A Day at the Beach

Today was great day for catching some rays on the beach!


Meghann and Kelly picked me up after my mini-workout, and we headed to Cocoa Beach! It ended up being a gorgeous day. The water was clear and the sun was shining.

We packed our lunch for a beach picnic, and to save some money. I wasn’t ready when the girls picked me up so I sort of threw a whole bunch of randomness together to take with me.


I made a FlatOut wrap with hummus, spinach, provolone cheese, red pepper, and cucumber which I remembered to cut in half before leaving, so I could show you the insides…


Along with a banana to go with it. It’s a habit from back in my surfing days to bring bananas to the beach. The potassium prevents you from getting dehydrated sitting out in the salty ocean all day, so I crave them when I go to the beach now!


…and a dried apricot I stole from Kelly.


One walk down the beach, two coats of sunscreen, and three hours later only one thing was on our minds…. ICE CREAM!

We stopped at Tuttie Fruittie, a local ice cream shop:


I debated between strawberry-kiwi italian ice…


…chocolate hazelnut gelato…


…until I finally decided upon Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream. Even though I’m not a huge ICE CREAM fan (I prefer fro yo), I went with this choice because I’m pretty sure the other two had artificial stuff in them. YUCKY!


I ordered one scoop, which seemed to be the perfect amount to satisfy my craving.


I had a great time with these girls! One of the best perks about blogging is making new friends… speaking of which, Blogger Lunch tomorrow! I heard a few readers are going, let me know if you are one of them! 😀

Off to make some dinner! I have a great new recipe planned… hopefully it turns out!

Which do you prefer… Frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato, Italian ice, sorbet???

❤ MegaNerd


Swimming and Apple Pie Oatmeal

I woke up just before 7:00 am to a perfectly beautiful and sunny morning. Perfect for a run! …. Oh, wait. I can’t. 😦

I’m not going to lie, hearing other runners say they are going out for 7 or 10 miles this morning (ahem… that would be Meghann and Kelly) makes me slightly jealous. I decided to do what I could and went for a quick swim!

For the first ten minutes at the gym I did a quick ab routine. I then met Debbie at the apartment pool (not a lap pool) and did some laps in there. I seriously was gasping for air after only two minutes. Swimming is definitely hard work if you aren’t used to it! I only made it ten minutes this morning. Something to improve upon!

Before I left, my stomach was growling like crazy. I put an end to that by having half of this chai tea Luna Bar.


It reminded me of Thanksgiving pumpkins for some reason, lol. I liked it!

Once I returned from my mini-workout, I had a nice bowl of Oatmeal. I’d like to call this, Apple Pie Oatmeal!

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My Oatmeal contained:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • drizzle of almond butter

MMMM! Apple pie heaven! 😀

I’m now off to the beach! It’s a beautiful day out there, so make the best of it!

❤ MegaNerd

Food,Inc. Friday

Sorry I have been a little MIA today. I got on a roll with cleaning, unpacking, and organizing, that I couldn’t break free! I’m not letting being “injured” keep me down! (Hammy update: Feeling much better today!)

It ended up being a pretty great day! I met up with some friends to go see Food, Inc.


(Meghann, Caitlin, my BFF Debbie, and Me)

The movie was VERY eye-opening. It was a lot for me to handle and think about, so I will wait and do a full review tomorrow or Sunday. Just know that if you haven’t already seen it, it’s definitely worth it.

For lunch, I made a HUMUNGOUS salad:


  • spinach
  • romaine
  • 1/4 avocado
  • whole tomato
  • sprouts
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • grilled zucchini (aaaaaammmmmaaaazing!)

Somewhere in the midst of all the cleaning, I managed to find some time for a little snack:


…and another: Chobani yogurt with raspberries and blueberries, and a Kashi Granola bar.


I think I could honestly eat this stuff plain! I haven’t seen the Chobani pomegranate yogurt in stores, but I really liked this flavor!


I had sort of an early dinner since I was going to the movies, so I didn’t feel as hungry. I had half of the Thai leftovers, plus some steamed snow peas and red pepper, and a quarter cup of brown rice. I had to practically inhale this because I was already running late!


Once we got back from the movie, Debbie and I each had a glass of red wine. It was a merlot that I had already at the apartment, not sure where it came from…

IMG_4303 It had been about 4 hours since dinner (which was small to begin with), so we made some microwave popcorn to munch on.


I’m off to get some sleep and get ready for the beach tomorrow! I might even get up a little early to hit the gym (not for running, no worries)! 😀

Have a great night!

❤ MegaNerd