend had smores with choc chips and crushed graham cracker and I enjoyed bananas foster with the same toppings. I’ve yet to try a flavor that I haven’t loved yet! We may or may not have bought some Oreo & Peanut butter to go… Whoops.

Yesterday I also got my haircut (got some side bangs, wild!), had lunch with my grandma at Nordstrom Cafe and got some goodies in the mail!

Carba nada pasta, PB2, Donut Pan, Pizza Crisper, Gluten Free Pretzels, Banana Supreme Pancake mix and Alternative Bagels! I ordered these from a lo carb site – I’ve read about some of these items on various blogs but couldn’t find them ANYWHERE in stores so I resorted to some online shopping. I’m excited to try these out and hope they live up to the hype!

Tonight I am going to test out my pizza crisper and throw myself a pizza party… I might also get a little crazy and have some more of that Oreo & Peanut butter Ice Cream. I really need to settle down.

Day 23: Favorite Movie

I believe they already asked my favorite movies so I’m going to go ahead and skip this challenge and if you are that interested you can check out Day 7’s post here

Day 24: Something you’ve learned

I think it’s only fair that I say to love myself! Starting with treating myself the same I would to others or as Katelyn would put it a 5-year-old version of myself!

Also, Kate is having another giveaway! Check it out πŸ™‚

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and if you have the day off tomorrow (lucky) you enjoy it!!

QUESTIONS: What do you do to show yourself love? Have you ever tried any of the lo-carb items I purchased? What was the craziest thing you did this weekend (get bangs, stay up til 1 am watching the bachelor, eat ice cream?? πŸ˜‰ )


36 Responses to “I feel pretty and witty and bright”

  1. I’d love to try carba-nada pasta! I wonder if it gets all gummy when you cook it?
    The craziest thing I did this weekend was go to a baby shower and pass a pacifier from a pencil in my mouth to the next person’s pencil in their mouth! I almost won the whole game too.
    I definitely need down time. Like every day. I want time to myself every day just to email my mom and read a magazine. That’s one way I show myself love πŸ™‚

  2. Yay you found Alternative Bagels!! I love them πŸ˜€ I got the cinnamon ones, omg so yummy and better than those 110 calories pseudo bagels lol Sounds like you had a super fun weekend with a new hairstyle πŸ™‚ I beat myself up about foods all the time but in the end eating a cookie won’t make me any happier so unless i really want it i just wont have it. And to show myself love i watch an episode of the Jersey Shore, I’m such a junkie haha

  3. i had a pretty crazy saturday night too ;)… and i think you made a lot of good points about loving yourself, its so so true!

  4. Wow it sounds like you have had an amazing weekend!! The food looks great. I would never have thought about adding peaches. It sounds really good though. I think it is an awesome idea to do something nice for ourselves.

  5. Awee I love this post, gorgeous girl!! I am so glad you took relaxation time today, naps have become a favorite of mine lately! Slash I would dieee for a pizza crisper, I just had the most delicious pizza tonight girl I love dc!! Talk to you later love!

  6. as always you are fabulous with your posts πŸ™‚ sooooo wonderful for you to relax considering i’m so excited to do that this coming weekend- naps are the best! xoxo

  7. I am so jealous of your tasti-dlight frequents!! It looks SO good! Glad you had a fun weekend too, mine was great and I actually made a quesadilla similar to yours only with vegan pepperjack (new to me!), peach salsa, and refried beans…ok maybe it was a bit different but still we got the peach part going πŸ˜‰ Yay for a new haircut!! That always makes my week:)

  8. Love the idea of peaches and pepper jack cheese! Yum! πŸ™‚

  9. Carba-nada pasta????? I wanna try! Love the post!

  10. I totally agree with you about the self love! I totally love this post! I beat myself up if I eat a little unhealthy too but this is life we need to ENJOY it with little treats sometimes! πŸ™‚ I have also been looking for carba nada pasta I guess I’ll search online! The craziest thing I did this weekend was run 6 miles! I’d like to know more about your interests outside of healthy eating… What are your favorite past times? just trynna get to know this wonderful gal better! πŸ™‚ talk to u soon Alyssa

  11. I think I would give my left arm to spend a weekend with you. Ice cream, The Bachelor, pizza – yes please…:) I do it anyways, but knowing someone else does it makes me less mad at myself….

    Self-love. I think it’s amazing you can be that way – and so you should be! We should love ourselves and be kind…

    Easier said than done for me…far easier said…

  12. I hope you give good reviews about the items. I love pb2 but have been wanting to try the pancake mix (obviously) ha.

    Seriously your weekend looks like so much fun. We would have the best times!

    I often think that I’m my toughest critic. i love myself, I really do but sometimes it’s so hard to let that show.

  13. wow that tasti delight looks amazing and im excited to see what you make w/ the doughnut pan πŸ™‚ I think its important to remind ourselves that we need to love ourselves before anyone else can love us.

  14. i have heard about these bagels too and also couldn’t find them anywhere! i will have to order them online i guess! let me know how you like them!

  15. This is such a great post! Self love is one of the most crucial things someone should have for themselves, but sadly it isn’t always so. I know I can even be pretty hard on myself sometimes.
    That quesadilla sounds so good! I would have never thought of using peaches. And that desert looks heavenly. πŸ™‚

  16. yay for self-love! beautiful post πŸ™‚ I did one the saturday before v-day… I’m very much still working on the idea of self-love but we’re getting there πŸ˜‰

    you are beautiful by the way!

  17. great post! Definitely will be attempting to find reasons/ways to love myself this week. Everyone needs a little love πŸ™‚

    that tast-d-lite stuff looks scrumptioussss!

  18. I feel the same way about those cookies! But I try to tell myself it’s not going to kill me to have 1 every once in a while. I really need to take some time for myself. It shouldn’t be as difficult as it seems. I just need to figure out a plan! By the way, I really love quesadillas, and this combo sounds so delicious! Peaces and pepperjack? I’m in!

  19. Great post, lady! Life is too short to stress over the little things!

    I’ve tried Alternative Bagels. They’re a good low-cal replacement for bagels!

  20. I agree that it’s so much easier to give advice then to actually follow is yourself! You’re so right that if we wouldn’t be hard on someone else for something, why should we be hard on ourselves?

    Thank goodness someone returned your iPhone–ah!! πŸ™‚

  21. I love this post! I am also trying to do more “self-love”! I accept your daily self-love challenge! πŸ™‚

    It sounds like you had an awesome weekend! πŸ™‚

  22. I love posts about self love. I think it’s so important and we don’t do it enough!!! All your eats look delicious!!

    You are awesome!

  24. I love this! I am always telling my girlfriends not to feel guilty about treating themselves to “me days”. We went snowboarding this weekend and I worked yesterday so I could have a guiltless me day getting my hair done this week!

    Can’t wait to see your pizza! I am making some tonight for dinner!

  25. whoa – $60/month seems like a lot for a gym! It must be the best/most high tech coolest gym out there!

  26. I love all of your goodies! Where did you get the donut pan from?? I have been searching online this morning & I cannot find it. 😦
    I LOVE carba nada- actually had it for dinner last night πŸ™‚

  27. OOH, peach in a ‘dilla?!

    I would have never thought to do that. I just bought a new line of wraps I LOVE, so I hafta try this out asap!

  28. This is such a great idea to show yourself love! One of the ways I show myself love is that I don’t let what other people say bother me. I love myself for who and I am, and If they don’t like who I am, then that’s their problem.
    I’ve never tried those lo-carb items, but I really want to!! They look delicious! πŸ™‚

  29. You are A W E S O M E….Totally! xoxo

  30. Okay so first off… you are gorgeous. Just thought I should remind you of that.

    Second, I love that song (I feel pretty and witty and bright…!). Funny story about that song, though: Christopher’s fraternity always made their pledges sing that song in the student center in the girliest voices they could muster. Ah, good times. πŸ˜€

    And finally, I hear you on being much easier on other people than you are on yourself. I’m the same way. This was a good reminder for me. Thanks, girl!

  31. What an awesome post, and a great reminder! I love me after a long run, but not always after eating too many cookies. I need to love me all the time!
    Way to go with all those exercise classes! I do not want to graduate and have to pay for a gym, my campus one is awesome.

  32. hahaha I love that your mom comments as “mom!” (mine does too-no shame!)

  33. From the look of your yogurt bowl, I wanna own a Tasti-D-Lite store of my own!

  34. I love the addition of peaches in that quesadilla! So jealous of your frozen yogurt- it’s been way too long since I’ve had any!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: