taylor | 26 | teacher & grad student | finding the balance of eating and moving that make me happy 🙏
FRIYAY 🙌🙌🙌 . This weekend will include grad school, planning for my first graders next week, and lots of self love ❤️ Self love looks different for everyone. Don’t feel pressured to buy ALL OF THE THINGS to feel like you’re one of “them.” You don’t need fancy things to show yourself some love and grace. Figure out what you enjoy and go with it ✌️ . PS smoothies with reuseable straws make me feel all 🤗 inside
When the semester is coming to an end and you can see the light of graduation 💃 . It’s been a long time since I’ve felt like posting on here. This semester of grad school has been a challenge. I haven’t felt like myself, insecurities are coming to the surface from places I haven’t felt in forever...like since my first year as a teacher. But the feeling of graduating in May with my master’s in education WILL BE WORTH IT 🙌 @kp_ingitsimple posted about this a couple of days ago and it felt so good to know I’m not the only one who can feel this way ❤️Share how you’re feeling with someone and know you’re not alone. You can get through this! 💪 . 📷 of my breakfast this morning 👉 roasted sweet potatoes, two fried eggs, nana & PB
Real life: the hubs had to boost me up to this spot for a picture 🤷♀️ My day included first graders, wearing bougie shoes, and voting. Have you followed @classycleanchic yet? She’s getting me out of my comfort zone and she has the cutest style! Aka I bought this sweater because of her 💕 Happy Friday loves!
When you wake up and it’s 20 degrees colder...you bake banana bread and put on your comfiest sweater 🤗 Did I mention no school today? 💁♀️ Recipe from the banana bread 👑 @rachlmansfield
Happy fall 🍂🍁 My favorite season is here, yet we still have 80 degree weather in NC 😰 Ready to wear all of my chunky sweaters and leggings 🙏 This DELISH spread was at Mecktoberfest AKA Oktoberfest 🇩🇪 Banana pudding funnel cake & beer 🍻TREAT YOSELF ❤️
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 💁♀️