Thursday, July 28, 2011

celebrity status.

I did my first guest post!! I completely *LOVE* Kyra and am honored she'd let me to a guest post on her amazing blog. This girl is building an empire!!!

Check it out!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

weekend recap

life is *SO* good. especially at the beach.

and with peanut butter m&ms in hand.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

10 random things-purse edition

I have to tell you, I always win the purse game ladies usually play at jewelry/tupperware/purse parties. You know the one where they call at ridiculous things and whoever has the most things from the crazy list wins. So, aside from credit cards, cell phones and other basic lifelines, here's my top 10 list of nonsense I like to keep in my purse (in no particular order)

-my BodyAttack CD/DVD/Notes
-fork or spoon
-wet wipes
-tummy medicine/aspirin
-a minimum of 3 packs of gum (right now I have apple pie, sweet mint, and cinnamint)
-Crystal Light/Xenadrin mix-ins for water
-2 pairs of sunglasses
-an extra necklace (gotta accessorize!)
-an ipod & 2 sets of headphones

what's in your purse?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

breakup letter.

After a very scientific process over the past week or so, I have come to the realization I have a gluten intolerance. I was getting very ill for a while after eating certain things and after reading up on gluten intolerance I decided to eliminate it from my diet and see how I felt. AMAZING I tell you. It's hard since there is gluten in a million different things, even ones you wouldn't expect, but it's worth it to not feel that horrible. So, since gluten and I have had a nearly 23 year romance, I thought it only appropriate to write a breakup letter.

Dear Gluten,
It's over. I don't know how else to tell you this. You make me sick. I do hope you take comfort in the fact it's truly me, and not you. We're just a bad combination. Like fire and gasoline. I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't miss you and all of your grainy goodness. But, the truth is, it's worth the temporary heartache to not be completely miserable and in the fetal position. We had a good go, we really did. I do love cupcakes, bread, pasta, and appreciate your starring role. Though, this is how it must be. Don't worry, I won't speak ill of you to others. I won't ruin your reputation or throw your stuff you on the lawn. It will be a challenge finding someone to replace you, but I am confident I am moving in the right direction. Plus, it doesn't help your case that you were really trying to make me fat. I'm sorry it had to end this way and I hope you understand why I have to do this. It's what's best. At least for me anyways.

<3 Chelsea

Saturday, July 9, 2011

whole paycheck.

Some people dream of going to Disney World, or the Super Bowl. But, for me, it's Whole Foods.

Today we spent over an hour and nearly a whole paycheck at Whole Foods. But, it was a gorgeous day and Logan & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves... along with all of our random impulse buys. I love days like today. <3

please excuse what I spilled on the counter.. and the fact that we bought this many chips.

-an embarrassing amount of hummus
-van's gluten free waffles
-gluten free pasta
-organic cherries
-organic grapes

now off to watch the 3rd season of Breaking Bad with a whole lot of munching and a whole lot of this:

Happy weekend. :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

buffalo and badges

Wednesday, I thought you'd never get here. I hate the term "hump day", but I love knowing I am half way to the weekend!!

I started the day with a sweaty run with Brittany. I am so glad we got to run together since she is leaving, yet again, for another vacation! I'm insanely jealous. We managed 3.10mi in the treacherous Florida heat. Even at 6:00am, my clothes were saturated from the muggy, moist air. But, it is SO, SO worth it for the endorphin high.


School came and went pretty quickly, but something excited DID happen. We got our radiation badges!! This means we're officially official. We got traditional film badges and ring badges since as Nuclear Medicine Techs we get a lot of exposure to our hands drawing up doses. Just one step closer to graduation, people!!!

In case you were wondering, it's completely normal to make creepy faces in every picture.

I should also mention it's completely normal to be infatuated with anything buffalo flavor. I am in love with Buffalo Shake N' Bake as a cheap and reasonably healthier choice for buffalo wings. It's baked rather than fried after all! So it only made sense to come home and make a massive mock buffalo chicken salad.

salad + runner's world=LOVE
in the mix:
-4 oz buffalo chicken
-chopped sweet bell peppers
-(hidden) chopped broccoli
-a handful of shredded cheddar
-a drizzle of ranch & EXTRA Frank's hot sauce
& of course, copious amounts of romaine lettuce

I'd count today as a success, especially since I got my hair done too!! (Pictures, soon) Plus, I finally finished my guest post for my dear friend Kyra, "The Get in Shape Girl"! I'll post the link asap! Exciting things are happening!!! :)))

Monday, July 4, 2011

happy 235th birthday


I hope your day has been filled with good food, great company, and lots of pyrotechnics.

Today, I did what all college students do on a day off from school. I took part in the Amazing Workout at my gym (well, half which is still an hour), practiced Body Attack for 2 hours, and NAILED my speed workout!!! My paces were 400m (2:15) 800m (4:54) 1200 (6:57) and then 800m, 400m followed by a cool down. Here's mine:
400m- 2:00
800m- 4:15

Holy hell. When did I get so speedy? I should also mention this workout was done in the pouring rain. :) I love a good runners' high. It reminds you why you endure the horrible workouts.

After all that, I'm exhausted. I plan to finally take a shower and possibly wash my hair.