A lot of food and a lot of goals

Are you surprised that on a Monday morning I woke up an hour and a half after I intended to? Me either. Instead of working out, I played with my cat.


And on Sunday instead of working out I painted my nails. Noticing a pattern here?



I’ve kinda fallen out of the exercise thing. Ever since I was told to take a break, I just decided to take a really long break. That’s okay. After I get back from LA, I will be back at it at 5:30 every morning. Maybe. Don’t take that too seriously.

Yesterday was a good time. I had maple pecan oatmeal with a diced apple and cinnamon. I did not take a picture, because I was running late. Surprise surprise. My 2 year-old lined up our shoes like this and it almost made me cry because it was so cute.


Then we had a delicious lunch for those with very mature taste buds of green beans, apple slices, and a grilled cheese, dipped in ketchup of course.


After that we played inside and watched lots of Backyardigans because it was raining and who likes rain if you have to be outside in it? Not me. Rain to me means stay inside, read a book, and drink some tea. Or if you’re with kids, watch Nick Jr, have some fruit snacks, and twirl around in circles. Speaking of snacks, I had a lot yesterday. Like, a lot. I could not stop eating. It was all that petting the cat that worked up my appetite.

After nannying I went to the gym to train one of my clients that I absolutely adore. She is cute as a button and becoming strong as a fox. I feel like that’s not the right animal for that saying. Correct me if I’m wrong. I was starving when I got home, so I shoveled in my mouth the first thing I could grab. That was a Chobani bite, using a banana as a spoon, and a ridiculous amount of barbeque pop chips. Gosh, I eat like a child. I do not think that will ever change.


My stomach has been hurting me the last few nights, so I decided to stop it before it starts and have some of my all time favorite saltine crackers. And no, I am not kidding. These are the bomb.


Now for the really important part of this post. I bet you all want to know what my goals for my LA trip are. Settle in.

  1. Meet Ellen DeGeneres and give her the biggest hug in the whole wide world and try not to get tears on her shirt.
  2. Not sing “I hopped off the plane at LAX…” when I hop off the plane at LAX. And yes, I will hop. Ask Luke. He will be able to support that statement.
  3. Drink at least 4 glasses of wine every day.
  4. Take a picture in front of the Hollywood sign.
  5. Kiss Ellen’s star on the walk of fame. Who are other cool celebrities who’s stars I should kiss? Or maybe just see. I’m not hip enough to know most of those people, so help a sister out.
  6. Eat a really good meal every night. And go to brunch at least once. We love brunch and mimosas.
  7. Play a game in the airport during our 4 hour layover on the way home. Scavenger hunt maybe?
  8. Go to Disneyland.
  9. Learn to surf.
  10. Take a Pilates class with Miley Cyrus.
  11. Workout with Jillian Michaels.
  12. Run into Chelsea Handler at a bar and play pranks with her all night.
  13. Meet Justin Bieber so I can take him home to marry my sister.
  14. Meet Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up and be jealous of their awesome hair and bodies.
  15. People watch. A lot.
  16. Go to Café Gratitude, Pressed Juicery, Urth Café, The Ivy, Sprinkles, and Cheesecake Factory. I know, I know. I am SO original and not touristy at all. I think all we’re going to be doing this trip is eating.
  17. Have Ellen love me so much in her audience on Wednesday that she invites us back Thursday and Friday, too.
  18. Have Ellen ask me to work for her so I never have to come home.
  19. Win the lottery while I’m there.
  20. Do what Luke wants to do, too! We’ll fit in in somehow. I have faith. No sleep and lots of sugar is the secret. We have a large stash of gummy bears to pop as soon as we start to feel tired. No rest allowed.

You think I can do it?? Babe, we have a lot to pack into 3 days. Get ready. Carb-load now so you’re prepared. I am already planning on drinking more coffee than I ever have in my life on Wednesday morning and only stopped to switch it with wine until we come home on Saturday. Maybe if I send Ellen my list she can help me. I think I will.


What’s the most fun thing you’ve ever done in your life?

Mine was seeing Ellen the first time. I hope the second time tops it!


Coffee or wine?

I cannot choose. I just can’t. Give me your input!


  1. Ahhh i love this! You seem so happy, girl, which is wonderful :) it’s fabulous that you are listening and honoring what you need/want…i’m incredibly proud of you, love. I’m so excited for your trip!! It’s going to be amazing…already looking forward to those recaps and stories! Happy tuesday, love :)

  2. I like the “have 4 glasses of wine a day” goal! And I’m not a coffee drinker, so wino all the way! I’m so jealous of you going to the Ellen show, she’s the best! Take lots of pictures so that we can live vicariously through you :)

  3. I have to agree with Caitlin, you seem so happy.. and i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Another thing that i love is that you have given your body some much needed rest. Good for you darling!! Your list pretty much rocks too btw, especially #3,6,12, and 16 =)

  4. I’m glad you are doing what feels right for you, Caitlin and Jessie are right you just sound so happy! I can’t wait to read all the awesome trip recaps!

  5. Coffee! You must be beyond excited for your trip!

  6. Your trip sounds so exciting! I love Ellen and am hoping to get tickets when I go to LA in August!

  7. Okay, can I get in on your L.A. bucket list? Those all sound like pretty good ideas to me. Especially the Chelsea Handler one. Yesss.

  8. I am so glad to hear that I am not the only person who dips her grilled cheese into ketchup. That is seriously a MUST and people always look at me funny when I do it!

    Oh, and BBQ Pop Chips are amazing, so it is totally understanding that you ate a lot of them :) .

  9. haha a jam packed three days, I mean who knows what you can accomplish in that time. Pop chips are just so good, always a nice snack

  10. Wine. Fo sho. I think since you are aiming for 4 glasses per day, you should just goal yourself to an entire bottle. Let’s even it out, mmkay? ;)

  11. WINE. Duh.

    And yayy your trip sounds like a blast!!!

  12. I am seriously sooo excited for you to see Ellen!! I want updates like all the time :)

  13. Hey! I don’t know if I’ve ever commented…but I’ve been reading for awhile. I know this is late…but I loved this post :) I love how honest you are and how happy you seem. I love reading your blog by the way ;)

    Not sure if you’ve seen Ellen yet (because I’m really behind on my blog reading…but I’ll get there!), but I loved your list regardless!

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me :) I definitely did go see Ellen…please go watch the video….haha.

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