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Inspiration

In the past two months that I have been blogging, the though of quitting has crossed my mind. I’m not going to lie, it is a lot harder than it looks. My job is extremely demanding at times and leaves me to either post a quick, meaningless post, or not post at all. All I think about is writing on here all day long and it makes me sad to not be able to execute all of my ideas on my blog.

This week at work in particular has been a rough one. This morning, I read Julie’s post. I have to say that ever since starting this blog, I have had small thoughts of changing careers. I am interested in social media, jobs in health, fitness, writing, etc. I feel like a whole new door opened up for me and I don’t know exactly where this might take me, but I do know that quitting is not going to get me anywhere! When I really enjoy something, I can’t just give up due to uncontrollable circumstances. I’ll say that this new passion has definitely caused me to dream of doing what Julie has taken a chance at. Obviously, it is way to early for that, but that was just the right inspiration that I needed this week.

Breakfast

Shhh..don’t tell anyone, but I read Julie’s post while sitting in traffic this morning and sipping on this:

I found an insulated cup for my smoothies so I can enjoy them on my morning drive, instead of woofing them down right after the gym before getting in the shower. This particular smoothie included a mixture of SunWarrior, spinach, blackberries, frozen bananas, and almond milk.

Since I missed a day, I’ll also share this concoction from last night’s dinner.

See how sprinkles make everything look pretty? 🙂

I mixed in the blender:

  • 1 1/2 scoops SunWarrior vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • a few ice cubes
  • pinch xanath to thicken

In the bowl I chopped up some strawberries (clearly unseen as they are sunk to the bottom of the bowl) and added whip, sprinkles, and some almond butter.

Fashion

A quick note that I want to cover is that I know I am missing the fashion element on this blog. I know that my intentions were to cover a healthy lifestyle including fitness and food. I also wanted to incorporate fashion because it is also a passion of mine. I have clearly been lacking because of time, but I do have some ideas floating around. On Tuesday, after having a long, stressful, non-blogging day at work, I asked Joe to take a picture of me. You’ll have to excuse his poor photography skills.

I was excited about some new purchases and intend to eventually have a seperate fashion experience on here!

  • Maroon/cream striped top:  J. Crew
  • Salmon pants: Zara
  • Nude Sandals: Charles David
  • Scarf: Limited (from like 5 years ago?)
  • Nude Belt: J Crew
  • Sunburn: Beach on Sunday

…and my pudgy looking face: the heat? Ew, haha….

I hope you can all hang on for this ride with me because I have so many ideas! Now, I am off to finish some things at work and meet Claire for dinner because she is in town for the week! Yay!

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Cherry Popper

Hello World!….As WordPress liked to name my first post. I deleted that first thing. I am popping my blog cherry by writing my first blog post, ever.

I will begin with the obvious– an explanation of my somewhat vulgar sounding name. Once you hear the background, I am sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

I live for peanut butter, well, food really. I gawk over sweets, salts, food in general. However, my affinity for fitness and a healthy lifestyle is just as prominent. I’m basically that girl who goes to the gym 6 days a week but can also scarf down as much food as her 180 lb. boyfriend. (Or however much he weighs?) By the way, Joe’s gym and eating habits mimic mine, which is probably one of the reasons we get a long so well.

So back to the peanut butter. I’ve always loved it, but once Joe and I meshed our absurd obsession with whip cream and sprinkles, it was over. We usually enjoy a protein shake after the gym, followed by a little something that looks like this:

PB, Whip, & Sprinks: 

PB, Whip, and Sprinks

  • Skippy Natural Peanut Butter: The only kind we buy
  • “Bakery Fresh” Sprinkles: We still wonder what makes them fresh
  • Frozen Fat Free Whipped Topping: Stop & Shop brand: We go through 4 a week now
  • A spoon (please see below)

It’s all downhill from here. With no portion control, it’s a Sprinkle Massacre, as Joe named it.

Peanut butter-less, because it is currently my lenten sacrifrice

Sugary goodness

Unfortunately, I gave up Peanut Butter for lent (I don’t want to talk about it), so this picture would usually have a heaping glob of peanut butter under the whip, since the correct order is PB, whip, then dip in sprinks. I promise I will provide a gluttonous picture of what it usually looks like, right after Easter.

The second part of my story may be even better. One day, while lying in bed, Joe came in the room with a look of guilt on his face. This was right after I heard some noise going on in the kitchen that I couldn’t quite figure out.

“It was a sprinkle massacre”, Joe said.

Unfortunately I did not get a picture, but as you can see from the pictures above, the sprinkle containers are quite odd and hard to open. Apparently Joe was so anxious to get at them that while attempting to take the lid off, he spilled an entire container ALL OVER THE KITCHEN FLOOR. We lost all of those poor little guys. Sprinkle-less, for a week, until I made my weekly grocery store trip.

That concludes the story of my life, I mean, the name of my blog. Please look forward to posts regarding my crazy food concoctions, cooking/baking attempts and inventions, my fitness regimen, healthy lifestyle related issues, and FASHION, because that is my other true love in life.

Food, Fitness, & Fashion,

Jillian