My Week Through Phonto

No WIAW this week–I know, how lame! Kidding, but my eats have been kinda lacking lately. Think homemade waffles with protein frosting for breakfast, steamed edamame with fresh fruit for lunch, DIY trail mix for snacks (I’ve been loving on the dry roasted edamame, raisin, pistachio and mini chocolate chip combo!), chilled stirfrys for dinner and healthy homemade baked goods for dessert. Okay, maybe not so boring since I love all of it (especially the protein powder-packed version of my mocha chip banana bread!) but you’ve all seen a million photos of these things already. So I thought this week I’d switch things up and share my favorite things from the week–in Phonto form!

Probably a pathetic little bicep, but I’m proud of it!

I professed my love for planks in last week’s Friday Faves–and this is why! My arms and core have been getting so strong because of them, which is awesome. I love body weight workouts because they make me feel badass–like I’m building strength all on my own, without any equipment!

One of my new fave Sbux drinks–berry hibiscus Refresher.

I love love love Starbucks, especially their iced drinks. I could probably just live on their plain iced coffee sweetened with stevia or their light soy Frappuccinos. Or maybe even their unsweetened passion iced tea. But these new Refreshers are definitely delicious, and totally live up to their name. When they were offering them free, my mom and I each got one. I loved the berry one most but the limeade one was decent. I’m excited to try their VIA packets though!

This sight isn’t very common here in CO, so I had to snap a shot!

Rain looks so pretty, especially with a rainbow, but it sure isn’t pretty to drive in! I got caught in it on my way home from my internship and the worst part was the crazy wind. I made a quick stop at Whole Foods and almost blew away on my way out! But when I got home, I spotted this rainbow and had to take a picture because it looked gorgeous.

Still rockin’ the color blocking nail!

I am obsessed with the party or color blocking nail trend. Basically you paint glitter over one of your nails or paint one of them a different color. So fun, and a little more grown up than painting every nail a different color! My favorite shades at the moment are coral and lavender. Who says they don’t go together? I make them work πŸ˜€

‘Nuff said πŸ˜‰

I’ve mentioned it no less than a million times but I’ll say it again–I lurve me some spicy foods! I’m not one of those wimps who thinks jalapenos are too hot…nope, I take my spicy stuff seriously. So these new pickles are right up my alley. They’re perfectly spicy and really crisp and fresh. I only eat Claussen pickles because they’re always kept refrigerated so they taste better. If you like spicy things like I do, please look for these. You won’t regret it…well, maybe your tastebuds will a little bit!

Striped tee: Hollister. White woven belt: Abercrombie & Fitch. Navy twill shorts: Hollister.

I used to hate stripes with a passion, dunno why. Now I’m totally embracing them, especially this particular shirt. It’s just so simple yet cute, slightly cropped and kinda loose fitting, just the way I like my tees in the summer.

A snackplate for dessert: kettle corn, WF vegan chocolate chip cookie pieces, NadaMoo! java crunch coconut milk ice cream, side of fresh pineapple,

I’m so indecisive that it’s no wonder I turn to snackplates almost every day. I’d rather have little bits of a lot of stuff than make a commitment to one big thing most of the time and this dessert was no different. I only had a few pieces of a cookie left so I paired it with some vegan coffee ice cream, my favorite kettle corn and some super juicy pineapple. I did eat them all separately though, otherwise that would just be weird and gross!

What have you been up to this week? Do you like pickles?

18 thoughts on “My Week Through Phonto

  1. I looove pickles! They’re so dangerous for me because once I open a jar,I eat those little bad boys all the time… And afterwards,I feel sick because the jar is empty. Oops… πŸ˜›
    I love your “nautical” outfit a lot,by the way – very cute! πŸ™‚ And yay for your biceps,you CAN be really proud of that,believe me! πŸ˜€

  2. Cute outfit! And I love your snackplate!
    Be proud of your bicep! Haha, I’m actually proud of my triceps lately (even though the definition is still lacking). I can now do tricep extentions with 20 pounds rather than the 10lbs I started with :D! Ofcourse there is room for improvement, but I couldn’t help but feel good about it :)!

  3. Emily says:

    I’m alllll about snack plates too! I can never decide exactly what I want so having a little bit of everything is perfect.
    Your nails are so cute! And I’m addicted to Starbucks’ iced drinks…iced coffee or black-tea with stevia are my two favorites. But the new refreshers are really yummy as well!

  4. Sometimes I like pickles, but I have to be in the mood for them. Then they’re really good! And that striped Hollister tee is super cute – I’m the same way about stripes πŸ™‚ Congrats on the bicep, but girl your arms are tiny! And your meals sound tiny, too! Add some grains to that lunch (and hopefully the stirfry has rice or noodles)? You can do it! πŸ™‚

    • No worries, I always have some kind of dessert to follow my lunch and I make my stirfrys with some brown rice noodles to bulk them up! I can definitely keep working on increasing my cals though.

  5. you would make an adorable sailor girlie πŸ™‚ I think you should live by a beach! haha
    P.S. – read your last post and fats get SUCH a bad rap. Recent studies have come out stating low fat diets increase inflammation and can actually lead to weight gain. Who would have thunk πŸ˜‰

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