My Favorite Foods

How is everyone doing on this lovely Thursday morning? I am totally obsessed with the fact that there’s only 2 days until the weekend and that March is starting tomorrow. February wasn’t the best month for me, but I’m determined to turn it around in March and make it rock. I have a lot of fun stuff going on in March:

  • new families to babysit for
  • a 5th birthday party for a sweetheart I babysit
  • tons of personal training sessions already scheduled
  • running a St. Patty’s Day 5K
  • house sitting for a lady I workout with
  • not too many weekend plans yet, so lots of time to relax (fingers crossed!)

I also got a call from The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday letting me know that our show taping has been moved up a day. WOO! One day less to wait. So for anyone that cares, the episode I’ll be in the audience for is going to be airing on April 11th. No worries, I’m sure I’ll remind you a million and one times before then anyway.

This is going to drive me nuts. Yesterday on someone’s blog they did a WIAW, but a “What I WOULD Eat Wednesday.” I cannot remember for the life of me who’s blog it was! So if this was you, please let me know so I can give you proper credit. Anyway, they wrote about what foods they would eat if they knew nothing about nutrition, calories, protein, added sugars, etc. I thought this was a super fun idea, so here’s what I would eat if I had no knowledge or care for taking care of my body. Here are the foods that I would totally be indulging in on a regular basis.

  • Costco chocolate chunk muffins

  • Olive Garden white chocolate raspberry cheesecake

  • Margaritas x 1,000

  • Tostitos scoops, guacamole, and salsa x 1,000,000

  • Vegetable lo mein

  • Peach rings

  • Ben & Jerry’s cinnamon buns ice cream

  • Caesar salad

  • Trix cereal (but the kind with the fruit shapes, not those boring circles they use now)

  • Fruit salad

There’s probably more, but that’s what first came to mind. Are you kidding me? Apparently I would be 3,000 pounds if I didn’t care about health and fitness!

Since we’re already on the food topic, can I please just share with you my breakfast from yesterday? I had a bit of an unusual schedule yesterday, so Luke and I had time to sit down to a real breakfast together for the first time in probably like, ever. I got my Perfect Fit Protein packets in the mail a few days ago and decided to try out the protein pancake.


The recipe is super simple:

  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 tbs. almond milk
  • 1 packet perfect fit protein
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


YUM. I topped mine with some cookie butter, the other half of my banana, and a sprinkle of Back to Nature granola with dark chocolate chunks. It’s rare for me to not finish my food, but I still had a couple bites left. It was SO filling.


Black coffee and a mimosa (or 3) may or may not have been enjoyed on the side as well.

I also got an awesome workout in yesterday. I didn’t quite follow along with the Wednesday schedule for the 5 Day Warm-Up, since I was feeling like mixing it up.

  • 2 Tone It Up ab routines, 3x through each (took me about 45 minutes)
  • 15 minutes stretching

Since I completed an hour of cardio at the gym yesterday, I wasn’t feeling any more additional treadmill work today. I’ll hit it today!

Here’s the schedule for today (wow, this post is getting bullet-point crazy!):

  • leg/butt circuits at the gym + jazzercise class
  • training 2 clients
  • doctors appointment (boo……)
  • afternoon off to do some seriously needed work on the computer!

Not sure what the plans are for tonight, but hopefully spending some time with my little sister, since she was absolutely devastated she didn’t have a snow day yesterday. Poor kid.

What’s a food you would eat if you had no knowledge of nutrition?


  1. Mmmm froyo and pizza and burgers and french fries and pancakes/waffles…probably real ice every now and then too ;) Truth be told though I eat most of that stuff any way every now and then anyway, so something I don’t eat every now and then? Cinnamon toast crunch. I LOVED that stuff growing up…haven’t had it in years, but ohhh I’d eat it daily if I could :D

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      I eat most of my stuff anyway, too! Just on a much smaller basis than everyday. Except sometimes I do…oops. Cinnamon toast crunch. So freaking good. I never liked it with milk though, always just dry.

  2. I have never had Ben & Jerry’s cinnamon bun ice cream, it sounds really good though. I would eat a lot more Blue Bell pistachio ice cream! I would probably still eat oatmeal everyday for breakfast and yogurt bowls for dinner, I’m boring.

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      It is heavenly. I highly recommend trying some immediately! I have never had pistachio ice cream, but I’m sure I would love it. Totally agree with you on oatmeal and yogurt bowls; my two favorites!

  3. I would eat a bunch of chocolate chip cookies if they were calorie free. I love them.

  4. If I had no knowledge of nutrition, I would eat everything. But mostly grilled cheese sandwiches + onion rings with Cold Stone and lots of sugary cereal for dessert.

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Yup, I would eat everything, too. Eat all the fod. Mmmmm Coldstone! I forgot about that one. Cake batter with oreos and reeses pieces is my jam.

  5. Lindsey’s List did it yesterday if that helps. Sugary cereal is the best, however I still eat it despite what people say about not eating sugary stuff. Whoops

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Yes! That was it. Thanks girl. I eat sugary cereal a lot, too. Oh well. When the girls I nanny are having trix and I can choose between that and cheerios, you best believe I’m going with the trix.

  6. Ummmm, I now want all of those foods.. hahaha. We have verrry similar taste!

  7. I totally want all of those things you posted.

    I think I would just eat ice cream for every meal, maybe throw in some pancakes too, if nutrition didn’t matter. Le sigh.

  8. It does not get much better than eating chips with salsa and guacamole while drinking a margarita!! ;)

  9. Love the “what I would eat Wednesday” approach. I LOVE veggie lo mein. I just got chinese recently and I think I ate the whole portion myself, which was supposed to be shared among friends. Oops. LOVE it.

    If I could pretend I didn’t know how bad it was for me, I would eat cookies all day. Breakfast lunch and dinner! Chocolate chip and preferably the ones the size of my face.

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Veggie lo mein is the best. Have you ever had it from PF Chang’s? My absolute favorite. Pair it with some lettuce wraps and I’m one happy camper.

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