Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I'm jumping on the bandwagon. What one you may ask? The What I Ate Wednesday one!

Some of you may be saying "Oh great, another wannabe foodie".

But HOLD THE HECK UP! I promise you will get a good laugh out of this!

Peas and Crayons
 So recently I was talking to a fellow teacher and she was telling me about her new nutrition plan. She was complaining about having to eat all this food! I was thinking... seriously?! I would LOVE to eat all that! I mean, I didn't get the size I am because I don't eat.

So I decided to bite the bullet, pay $30, and have a nutrition plan sent to me. What I got in return... I was not expecting.

6:30 A.M Let's start with breakfast. It is recommended that I have 5 egg whites + 1 egg+ 1/4 oats! Yea, there was no way I was making all those eggs stay down. I opted to make 'fluffy' oats and put my egg whites in them. I added some Sriacha to make them have a kick ;)

9:30 A.M In case you didn't know I'm a teacher. I'm lucky needing a break and my kids have special. I'm supposed to eat ANOTHER 5 EGG WHITES + 2 Rice Cakes + 1 cup Spinach. Yea, there was no way that was happening. I mean, just 3 hrs ago I ate more than I typically have for breakfast and lunch! But I tried. I got down 1 hardboiled egg white and a rice cake with a teaspoon of pb.
12:15 Lunch. Most people think WHOO Lunch!! Nope, not me.... well anymore. I'm thinking, ugh really? And my stomach is agreeing with me. But I'm devoted to this plan so I have 1 cup spaghetti squash, 3 oz of ground turkey, and 1/2 cup organic marina sauce. It was a struggle, thus no picture.

3:30 Snack time! I had 1 cup spinach I was supposed to have in the morning + an egg white. One of my students said I looked nauseous.

5:30 P.M Now this is the really interesting part. I'm supposed to have 2 dinners! Yep 2! Do you know how much effort it took to get down 1?! Needless to say, I just repeated lunch and called it good. Then I went and worked out.

8:00 P.M After my workout I had 1 scoop of Perfect Fit Protein with 8 oz of Chocolate Almond Milk. I was actually ready to drink this and enjoy it!

Think I'm done? Oh no, not yet. So after all this food I have to prepare my body for sleep. WHO THE HECK CAME UP WITH THAT?! Really? Ok. I'll follow the rules. Enter 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of PB and tons of cinnamon. I seriously choked this down.
So needless to say I wish I was a rule breaker right now. If so I probably would have eaten 1/2 of what I did today. The amazing part? With all this food, I STILL didn't hit my calorie count and protein count! Guess tomorrow involves more eggs.... Whoo!

Monday, January 13, 2014

5 For 5

Have you ever heard of 5 for 5? Yes? No? Well let me fill you in...

It's hosted by Jenn who blogs at Party of One. She is amazing for many reasons. One of them being that she hosts this great link-up.

This link-up is where you can set goals for yourself. They can be month long, week long, however long you want. We all post on Mondays and the following Monday we give updates on them. It's a great motivational tool, because who wants to be the person saying they hit 1/5 goals. (I have done this multiple times though, so don't let it discourage you).

Unfortunately due to life I haven't posted in awhile. Thankfully, I'm back, with renewed vengeance.

Here are my goals for the week:

1) Follow the TIU (Tone It Up) Workout Plan. Every Sunday they post a workout plan for the week. They are routines you can do at your house or gym and they even show videos!

2) Stick with my Eating Plan. I did it. I became a sucker follower and ordered a customized meal plan. I'm going to try it for 1 month and see how I do, but I really just want to get through this week.

3) Drink at least 60 oz of water every day. Self-explanatory.

4) Post at least 3x this week. Well if you count Sunday then I'm already at a good start!

5) Enjoy EVERY DAY. Lately I've been wishing my days away. Literally, wishing that it would be a new day. I need to stop and enjoy the little things.

What are your goals for the week? Link-up and share or comment!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Little about My Blog: Sunday Social

Wow, so it's been a moment since I've blogged, huh? It's due to a lot of different things but mostly just lack of time and lack of inspiration. Good news though! It's coming back to me! I'm getting inspired again and have revamped my routine to include blogging more! Whoot (does anyone say that anymore?)

So what better way to kick of this motivation than to link-up for Sunday Social!
Sunday Social 

This Weeks Questions:
1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging? My blog name is My Faith & Serendipity and I've been blogging on & off (ok, mostly off) since 2010.

2. Why do you blog? I blog because I like having it as an outlet, a way to meet some amazing people, and to get ideas for anything!

3. What is the first blog you ever followed? Oh gosh, I don't even remember... Maybe Carrots n' Cake and a Healthy Slice of Life.

4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2013? Definitely Tales From a Teacher. I love rereading my student stories :)

5. What are your blogging goals for 2014? Blog More! Share more of myself and not so many 'Fluff' Pieces

6. Top 3 favorite blogs to follow? Both of Christine's Blogs (private), Karly Kim, Erin, & Kristen