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taylor | 26 | teacher & grad student | finding the balance of eating and moving that make me happy ๐Ÿ™

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1 Day 6 Hours Ago

Toasting to giving myself a break from my classroom (at least for a couple of weeks) and officially having a mental break from teaching ๐Ÿ™Œ Bring on the naps, beach, summer cocktails & actually having time to workout! Get ready to see me more often ๐Ÿค— [prairie bread from @wholefoodswinston with @kerrygoldusa butter on one and @traderjoes almond butter, nana & local honey on the other]

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18 Days 8 Hours Ago

Brunched it hard this AM ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ Itโ€™s been a lazy weekend filled with naps and walks #noregrets and I have 6 days of school left ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ I cannot wait to get a much needed mental break this summer...I have zero plans and it is going to be AMAZING! Happy Sunday! โค๏ธ . {Brunch deets ๐Ÿ‘‰ summer veggie frittata with feta & potatoes}

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20 Days 4 Hours Ago

Happy national doughnut day! Cheers to one of my all time faves - @doughjoesnc caramel glaze & chocolate sprinkle โค๏ธ When in doubt, get the doughnut! ๐Ÿฉ

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26 Days 7 Hours Ago

Currently enjoying a cosmo on the beach ๐Ÿธ but Iโ€™ll post this picture of @soulshine_simo almond meal & chia seed bread (highly recommend) topped with crunchy PB, nanas, drizzle of local ๐Ÿฏ & cacao nibs ๐Ÿคค Always inspired by beautiful & simple recipes on Insta so this is dedicated to @b.b.wellness โค๏ธ . Happy Memorial Day weekend! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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2018-05-22 14:35:23

New tradition ๐Ÿ‘‰ Sunday lunch at WF where I pile a bunch of random veggies in a bowl and watch the hubs read the paper ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ Thankfully I found my two favorite murderinos to occupy me! #ssdgm

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2018-05-20 07:02:41

Woke up craving a plate of goods after eating half of a pizza yesterday ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ In an effort to โ€œkeep it realโ€ on here, I wonโ€™t say no regrets because my stomach this morning would probably say it did regret eating it, but I will say Iโ€™m not going to dwell on it. Eat the food, listen to how it makes your body feel, and move on. Life is too short and pizza is too damn good ๐Ÿ• . Breakfast plate ๐Ÿ‘‰ scrambled eggs over greens, avo & tomato, and a GF sun-dried tomato & feta scone from @caminobakery (my fave โค๏ธ)

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2018-05-14 17:19:30

A hard post to share but letโ€™s be real ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ I have not been taking care of myself for the past year. A challenging school year with grad school and what feels like a million other things led me to a place of anxiety & finding comfort in food. Itโ€™s embarrassing to admit the amount of times Iโ€™ve forced myself to eat food when I wasnโ€™t even hungry. I woke up today completely sick of it. Iโ€™m tired of feeling exhausted all the time, always wanting to sleep, feeling miserable about myself, wishing for the time to go by...the list goes on! So hereโ€™s a recommitment to myself: I am worthy of happiness and I can do anything โค๏ธ [๐Ÿ“ธ from a weekend getaway to Memphis with the hubs]

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2018-04-29 06:28:31

Sunday Stacks ๐Ÿฅž @birchbenders pancake mix with raspberries, PB, local ๐Ÿฏ & granola

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2018-04-21 11:27:36

Saturday mornings spent at the beach are more relaxing than back home ๐Ÿค” even though Iโ€™m doing school work all day every day... . I know Instagram is a highlight reel and people want to see positivity but I also think itโ€™s important to be honest. And let me tell you...itโ€™s been a hard year. To find the positivity in anything is a struggle but the hubs and I have been waking up every morning and asking ourselves at least one thing weโ€™re excited about for the day. So know that no oneโ€™s life is perfect or even close to it and itโ€™s okay to step away to take time for yourself ๐Ÿ™Œ Now how many days until the summer?! ๐Ÿ˜Ž (๐Ÿ“ธ from breakfast a couple of weeks ago because I ainโ€™t got time for perfectly placed food right now - Whole Foodโ€™s organic sourdough with TJโ€™s pesto and scrambled eggs)

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2018-04-05 05:47:52

Have you ever eaten out by yourself? I highly recommend it ๐Ÿ‘Œ especially if youโ€™re chowing down on this from @driftcoffee.kitchen Winston ๐Ÿถ and I took a couple of days to go to the beach, and it was so relaxing to have some me-time ๐Ÿ™Œ Iโ€™m an introvert and need some time to recharge every now and then. Take some time for YOU! โค๏ธ

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2018-04-03 15:16:42

Mother & son bonding ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

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2018-04-02 08:33:26

Road trip! ๐Ÿš— . Winston and I hit the road this morning and of course we had to stop by @buoybowls for a snack ๐ŸŒบ Weโ€™re hoping for a nice walk on the beach this evening. Happy Monday loves โœŒ๏ธ

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2018-04-01 13:09:01

Happy Easter Sunday! ๐ŸŒท . The Batts are ready for warm weather, beach trips and sweet treats. Hubs asked for strawberry shortcake so I used @simplemills vanilla cake mix and vanilla frosting for the first time...lives up to the hype ๐Ÿคค Iโ€™m looking forward to a couple of days by myself with Winston (the white curly one) at the beach. Enjoy the rest of your day! ๐Ÿ’•

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2018-03-30 06:28:48

I swear there are oats under there ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Spring Break day 1 includes sleeping in, this egg white oat bowl inspired by @b.b.wellness, leg day, cycling class, and date night ๐Ÿ’• Taking it easy and focusing on recharging my mind & body ๐Ÿ™ so Iโ€™m ready for end of year craziness #teacherproblems Egg White Oat bowl topped with crunchy almond butter, plain @siggisdairy, @purely_elizabeth OG, and homemade berry chia jam

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2018-03-29 13:27:15

TBT to this gorgeous smoothie bowl from @jrinkjuicery last weekend ๐Ÿ’™ Itโ€™s officially spring break! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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2018-03-25 06:58:03

Thankful for weekend getaways like this one that included marching with thousands, enjoying food as food (and not a reward or punishment), and spending quality time in DC with my main man ๐Ÿ’• Itโ€™s been a rough few months, but Iโ€™m hopeful for the future โœŒ๏ธ Special shoutout to @cassie.fit ๐Ÿ˜˜ I channeled you to get this shot ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

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2018-03-21 09:31:56

When you send your hubby to get sprouted wraps and he comes home with pizza crust (details below) ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€ข Snow day and enjoying the moments of boredom and checking off to-do list items โœ… Hubs and I are headed to DC this weekend with a stop in RVA both ways (because we are obsessed) and already looking forward to some of my fave foodie spots. โ€ข @traderjoes sprouted pizza crust, TJs guac, crockpot pork, sautรฉed veggies, black beans, & @hummusapien vegan queso (so simple & easy)

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2018-03-17 10:23:58

Amazed and proud of what my body can do ๐Ÿ™Œ Half marathon #2 went as good as I could have hoped with minimal training the past few months. Today has definitely encouraged me to always have hope and that a little pain is worth the feeling of crossing that finish line โค๏ธ