I’m calling the 30 Day Photo Challenge “kaput.”
I started this blog as a way of documenting my random musings, and the challenge was just too much structure for me. I found myself thinking too hard about the challenge, which caused all of my creativity to be lost for other blog posts. I also feel that a lot of the daily assignments were a bit repetitive or useless information.
So sorry, senoritas.
Let’s talk about my day instead.
As you know, I’ve been working out a lot more than usual in attempts to train for the Miss Charleston USA pageant. My body isn’t Miss USA material, but I’ve definitely noticed big improvements. I haven’t lost any weight (and haven’t been trying to), but I’ve toned a good bit.
I haven’t changed what I eat. Yes, I’ve made smarter choices, but I wasn’t an unhealthy eater to begin with. My average day starts out very healthy and gets a bit more “less-nutritious” come dinner time. I start off with overnight-oats for breakfast with blueberries or strawberries. For lunch, I have a turkey sandwich with avocado and spinach on whole grain. Those are my first two meals every weekday, like clockwork. These are easy meals I can take on the go. I eat my lunch in the car every day as I travel from my work to class. Yes, I know I need to switch it up every now and then to give my body more variety.
But that’s where dinner comes in. Talk about variety! I eat most every dinner with Brandon and his taste buds are quite different than mine. I usually try to make his ideal meal of pizza a bit healthier by adding a salad and and maybe a veggie. Many of you know my love for chocolate. I’d be just fine eating strawberries & white chocolate morsels for dinner.
No, I really would.
Anyway, this long introduction leads me to the one thing that I wanted to tell you regarding nutrition. Now that I’ve been watching my eats, I try to snack more sensibly. I picked up a nut/fruit blend from the store the other day and am completely surprised at how wonderful it is!
A goal of mine recently is to increase my fiber intake. I used to take a fiber supplement each day to …ummm… keep me regular, for lack of a better phrase. I ran out of those, so instead of buying more, I’m trying to get the same amount of daily fiber through my food. So when I saw, “Excellent Source of Fiber” on this can, I decided to give them a try.
This blend of nuts, granola, and dried fruit is so tasty! I had to use a lot of willpower stop myself from eating too many. I definitely recommend that you try these for a healthy, filling snack.
Look at the beautiful tree I saw on my walk around town today.
I say walk as if I was just strolling around town. Really, I power walked to the store to return something that I bought (and once I got home, I thought, “Why on Earth did I buy this?”). I got sidetracked while in the store and tried on some necklaces.
So I left, then walked about a mile back to my parking garage and realized I wasn’t wearing the scarf that I was wearing when I walking into the store.
I decided to walk back to the store because it would be more exercise, which is always a positive. Also, if I drove, I’d have to deal with parking on King Street, which I always try to avoid.
Oh, and my scarf was right where I left it …next to the necklaces.
So on my second walk back to my car, I saw this tree.
That is my long, drawn out story of the tree, so please appreciate its beauty!
One more matter of business before I cram my head back in the books (while occasionally looking up to watch the freakish “Toddlers and Tiaras” show.)
I have some exciting news to announce.
I’ve signed with a modeling agency! I’ll give more details later. I have my first “go-see” tomorrow. I also have a speech to give at noon, so this gal must get her beauty sleep.