Spring Break Recap!

It has been WAY too long since I finished Spring Break. However, I went back to work and life just got CRAY-CRAY. I swear, work is nothing but IN THE WAY! Can’t I just stay home with Stanley, cook, watch TV, and create recipes? Is that too much to ask?

Anywho… Here are the goals I set for myself and how I did…

1. Finish the last paper of my first year of my Masters degree–one year left!!! DONE!!! and I passed 🙂

2. 6am CrossFit–call me crazy but I am a morning person 110% DONE!! I kept at my 4-5 times a week as seen HERE and HERE

3. See the lady doc–sorry guys Did it! – Ladies:: did you know we only have to go once every THREE years now? It was news to me!

4. Make an appointment to get acupuncture–I will try anything once Sadly, I didn’t make the appointment. I was on hold one day, lost my patience, and made an appointment for a massage–which turned out to be EXACTLY what I needed.

5. Try recipes that I have marked “to try”
Paleo Strawberry Shortcake Once word: delicious.

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Microwave Protein Carrot Cake Yummy (subbed pumpkin for apple sauce). I topped mine with a mixture of cottage cheese and SF syrup.

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Brownie Pancakes Still on the to-do list.. I need to buy apple sauce
Sweet Potato Banana Bites Good– especially topped with peanut flour!

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Paleo Girl Scout Tagalongs To die for. The recipe made 9–The BF ate 7.

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6. Take Stanley to Fiesta Island–a huge off-leash dog park on the beach I never made it to Fiesta Island (FAIL)–but we did go to the dog park 3x a week. Does that count?

7. Reach my CrossFit goal–one strict pull-up HECK YES I DID!! 🙂

8. Create 5 new recipes
Nutty-cocoa-nana Protein Shake
Ground Chicken Taco Salad
Apple Chips
Wasabi Peanut Spread
Ground Chicken Breast Patties

9. Replace the battery in my watch–it’s been forever! Yup–as evidenced in the pic.

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10. Catch up on Grey’s Anatomy–I am behind FIVE episodes.. whoops! I caught up–but then got behind. I just can’t win!!

All I know if I cannot wait for SUMMER BREAK… and I think this little guy agrees with me!

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xoxo, Haley

I must say that I am pretty proud of myself for keeping to these goals. I guess making them public held me accountable… hmm.. What to do next??

Question: do you find that telling someone your goals keeps you accountable??

 

My 2013 Spring Break

I don’t talk much about my work life.  Outside of working out, eating healthy, and enjoying life, I am an elementary school teacher.  I love my job and experiencing the innocence of children.

Another reason I love my job… SPRING BREAK!  🙂

As of yesterday, I have two glorious weeks off.

In college, my breaks were full of trips.

My freshmen year of college was Lake Havasu.. that was a FUN one.  Drinks, sun, boats… We did it all.

My sophomore year I went to New York City with my college BFF, Melinda.  We had a blast exploring the city.

My junior year Spring Break was spent in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota.  haha.  What a change from the previous years, right?  It was one of my other best friend’s 21st birthdays–we celebrated & then went to Mall of America.  (In fact, today is her birthday–HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIZ!!!)

My last break in college was spent relaxing and prepping for graduation. I soaked up the sun and loved every last minute..

…Nowadays, my breaks aren’t nearly as exciting.  It is funny how times change.  I would go back to college in a heartbeat, but I wouldn’t trade my life now for anything!  I enjoy my job, my BF, and all the craziness that comes along the way with being “grown up.”

Here is a list of things I hope to accomplish in the next two weeks… Hold me to it!

  1. Finish the last paper of my first year of my Masters degree–one year left!!!
  2. 6am CrossFit–call me crazy but I am a morning person 110%
  3. See the lady doc–sorry guys
  4. Make an appointment to get acupuncture–I will try anything once
  5. Try recipes that I have marked “to try” 🙂
    1. Paleo Strawberry Shortcake
    2. Microwave Protein Carrot Cake
    3. Brownie Pancakes
    4. Sweet Potato Banana Bites
    5. Paleo Girl Scout Tagalongs
  6. Take Stanley to Fiesta Island–a huge off-leash dog park on the beach
  7. Reach my CrossFit goal–one strict pull-up
  8. Create 5 new recipes
  9. Replace the battery in my watch–it’s been forever!
  10. Catch up on Grey’s Anatomy–I am behind FIVE episodes.. whoops!

So, there is my “to do” list for this Spring Break.. Not exciting but I will be marking things off that need to get done.

I’ll be recapping this after the break is over–eek!

xoxo, Haley

Question: Did you ever go anywhere fun & exciting over your school breaks?