Top 3 Friday 4/29/16

April 29, 2016 in About Me

Hi guys and happy Friday! We made it. This week was long for many reasons- but Friday is finally here, thank God!

My beautiful blogging friend Kate inspired me with the idea of this post, so let’s get started!

Top 3 Eats

  • Beet JuiceFullSizeRender-1.jpg
  • This whole foods salad FullSizeRender.jpg

Avocado egg toast FullSizeRender-2.jpg

Top 3 lows  

  1.  Finals coming up… I can’t wait till they’re over!
  2. Being sick- an ear infection, slight fever, and cold… no fun at all. I hate being sick and missing class, but it will all be okay. Just deep breaths during this rocky time and lots of sleep!
  3. Colder weather… Last week was so nice and this week has been chillier. I want summer temps!

Top 3 highs

  1. Getting a job interview at GNC and getting a second interview this upcoming Saturday there! Super excited.
  2. Getting to see my parents and my dog. Even though I had to come home because of being sick, seeing my parents is always the biggest blessing- I love them so much!
  3. Church- I really connected with everything being said at Mass this week, and I am so thankful I was there in the presence of my amazing friends. <3

 Top 3 Instagrams


How cute is this shirt?! I love it!!


Love this and Cayanne – she is truly SO amazing and inspiring!


And because this made me LOL… and I love dogs so much

Top 3 Reads

How I manage Stress

Some awesome tips from Brie!

The quest for the best nut butter

Because I’m always on the lookout for new nut butters 🙂 \

What I hate about the fitness industry


I found myself nodding my head as I read everything in this post… completely agree with what Megan said!

Have a wonderful Friday friends, and remember to stay healthy and take care of yourself during this busy time! And if you’re sick like me, get some rest and catch up on some zzz’s!

Sending my love as always.



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  • Reply Lynne April 29, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I love this post, what a great idea !!! Except the part about you being ill, hope you are feeling tons better by the time you read this…and I know that chilly weather really did not help. Great that you get to see your parents and your gorgeous dog 🙂
    All the best for your interview, I hope you get the job.
    Hugs 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa April 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you so much Lynne. Always great to see my parents and dog too. Thank you for your kind words and get well wishes! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It April 29, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Feel better lovely! XOXO
    I love the idea of this post, and that shirt is SO cute! 🙂 Also, that article about the fitness industry is so true. I couldn’t agree more! I hope you have an amazing weekend Lyss <3

    • Reply Alyssa April 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Thank you so much Marina!! I loved that article too and found everything Megan said to be spot on! Have a wonderful weekend girly 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie April 29, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Hi Alyssa,
    I love your reads that you give out! I hope you feel better soon, I know it stinks feeling sick and being in school. Stay strong my sweetie and this will pass! Love you.

    • Reply Alyssa April 29, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks mom, thank you for being there for me through all this!! Love you too 🙂

  • Reply Kate April 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Yay, so glad you joined! I totally understand the stress of finals. Right now it is just MAKING myself get the work done that is so hard. I’ve become quite a slacker in my old age 😉
    I can’t get over how perfect that avocado toast looks! Those eggs are seriously perfect! Did you microwave them or poach them?

    • Reply Alyssa April 29, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Same here- my motivation to do the work is just not there!! I actually just microwaved the eggs. I microwave them for 35 sec

  • Reply Taylor April 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Great post! I’m so sorry you are still sick! Rest up and hopefully you will be all better soon! I worked at the Vitamin Shoppe for a while and loved it. I absolutely love beet juice! I hate making it myself because the beets get my whole kitchen pink! lol have a great weekend and feel better soon!!

    • Reply Alyssa April 29, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you so much!! Beet juice is so amazing, and so are beets! Have a great weekend Taylor! 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply sarah April 30, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Yay for summer jobs! You are going to rock that second interview girl. For some reason now I am craving grapes after seeing your picture lol, random. Relax this weekend and enjoy your time home!

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you Sarah!! Grapes are really the best, hope you had a great weekend home girl!

  • Reply Ellie April 30, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I need that shirt! I’m eating PB right now ahahha
    I hope you kick this sickness and have a great rest of the semester 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Thank you so much Ellie! <3

  • Reply Cora April 30, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Blegh your cold/ear infection sounds AWFUL! And what a perfect time to get sick eh? Right when you need to use that brain of yours. I used to find I’d always get sick right AFTER finals when my body was finally like, “good you have time to get sick now.” I guess yours wasn’t so generous 🙁 :(.
    In the good news department though – congrats on the job interviews! Its sounding pretty positive to me 🙂
    Agreeing with Kate – I had to double take those eggs to believe they were real. And now you have me craving grapes baaaaaad.
    Hope you start to feel better this weekend and you get some fun in!

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Ugh I know.. right when finals are around the corner! Thank you so much Cora!! And hehe, microwaving eggs really does magic 😉 Thank you for your sweet words and I hope you have a great week!

  • Reply Melanie April 30, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Happy Friday Alyssa! Congrats on getting the interview at GNC and good luck on your next one 🙂 I’m sure you will do great!

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much Melanie!! Truly means a lot to me 🙂

  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet April 30, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Ahhh thats meeee! Love you so much girl and love our beautiful bodies for knowing how to use food as fuel every dang day regardless of how much or what kind. I’m so glad you had such a great time at church and sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather 🙁 I bet that beet / veggie / fruit juice really helped give your immune system a boost though! And I also loooved Megan’s post on “What I Hate About the Fitness Industry” so eye opening. Sending you much love always <3

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Being sick is so sucky! But yes, the beet juice definitely gave my immune system a boost lol. I really connected with Megan’s post on that- it was SO eye opening! Sending lots of love your way as well!!

  • Reply Emily April 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I absolutely love that picture from Cayanne. That’s such a good reminder! I love your 3 highs! I will be praying, that God willing, you will get the job! Keep Trusting Him. He has a PERFECT plan for you in His PERFECT will! <3 Cling to His promises! <3 Proverbs 3:5-6, 'Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on thine own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge HIm, and He shall direct thy paths.' I LOVE you Lyss! I hope you feel better too.

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much for your prayers Emily, that truly means a ton to me!! You are such a sweet girl and I am thankful for your presence in my life! Love you <3

  • Reply Mary Ellen @ VNutrition April 30, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I had ear infections 2 weeks ago and it’s not fun. I hope you’re feeling better!

    Love the idea of this post!

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Ear infections are the worst! And thank you so much Mary Ellen!

  • Reply Kristy @ Southern In Law April 30, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Noooo, I hope you’re feeling better now beautiful girl! Nothing is worse than being sick! 🙁

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you so much Kristy! I am doing a bit better <3

  • Reply Edye April 30, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Congrats on the job interview! I’ve tried to like beets so bad, but cannot seem to like them!! Hope you feel better soon <3

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you so much Edye!! Your kind words are greatly appreciated <3

  • Reply Margaret May 1, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Beets are supposed to be really good post-run – but it’s hard to cook up a batch of beets on the go, so the beet juice seems like a great idea! My husband puts beets in his smoothies, but juice just sounds better. I’ll have to try it.

    • Reply Alyssa May 1, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      I have actually never tried beets in a homemade smoothies- but I heard they are delish in them as well! I love beets on salads too, so good 🙂

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