Hello Friday. I love you.
Am I too young to have a bucket list? It seems morbid, but I have a lot of dreams and I’m a visual person so to me its necessary. I’m 26 years old but I feel as a good portion of my life has passed. 1/3? 1/4? Who knows. I think no matter what age I am I will always still feel as if I’m “too young” to have written a list.
When I was 18 I honestly thought I’d be married by 22 years old with 2 children. (ridiculous) Good thing I wasn’t because a. I’d most likely be a poor single divorced mom and b. I would have never met a genuinely nice guy who knows how to communicate and have a two-way street relationship. Basically my point is, life passes you by and things you thought you would accomplish or dream of doing just don’t get done. So girls (and boys) – I’m making a bucket list. I’ll be adding it as a tab up top so I can cross things off once they are done.
The Bucket List
- Visit Italy and speak Italian – I think its romantic!
Volunteer Somewhere for a Full DayDone
- Get Married BEFORE I’m 30.
- Drive up the California Coast and stop at Pebble Beach, LA, San Diego etc
- Enter a cooking/baking contest, and win of course
- Have 3 children
- Run a half marathon (Princess in Disney!)
- Run a full marathon, somewhere other than where I live
- Be my own boss
- Camp in the Grand Canyons
- Visit Australia
- Stay in Fiji
- Vacation in Bora Bora
- Take my mom to Hawaii for her 50th birthday
- Be a mentor to someone
See a sunrise and sunset in the same dayDone
- Teach kindergarten
- Plan weddings
- Take up Salsa, Ballroom or some other type of dancing
Swim with dolphinsDone
- Experience Brazil’s Carnival
- Try the CSD (Crazy Sexy Diet) for 21 days
- See a psychic
- Paint a picture for my bedroom
- Live on a sailboat for a week
- Play Football
- See the Redskins in a Superbowl
- Watch my kids graduate college
- Have my 15 minutes of fame.
- Touch an iceberg
- Grow and Eat my own vegetables
- Spend thousands of dollars shopping in one day and not have anxiety about it. ( I wouldn’t mind if it was grocery shopping!)
I’m going to stop there. I want to be able to add things as I cross things off. That way it keeps it fun. If you don’t have a bucket list I personally recommend you create one. The whole point of a bucket list is to maximize every moment of our existence and live our life to the fullest. It should be a reminder of all the things we want to achieve in our time here, so that instead of frittering away our time in pointless activities, we are directing it more toward what really matters to us.
OK, enough seriousness. Yesterday the 5-year-old and I went on an adventure! Her cousin had sent her a paper robot named Olivia who was interested in checking out Annapolis (they are from Illinois) so we visited a bunch of places Downtown.
Enjoyed Fro-Yo (the no sweets thing? not going so well)
Watched the boats
Ooooed and Awwwed at a sweets display
Relaxed our tired feet
While downtown I noticed they opened a Jimmy Johns! I’ve always heard great reviews so I’m excited to try it out soon.
I also noticed that CVS dedicated an entire shelf to me – How sweet.
I’ve been slacking on the Favorite Friday portion of this blog. During the week I ramble on about food (let’s be honest, that interests you WAY more than fitness and fashion) so on Friday’s I like to dedicate a teeny tiny section to them. Today? Fitness.
MY favorite Fitness Apps for the fancy iPhone (backdoor brag)
1. Google Goggles
Snap a picture of a food label on your phone and this app tells you everything you want (or maybe don’t want) to know about that product: Nutrition information, the company’s website, where it’s sold, and more.
2. Map My Fitness
A GPS for your runs, hikes, bike rides and other activities. No running buddy in your city? This application lets you share and compare stats (duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, and calories burned) with friends around the world.
3. Tap & Track
This comprehensive app calculates exactly how many calories you should be eating each day, factoring in things like your job to determine how active you are. You enter what you’re eating and how much you’re exercising, and Tap & Track creates graphs that make it easy to see your progress, even if the scale doesn’t dip that day.
The first two are free. People love free things… So even if you hate it, feel free (no pun intended) to at least try it out! The second one is 2.99 or 3.99 – but worth every penny!
I think I enjoyed peanut butter in just about every single meal yesterday.
1/2 0% chobani Blueberry Flavored & Bowl of Peanut Butter Puffins w/ Strawberries
By the way… The strawberries are monster sized. That is just one strawberry in that bowl of cereal!
A Protein Disc… Seriously obsessed with these.
Note: There are only crumbs left
Lunch: Flax sandwich thin w/ Dark Chocolate PB and banana slices and Honey Nut Cream cheese squished into a delicious sweet sandwich
Dinner was peanut butter-less… I figured my jar(s) could use a break. However dinner was the best turkey burger I’ve ever made in my life. I love to make turkey burgers rather than regular hamburgers but sometimes they can get dry. These however are juicy, flavorful and make you feel like you’re having a cheat meal 🙂
I’m going to share the recipe with you since it only has 3 ingredients. Yes…just 3!
Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Turkey Burgers
- 1 lb of ground turkey (Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s)
- 1/3 cup Franks Buffalo Sauce
- 5 pieces of Muenster Cheese
- Place ground turkey in bowl
- Add 1/3 cup of Franks Buffalo Sauce to mixture
- Mix well
- Shape into pattys
- Break 1 piece of Muenster Cheese into 4 mini squares and place on top of each patty
- Mold the ground turkey around the cheese so it’s a stuffed burger
- Grill (look at the cheese oozing out!)
- Add a slice of Muenster Cheese to the top of each
I’ll probably never make a different type of burger again. I’ve made these 3 times in 3 weeks… They are that good! I gave the leftovers to my brother before I left for vacation and he ate all 3 in one sitting and texted me “Thanks for lunch – Please send Mom and/or Grandma your recipe immediately”. He doesn’t even like Muenster Cheese or ground turkey – I love tricking people!! muhahaha
We rounded these out with some butternut squash fries! I prefer these over sweet potato ones..
Yesterdays meals made me happy and satisfied 🙂
I also wanted to dedicate a piece of my Favorite Friday to you all! I am going to start a blogroll of my favorite blogs… If you would like to be added just leave me a comment with your blog name and headline. Ex: Fashion Fitness Foodie: Staying fit while eating good food in stilettos
Have a good weekend!