Posts tagged ‘dc’

March 21, 2011

Challenges, “Cheese” and Chucky <3

Happy Monday! I know those two words don’t go together.. But I’m trying to be positive people – Plus, Monday is now O.V.E.R. 🙂

I’ve been a baddd blogger – Only posted two times in the past 14 days :/ It’s been rough getting back into my routine since I got back from vacation. But I think today is just what I needed and I am starting to feel back to normal!

Yesterday I ran a 5k for Colon Cancer in Memory of my Uncle Chuck in Washington DC with my entire family. He lost his battle almost 3 years ago and we’ve made an effort to support this cause as much as possible since then. This is probably the only time you wont hear me complain about waking up at 6am on a Sunday Morning to run in 35 degree weather.

I finished the 3.1 miles in 28 minutes! Last year it took me 34 minutes so that is a PR 🙂 I also stopped to talk to someone so I’m thinking I added an extra minute onto my time. I placed 197th out of 3000 so I’m happy with it. The person who crossed the finish line first finished in 14:43 – insane!

Team Schwink ❤ Miss you Uncle Chuck

Friday night was spent with some of my favorite girls – We headed out to Blue Agave for dinner and visited a few bars after. I thought the food was a little overrated but the sangria was delicious! I rarely go out anymore but when i saw that the temperature hit 78 degrees I was ready for a fun night out. Mission accomplished 🙂

I’m finally unpacked, eating healthy and back to the gym will return to the gym tomorrow!

I haven’t shown a full days eats in FOREVER so here it goes..

Breakfast: Blue Green Machine

I am officially addicted to adding spinach to my smoothies now! I know I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon with this but I’m glad I finally did – If you have slacked even longer than I have, don’t wait any longer..

Blue Green Machine

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 ice cubes
  • handful of baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 heaping spoonful of  brown rice protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp nunaturals stevia baking blend with fiber

Directions

  • Blend everything together and enjoy in your favorite glass with a straw

I love that you can only taste fruit in this smoothie because let’s be honest…slurping up a leaf doesn’t sound extremely appetizing! This is definitely a breakfast that will wake you up. You can never go wrong with extra energy on a Monday morning 🙂

Lunch: Dippy Egg, Muenster Cheese and Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thin

Julie turned me on to Cinnamon raisin bagel thins.. But I decided I didn’t like them with just cream cheese so when I mentioned that to her she told me I  had to have one with melted cheese… Obviously if cheese is involved I’m in! Julie’s a genius… These are perfect and only about 200 calories

Is it just me or does breakfast food taste 100x better than usual when you have it for lunch or dinner??

I was excited to see that my blog had over 6,000 hits on Saturday – That’s another PR! I think I owe it all to Angela for posting my S’mores Dairy Free Vegan Ice Cream Recipe. Angela always has amazing looking recipes and pictures that make my mouth water. The most recent one I bookmarked was her butternut squash mac n cheeze. I made this tonight and it is to.die.for.

Did I mention it was healthy?

Butternut Squash Mac N Cheeze – 2 ways – Oh she Glows

I promise to be back on my healthy eating, fitness and blogging routine tomorrow. Have a good night 🙂

QUESTIONS: How many push ups can you do in a row? 11! What is your favorite comfort food? ice cream, pizza, and mac & cheese – all things that include dairy which I’m allergic to…awesome.

January 31, 2011

Girls Night Out & Munchkins

I feel like I haven’t written a post in weeks! That was the longest/shortest weekend of my life… Friday night I stayed in to prepare for my girls night out Saturday – Good thing I did because we were up until 5 am! We started out with dinner and drinks at Rio and then headed downtown DC to Eden Nightclub. Dinner was kicked off with chips, salsa, queso, guacamole and frozen sangrias.

We all basically ordered the same dinner with different variations. I insisted on ordering dessert…

I’m a good decision maker. Sopapillas (hot mexican doughnut w/ powdered sugar and caramel sauce) with a large scoop of ice cream in a toasted coconut and pecan shell, drizzled with more chocolate and caramel sauce. We took this down in about 3.4 seconds… I’m not gonna lie, I ate more than half. Someone had to finish it 🙂

Clean Plate Club. Don’t judge.

Eden was crowded but we still managed to make room so we could dance and burn off some of those dinner calories! I love girls night outs and my pretty friends.

Sunday was one of those cheat days where you don’t photograph anything you eat… Pizza, Girl Scout cookies and homemade doughnuts. Everything was unhealthy but I don’t regret it – You have to give yourself some cheat days 🙂 I only made one thing this weekend BUT it was one of the best “fat snacks” I’ve ever made.

I saw that Julie made some homemade munchkins with her mom  this weekend and I was craving some but didn’t have any biscuits on hand. However, I did have this…

Score.

My cousin wanted to help so we put on our aprons and got to work.

Try and remember I was up til 5 am and woke up at 9…

Homemade Munchkins

Ingredients

  • 1 package of cinnamon rolls
  • Canola Oil
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cinnamon Sugar

Directions

  • Remove rolls from package

  • Cut each roll into 4 pieces.

  • In a skillet heat a layer of canola oil and drop the pieces in one by one

  • Let them brown for about 35 seconds and flip them until the brown on the other side for about 35 more seconds.
  • Sprinkle your choice of topping (caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar etc…)

Make sure you eat them when they’re warm! I also dipped mine in the icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls. I told you it was a cheat day!

Looks like I have some catching up to do on my 30 day challenge…

Day 3: Your first love
Day 4: Your parents
Day 5: A song to match your mood

Day 3: My first love… Well, to tell you the truth I think you only fall in love once. I was in 3 serious relationships for 10 years of my life without being single for longer than 2 weeks. When I finally gave myself some time to figure out what I want in a relationship (3 months) I started dating my current boyfriend. I went to Atlantic City to meet Brody Jenner with my girlfriends because #1 I’m obsessed with him and #2 I was going to move to Florida and thought this would be the perfect way to say goodbye. We got to the casino/hotel and checked into our room. There were some guys staying in our suite but I kind of gave it the shrug off because helllllo I was about to meet my future husband (brody). We all got ready and headed to the club for one of the BEST nights ever… After hanging out at Brody’s table, I somehow stumbled into one of the guys that were staying in our hotel room. Since it was late/early we went out to breakfast and ended up hitting it off. He sneakily got my phone number and we talked all day everyday until I saw him again a month later. I ended up changing my mind about moving to Florida because I knew our relationship would instantly fail if I was over 1,000 miles away; 200 was already far enough! Everything happens for a reason… I had a good feeling about him and knew it would be worth it to give this a chance. Every time I “fell in love” before it felt different and once I fell again I knew that what I had in the past wasn’t true love… But this time it feels right…and I hope that it continues to stay that way. SO yes the moral of my story is that my current boyfriend is my first true love 🙂

Day 4 – My parents

My parents are no longer married but I have still kept strong relationships with each of them. I lived with my mom (and my 2 brothers) from 4th grade on and when we moved to Maryland my dad stayed in Florida. My mom has done a great job providing us with everything we need, want and wish for. My dad has taught me a lot of lessons in life whether he meant to or not. I love them both and don’t know what I would do without either of them in my life 🙂

Day 5: A song to fit my current mood: Since I just talked about my boyfriend, my friends and my parents I was thinking “My life would suck without them” So, thank you Kelly Clarkson… This song fits perfectly.

I am pretty sure I’m getting sick so I’m headed to bed with some NyQuil and hoping to feel better by tomorrow!!

 

QUESTIONS: Do you believe you can only fall in love once? Have you ever made doughnuts? How often do you go out for a girls night out?

 

♥Alyssa