Yay guilt-free 40-cal fruit dip!

Guys I have some really great news. This morning I got up early and went to the gym! Kind of a big deal for me. I can manage to work out some days at nights but the thought of going early has always intimidated me. But wow it was great! I just ran a couple miles on the treadmill but I can already feel a difference in my mood.

Anyways, to the real subject of this post. I discovered the BEST FRUIT DIP EVER. I love dips. It’s a weakness I have. So when I’m just casually skimming through pinterest and this pin pops up on my feed, I knew I was in luck.

My recipe is a little different than the original and because I substituted 0 calorie sweetener for the honey it’s less calories too! Yay for keeping your healthy resolutions right?

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So begin with a cup of plain greek yogurt. Then stir in a tbsp of PB2. (If you’ve never tried this stuff, you HAVE too. It’s changed my life. It’s like 25% the calories of regular peanut butter, and in my opinion, it tastes loads better than the real stuff.)

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After the PB2 is all stirred in add 0 calorie sweetener to taste. I have a major sweet tooth, so I added in…. 6 packets of sweetener. All you aspartame freaks out there I’m sorry, but it’s just the way I roll. You could sweeten this recipe with honey if you are into that kinda thing.

Last add a bit of cinnamon to taste. I just added a couple shakes because I’m not a huge cinnamon fan, but if you are, heck! Add the whole bottle! (just kidding, don’t do that please.)

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It’s just that easy to make. I made a batch to have some for breakfast with an apple and brought the rest to work for a snack. It seems to have made about 3-4 servings and I very generously dipped and double dipped and used as much of that goodness on my fruit as possible. For the entire batch it’s 160 calories, so if you split it into 4 servings it’s only 40 cals! Hecka good news huh?

I’ve decided to start running more because when I go to NYC in April I wanna run the Central Park loop. It’s only 6.1ish miles but I would like to have my pace up by then so I can look like a hip fit local. Sorry not sorry. So yay NYC! Yay running! Yay fruit dip! Yay Thursdays! Thank goodness that we are only a couple days away from the weekend. Have a day as fantastic as the 66° high we’re supposed to have today. :+)

xoxo

Kinz

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I’ll be fearless tomorrow

So there I am, just peacefully going to the bathroom as I scroll through my Instagram feed (don’t act like you don’t do it) when all the sudden I see a cockroach out of the corner of my eye making a quick scurry towards me in all my innocence. In my mind I thought, this is 2014, you aren’t afraid of anything this year, remember? Well that was definitely wrong. I don’t think anything has ever been more wrong.

I don’t really know what the moral of this story is but it was freakin scary and I hope I never have to experience a bug invasion when using the ladies room. And I guess the other moral of this story is I shouldn’t pretend I’m not afraid of stupid rude cockroaches because I always will be. Here’s a picture of the little guy who thought it was appropriate to walk in on me. I actually had to be way brave and get close to him when snapping this pic so yay for me and my courage.

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I think his name should be Stanley. Doesn’t he look like a Stanley? When I kicked him away from me he flipped over onto his back and tried to flip back over like crazy for about ten seconds, but after no success he just folded his legs in towards his tummy and laid there defeated. It was actually so sad. But unfortunately I hated him and had to leave him there to die. Sorry PETA

No title because of boredom

So I made a new years resolution to blog once a week. At first it was once a day, but I then realized that was an unrealistic goal. And I’m coming to realize that posting once a week is going to be a little bit harder than I thought too. Unfortunately my creativity doesn’t run on a set schedule and I can’t just pop an idea for a post out weekly. But I’m just going to do it. At least once a week I’ll start writing and hopefully the words will come out. I’ve already written a small paragraph and it required little use of my dried up creativity basin. And the thing is, when I made the goal to blog weekly, I more wanted a blog to keep track of my life, not because I wanna be famous and have tons of readers. Actually, the thought of having “readers” kind of stresses me out and I can already feel myself filtering through my thoughts trying to only say cute and funny stuff. So like if you’re reading this, go away! Ha jk, stay here, I love you

I just discovered my new role model. Go check out http://jamesclear.com/. Honestly I can’t stop reading his articles. So many great tips that I can’t wait to try out. You really need to go check his website but only go there if you are willing to spend the rest of your night glued to your laptop.

I’ve been lousy at following through with my goals. To be honest, I actually just had to go reread what they were. Haha major whoops. But tomorrow is a new day and I’m ready to make it count.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was nothing short of life-changing, I kid you not. I saw it 3 times within less than 48 hours. If you haven’t seen it, you must. And holy smokes Ben Stiller is my new crush. And when I say crush I mean that he’s my new oh-my-goodness-no-man-will-ever-mean-more-to-me-than-him. And that’s an understatement. The show was so inspiring and nothing has ever left me more excited to stop dreaming and start living.

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HOLY MAJOR EYE CANDY, RIGHT??

A couple nights later I watched The Spectacular Now. I had hopes of it being inspiring as well. I read reviews of it and was really excited to see another movie that would leave me excited to be alive. Well… this one I didn’t enjoy nearly as much. I might need to see it once again with a more open mind, but it left me definitely more depressed than inspired. But Sutter (spelling?) was hecka cute and his gf (forgetting her name at the moment) was also a cutie.

I’m going to try the whole fasting lifestyle craze. Eat 8 hours, fast for 16. Repeat. I do this a lot already but I’m not very strict about it. I’ve found though, if I don’t eat breakfast I tend to not get hungry until around noon, whereas if I grab a small breakfast, around 10:30 I’m already starving. We’ll see how long this lasts, but I think it might be something I’m able to stick with. I’m going to California (and maybe NYC?) in March and I need to get that bikini body ready lolz.

My latest hobby has been trying to catch Friends on TV. It’s not on Netflix or Hulu which is so depressing because I’m addicted. It’s sort of a problem. And the fact that it’s only on really late at night is not helping with my sleeping habits. But if I’m not watching Friends then I’m watching Full House with my 8 year old sister Meg. She is so addicted and it’s hilarious. She knows almost all the cast names and talks about it non-stop. I’ve taught her well. One of my favorite moments is when I said “Jesse is so cute huh?” and she said “Wait ’til you see him in a white V-neck!” Touché Meg. Touché.

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Also I have the biggest girl crush on Becky. Her hair is so fab.

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Sorry that this post is so horribly visually. I’m too bored to crop the pictures to the same size and I’m sure no one cares so welcome to my happy bored life with a fugly bored blog lol.

Oh also, I’m moving out in a couple weeks. And I just decided randomly on Friday. But I honestly feel so good about it and it will be great to have some independence. This will be my first time living on my own so carpe diem let’s hope I don’t die. I’ll probably whine in the weeks to come about my poorness and lack of milk and shampoo and stuff.

Alright I’m signing off because I have to go to work early tomorrow. Not to mention the huge pile of laundry sitting on my bed that I need to fold before I go to sleep. Ugh

HAPPY ALMOST MONDAY

Kinz

PS the Walter Mitty soundtrack is almost as good as the movie. I can’t stop listening to Dirty Paws by Of Monsters And Men. I’m not usually a huge fan of them but after they soundtracked my man trekking through the wild I couldn’t help but fall in love. Go listen. k laterz skaterz