Words to Live By…

“An apple doesn’t make a good breakfast.”

(Even if you have an early appointment – eat something that will keep you full and not spike your blood sugar. Noted.)IMG_7584

“A bad run is better than no run at all.” blurry runner

“Big salads are the ultimate “everything and the kitchen sink” meal.”


“Croutons take salads to a whole new level.”

(I love croutons and eat them like crackers, anyone else?)IMG_7560


“ You can never have too much hummus.”

“And so you should buy a huge tub of  it at Costco as to never run out.” Noted again. IMG_7559

“Chocolate should be enjoyed every day.”


“Sometimes, more than once a day.”IMG_7588

“Trail mix is delicious, but dangerous.”IMG_7590


And also, “Just because it’s on sale, doesn’t mean you should buy it.” Damn. sale on trail mix

“Almond Butter makes everything better. Everything.” IMG_7568

“Don’t care what other people think.”

(I had a coupon for a free McBistro sandwich with the purchase of a drink. I figured, I get a Diet Coke, Ben gets a free grilled chicken sandwich. But, carrying the bag back into my apartment I passed by a neighbor and wanted to explain to them that I don’t really eat McD’s.

Who cares if I eat McDonald’s? I shouldn’t give an eff what other people think about my food choices. Wasn’t I just talking about “owning it” the other day? )

McDonalds Bag

“ You can make anything cooler, even tattoos, by adding a pedometer.”

(Okay, maybe it’s the opposite, whatever. )IMG_6416


“Life is short, enjoy the sunshine even if it makes you squint.”Me in pink

What are your favorite words to live by?

My new motivational quote I recently heard from Caitlin,

“Someday you will not be able to do this. Today is not that day.”


  1. says

    So that trail mix was disappointing? Or just deadly addicting? haha. I’m tempted by it everytime I’m in Target! Favorite quotes include:

    “Most wasted of days is one without laughter”
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do rather than the ones you did do”
    “There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination”

  2. Christy says

    Love this post! Yes, I eat croutons like they are crack…I mean crackers. One of my favorite quotes is:

    “The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.”

  3. Rachel Anne says

    Monica, I love you. And this entry.

    Best words to live by:

    Do not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

    Nothing is worth more than this day.

  4. says

    You make me happy, so does your blog! :) I appreciate the McDonalds thing even though you didn’t eat it. I feel like if I go to Chick-Fil-A I can’t order the waffle fries or I feel like it’s sort of “bad” of me..most times I get a salad with my sandwich but if I want a waffle fry, I will eat a damn waffle fry. Although I do cringe when I put it on the blog sometimes. It’s a bad habit.

  5. says

    This post was awesome :) I especially agree with (sigh.. I do NOT follow this, but I need to…) “Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean you have to buy it” I’ve always liked the Bingham quote, “The miracle is not that I finished, but that I had the courage to start.” I find it is applicable to many areas in my life.

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