Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cheesecake Greek Yogurt

I am sure you have all caught on by now that I have a minor sweet tooth that is out of this world...

Post-marathon and NO I did not eat this all by myself!

I also love a scrumptious breakfast in the morning. I have written about easy breakfast ideas and this one is another great one to add to the list! The flavors of cheesecake and fresh berries all wrapped up in a blanket of Greek yogurt.

Cheesecake Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp instant sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix
1/2 cup mixed berries

The ingredients!

-Combine the yogurt, vanilla extract, and pudding mix in a bowl. Stir.
-Fold in mixed berries.
-Voila! Berry cheesecake for breakfast!

Warning! This dish will make you want to instantly devour. Be sure to savor each bite before scarfing down!

Question of the Day
What is your favorite cheesecake?

Whenever I go to The Cheesecake Factory and am handed the cheesecake menu I am always extremely overwhelmed with all of the choices! They have everything from Oreo to Reese Peanut Butter to Apple Pie and so much more! However, I always tend to gravitate towards the ones that are mainly fruit based. Nothing can beat the taste of good ol' fashioned strawberry cheesecake...well maybe this Greek yogurt dish can!

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

In the Moment

I'm back! You may have been wondering where in the world have I been for the past month. You see, I have been doing this thing where you live in the moment. The new phrase YOLO has been my daily mantra lately which is entirely unlike me since I am the typical Type A personality and having a core plan is a must.

This spur of the moment attitude all started a few weeks ago when my dad called me in the morning declaring that he scored good absolutely, positively, incredible floor seat tickets to the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Miami Heat. I had been telling him for the past year that if he ever got free tickets to let me know and I would drive up from Columbus since I've never been to a game. So I made sure I finished up work quickly, went home, packed an overnight bag, and was off to Northeast Ohio. The Cavs lost but it was still an awesome time and a moment I'll never forget!

I had to leave Cleveland and head back down to Columbus at the crack of dawn around 4:30 that next morning. While at work I kept debating and pondering over a decision. You see, my friend was down in Orlando for a fitness workshop and had asked me a few days prior to join her. I told her that there was no way I would be able to take off 3 days of work. But as the minutes passed that morning, I really got to thinking that I only have one life to live and I might as well live it to the fullest. So I booked my flight at noon that day and was in the air by 5pm that evening!

While in Florida, not only did I get to go to Disney World for two days, but I also got to workout with Shaun T. from Insanity twice and Leandro from Brazilian Butt Lift as well!

This was my first time at Disney so I definitely lived it up! My friend Allie and I spent the entire first day at Epcot exploring the many different nations and getting a little taste of each!


We had plum wine in China...

Wine in Italy...

Tried on gorgeous kimono's in Japan...

Wore beautiful celebratory apparel in Morocco...

Made phone calls in the United Kingdom...

I also got to meet a few celebrities!

Sleepy Beauty!

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!

Sorry Daisy...Donald is mine!

I was obviously excited. Ariel is my favorite!

This was truly an amazing trip where I met so many awesome people who shared the same passions as me: fitness and health. Needless to say I didn't want to leave.

Question of the Day

Have you ever done something completely unlike yourself? How did it make you feel?

This Disney World trip was an eye-opener for me. We really need to realize that we only have one life to live. Years from now I don't want to wake up and regret not taking an opportunity because of some doubt that I felt. I want to wake up years from now feeling content that I do not take anything for granted and lived life to the fullest. This spur of the moment trip made me feel alive. As the saying goes...you only live once!