A Week in Pictures

by Eva @ Committed2Nutrition on October 8, 2012

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It is so hard to get in blog posts these days. Here’s why: 

  • Teaching 5 Zumba classes (down to 4 next week)
  • I have a full time job
  • Boyfriend
  • Wedding in Long Island on Saturday
  • Baby Shower in Boston Sunday morning
  • MELISSA time in Boston Sunday night
  • Back to CT today, did Zumba with ANNA!
  • Much needed groceries
  • and… back to my own Zumba class tonight at 6:15 (**local readers, NEW CANAAN ZUMBA CLASS!)

Are you tired reading it? I am exhausted

So, as I always say, this post may be short word-wise (at least that is my intention) but filled with lots of pictures. A week in pictures, as I like to call it.

Home-made popcorn made in a brown paper bag and just popping kernels. I add lots of spray olive oil from the Misto, extra garlic, and nutritional yeast. I admit, it’s not nearly as good as the packaged popcorn you buy at the grocery store, but this is a close 2nd, and it’s obviously much less processed and all that jazz. With that said, I did just buy a new box of packaged popcorn from Trader Joe’s. I like to mix it up – sometimes pre-packaged and sometimes home-made popcorn.

I had a half day on Friday so I stopped by Starbucks to get a little pick me up before heading to Zumba Master Class preparation with my favorite Z girls. I love that Starbucks carry’s oatmeal and all the fix-ins. I always add extra cinnamon, nutmeg, stevia, and nuts. I often add an extra oatmeal packet, too. Need-those-carbs.

I have been loving cauliflower rice with veggies. So easy and so tasty.

My favorite thing to make on the weekends: protein pancakes. This time it was chobani plain greek yogurt, oats, egg whites, apple pie spice , and stevia. This was an awesome pre-zumba power meal Saturday morning!

After I did my friend Anna’s Zumba class this morning, I was starving (Great class Anna!).  Finally when I got home to my apartment I made a huge omelette with 2 eggs, extra egg whites, steamed cauliflower and broccoli (love those steam-in-a-bag veggies!), polly-o string cheese, topped with basil, cilantro, ketchup, and sriracha. I am ridiculously full. Eggs rock, just sayin’.

Ready for some fun pictures?!

Beautiful wedding in Long Island Saturday night. I was able to see so many people from college I had not seen in a while. So great catching up with you all and congrats Tanya and Adam! I had such a great time at the wedding and it was absolutely beautiful. Check out the Vanderbilt Museum! The bride was a real stunner and food was out of this world (sorry no pictures).

My friend Nicole’s baby shower in Massachusetts. I was in her wedding 1.5 years ago :) I bought her a piggy bank with her baby’s name engraved on it. Every kid needs a piggy bank, right?!  Another day catching up with girls I had not seen since Nik’s wedding. Hi Karen! Hi Aimee!

So crazy everyone around me is having kids. So-not-there-yet. ha. 

Last but not least… I was able to spend the night with this beautiful lady in Boston. Melissa and I had way too much fun last night for Sunday Funday. I wasn’t very C2N guys.. lots of drinks, and lots and lots of chips late night. So good at the time, but total food hangover and food baby this am. But I do love those nights as they are so-much-fun. When I lived in Boston, this girl and I ran the show, ha. Not really, but we always went out together. Until next time, my friend!

So as I am writing this, I still have a Zumba class to teach tonight and finally catch up with everything else going on. Relaxing any time soon? Nope. Simple case of “I’ll sleep when I am dead” kind of weekend/new week.

I do love being busy, though. I like having things to do because I find the more I have going on, the more I get done. Anyone else feel this way? When I have nothing to do, nothing gets done as I just sit around be lazy. Don’t get me wrong, lazy days are absolutely necessary, too. I just prefer to be busy and keep movin’. I like that accomplished feeling that I feel after a day full of events. Agree? Disagree?

The truth in the matter is that part of me wanted to say no to some of the events going on this weekend. It would have made my life a little easier. However, it is really important to me to attend such things because I have had habits in the past of saying no, and when you start saying no, people stop inviting you. When I stop getting invited I get upset, sensitive, pissed off, and ya know what? I have no one to blame but myself when that happens. So I have made a much more conscious effort to meet up with old friends and attend when I am invited, and I am a much happier individual because of it. Every girl needs her friends and girlfriends, most importantly. 

The rest of the month sure is not slowing down, either. Bring it on!

I have debuted an awesome new NINE MINUTE mix for Zumba that we are doing at our Breast Cancer Fundraiser 90 minute Zumba class: 

Can’t wait to do it and tonight’s playlist!

Questions: 

How do you handle ridiculously busy weekends?

Do you have a history of “always saying no” to things?

What are some of your favorite ways to relax?

Here is to a great week ahead, folks.

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Alex @ therunwithin October 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I love making popcorn that way too! Such a fan. Looks like such a wonderful weekend. hang in there you are certainly busy!

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Brenda @ Losing it Little By Little October 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

So much fun doing Zumba with you this morning! That remix kicked my BOOTY! It was awesome! Looking forward to doing it again tomorrow night!

Looks like you had a great weekend! I know what you mean about saying no – I did way too much of that when I was younger, and wound up losing touch with lots of people that way. It’s good to hang on to your girlfriends – they will mean the world to you for a very long time! Weddings, babies…it’s all great stuff to celebrate – and you’re only hitting the beginning! You’re still in your 20s! :)

Have a good class tonight – and make sure to drink…WATER! :)

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } October 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Aww this reminds me that my Mom texted me last week depressed that she tried to make popcorn in a microwave using a brown paper bag and it just burned the bag!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I know the busy feeling. Sometimes I get overwhelmed… but when I don’t have something to do I’m restless!

Funny about the piggy bank – I bought my BFF’s baby one too! Great minds. :)

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness October 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Looks like a really fun week! Next time you are Boston and things aren’t so hectic we should try to meet up! Love all the meals too! Finally tried that cauliflower rice and it is awesome!

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Katie October 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I am exhausted reading your schedule! Lol! For sure!

YOU looked so beautiful at the wedding and I loved your dress! Sounds like you have a busy but fun week ahead! <3

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Nicole October 9, 2012 at 9:32 am

OMG we are booked every weekend until mid November and then comes the Holidays so forget it we won’t be stopping anytime soon!

I have to say for me I enjoy Sunday football and just relaxin on the couch.
We usually are yelling at the TV at our teams so that takes care of my stress hahahaha.

I usually try to do a girls weekend or night out as often as possible because I find we tend to hang with our significant others and then our friends get mad. Or we then want to strangle our significant others :)

I use to say no a lot because I liked to stay home and relax but now we say yes to almost everything. Life is to short to stay on the couch!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots October 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

sounds like you had a jam packed fabulous weekend! Ok so question do you like your ninja? I am dying for a vitamix and my boyfriend is all just get a ninja they are the same and are way cheaper! So what are your thoughts on it??
Also want to plan a meetup soon?

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Rachel October 9, 2012 at 10:41 am

Whoa! You’re so busy lady! lol I hear you with your friends having babies haha all mine seem to be talking marriage and I’m like hold up…. not yet lol

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Linz @ Itz Linz October 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I handle really busy weekends by making sure my weeks are more low key – those that’s been hard to do these past couple days!

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Jessie October 10, 2012 at 2:32 am

What a fun weekend. Love the gift you gave your friend @ her babyshower. Such a creative & adorable gift. Oh & girl have no shame about your late night chip snacking.. I was doing the same thing Saturday night. I swear chips are so hard to pass up, and so hard to quit eating once you start #addicting!!

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables October 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I bet your class is SO fun, I wish I could come take it!!! :)

That wedding looks like so much fun too! :) Have a great weekend, Eva!

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