lulu, i love you

9 Aug

Hola, friends!

Well, I almost just sold my right arm tonight to buy Lululemon pants. I kid, I kid.  However, I did really just use almost every last bit of my birthday money for them, though.  And my birthday isn’t even until tomorrow.  Oops!

Anyways, here’s the loot

I had never even seen these pants before, but I found them in the sale section and they had rave reviews!

This weekend is the Healthy Living Summit (which I’ll be talking more about as the week goes on), and on Friday some of us are going to tour the Frito Lay Plant.  Just about a week ago, I received an email informing me that I must wear long pants, but no jeans.  Say what?!

This probably sounds crazy, but I don’t own a pair of long pants that aren’t jeans, other than my nice dress pants that I wear wore to work.  I am not even considering wearing dress pants and high heels to a Frito Lay Plant, thank you.  So, when I saw these I thought they’d be perfect!

The next pair are what I actually set out to buy.  I had already decided that if I received any money for my birthday I would use it for these pants.  I already have the wunderunder crop pants and I absolutely love them!  I wear them almost every single day, no lie.  I’ve been thinking that when it starts to get cold I’m going to wish I had a full length pair (especially now that I’m teaching classes:), and with the price I knew it was birthday money or never!

I’m so excited for these to arrive!  Thank you mom, Clark, grandma, Jamie, Kristin, Brad and Debbie:)

Anyway, on to less materialistic matters.  Breakfast this morning was a green monster.  But not just any green monster – a green monster in the new cup my mom and step-dad got me for my birthday.

2 big handfuls of spinach, 1.25 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 scoop Amazing Grass, ice

I love drinking my gm’s through a straw, but I get so tired of throwing plastic straws in the trash every single day.  So, I have been contemplating buying a glass straw, but this is even better!  It’s a whole cup!  Thanks mom and Clark:)

Because we got back so late from the concert last night, I hadn’t planned on getting a run in this morning.  But at about 10:30am I still hadn’t showered and my body was just begging me to go get a workout in.  Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you might just go crazy if you don’t get some sweat flowin’? So, I took off to the gym, ran a quick 3 miles in just a little over 27 minutes and drove back home just in time to hop in the shower before lunch.

The usual.  Whole wheat pita with homemade hummus, black bean burger, broccoli slaw and pickles.

I have been feeling so uninspired when it comes to lunches lately.  I guess I’m just in a rut!  I’m going to have to brainstorm some new ideas quick!

a little later I snacked on some plain soy yogurt with raw oats and a sprinkle of granola

While I did eat dinner I’m too embarrassed to tell you what it was, so no pics.  I’m sure you can guess;)  I’ll tell ya this much – it was tasty!

I’m off to bed!  You guys are awesome!

Do you eat basically the same thing for lunch everyday?  Or do you mix it up a lot?  Please share your ideas for a quick and healthy go-to lunch! I need some inspiration!


18 Responses to “lulu, i love you”

  1. jon August 10, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    happy birthday dear, i love you.

  2. Amanda @ Vegacious August 10, 2010 at 2:00 am #

    I have a variety of standard lunches. Love to have wraps, veggie sandwiches with hummus, and dressing up spinach salads with lots of different things. All of those things have many different varieties and I change it up depending on what I’m in the mood for and/or what I have available in my kitchen. I also eat leftovers quite often – but I realize not everyone likes leftovers (my husband being one of them!). 🙂

    • candice August 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

      I love leftovers!!

    • candice August 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

      that actually sounds a lot like my usual options for lunch. And I love leftovers! so quick and easy!

  3. Sarah August 10, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you have an awesome day with lots of great presents and celebrations.

    Loving the new workout gear and green monster cup. I really need to get some sort of container to hold my smoothies in ready for when I’m back on shifts in the hospital.

    Penblwydd Hapus!!! (welsh for happy birthday) xxxxxxx

  4. Sarah August 10, 2010 at 4:45 am #

    Oh, and I’m in a MAJOR lunch rut. It’s 10:45am now and I have no idea what to have or want I fancy for lunch. I’m trying to eat more raw foods in the day to see if it’ll help my digestion, which makes it more tricky. x

  5. Heather (Where's the Beach) August 10, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    Happy birthday sweetie! Glad you splurged on yourself with those pants. I do pretty much eat the same thing for both breakfast and lunch. Sounds boring but makes me happy.

  6. Kat (Bubble Gum Gym Kat) August 10, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    I want to buy everything on Lulu!!!!

  7. amber@SAHM's musings August 10, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    Happy Birthday!!!! I don’t eat the same thing for lunch everyday but I do eat at Schlotzsky’s for lunch every Friday with my parents + friends (for the last 5 years, I might add). It gets a little old but it’s more about the relationships than the food

    • candice August 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

      I love traditions like that – it’s so cool that you get to see your parents that often. It’s totally about the relationships.

  8. Kenzie (Healthy Purpose) August 10, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    happy birthday! people RAVE about lulu-I haven’t caught on yet.

    I do eat ALMOST the same thing for lunch. Usually a big Kale Salad

    • candice August 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

      I love kale, but I don’t use it nearly enough. Do you massage it or just eat it straight up?

      • Kenzie (Healthy Purpose) August 13, 2010 at 12:05 am #

        massage it-and i get so many questions about it. mainly people want to know where the dressing is.

  9. Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen August 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    Happy birthday Candice! I have a pair of Wunder Under crops too (in grey), and a pair of black Groove pants. I love them both 🙂

  10. Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    I love the first pair of pants!! I don’t blame you one bit for scooping them up right away.

    Happy Birthday!!

    • candice August 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

      thank you!


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