Bess Be Fit

A former collegiate athlete's journey of trying to stay and get as fit as possible in life after soccer!


V-day Giveaway!

Sorry I was a slacker yesterday…I could very well have written a post last night but I was almost too tired to eat dinner. *Almost*

Also, when I am that tired all I want is carbs, so to make sure I got my protein in I had protein oats for dinner!  I used to eat oatmeal for dinner all the time in college and actually haven’t had it for dinner in forever so it was great.  I didn’t take a picture of it because you know what oatmeal looks like and if you don’t you can read back through my old posts because I have about 8934752935 different pictures of it. 🙂

Lunch was amazing because I got a 5 dolla footlong from Subway.  My Jersey Mike’s franchise owning friends probably wouldn’t be too happy with this…but to that I say please open a store closer to my house, thanks!  I’ll help you run it if you want because I always see your coupons for Jersey Mike’s and it makes me sad I can’t eat it because I live in the boonies.

I had a chicken sub on honey oat bread with provolone cheese, light mayo, honey mustard, green peppers, pickles, cucumbers, black olives, banana peppers, and salt & pepper.  I usually get spinach on it but I gotta be honest…the spinach was not looking too fresh yesterday.  However, the ingredients that I did get on the sandwich were fantastic and delicious.

Just looking at that picture makes me want that for lunch again today…..

Anyways, I had the world’s most boring yet undeniably delicious breakfast (again): cereal.  Yes, I am falling back into my addiction.  It also doesn’t help that I am so lazy in the mornings that cooking oats on the stove for 5 minutes seems like too much work…I decided to not take a picture of that either because you’ve seen it plenty of times!

Here is What I Wore to work today:

I have to say that I really like wearing jackets with no hoods and having something on underneath it that does have a hood that you pull out over the top jacket…random.  But its just a note about how I like to wear certain stuff!  Besides, not pulling the hood out makes you look like you have a hunchback and that is no good.

Packed for a snack today I have some greek yogurt with dates and almonds and a banana

And lunch is sadly not going to be a 5 dolla footlong because I don’t need to buy my lunch 2 days in a row!  I try to save money for the most part!  Lunch will be leftovers from the fridge thrown in a tupperware.

Roasted sweet potatoes, 2 hardboiled eggs, and some chicken breast.

That’s all I’ve got for now…I’m thinking I’m going to go ahead an let people start entering for the Valentine’s Day Giveaway even though I don’t have all the stuff yet…I want to be able to ship it by then (or at least as close as possible!)

I can tell you it will consist of some V-day candies and other festive goodies!!  I will put up a picture once I get the stuff but I haven’t purchased yet!!

To enter the Valentine’s Day Giveaway:

Answer this question:  What would be your dream Valentine’s date (it can be one you’ve had or one you want to have!)??  Give me all the details, I love reading stuff from y’all 🙂

You can get an extra entry by (please leave me a separate comment for each that you do):

Tweeting about the giveaway

Facebooking about the giveaway

Blogging about the giveaway

Okay that’s it!  Happy Tuesday!



Y’all are making my day!

First off, thanks for all the support about the disrespectful comments. The blog world has been overwhelmingly acceptive and gracious and thank you all for being a part of that!!

Secondly, SkinnyRunner featured me on her Cat Lady Blogs today. I check her blog about 37 times a day so its super cool to see myself on it, I must say 🙂 Thanks SR!  I have had more views and awesome comments today than ever.  Y’all Rock (p.s. if you are new to the blog, I am from North Carolina and say y’all…you’ll get used to it).  However, I don’t know if we can tell Maverick that I am now a Cat Lady…I don’t think he’d understand….

Also, since I was in such a good mood (and tomorrow is payday yayuh!) I bought myself a few super cute dresses that were on a MASSIVE sale at (if you have never been to this site do it asap, they are currently having a giveaway for a Judith Ripka Diamond Anniversary Ring….1.25 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds in 14k white gold.  Yeah, I’m gunna enter…why not??

It looks like this:

Here are the dresses I purchased:

A Kate Middleton inspired look, perhaps a little more sexed-up than the future princess’s dress that she wore to the engagement announcement…she has to be much more modest, you know.

I also got this one because purple is probably my favorite color:

That gives me an excuse to get purple shoes like the model’s.  Sa-weeeeeeeet 🙂

Ok I guess I’ll show you what I’ve eaten today…since that is sort of the main purpose of this bloggie!


Black coffee, Kashi Go Lean Crunch with Almond Milk, and a piece of pumpkin bread with honey on it.  The honey was good, but not as good as the peanut butter!


A handful (or 2…okay 4) of raisins, cranberries, walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds.


The most ooey gooey shmelty cheesy goodness…I just put a slice of provolone and some shredded cheddar on top of each half of an Arnold’s sandwich thin and stuck it in the toaster oven for a few minutes until the cheese was sizzlin’….perfection.

Had it alongside some Food Should Taste Good cracker/chips!

And I almost forgot to mention the most important part….

A WW ice cream candy bar…these things are too good.

That’s been my day so far…I would like to try to get a run in later (either outside or on the treadmill) but I think I may have strained my back a bit with my leg work out yesterday.  I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it but I have Degenerative Disc Disease…it gave me so much trouble my senior soccer season to the point where I could barely sit in a desk and get through a class.  It was so uncomfortable and painful.  After some MRI’s they finally figured out that I have basically destroyed the discs between my lower vertebrae so the bones basically just rub together.  I haven’t had much trouble with it over the past year, but whatever is hurting my back feels awfully a lot like the pain I had in 2009…so I am hoping its just a muscle strain and not something that has to do with the discs.  Eeek!  So I might be taking a rest from working out today.  We’ll see.

Again I have some more stuff up on E-bay if anyone is interested…

I will probably get together some of the stuff for the upcoming giveaway tonight…I am personally really excited about it, and when I get excited about things I want them done asap!

Lastly, I said I wanted to start asking questions on these posts because I want to get to know y’all better!!  So here is today’s question:

Have you ever had a serious injury?  What was it?  How long did it take you to recover?  Does it still hurt sometimes?