grain sausage


Work it out

Guess who finally ran in Florence?! It was actually an awesome run…I decided to take it kind of easy since it was my first run in around a month and ended up going about 2 miles. Pretty stoked about that. I’m guessing walking so much is helping my body out. *thumbs up*

Sidenote: God bless the huge floor to ceiling windows in our apartment. Perfect for cooling off after a workout.

Today I think I’m going to go check out a gym in Florence to see about a membership. My school has a gym but it’s TINY and doesn’t have the equipment/weights I like to use. I decided it’s worth it to me to take care of myself physically/mentally by going to a gym where I can do the workouts I love. I’ll keep you guys updated.

Let’s talk about food

For my first month in Florence/traveling I kind of just splurged and tried all the foods, and I’m glad I did. However, after having the flu/bronchitis, I’ve decided to treat my body a little more kindly…in other words eat more veggies and less pasta lolol.

Grocery haul:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chicken breast
  • Spinach
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • 1 Eggplant
  • 1 (GIANT) Red pepper
  • Bananas
  • 1 Onion
  • Eggs
  • Pumpkin seeds (cheap and make a great snack instead of the Pringles I couldn’t stop eating for a while…lol)
  • Raisins
  • Oranges
  • Whole grain penne


  1. Typical breakfast = sausage, eggs, spinach dressed with olive oil, balsamic, and a pinch of salt/pepper
  2. Spinach, rotisserie chicken, red pepper, olive oil, pinch of salt/pepper
  3. Mini penne, spinach, cherry tomatoes halved, butter, parmesan, pepper
  4. Chicken breast cooked in olive oil and balsamic, seasoned with salt and pepper. On the side = mushrooms, eggplant, and onion (sauteed in olive oil/balsamic and seasoned with salt/pepper) over spinach.

I’ve been cooking most of my meals for the past two weeks or so and my body (and wallet) are very happy about it. I’m still going to go out to eat one or two nights a week (especially for the fiochetti di pera at Quattro Leoni….DROOL), but I’m loving cooking for myself again.

Amazing salad for lunch today 😋 a bed of spinach topped with cherry tomatoes, onion, chickpeas, roasted cauliflower & brussel sprouts (roasted in oven at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes with garlic powder), trader joes garlic chicken sausage, ancient grain crackers, feta cheese, and dressed with balsamic vinegar👌 I gotta say crackers in a salad is SO GOOD, first time trying it today

Instagram - goodhealthgoodvibes