It’s all about food.

So far this week I’ve been LOVING my lunch! I changed it up this week from mega-salads to pitas/wraps with black beans, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, black olives, feta, spinach, and balsamic vinaigrette.  Ohmygosh so good! (Sorry, no pic of this fabulous lunch because I eat at my desk while I work – i’m that important – and we can’t have cameras.) From the time I get to work at 7:30, I can’t wait for lunchtime at 1:00. Ya, that’s me. I think about snacks all. day. long. I start with 3 pieces of fruit – one about 8:30, another piece about 10:00, and the last piece around 11:30. Then my salad – now pita/wrap – at 1:00. If I’m starving that day, I’ll have some kind of carb before lunch – sweet potato chips or bean tortillas.  And I try to make sure I drink at least 3 glasses of water before lunchtime and 3 glasses after lunchtime. Then I usually have 2-3 more during and after my workouts.

I’ve gotten used to the comments from my co-workers too. “Eating again?” “It’s like a fruit & veggie stand over here.” “Did Nikki make the brownies? Are they vegan b/c she is trying to make us eat healthy?” “What the heck are you eating??” “Oh, Nikki only drinks “special” water.” (Because I won’t drink tap water. or Dasani. or Aquafina. or Deer Park. or some others… And I wanted a glass bottle – health reasons – so I bought a Voss water and reuse the bottle. So they all think I drink “special, expensive water”…) But hey, I might be eating all day non-stop, but at least it’s healthy! I mean, when it says ‘organic’ and ‘fat free’ and ‘natural’, you can have as much as you want right?! 😉 (please re-read that last sentence with sarcasm.) This is what my kid is going to think McDonald’s is…


Well I was planning on another Insanity class tonight with a different instructor, but towards the end of the day I realized I was way too exhausted to do all of that jumping and dropping, so I decided to just go sit on a bike at spinning. We did lots of “hovering” tonight which I love because I’m still working on a J Lo booty.

For dinner, it was “chicken” nuggets and tater tots. These meatless chicken nuggets are seriously amazing. I had the Italian ones for dinner, but they also have buffalo ones. The buffalo ones are so hot that we could only eat about 1.


I used to love reading. Until I went back to school. In 2007. Now that i’m done with school though, I thought I would look forward to reading again, but, eh, notsomuch. I have about 2 shelves of books on my bookshelf that I want to read, but yet when I get home from work and working out, I don’t want to use my brain…So I use my brain to read blogs and watch the drama of The Housewives of it-doesn’t-even-matter. I did pull out a book a few weeks ago and put it on my nightstand! I picked it up tonight and read the intro and started the first chapter. I think I might finish this one quickly! It’s really good and very educational. I’ll keep you filled in of course. It’s about a guy, Brendan Brazier, who wanted to be an athlete and decided to embark on a journey to figure out what would help him become faster and better with less recovery time needed. He was told that he either had to choose being a vegetarian or be an athlete. Needless to say, he is both.


Have you read any good books lately?

How do you motivate yourself to workout when you don’t feel like it??


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