Thursday, January 15, 2009


Oh my goodness, let me just tell you it is soooo cold here! its supposed to get down to zero tonight! My mom and I braved the cold in the name of shopping today, but every time I stepped outside it almost HURT it was so cold. How much longer until summer?! Dont you just wish you could hibernate all through winter?! haha

This morning I wanted a nice warm breakfast...and I still have TONS of yummy fruit, so I knew I would have all the needed ingredients for a great bowl of oats! This bowl contains :

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1 banana
  • handful of raspberries
  • handful of blueberries
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • tiny bit of left over Bare Naked Granola
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ohhhh YUM! it was mighty tasty!

Despite the cold my mommy and I had a pretty good shopping trip. We went to Old Navy and I got the cutest pair of yoga pants for $3!!! I of course had to give them a trail run at the gym today, so I did not get a picture. But I did get a picture of the other shirt I got for only $4! Such bargains, im tellin ya!

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Cute AND my favorite color. :)

We then headed to the mall where I purchased two more shirts (and my paycheck from work to help pay for said shopping trip). Here they are:

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I fell in love with the one on the right. Im seeing this Indian type theme in a lot of stores lately (the beads and feathers, etc.) and Im loving this trend! what do you think about it?

After I got home from shopping I fixed up lunch, I didnt get a picture of that, because it was the same as always...a turkey sandwich on whole wheat with some wheat thins as well.

After lunch I did some things around the house and headed over to the gym. I absolutely despise going to the gym later on in the day because it gets soooo crowded! its so ridiculous because people are just there to socialize and you have to stand around and wait forever to use any of the machines, and you can totally forget about running on the track because it is just way too full! Besides that minor annoyance though, I did get a good 45 minute workout on the eliptical, so I felt good about it. Tomorrow im gonna go early in the morning to avoid the crowd, for sure.

When I got home from the gym I was in the mood to cook something up! I was inspired by Erica to make a stir-fry type dish and my roommate had bought a MASSIVE bag of frozen stir-fry veggies, so it was fate! So I put some mixed veggies in a pan and stir-fried them together, as I was cooking those up I just so happened to notice a can of pineapple and decided to throw that in there too. I wasnt sure how it was going to taste, because I have never had pineapple in a stir fry before even though I have seen it being used before...but it was DELICIOUS!! It really gave it alot of flavor.

All together in the pan stir-frying it up!

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I didnt have any soy sauce so I substituted this salad dressing for it, because it tastes just like soy sauce!

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And I also mixed in a little bit of this:

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While all the veggies and the pineapple were cooking up I boiled up 1/2 cup of brown rice and when it was ready I added it to the pan as well:

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I let this cook a little more all together and then VOILA! into my bowl it goes!

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It turned out pretty good! I was pretty proud of myself!

I was also thinking about updating my playlist on my IPOD for when I work out and thought that some of you might have some good suggestions for some songs that really pump you up! Currently I LOVE these songs for when I am working out:

  • Wake it Up - Akon
  • Go Hard - Kanye West and T-Pain
  • Whine Up - Kat DeLuna (LOVE this song, it always make me work even harder!)
  • Dont Cha - Pussycat Dolls
  • Go Go Gadget Flow - Lupe Fiasco (AWESOME workout song, download NOW!)
  • Please Dont Stop the Music - Rihana
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Miley Cyrus (dont say a word!)
  • Just Dance - Lady Gaga
  • Cookie Jar - Gym Class Heros

Thats just some of the songs that are currently on my playlist. I like sort of hip-hop or dance songs when I am working out, because they always get me going!

Allright time to have the nightly chat with ol' Mike. Long distance sucks! Hope everyone is having a wonderful night and guess what?!....



Anonymous said...

Hi there! I just found your blog! It's soooo chilly here too! Great eats today! Love your new outfits! Have a wonderful night!

Katie said...

Love the colors in that stir fry! Great shopping finds... definitely worth the cold.

Megan said...

love the stir-fry! it's one of my favs :)

i love that indian-type trend for sure. i think the colors are so beautiful and rich, and the designs are so pretty. yay for fashion!

Amira said...

wow great day of eats & shopping, looks like you picked up some awesome stuff, i love indian inspired clothing- beautiful!
I tend to listen to more rock kinda songs when i'm working out so u might not like them, oh but i love that Rihana song you listen to!
Yeah Friday!!

Tanya Patrice said...

The stir fry looks great and the playlist has some of my faves on it too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment! Sounds like we're pretty much in the same boat, just graduated and jobless :D Love your shopping finds and stir fry!

Mica said...

I just found your blog too! That purple shirt is super cute. If it weren't frickin' as cold as Siberia, I'd go to Old Navy and try to find one!

Olga said...

I love stir fries! So easy and tasty, yours looks great!

Thanks for putting up a list of songs you work out to! I really need to refresh my playlist and you have some great suggestions I've neglected.