Food Trucks and More

It happened! After three weeks of working out and eating healthy… I cheated! I think it’s healthy to cheat once and a while but honestly, I feel really guilty. THAT’S GOOD! This experience showed me that getting my health back is not a fad but I developed a habit!
I have to show you all the yummy goodness I ate at the food truck show!
Today, I went with my lovely mommy. We walked about for a bit trying to pick the best trucks. We found some interesting ones and very fancy trucks. Our favorite was The Cheesery! They serve our favorite combination! Cheese and bread! It was YUMMY! The only thing was that the grilled cheeses were rich. This helped me have some self control. I had half of a sandwich but I was very satisfied. HAPPIES!
We also got Crepes. That was something to die for. Think of a savory and sweet strawberry cheesecake in a crepe. THE BEST!
Enjoy a cheat day once and a while but you might be surprised that it might take more work to enjoy yummy bad foods. If you feel the way I do… Welcome to having a healthy lifestyle.

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How to Make a Meal Only 200-250 Calories…Wait What?

“Wait a minute Mandy Nicole, how?”

When I first started boot camp, the manager and I started talking about my diet and how awful it was.  She suggested to eat plenty of meat and vegetables.  That’s cool but I am a pescetarian (meaning I only eat fish and veggies).  She told me then eat plenty of fish and vegetables.

I don’t know how it is around your town but at my local grocery store, it can get a little pricy buying fish.  The manager suggested to purchase Atkins meal bars.

At first, I had my reservations because I thought the bars are known to taste like cardboard, too expensive and they weren’t filling enough.  BOY was I wrong!

An Atkins bar can have up to 200-250 calories and are very filling. Did I mention that chocolate lovers will absolutely love these bars!

Okay, let’s have a conversation about price.  That’s why I never bought these yummy goodness bars because I thought it would be too expensive. At my grocery store, a package of five bars is about $7.99.

Think about it, $7.99 for five bars which makes them come out to $1.60 each.  If you replace a meal with a bar, that makes it a $1.60 a meal.  I replace my dinners for an Atkins because I am usually done with an exercise class and don’t want to be too full before going to bed.  That’s five days of dinner you don’t have to worry about cooking for.

I personally like the Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.

But mix it up! If you try any others and like them, please tell me in the comment box below!

What is your goal for this week?

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Photos: The Curator’s Zoo

#Goal20

I’M TURING 25 IN JULY AND I’M NOT GETTING YOUNGER!!

One thing I do not fond
is my weight.  Hey, I like carbs and eating out!

IT NEEDS TO STOP!

About a week ago, I bought a Groupon for Fit Body Boot Camp and was I surprised with my findings.

This place is pretty awesome because although I left depressed, the depression was used as a motivation to take my health back.  First I was asked to step on the scale.  I was not happy with that number but it wasn’t a surprised. I was filling myself with Starbucks lattes and their yummy sandwiches.  This lead to me gain 10 pounds in a month and a half! NOT GOOD! This lead my BMI to skyrocket! I was told if I reach a BMI of 40, I would be at risk of having a heart attack.  When I was born, I underwent heart surgery.  That’s why I had the reaction I did and grew a burning desire to change my life around.

I stated in the last post that my other goal is to loose weight.  I personally would like to loose around twenty pounds and keep it off!

But Mandy Nicole, eating healthy and buying exercise classes can be expensive and can that keep you from buying a house?

Trust me friend, I am well aware but there are some awesome tips I will be posting about how to budget your wallet  for your health and wellness.  If you don’t have your health, then there is no point of setting any goals for the future.  We have to start taking care of ourselves!

At the moment, I am attending cycling classes, yoga and boot camp.  It’s a lot of work but it is not hurting my wallet (thank goodness).  Stay tune for these helpful ideas.

For now, do you have any healthy goals? Let me know in the comment box below! How are you hitting your goals?

I also lost 5 pounds in one week!

 

Weight Goals: What Is a Healthy Weight for You?

(http://www.blendtec.com/blog/2013/09/18/weight-goals-what-is-a-healthy-weight-for-you/)

 

Challenge: #GGRENEW; Katie’s Birthday!

YAY! It is Katie’s birthday! Happy birthday kitty cat!

So here is the back story.  I was Katie’s intern at 93.3 FLZ two summers ago and ever since then, we have been amazing friends.  I pretty much owe this girl everything because I wouldn’t be who I am with out her.  She basically taught me to not take disrespect from anyone.  Thanks girl!!!

It’s her birthday and we planned to go out for sushi.  YUM!

During the day, I did not go to any classes because today was my rest and cheat day.  That probably wasn’t the greatest idea to do both on the same day.  Good job Mandy Nicole. That’s okay because when Monday comes, I will go hard again! I promise this is not an excuse.

Anyways, we go out for some yummy sushi and of course there was CAKE! I ate it.  It was SO good.  You know what, I am so happy that I ate it because I am not craving any sweets! It’s all about moderation.

Now that I justified my cheat and rest day, lets talk about the outfit.

I took the challenge of not buying a new outfit.  Why? Because I have some cute clothing items that I thought could be put together (also, I sort of bought a new bathing suit top for the weekend extravaganza).  This was before I started this blog! See …I’m changing.

Ok, about this outfit.  I have to say, I felt pretty confident in it and when you have that certain feeling, it usually means you are going to have a good night. And that it was …a good night! Katiesbirthday

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1. Sea Foam Green Necklaces- Forever 21 12.99

2. Lace Crop Top- Pac Sun Outlet 15.00

3. Maxi Skirt- Marshalls 12.00

4. Tan Heals- Payless (on sale) 13.00

GRAND TOTAL: 52.99 (not including the purse)

That is 52.99 (not including the purse) I did not have to spend for this weekend!

—->  Challenge Time! I want to see your best outfit that you can find in your closet for your night out this weekend.  I know you can! If I can stop the desire of buying a new outfit, YOU CAN TOO!

Post your photos on the comment box below or on Instagram with the hashtag #GGrenew!

Inspire me and you and your outfit might be feature on a post 😉

Happy findings! <—–

Welcome!

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Welcome to Glitter Goals!

I’m Mandy Nicole. Who am I?

Honestly, I am a young professional who likes to shop a lot!  AND I MEAN A LOT! I joined the work force about seven months ago and I am loving it! It has been a pretty exciting journey so far and I can’t wait for more adventures.

I am nearing my 25th birthday in July and it is a HUGE milestone. Why?

Well I’m turning a quarter of a century plus 25 just sounds so sophisticated.  It will be my second year in my career and I just have a really good feeling it will be a good year (knock on wood).

So this is why I started this blog! Turning 25 does not mean that I should not want more. Setting goals will help me achieve all the things I want in life.

Growing up, I moved many times to count.  This lead to me dreaming about owning a house at a very young age.  This is most likely because I need the knowledge of stability in life but non the less, it is what I want in life.  Since I live a progressive lifestyle, which means not marrying young, I can not rely on a second income to pursue this goal.  That is A-OKAY in my mind.

I am resigning my lease with my roommates this month. That means I have 12 months to achieve this new living space.

I live in a beautiful house with a couple and their dog Zoey.  They have great personalities but I have to admit, it can be a struggle with not having my own place.  I honestly believe this VERY TINY sacrifice will be very much worth it once I am able to purchase a house.  Maybe they can even live with me  🙂 Or maybe not.

So what brought upon this blog?

Well the name of this blog is Glitter Goals.  The reason for this is because I have a not so secret obsession for nice pretty things (i.e. make-up, jewelry, clothes, yummy foods, etc.)  Basically my interests are as the same as typical young female adults.  With my desires of owning a house very soon, there are some things I need to change, like my spending habits.  Okay, my spending habits are NOT THAT HORRIBLE (now that I started to control it) but by looking at my money map that is provided by my bank, there are some things that I can afford to change.  So this blog acts as both a place where I can keep myself accountable and where you as a reader can find money saving tips.

Let’s talk about the second part of the blog’s name, Goals.  I’m sure you will get bored with just reading about my goal in owning a house.  “Goals” represents all of the goals I want to achieve in life (loosing weight, love, traveling etc).  Once I own a house, I don’t want to stop conversing with you.

On that note, I have two goals (so far…) which are owning a house within a year and loosing weight (I’ll publish another post about this particular goal soon).

These are not going to be very easy tasks but it can be done! I am going to get personal about my struggles but also enjoy the achievements! This is why I would like for this blog to be interactive.  Friends, please leave a comment below about your number one goal that you want to see yourself achieving within the next year! Tell me about it by writing your stories in the comment box below.  Together we will get there and concur our wants in life!

Are you ready?

I am. 🙂

DAY ONE.

I want to leave you with this inspiring quote I found on Pinterest!

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