Finding Balance in February

This month has been about finding a balance for me. Knowing that it’s okay to grab that drink or have the 4th slice of pizza. I have learned so much about myself this past month and it has been amazing to live through.

SLEEP IN OMELETTES

I have been capitalizing on my work from home day once a week, which allows me to make a great breakfast. Fake omelettes & roasted sweet potatoes are my go to.

  1. Roast up some veggies // pour egg whites in a pan & cover until cooked // combine the two
    2. Thinly slice tater // spray with coco oil & salt // broil in oven for 3-5 minutes
    3. Always add avocado

NATTY PIZZA DAY

I tried & failed to wear all of my pizza clothing - I only made it through my 3 slice baby shirts, leaving 6 other guys in the closet. Marquee of course was the place we called home all day.

First Round: Salad // Breakfast Pizza // Squashed pizza
Second Round: Stracc // Hand to mouth pizza // Sweet Angelo Pizza

LIFE CHANGES

These past couple months have been HUGE for me. I have been able to get rid of the fear. I have been able to learn to be loved - not from others, but by myself and by Him. I have been able to let go - because I am not the one in control here. It has been an amazing journey coming to Christ and I am excited for the next chapter!

CALIFORNIA - TAKE ME HOME

This job can be stressful, but I had the chance to fly out to Newport Beach for the PacNet conference - which was an amazing opportunity. The conference itself was very enlightening and we were able to hear from Alison Levine, which was beyond enlightening. They also served up some amazing food with an In-N-Out food truck and a taco bar for lunches.

CHICAGO FOOD FEST

A weekend with no events doesn’t exist in our world, so when we get that beautiful gift we take advantage. 24 hour road trip to Chicago to eat (drink) or way through parts of the city. Here are all the details.

NEW MAMA SNACKS

One of my best friends just had a beautiful baby boy, so I used this opportunity to make all of the goodies.

SALADS & SANGIRA

Sometimes the crew just wants to grab a drink, or three or four - so we have to find a balance somewhere. I generally try to order salads at least as an appetizer when drinking and/or eating out to (attempt to) fill up. But let’s be real…I am the queen of snacks.

SNACKS ON SNACKS ON SNACKS

…which brings me to snacks! My 3 go-tos are:

  • almond milk lattes with skinny mocha sauce

  • popcorn - seriously it’s a PROBLEM. I go through a bag of kernels a week

  • mug cakes: 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 ts baking powder, 1/4 c almond milk -
    the best is to top with some whipped cream & other goodies. pictured here is my favorite topper - a sarris chocolate covered pretzel.

VEGGIES ON COMMAND

A couple favorite dinners from this month

  1. Zucchini pie from Pinch of Yum - I opted for no corn, add chicken, and less cheese

  2. All of the veggies + chicken + fried egg

  3. Mexican stuffed bell peppers

SELF APPRECIATION

The time I tried to curl my hair and failed. the time the lighting made me feel like I had an ab. and the time I wore a duke shirt under my clothes to work for the big rivalry.

birthday month - here we come