Sweaty Smiling Squirrels

I didn’t see any sweaty squirrels with big smiles on their cute little faces today, but I have gotten sweaty today, did some squirrel watching (and got a nut thrown at me), and have been smiling a lot lately Smile

Could life get any better?

Let’s start off with the beginning of my wonderful day! Smile 

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Breakfast while studying or instead of?
(Using my books as my place setting…)

– steel cut oats cooked it almond milk

– scrambled egg whites with green onions

– the best raspberries of life

After my breakfast my Mom and I headed to the gym to start Day 1 of Jamie Eason’s LIVEFIT Open-mouthed smile I started off my journey of the program with chest and triceps training. I love training my triceps, but this workout was much more scaled down compared to the workouts I have been doing lately, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel after I was done the routine…

Would I feel like I did a good workout?

Would I be satisfied?

Would I feel like I wanted to do more?

Verdict: Gosh I felt good.

Even though the workout only took me 35 minutes (including my 5 minute warm up) my arms were feeling the workout! I took advantage of the routine and it’s “tameness” – I really pushed myself guys! I actually hit a new PR for my dumbbell bench presses!

Talk about a great start to the program! Winking smile

Unfortunately, I had six hours of class today, so I had to leave my Mommy for most of the day, but it was an enjoyable day of classes Smile 

When I was waiting for my Mom to pick me up after my classes were done is when my squirrel watching took place…

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See the little cutie up in the tree?

I needed to get closer…

So closer I got Smile

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He definitely didn’t appreciate me invading his space…

Things got a little scary here

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Talk about demon eyes! The little guys actually chucked a nut at me!

Luckily my Mom came just in time Winking smile 
How does she always know when I need her most? Whether it be because of a bad day or demon squirrels… she is always there Smile

Other than the amazing sweat sesh and squirrel watching, like I said, I have been smiling a lot lately Open-mouthed smile 

Obviously it is because my best friend is here, but you have been making me feel amazing, too Smile 
I need to thank you all for the wonderful comments and support regarding my last post! Smile It means the world to me Smile 

So, back to smiling…
Here are some things that I have been smiling about lately!

Meals out with my girl!

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Food Science Lab!

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I made peanut brittle Open-mouthed smile

Random (and let’s be honest, disgusting) finds at the grocery store

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Waking up to and spending time with my best friend

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What has been making you smile lately?

Lots of love,



About Meg (A Dash of Meg)

Hello, my name is Meg. I am a 20-year-old passionate Foods & Nutrition student on my way to becoming a Registered Dietitian who loves food, cooking, fitness, seafood, and a nice cup of tea.

Posted on December 1, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I got to hang out with my mom today too! Yay!

  2. PS Your blog is making me smile, Christmas music is making me smile, and knowing that the semester is wrapping up is helping. 🙂

  3. Your food science lab looks so fun! You look like you haven’t got any hands in that picture. XD

  4. I feel the same way after her workouts!! They are much faster but I definitely feel the burn! Today was my first off day and I’m supposed to have 2 more…I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself!! That beef fat is disgusting by the way. Highly doubt it’s on Jamie’s “approved” list!! Hahah

    Sticking to this plan is making me smile!! I haven’t slacked once yet! My boyfriend is doing it too so it makes it that much easier and more FUN!

    PS you and your mom look so much alike!!! Enjoy her company!!!!

  5. that squirrel looks crazy! we have so many on campus. and i want some of that peanut brittle!

  6. Aww congrats on the PR!

  7. I got to spend lots of time with my mommy over the past week too since I was home for Thanksgiving. It’s the best. 🙂 You two are adorable!
    The new workout regime that you’re following sounds awesome. Have you read “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” by Lou Schuler? It’s one of my favorites! And his exercise and nutrition beliefs sound very similar to Jamie’s.
    And that beer fat with seeds literally made me gag! Who eats that stuff?!

  8. That breakfast looks amazing! 🙂

  9. beef fat with seeds?! oh my dear goodness!!!
    what makes me smile? my gwendolyn. everyday! x

  10. Beef fat with seeds?!? That’s the freakin nastiest thing I’ve ever hear of!! Sounds like your day was amazing though…except for the squirrel chucking that acorn at you haha
    Ps–that peanut brittle you made it lab looks tasty! 😀

  11. Yay congrats on the PR! That must be so fun to do the plan with your mom. I can’t wait to work out with my mom again over the holidays!

    I hope you do a post about where you’ve been eating out with you mom! I’m super curious. 😉

    Things making me smile lately… taking study breaks to watch Everwood with my friend, seeing my Christmas tree lit up in my apartment, and reading my sister’s adorable comment on my blog. 😀

  12. So glad you got to enjoy time with your bestie! 🙂 soo sweet!!

  13. wtf is beef fat with seeds LOL??? That brittle looks yummyyy

  14. I love how close you are with your mom! I’m the same exact way! Actually, lastnight my mom came to take me out to dinner before I spoke at a women’s health night on campus! I took pics of our meals and I’m going to post about it later! 🙂

  15. hahahaha love the squirrel picture!! It looks like you’re having such a great time with your mom too, moms are SO the best! I’m going shopping with mine this afternoon, that’s what’s making me smile! 😀

  16. Hahahahahaha beef fat with seeds. Ooooookie dokie!

    I love all your outfits, girl! Be my stylist!?

  17. Awe you and your mom are ADORABLE!! You look a lot alike 🙂

    Excuse me while I go throw up..beef fat?? Yuk! It’s amazing the things grocery stores sell these days..seriously?? haha

    I am so glad you had an awesome workout – nothing feels better than an amazing workout!

  18. Beef fat with seeds?! HOLY GROSS! lol. You are seriously gorgeous lady! Glad you’re enjoying the first few workouts!

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