And So Summer Begins!

School’s out for summer! Or is it? Yeah, not so much for me. As happy as I am that my spring semester classes are complete and summer has arrived, I have one heck of a busy summer ahead of me. From three summer classes to my full time internship, I feel like I will hardly have enough time to relax, let alone partake in fun summer activities. Of course, I will try my best.

One thing’s for sure though, I will always make time for living healthy! For a kid my age, I know it might seem odd, but I truly value health.

This is my first, real blog post, so I’ll  give you a little background on where I’m coming from. My interest in health began toward the end of high school, although my mom, a long-time fitness instructor, fellow health nut, and master chef, had always fed my brother and I exquisite, healthy meals growing up. As I’ve matured and made my way through college, my motive for being fit and healthy transitioned from vanity reasons to true interest in my overall well-being. There is not one day that goes by where I take my health for granted. It’s a gift that should be treasured (I know I’m lame!).

Creating a healthy living blog has been on my to-do list for quite a while and now that summer has arrived, I figured it would be the perfect time for me to hop on that train. But really, these blogs are all the rage! I always find myself going through any I come across for new ideas and inspiration in my daily routine. Maybe someday I will even inspire someone like me now? Who knows!

Moving forward, today was a day for some recipe experimenting! After a nice morning run around my normal neighborhood route under beautiful sunny skies and a lovely afternoon of smoothies and girl talk with one of my good friends from school, my mom and I began preparations for our belated birthday celebration. Following some rigorous research on Pinterest, like usual, we found the perfect dinner and dessert for the occasion.

Chili-Lime Tilapia


w/ Garlic-Basil Multi-grain Penne Pasta (No white flour for me please!)


and Garlic Broccoli (my mom’s speciality!) Do we see a trend here? We may or may not LOVE garlic.


So my plate looked a little something like this…


AND dessert: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Health Bars


Healthy treats can be festive too! Happy 20th to me and Happy 29th to my mom…? Isn’t that right mother?


Recipes coming soon!

After enjoying our yummy food, doing gifts, and the whole birthday sha-bang, it  was time for my whole fam to wind down. After all, it is a weekday. Well, it isn’t for me just yet. I’m counting down the days until Monday when the real world sneaks in and kicks my butt. Until then, I am going to be living up some sweet summertime.

That’s all for today, folks! Sorry it was a bit lengthy. Hope to see ya soon!

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