I knew February and March would be busy but MY GOODNESS did I underestimate the craziness. To be honest I feel drained right now. Between advising Youth and Government in Sacramento in mid Feb to sprinting home to catch up on assignments and take exams then resting for a second to come back and do it ALL again is just a lot. Everything I’m doing I am so happy to be doing but I am also doing a lot of those good things. I know these times will ease up soon enough so I’m making it work. Here’s some food I’ve been eating and things I’ve been doing.
Ok HORRIBLE lighting but I can’t not post these fine humans. The program I work as a volunteer advisor for is made up of 4,000 teens across CA then small delegations of about 20-200 people and then broken up in those delegations are little advisor family groups and this is mine. I hung out with these guys pretty much every Wednesday from September to February and saw them GROW. I can tell you something unique and amazing about each one of them but I won’t take up too much of your time. Just know that my time in Sacramento was so well spent. We averaged 5 hours of sleep a night but averaged 150% of heart capacity- so it evens out right?
When I was in this program in high school the health store next to the capitol was not there. I also had no clue what kombutcha was but whatever- it’s there now and my gut was uber regular because of it!
Home from Sac to study my bootay off for a MNT exam, write an ADIME, and finish up the rest of my class work and I was on the move again with mamma.
We went up to Ventura to the beach to take a 24 hour girls trip. I appreciate her very much. We ate amazing food, got a massage, and outlet mall shopped. It was glorious. Up there is food from The Greek where we got the sampler platter with some fresh sea scallops and a balsamic reduction + some wine and weird but amazing entertainment. There was a baby shower, belly dancers, and a lot of cross between those parties that was better than any movie or show we would have paid to see!
On the way up we stopped at my grandpa’s favorite Mexican grocery store than sells THE BEST conchas ever. Do you see that fluff?! These are a Mexican sweet bread if you have never had one, and if you ask me I think they are better than donuts. They are baked and fluffy AF with a sweet sugar coating.
Breakfast was equally as amazing. Mom ordered the fresh California Crab eggs benedict with crab literally from 50 feet away that they brought to the kitchen. Does NOT get fresher than that. We shared her savory with my sweet Brioche french toast. When I make french toast it’s slightly more nutritious so when I’m out I go for the real deal.
Came back from that weekend to teach some awesome Seniors about nutrition at the Y! I’ll tell ya I had more fun with them than I have teaching any other age group. They had awesome questions, gave me smiles, and engaged me in great conversation. A staff member from an assisted living home in our area was there too and she invited me to come chat in her facility! That’s next week and I’m excited to meet more people and spread more knowledge.
Speaking of knowledge, my dad came to see me lecture my nutrition class at CSULA. He was a teacher before he was a lawyer and it made him super proud to see me up there. I gave him a tour of the school this week and he really enjoyed it! This upcoming week is my last week teaching nutrition for the semester since its a split nutrition and exercise class so I’m glad he could see me before it ended.
Thats it for now! Guess who is coming into town in like 35 hours?! Addie from @chickpeainthecity and May from @nutritionhappens and IM SO EXCITED. Sorry in advance for the Instagram explosion that is about to happen.