Wednesday, October 27, 2010

it's the most wonderful time of the year

first things first, halloween is my ultimate holiday. i think it stems from a childhood spent watching scary movies, parents who enjoy zombie movies too much, and enjoy scaring their child. (i'll admit, i've always enjoyed the scare)

this paired with the fact that i love:
  1. pumpkin flavored foods
  2. the cool crisp, east coast fall weather (good hair days)
  3. dressing up in costume
  4. halloween decorations
it's no wonder i'm slightly obsessed with the holiday.

this weekend consists of seeing saw in 3d, a haunted hayride, and debauchery with my bests in NYC.  on top of all that wonderful-ness, i also have an interview with the attorney general. so this really is MY weekend! 

in preparation of the weekend, i've tried REALLY hard to eat well and exercise this week. let's just say the exercise went better than the eating.   i tried a new kashi bar flavor, and fell in love! i'm a chocolate girl, through and through, but often the taste doesn't translate in a health bar.  still, i'm usually nervous to stray from my beloved chocolate (and/or peanut butter) flavors. but something made me try this:

cinnamon-y and amazing!  sweet, but not too sweet. crunchy and delish!  needless to say, i'm hooked! i picked up a full box at target this afternoon.

so, what are you being for halloween?  my costume is a surprise ;)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

so long sweet summer

well it is OFFICIALLY fall!! i absolutely love this weather, and the changing of the leaves is one of my favorite things about it. plus, i can start running outside again. i simply cannot run when i'm already sweating, just from walking down my fire escape!  and after spending the dough a brand spanking new pair of brooks, i am ready to run!

the cooler weather also makes me less afraid to try cooking. if i'm being honest (and i swore i would be on this), i really don't enjoy cooking, or attempting to cook. but boy, am i trying! i have a girlfriend who's parents tried to teach her to be a wife this summer, and i thought to myself, i wish someone could teach ME!

i tried a new crockpot recipe for rosemary roasted chicken, but it was a bust. but i'm not losing faith. of course the crockpot fiasco forced me to take a trip to whole foods where i found the most AMAZING chocolate bars. they're from a brand called attune, called aptly, attune bars.

i got the milk chocolate crisp flavor, and it literally tastes like a nestle crunch bar, except that it contains fiber and probiotics!!!  and its only 90 calories. talk about heaven. you keep them refrigerated, but i take mine out about 15 minutes before i'm ready to enjoy.

what are some foods that you eat to get fiber and probiotics in your diet?

Monday, October 11, 2010

here goes nothing!

hello cyberworld!  after following some fabulous ladies' blogs, i've decided to take the leap, and start my own. i thought putting my thoughts into words (and published for all to see) would create more accountability.

so, who am i? a third year law student,
who is more personal shopper than professional.
i spent 7 years in a long term relationship,
and i couldn't be happier with where my life is now.
my girlfriends are my world.
the craziness of my life got me off track health wise,
but i'm committed to becoming a better me.

and i'm inviting you along for the ride! here goes nothing....