Roomie’s 30th Birthday & New Product Haul

August 15, 2013 · 8 comments

Hey guys! Today, my roomie, aka the boyfriend, officially turns 30 years old! If you have missed it in the past, I refer to him as roomie because he is a super private person when it comes to online stuff and borderline hates social media. He supports what I do, but chooses not to have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, etc. As a result, I have only put up one picture of him on the blog despite having dated for almost 6 years! I turn 30 myself in March but I think Olivia Wilde’s advice for turning the big 3-0 sums up my thoughts about the inevitable milestone. It’s a must read if you haven’t seen it already.

This week, I’ve been embracing change myself. Perhaps as I get older my preferences for food will change like my style. I ordered a funky new pair of Forehand sunglasses from Oakley. I’m usually a tortoise or black eye-wear kind of gal but these are fun and remind me 29 is still young!

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It seems like my taste buds have been changing lately, too. I rarely eat pasta for dinner because I think it tastes really boring and would rather have something more nutritious, but after a drunk outing at Fenway Sunday night for the Legends of Summer Tour, I craved it! I bought homemade pasta from Foodie’s in the South End and added roasted eggplant, pasta sauce and pecorino romano. I think I finally realized that I love fresh pasta, I just can’t stand the boxed stuff.

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Continuing with the salty cravings this week, I wanted a cheesy egg breakfast on Tuesday. I love mixing eggs with salsa for a quick omelet solution. Chopping veggies first thing in the morning is painful in my opinion. I used the new Laughing Cow Light White Cheddar wedge in the middle. It ended up being a scramble which I think ended up tasting better.

IMG 4646As luck would have it, salt is also a popular new ingredient in the new KIND bar flavors. I was sent two new flavors to try out and let’s just say they just might be my favorite flavors the brand has debuted yet. The Dark Chocolate Chili Almond has 7 g of fiber and 6 g of protein with just 5 g of sugar. The Maple Glazed Pecan and Sea Salt (which hints at the sea salt and caramel trend) has 6 g of protein and 5 g of fiber, again with 5 g of sugar. Both are between 210 and 200 calories.

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I think the big reason why I’m craving the salt and carbs is due to my increase in cardio as I’m training for a half marathon this fall and perhaps am not drinking enough water to compensate. I ended my Bar Method membership because I’m gong to be teaching at a new studio in Boston this fall! As a result, I’ve upped my running and spin classes at Recycle Studio while I wait to get back into strength at my new home. I’ve hinted at the studio on my Facebook and Twitter so if you don’t follow me there and you live in Boston, go check it out!

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1 Theodora August 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

You know I haven’t been the biggest fan of Barry’s, but I would totally take your class!

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2 Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake August 15, 2013 at 11:14 am

The pasta looks so tasty! I don’t usually like pasta that much but every once in a while, I crave it!
I’m not a big fan of the taste of Kind Bars but that dark chocolate chili almond one looks like it would taste good!

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3 Sara @ fitcupcaker August 15, 2013 at 11:28 am

I love the maple glazed and dark chocolate sea salt KIND bars, they are so good. Whenever I rev up the cardio I always crave carbs!!

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4 kelsea August 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm

My 30th is coming up too and totally agree with the Olivia Wilde article! It’s going to amazing!

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5 Sarah August 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I want to do a video and just read it haha!

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6 Tara@PNWRunner August 16, 2013 at 12:44 am

Ive noticed the same thing if I am dehydrated. I start craving salty things. I always try to drink a ton of water each day to prevent becoming dehydrated. Propel always works for me!

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7 Pam August 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

Congrats Sarah on your new gig this fall- I’m so excited for you! And I’m turning 25 in two weeks and even now I feel the pressure of maybe not accomplishing as much as I should have or returning to school for the third time next fall. My clients have already hinted “are you getting engaged” or “you need to have kids as close to 30 as you can”. I just want to enjoy the life I’m living.

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8 hakirby September 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Thanks for that Olivia Wilde link. I laughed my ass off at it, while agreeing with it. I’m 38 and I can honestly say, I loved my thirties more than my 20s and can’t wait for my 40s. they will be awesome.

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