taylor | 26 | teacher & grad student | finding the balance of eating and moving that make me happy 🙏
The most important national holiday in my opinion...happy national beer lover’s day! ❤️ . There is nothing I love more than discovering new breweries and enjoying a beer with my loved ones. Have a great weekend loves! 🍻
Cheers to 4 day work weeks ✌️
Imperfectly perfect ❤️ . I’ve been trying to “march to my own drum” and use this platform for what I love - inspiration and connecting with others. The pressures of social media can be a lot. For example, I could have not posted this picture because the tortillas don’t have “clean ingredients” or it’s not “perfect enough” for Instagram...but then I thought “I want breakfast tacos.” ✌️ . Scrambled eggs with onion, pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes on @traderjoes tortillas with salsa
Everyone’s talking about waffles and I’m just like 🍩🍩🍩 . My week was crazy with beginning of the year teacher stuff and grad school starting up. My mind is like 🤯 Anyone have tips for juggling a million things at once? Hit me upppp 🙏 . Donuts from @sugarshackdonuts in Richmond. Highly recommend and totally in love with that city ❤️
It’s been too long since I posted a picture of my babies 🤗 . I miss my summer days of cuddling with these two but I have really enjoyed getting back into my school routine. Working out and meal prepping = getting that “I can do anything” feeling again. It’s the little things y’all ❤️
Quick easy recipes are my goal for the beginning of the school year 👍 . I officially only have one more day of summer break left before I go back to teacher workdays, which might sound like torture but I’m looking forward to getting back into my routine. One part of that routine is meal prep. . Recipe comes from @whole30 Fast & Easy ❤️ . What are your favorite quick recipes!?
When I send the hubs in with “something chocolatey” as his only guide and he comes through in the best way 🙌 This is true love ❤️
This picture reminds me of fall 🎃 🍁☕️🎒🍂🥧 Despite the summer days filled with Netflix and naps, I am so ready for the next season. Sitting down and figuring out new goals while enjoying this vanilla peach smoothie topped with the goods ❤️
It’s not #tbt or #fbf but this picture brings back memories of the hubs (who should not be allowed to drive in any city ever) dropping me off to pick up a cup of Pressed Freeze then getting lost in Boston and me having to walk a mile to meet him 🤦♀️ . I followed that adventure with hopping a curb in our rental car. So, it’s safe to say we both shouldn’t drive ever 😬 . Summer days are dwindling so I’m spending my days watching Felicity (#teamben ❤️) and “starting” to think of getting back into some sort of routine...Happy Tuesday!
Currently laying on the couch trying to motivate myself to make this bomb salad bowl again for lunch 🤤 . Romaine lettuce, coconut cauli rice, roasted potatoes, black beans, red onion, tomatoes, salsa verde topped with a whole pan of kale chips I made because they’re THAT GOOD [olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, lots of nutritional yeast roasted at 425 for about 7 minutes] - Happy Humpday! ❤️
When I was aimlessly watching stories last night after @bacheloretteabc 🌹I came across @emilieeats making dinner and spitting truth 🙌 . She talked about having hobbies. Seems simple enough right? Well, for the past year I’ve been exhausted seeing/hearing/talking about food & fitness 24/7. I’ve thought, “I’m a teacher, grad student, I have so many other interests than this Instagram and I am SO MUCH MORE than this Instagram.” This platform obviously started as a food & fitness account but having interests outside of this little account keeps me sane. Don’t forget who you are and follow accounts that reflect that ❤️ . [Smoothie deets 👉 1/2 nana, blueberries, spinach, almond milk, & vanilla protein topped with hemp heart granola, cacao powder & almond butter]
Quick Monday breakfasts 🙌 | I’ve been journaling what I eat for close to three years. Every single thing I put in my mouth goes in my journal. Sometimes I wouldn’t be able to due to travel and I would look back on those weeks with such guilt. Last week I just wasn’t into it. I started to but it didn’t feel right - it felt like extra unnecessary work and pressure I was putting on myself. I didn’t touch that journal for 4 days and it felt AMAZING. No guilt. I’ve been wanting to stop for a while now but it’s been difficult due to anxiety of “gaining weight” if I stop and just habit of doing it. I’m excited to see how this week goes and working towards a better relationship with food ❤️ . Breakfast 👉 @kodiakcakes chocolate chip waffles (SO EXCITED to try these and they lived up to the hype), almond butter, nana & maple syrup because...duh 💁♀️
I’m gonna just go ahead and change my handle to breakfastwithbatts or brunchingbatts? 🤔 I always feel pressure on here to get likes, pick the best picture, pretend I’m smiling for a “candid.” It’s exhausting. I started this instagram for TIU and it has evolved with me. I feel so much more in my element now with eating what I want and moving the way that makes my body feel good. I AM NOT PERFECT (and either is my breakfast...that wonky banana slice is slowly killing my OCD 😫) and I don’t want to pretend to be something I’m not on here. So I’ll post when I want to post of what I want to post for no other reason besides I want to ❤️ [Deets 👉 2 scrambled eggs smothered in @franksredhot and @wholefoods seeduction bread with @kerrygoldusa and @traderjoes almond butter & nana]
M O N D A Y ☀️| Today involved sorting papers at school (☠️), working out, napping & enjoying some 🍷 while watching @bacheloretteabc Dinner 👉 chicken tenders (coated in @traderjoes falafel mix...GAME CHANGER), roasted potatoes & massaged kale salad 💃
Throwin’ it back ✌️| Spending my days working in my classroom, napping, Netflix bingeing, and wishing I could go on another vacation. Looking at pictures from our Boston/Portland trip will have to do...🙇♀️ [hummus salad with a side of booch from @lifealivecafe in Cambridge ❤️]
Monday Mood | I’ve been through a lot of phases with my body: eating everything and not working out, obsessively working out and tracking my meals, trying to be happy no matter what size I am...is it possible to find happiness and confidence with your body? ABSOLUTELY. Will it come overnight? HELL NO. My only goal is to keep showing up for myself and giving myself grace. There’s so much more to life than tracking calories, not enjoying food with loved ones, and exercising because you feel guilty for eating “bad/unhealthy/not approved” food. Take it one day at a time and ask yourself what makes you happy and feel good? ❤️
Dreaming of LAHB-STAH 🦐| This was the best day of the trip. We started our day with a drive from Boston to Kennebunkport, stuffed our faces with breakfast, took a lobster tour, and then drove to Portland where we stumbled upon @portlandlobstercompany ❤️ Great food, beer & and a great band @thereggiesullivanband 💃 We could have stayed there forever but instead we’re home and ready to get back into our routine. No Sunday scaries here!
When road tripping one must get donuts to enjoy & feed to your man while he drives 🍩 @holydonutmaine | Portland, ME 🚗 Boston for our flight home 🙌 We’re both ready to get home and see our dogs & we will probably be falling asleep before the sun goes down tonight...Hope everyone had a fun 4th! 🇺🇸