Hello again, friends. 2019 is set to be a pretty big year for me. I am getting married. It is the first full year in my job. An exciting trip to the east coast (full disclosure its my honeymoon). And, I am guessing, many fun surprises along the way. Over all, my hope for 2019 is to make small changes that help enhance the things I love in my life and love to do, while decreasing the things that are not good for me and hurting me in the long term. So, lets talk about the goals that will hopefully help make that happen.
Happy Friday everyone! Are you excited for the weekend? I know I am. I have a lot of great posts planned for the next couple of weeks, but I kept thinking of these little random things that I wanted to share. They didn’t really have a place in any of my other posts and couldn’t really stand alone as their own posts. Then I realized, I have these little random thoughts pretty frequently. My brain is filled with little thoughts that could be parts of different blog posts.
So here is my first update after my first official week on the fitness train. All in all it went okay; not great but also not terrible. The week was not the best I could have done, but I am thinking of it as a good start. Overall, the week had ebbs and flows. There were a couple of days where I just felt like a blob (for lack of a better term) and didn’t want to do anything (including cooking). What I decided, is sometimes we have blob days and that is okay. But instead of letting one blob day ruin the whole week, let it mess with that day then bounce back. But lets talk about how things went.
So I realized that I hardly ever post about Memphis, which is pretty ironic because I live here. So I decided I need to start sharing some of my Memphis favorites with you beautiful people. This week we are talking about some of my favorite restaurants, because one of the things I love about Memphis is all of the great places to eat. Now these are all of the places I love to go if I want a good hearty meal, meaning health food is not on the menu… Or it is, but that so isn’t what you should order.
Quick, easy and healthy meals are my favorite type of meals. I also don’t necessarily differentiate what types of food I eat for different meals. For the most part, I have a few meals that I love to make and will eat at any time of the day. A lot of people find that weird and I can’t really argue with them. I have weird eating habits, what can I say? One of my favorite go-to meals that I will eat when ever is a delicious acai bowl. Memphis doesn’t exactly have a large acai bowl market, so after I moved I started making my own. So here goes with my recipe for a yummy acai bowl.
This was my second time in Chicago and I was so excited to go back and have more time to explore the city. During my first trip I was in and out in less than 24 hours; this time I had two full days. Needless to say, I was beyond excited and felt so much more prepared.
Eating Well is one of my favorite cooking magazines and websites to find recipes in/on. The recipes are fairly healthy and easy to adapt to fit your needs and tastes. Being from California tacos and fajitas are one favorite foods and they can be quick and easy to make. One of my recent favorites is an adaptation of this Eating Well recipe. Plus the recipe is dairy, egg, nut and gluten free!
One of my favorite parts of my job is that I am able to travel so much. Whenever I go somewhere I have never been before and am able to, I will try to spend a little extra time in the city. As a result, I have been able to visit some pretty cool places. Recently, I visited Pittsburgh for the first time.
Cooking. One of my favorite hobbies. Recently, I have been trying to cut back how often I eat out, which means I have been cooking a lot more. The problem is I am not the type of person that can eat the same thing over and over again. My max for eating the same thing in a week is about three-four times. This means, I have been trying A LOT of new recipes. This is one of my favorites and was adapted from this recipe from Eating Well. It is super easy to make and yummy as can be!