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Saturday, you’re looking mighty fine

What a lovely, but rainy day in Boston!
We started our day with a great workout for me, and some sleeping in for my brother (13+ hours, I’m impressed!) and then headed to brunch at Allston Diner. I swear I ate the most amazing tofu scramble of my life there! It was life-changing and I’ve been raving about it all day to my brother so I have to talk about it here.

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Vegan breakfast with tofu scramble (mushrooms, spinach and sundried tomatoes), side salad with herb vinaigrette and toasted English muffin. SO GOOD.

Then we headed over the Harvard Square to walk around, get some delicious tea and…….. Get tattoos!
It was pretty spur-of-the-moment, but we both saw the tattoo parlor shop and knew we wanted to get something special for ourselves and to commemorate this time we were spending together here. I am so pleased with how mine turned out, and I think my bro is happy with his too. 🙂

Then we headed out to dinner and a recital with some of my friends. And in the falling rain we headed home with a little pit stop for more Indian food for the bodybuilder in residence. 😉 Having my brother here to hang out with me has been a really great experience and I am so happy he was willing and able to come out to stay with me.

Here’s to another fun day tomorrow!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Baji’s Breakfast and Family Time

Happy Saturday!

Yesterday I stayed off the blog because I was out enjoying one of my last days home. I started the day nice and early with brunch at Baji’s with my brother where we demolished stacks of delicious pancakes!

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Is there anything quite like pancakes to get through a tough leg day workout? I love working out with my brother because he’s always pushing himself to improve and get stronger than the day before. And he’s so supportive during challenging workouts! He keeps me honest and doesn’t let me get away with slacking. Lol 😉

We all managed to get some work done throughout the rest of the afternoon and topped off the day by finally seeing Catching Fire. Even though I hadn’t seen any movies all break, we’ve really put in some time at the movie theatre over the past couple days! CF was amazing, as I expected, and very true to the book which I SO appreciated. Can’t wait for the final installment!

Today I’m off to Carmel and Monterey with the family, and can’t wait to get a good look at the beautiful ocean. 🙂

What are you doing today? Do you live close enough to your family to spend the day together?

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Salut 2014!

Today I’m happy about: welcoming 2014 with a bang!

I started off my day with my favorite cinnamon oatmeal breakfast, and followed it by going for a run with my Mom. She is getting into running slowly but surely, and I was so excited that she wanted to go out for a short run with me, so I made sure we did it! Then I hit the gym with my favorite 3 training buddies for a brutal leg workout- where I squatted 205 pounds for 5 reps!! That is a HUGE PR for me and I couldn’t believe it even happened- thank god for my brother’s support, “You got this, that’s light weight!”

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Today I’ve spent about 5 hours studying, reading, and flash card-making for my personal trainer exam next week and the going may be slow, but at least it’s going!!

I had a beautiful and fun evening with family and friends at dinner last night, celebrating the new year beginning and I can’t wait to see and experience all the blessings that 2014 has to offer.

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What did you do to celebrate New Years Eve? Did you set any goals for 2014?

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Chia seeds

Today I’m happy about: chia seeds! These little grains are full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, as well as fiber to help keep me full from breakfast to lunch. I’ve been tossing a spoonful of them into my morning oats as they’re cooking on the stove top and the chia seeds add a wonderful pudding-y consistency to my creamy oats and I don’t get hungry immediately after finishing my bowl of oatmeal! Now THAT is a power breakfast!

What is your go-to breakfast when you’ve got a busy morning ahead?

Happy Thursday!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Breakfast days

Today I’m happy about: eating cold cereal with almond milk. I grew up eating Cheerios for breakfast almost every morning, with the exception of the occasional freshly baked butter croissants or waffles with Nutella on special holidays. And yet, somehow I forgot how satisfying cold cereal can be for breakfast! I’ve been seriously loving oatmeal for breakfast in all kinds of ways for the past few years but sometimes a girl just needs the crunch of bran flakes.

Happy weekend to you all!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Hey, it’s ok…

Today I’m happy about: taking it easy. I slept in (a very rare and miraculous occurrence), was made breakfast, lounged around watching The Walking Dead (how am I JUST realizing this show exists??), and was even a bit productive with booking appointments and getting paycheck drama sorted out.

I continue to strive for a sense of happiness and I am finding that with balance. You have to work hard to be able to play hard, but you also have to let yourself really enjoy the fun times!

Hope there’s something wonderful getting you through your Wednesday!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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