HIIT at Home

I LOVE talking about food…but this blog iiis about finding balance so for me working out is a part of that balance. I don’t know if I talk about it that much but we do consistently workout, but sometimes we (I) get into ruts!


Donut’s are also included in that balance 😉

That’s when I like to switch it up 🙂 I don’t go to the gym everyday and instead incorporate workouts at home into my regimen. I do tend to stick to more pilates type movements when I am at home, but I decided to add some HIIT to that recently just to make it more interesting.

I have really enjoyed getting my heart rate up and all the jumping around as well to be honest! Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, squat jumps all work up a sweat.

There are a lot of HIIT workout videos, but I’ve kinda been doing my own thing so I can play around with movements that feel the best for me.

I like to throw in a workout blog up every once in a while just to say that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to be the best, fittest you. I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Let me know what you think about HIIT and what kind of workouts you enjoy doing down in the comments below. Thanks for visiting!


Updates and such

I hope you lovelies are having a wonderful start to the week! I thought I would give you a little update on #goals 🙂

Eating more color: Pretty great if I do say so myself! It’s been fun change up to add some different veggies into the mix instead of just always reaching for raw spinach. I’ve been really loving crisping up kale stovetop and baby carrots and bell pep are always a win 😉


Studying: Finished reading the textbook…can’t tell you how glad I am to be done reading that thing, but now onto more practice questions and power point stuff (much more interesting)!

Running: Not gonna lie…not happening very much. We have been doing more hiking on our days off and yoga and walking on busier days, but running hasn’t been in the mix. We’ve also been able to try out zip lining and rock climbing which were awesome, but again not in the running realm…I’m not too upset about it to be honest. It’ll happen eventually!

How are your resolutions/goals going?? Leave me a comment down below!

FabFitFun Unboxing

I love hauls and I love unboxings…what can I say? One of my favorite unboxings to watch/read about is FabFitFun. They have such cool, fun stuff!

The hubs got me a box for my birthday and it was so so awesome to be able to open it all up and see what was inside. I didn’t read the little magazine they have before going through it because I love the surprise factor 🙂


The box itself is seriously so gorgeous! I loved the colors of this one and even more than that I loved the “Girl Rising” theme.

One of the first items I got my hands on was this beautiful lippie palette. The packaging is sleek and weighty and feels like good quality. I’ve never thought about buying a lip palette, but this one has more than a few colors that I think may work for my skin.

The next item was this body butter from Korres. The smell is fruity and beachy all at once…I’m obsessed! I also love the tube instead of the usual tub that body butter tends to come in.


This eye mask is super cute and functional! You put it in the fridge and then you can put it on your eyeballs so it depuffs and soothes.


THIS CLUTCH. OMG. It’s floral and on one side and this gorgeous turmeric yellow on the other. It’s totally reversible and spacious and I can’t wait to use it!



I’ve used a few Murad products before including their vitamin C serum, but never a moisturizer. I will have to get into this guy after I get through my current face moisturizer, but I am super excited to try it out 🙂


These earrings are so lovely and light! I’ve been hesitant to get tassle style earrings because I was worried about how uncomfy and heavy they would be, but these are gorgeous and pretty comfortable!


I love candles and this one definitely brings major beach vibe smells to the house. I love the coppery holder too. I almost don’t want to light it because so I can savor the scent, but we all know I’m lighting that sucker #immediategratification

I always buy drugstore nail polish bases and top coats so spending $16 on one seems a little far fetched for me, but I am more than happy to use it since I got it in this box. I’m interested to see if it makes a difference. To be fair this is supposed to help healthify your nails not just be a base coat…that may explain the price?!


We were talking about getting a new foam roller and although this isn’t a foam roller I feel like it’ll do a great job at rolling out all of my sore muscles. We tested it out and we both really like it so far!


One of the last items is a lovely little sample from Dove. It’s a macadamia nut and rice milk body scrub and I used it immediately (#immediategratification). You guys, this literally smells like cookies and I almost wanted to just take a glob and eat it. It is the most delicious smelling thing ever and the texture isn’t too rough. It’s a good balance where it doesn’t rip your skin off, but it does exfoliate.


I hope you enjoyed this unboxing as much as I enjoyed unboxing it 🙂 Do you do fabfitfun? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!


Oh the food we will eat…Great White

After a full day of working out and then doing some indoor rock climbing (my first time, hubs second) we were exhausted and in need of serious nourishment!

We were having trouble deciding where to go and what to eat, but finally decided on Great White. I can’t even tell you how glad I am we decided on this.

First of all the space is gorgeous and secondly the doors open up completely to let in all the sunshine. It’s really well done with a seamless indoor/outdoor eating area. It was already packed by the time we got there, but we were able to snag a table for two pretty easily!

We were too tired to think and ended up going with a breakfast burrito (it’s called Breakfast Burrito on the menu) and Crispy Chicken Sandwich.


Hubby fell in LOVE with this breakfast burrito-the softly scrambled eggs is what did it I think 🙂 He even went as far to say that this was “the best breakfast burrito I ever had.”

The chicken sandwich was pretty spectacular as well! I really loved the use of dill in this sandwich and the side of fries were crispy and perfect.


We really loved this place (the hubs was a BIG fan) and we will be going back to check out more of the menu (or if you’re hubby-get the breakfast burrito again)!

Have you been to Great White? What have you tried on the menu??

Vday weekend

I was feeling a bit torn about sharing this particular weekend because of how many pics we didn’t take, but I decided to just share it because of how awesome it was!

We started Saturday with a workout, Costco run, and our first Chick-fil-a breakfast. The chicken biscuit is amazing btdubs 😍


After that we shared this delicious cupcake from Dreamy Creation. I cannot even tell you how seriously good this was. It was a raspberry chocolate cupcake with this thick cloud of frosting mmm…


After breakfast and dessert we headed to Wrightwood for zip lining. I have wanted to go for a long time and the hubs surprised me with reservations at Pacific Crest Ziplines.

I didn’t know this at the time, but we had booked the tour with 9 ziplines!!There was some hiking involved and a couple of suspension bridges (my least favorite part). I can’t remember what it was called but we also had to lower ourselves down with ropes a couple of times.

Needless to say it was a great adventure! We were cold and exhausted by the end, but it was absolutely worth it.

We went home, showered and stuffed our faces with pizza from Brooklyn Pizzeria 😋

The next day we stuck closer to home with a workout, hike, and some errands before starting our week again.

Have you guys been ziplining?? What did you think? Talk to me in the comments below!


I know that January 1st has long come and gone, but honestly I don’t think it’s gotta be the beginning of the year to make you a better you! In that spirit I wanted to share some of my goals with you guys 🙂

Let’s start full speed ahead with running-y’ll I wanna get into running. I never thought I would be saying those words, but it just sounds like a fun new challenge. I feel a little too comfortable with my workouts and so I wanted to spice things up. If you guys are runners feel free to leave me any tips/suggestions/advice you may have 🙂

I love food and I’m really great at eating all those leafy dark greens, but I suck terribly at getting in too many other colors of the rainbow. Because of that I am going to really work at getting more color onto my plate and into my belly!


A nice short term goal I have is to pass this exam I have to take by the end of March/beginning of April. It’s been stressing me just a tad (HA! if tad meant a lot)! So until I wrap up this test I will be cutting down posting to once or twice a week. Please don’t hate me!

Any who that about wraps it up! Let me know if you are working on any goals in the comments below 🙂 till next time!

Urban Plates

Urban Plates is a lovely restaurant that serves real food, made fresh. It has a cafeteria style feel with the trays and lines. You’ve got lots of good options with salads, sandwiches, plates. If you go with a plate option you get to walk through and watch while your plate is made (again, like a cafeteria).

It can be as healthy (or not healthy) as you would like! They have some fun and interesting options (glass noodles and shiitake salad) for sides as well as the classics (mashed potatoes). The food is delicious and flavorful and has never disappointed.

I am a huge fan of their salmon-the spicy mustard sauce packs a nice punch! The brussels sprouts with turkey bacon and mashed potatoes were my sides of choice. Both were delicious and well made. You always get a nice slice of grilled bread on the side which is a nice touch!


The hubs got the steak with chimichurri sauce and it was cooked to a perfect medium rare. He got the mozz and tomato salad plus the sesame broccolini (our fave)! I love broccoli, but I may love broccolini a little (way, way) more 😉


They also have a display of desserts at the end of the line that look absolutely irresistible! We did manage to resist and got frozen yogurt instead, but I guarantee that we will be trying out dessert next time!


I LOVE weekends especially when the hubs and I are off together! We always get into some shenanigans and eat some fun things!

Here’s a weekend recap:

We started Saturday with a workout and brunch! Brunch included breakfast burritos (veggie and hot link-hot link was the fave)


and shared a donut all from Cofax


We ended up walking around the area for a while and checked out some fun shops and ran into this cool huge tree–this pic isn’t doing justice to how big it really was.


After all that walking I was craving some ice-cream and this place really hit the spot!


Since brunch was so late we didn’t have too much of an appetite by the time it was dinner so we had a meal of bread, butter, brie, and olives. I was floored my husband was down to have this as a meal…but I think he enjoyed it 🙂


We ended up catching a comedy show at the Comedy Store! The hubs is a fan of Chris D’elia and that’s the main reason we picked this specific show.


We ended up staying up pretty late and so we got kind of a late start Sunday morning. We woke up and went to workout.

Post workout we grabbed McDonald’s. I can’t tell you how long it’s been since we’ve had Mickey D’s, but I will say the fries are still bomb!


Post Mickey D’s we went for a nice hike. It was such a gorgeous day and we wanted to be as active as possible!


Look at us looking our best! HA!


That’s my “I’m on top of the world” pose

The hike was also to prepare us for these donuts from DK Donuts…



We picked up some groceries and drove home to chill and relax before the work week! I cannot remember to save my life what we ended up eating that night, but I’m gonna say it was something low-key.

What did you guys do this weekend? Let me know in the comments below!

Breakfast for Days

Can I tell you something?

I sometimes (read: a LOT of the time) take pictures of my breakfast to do a What I Eat in a Day post, but I always forget by the time snack time or lunch rolls around.

Instead of stressing about that I figured I would bring together all my recent breakfasts and make a post of one my favorite meals of the day–the other being dessert, of course!

If you give me tortillas, cheddar cheese, and eggs I can give you breakfast. It may come in the form of tacos….


Or quesadillas. Either way it is delicious!


This “breakfast snack” was because we had just worked out, still needed to shower, and were planning on going to brunch. Just FYI, if you ever see a brunch post in here there’s a 99.999% chance I have had a “breakfast snack.”


TBH it was a great snack–not the most beautiful snack, but tasty for sure!

I needed some spice in my life so I added some hot sauce to this next breakfast sandwich

And as it so happens I also enjoy English muffins as vehicles to get egg and cheese into my mouth 🙂


Do you guys eat breakfast? If you do, what do you eat? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Happy V-Day to this cutie and all of you! I hope you are spending it with the one you love oooor if you’re working like us don’t forget to send some love through a call, text, email, DM, a smoke signal, whatever it may be 🙂

I just wanted to take time today to let you guys know I appreciate you taking the time to read the blog and send you some love and hugs!! Y’all are the best!

Enjoy the day and I’ll see you Friday!