Rrrrrraise your hand if you’re ready for the weekend! Rrrrrraise your other hand if you don’t feel like making dinner tonight!
I certainly don’t. And I won’t because I’ll be devouring chips instead.
Not those chips. But I’ll get to them in a sec.
The last thing I want to do on a Friday evening is slave away in the kitchen, which is exactly why I think I’ll abandon my plans to make coconut flour crust pizzas, and instead have a hot n’ spicy date with Chipotle. Burrito bowl dinners at Chipotle always involve tucking into copious amounts of the best guacamole in the world—along with a few tortilla chips, OF COURSE.
But I’m getting away from the point. Yesterday I had a unique on-the-go lip-smacking chip-snacking experience.
It involved not tortilla chips–but Katy’s Kettle Corn Pop Chips. Coupled with cashew butter.
Admittedly, this wasn’t a shining snack moment, especially considering a few chip crumb stragglers are still lurking on the car seat. Whoops.
I don’t usually snack on chips because….well, I could eat them until I explode. I once heard that Schnauzers don’t have the sensation that tells them when they’ve had enough to eat, aka if their bowl of kibble was always full, they’d always be eating. I AM THAT SCHNAUZER. When it comes to chips, anyway.
I don’t know what it is – the salt? The crunch? All the things? I just love ‘em, but don’t ever keep them in the house because I’d eat the entire bag in one day.
But yesterday was a desperation situation. You know—one of those times when your stomach is screaming so loud, it won’t let you ignore it any longer. Those moments have become less frequent since I started planning my meals and snacks, but I’d forgotten the bag of chocolate protein bars (recipe link at the end of this post) I’d planned on eating in between my hair and gynecologist appointment (fun!) so I had to get creative.
Don’t let that smile deceive you. My stomach was knawing away at me in this picture!
I thought about squeezing the on-the-go packet of cashew butter (found at the bottom of my purse, no less) straight into my mouth, but opted to keep things classy. Enter: a half-eaten bag of kettle corn chips found in the door cubby of my mom’s car.
The combination of sweet, salty, and nutty was surprisingly delicious!
So delicious, I had to share the moment on Instagram.
My tendency to instagram (<–is that a legitimate verb yet?) experiences like this might mean I’ve become an “Ultra” Instagrammer.
I got a good laugh when I spotted this infographic on Pinterest the other day, because I think it nails social media personalities to ‘T.” The article that accompanies the infographic asserts that there are 12 types of social media personalities, ranging from “ultras” to “virgins,” however most people using social media are usually a combination of personality types.
So, for example, you may behave differently on Facebook than you behave on Twitter , Instagram. or blogs.
Which social media personality are you?
The Ultas — Check feeds dozens of times. Happily admit obsession.
The Dippers — Access their pages infrequently, often going days, or even weeks without posting.
The Deniers — Maintain that social media doesn’t control their lives, but get anxious when unable to access networks (guilty!)
The Virgins — Taking first tentative steps in social media.
The Lurkers — Hiding in the shadows of cyberspace. Watch what others are saying, but rarely (if ever) participate themselves.
The Peacocks — Popularity contest. High number of followers, fans, ‘likes,’ and re-tweets essential.
The Ranters — Meek and mild in face-to-face conversations. Highly opinionated online.
The Changelings — Adopt completely new personality online so no one knows real identity.
The Ghosts — Create anonymous profiles for fear of giving out personal information to strangers.
The Informers — Seek kudos by being the first to share the latest “stuff” with audiences.
The Approval-Seekers— Constantly check feeds and timelines after posting. Fret until people respond.
The Quizzers — Asking questions allows them to start conversations.
While I may be a “Semi-Ultra” Instagrammer (with an emphasis on semi), I’m definitely a “dipper” when it comes to Facebook; I don’t use it nearly as often as I used to! As for Twitter? I’m a total “lurker” who takes a daily “dip” or two. 😉
Because it’s Friday, and I like lists on Friday—especially lists of five—it would only be appropriate to share five of my favorite Instagram posts this week!
I’d love a few of these super cute Sparkly Soul blue and gold Boston Strong headbands.
This might be the best giveaway EVER! Enter here.
And once you win the giveaway, order this…
Absolutely Avocados Cookbook. Want. Need.
I’m totally tooting my own horn here, but last night’s dinner was too good not to share! Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wrap “Tacos” with avocado, salsa, and Greek yogurt. Sweet potato fries rounded out the meal perfectly!
As much as I enjoy Instagram, my one qualm with it is that it dangles the temptation to compare ourselves to the images that appear in front of our eyes. Sure, photos of rock hard bodies might inspire us to push a little harder in the gym, but when those photos create feelings of shame or inadequacy, they cease to be inspiring.
Know that no matter where you are in your health journey, you are beautiful just the way you are RIGHT NOW.
Oh, and about that recipe…
I threw this picture at you on Monday, and finally got around to typing the directions and ingredients yesterday. Chocolate Cake Protein Bars are my new favorite on-the-go snack!
That is, when I remember to bring them along with me. 😉
That’s all for today! I have some exciting plans this weekend which include a Broadway performance starring one of my favorite Disney princesses. Any guesses which one?
Have an amazing weekend!
p.s. If we aren’t already, let’s be friends on IG!
I want to know….
Which social media personality are YOU? Do you spend more time on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or reading blogs?
Do you feel anxious or “removed” when you’re unable to access social media?
I’m guilty! However, I’ve gotten better at recognizing when I need to take a break. It’s nice to completely “unplug” from time to time.
Do you flat-iron or curl your hair regularly, or do you prefer to go ‘au-naturel?’
I have naturally wavy hair, but flat-iron it almost every day. Not good!
What are you eating for dinner tonight? Who wants to meet me at Chipotle?? 😉