Thursday, January 16, 2014

Under the weather

As the title points out I am fighting this unrelenting cold :/
I've had it for about a week now and feel slightly better today. I suppose I should admit that I haven't been taking the best care of myself. Last weekend I went to SD to celebrate John's birthday (Manny's friend/roommate). Probably wasn't the best idea to go out but I didn't really drink so I'm giving myself points for that ;)
Getting enought sleep is difficult when I am constantly waking up due to a cough and nasal drip (gross, I know). I bought NyQuil Severe thinking that would knock this out and it certainly hasn't. So disappointed! I just want to feel well! Just shows how much I take good health for granted.

Here are some recent photos:
Carrying the birthday boy

Grilled mahi mahi tacos from Cody's in La Jolla. 

Manny and the girls. Such a ladies man :)

This new greek yogurt dressin that I Iove. I've seen different varieties on other blogs. Bleu cheese has always been a fave of mine and happy to find one with less fat.

This almond butter is great and I love the crunch from the flax seeds.

I will be in San Diego again this weekend.  Manny has to work on Sunday so I will take that day to relax and take some time for myself. Definitely going to the gym. He has a nice, little gym in his building.We will probably go for a hike and maybe get massages too :)

I will be back with a weekend wrap-up. 

Now time to pop some vitamin C and Zinc!

All my best, Nicole

Thursday, January 9, 2014

So This Is The New Year

Hello and Happy New Year!!!

I hope 2014 has started off well for everyone. The end of 2013 was quite a whirlwind of events for me. My birthday was on Dec. 18 and Manny was lovely enough to indulge my child like side and take me to Disneyland. It was a great day!! Then I was up on Northern California for a few days with Manny's family all the while studying for the NASM exam which I was set to take on Dec. 24th. Seems like a crazy day to take an exam but I did it and...I passed!! It was such a great relief, happy it's over but now want to move forward with putting the certification to use :)
I spent time with my family on Christmas Eve and Christmas then went to Palm Springs to throw a party and then spent NYE in San Diego. An exhausting couple weeks but all worth it!

Now I face 2014, hopeful for some exciting changes but all the while taking it day by day. 

As far as resolutions go I would love to really put effort into this blog and see it grow. Also, to start training some clients and maybe add another certification to the mix. There is a chance I might also take a course at a city college but finding one has proven difficult :(

Do you have any resolutions to share?

The Huffington Post shared this:

What do you think about these diets?

I wish all of you a wonderful week!