34 Hours to Go…

I realize that I don’t always have the most interesting and creative food. I wish that I had time to make extravagant meals three times a day, but I don’t. It’s just not practical, nor do I really think it’s necessary. My life is really busy!

My goal with this blog is not to land some fancy extravagant chef job, but to show people that it IS possible to live healthfully even with a million other things going on.

I know that I have my days that are more stressful and less healthy than other days. However, taking care of myself, eating well, and living a full happy life (and showing others they can do the same) is very important to me! I hope that this message is portrayed, because that is my true passion.

I actually took a break for lunch today! I couldn’t really figure out what I wanted, but ended up deciding on a pizza bagel!

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I used an everything bagel as the crust, topped with marinara sauce, and mozzerella cheese. I toasted it in the oven at 375 degrees F for 7 minutes.

Along with it, I had a spinach salad with tomato and carrot. Gotta get those veggies in!

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I almost didn’t take a break for a snack. I was really craving chocolate chip cookies, but definitely did not have time to make any in the middle of the day! I settled for a Cookies ‘n Cream LUNA bar. It tasted good, but I still want cookies. 😀

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Jason saw me studying for the FE hard-core when he came home. He offered to make me dinner before I left for class. I NEVER turn an offer like that down.

He made salmon with lemon pepper seasoning, steamed broccoli, and some sort of white mac n’ cheese. It was standard, but I’m not going to complain!

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It’s so helpful to have Jason cook every now and then. He’s no expert, but learning for sure! Thank you!

I realize I mention the FE exam every single post. It’s seriously the only thing on my mind. After Saturday, I promise I will shut up about it.

Random Act of Kindness

Today, I was taken aback by the kindness of a fellow blogger, Julie. She is also an engineering student about to graduate in May. Even though we have never met, I know that we would be instant friends! Julie was SO thoughtful and sent me a gift certificate to MixMyGranola with encouraging words about this weekend’s test. It seriously made my entire week. 😀 Thank you!!

Sometimes I feel so alone being a “nerd” engineer. The past week or so it seems like more and more engineers out there have been giving me encouraging words on the blog. I love it!!

I am so thankful for the blogging community! Thank you again, Julie!

Blogger Secret Ingredient

Don’t forget you have until Sunday night to submit your Blogger Secret ingredient recipe! Each recipe will be featured in Monday’s post, and the winner will receive a token prize! Get your creative thinking caps on, and make some ACORN SQUASH!

Submit you recipe to MegaNerdRuns@gmail.com !

The FE exam is in 34 hours… I’m getting nervous!

❤ MegaNerd

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Love Your Body Day (A Day Late)

Good morning! I can’t believe it’s Thursday already.

This morning on my run I was really appreciating my body. I rarely think bad thoughts about it, but I also never think about how much it can do! I had just read Taylor’s Letter to her body and I felt like I could have written it to myself!

It really made me think.

Loving your body isn’t just about loving what you physically look like. It’s about appreciating your senses, like smelling fresh baked cookies, or being able to see the sunrise. It’s about being thankful for the ability to smile, laugh, cry, and love. It’s about loving your legs for carrying you through a marathon, or loving your hips for carrying a child.

We only have one body in this life, it’s important to take care of it and love it!

I know that I’m a day late, since yesterday was Love your body day.

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What do you love about your body?

For me, loving my body also means appreciating my brain. I doubt my mental capabilities more than anything else in my life. Especially with the FE exam on Saturday, I need to be confident in my abilities. I need to remind myself that I can do it!

Breakfast

After my 3.0 mile easy run, I heated up some leftover pumpkin pancakes.

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This batch made a TON, so I froze the extras for quick weekday breakfasts.

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Warmed in the microwave, topped with syrup and a banana. Yum!

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Don’t forget to love your body (or brain) today!!!

❤ MegaNerd