My First Time {At Chipotle}

Good morning!

This is the last week before spring break, and I can hardly stand it. Last week I said I had two field trips and a college visit on Friday, but that has decreased to one field trip and a college visit. I decided to pull out of one of the trips so I wouldn’t be too stressed over making up work.

Not gonna lie, I had a mini breakdown on Saturday morning because I was overwhelmed by all the things I had to do this weekend and the fact that I haven’t been getting that much sleep. Not insomnia or anything. Just overall, I was fatigued and not a fan of getting up early on Saturday and Sunday after long days and late nights. I mean, everything that happened this weekend was super fun, but at the same time, I just wanted to slow down and rest. I didn’t need to cry, but I just vented to madre, and I felt much better afterwards.

It’s weird— I wouldn’t cry if I didn’t have anyone to talk to, but once I get the words flowing, the tears follow shortly after.



It is springtime.

Other than that episode of typical Alison, my busy weekend was still nothing short of marvelous!


Thanks for hosting, Katie!


I received this Polar Loop activity tracker in the mail on Thursday because I won it from Gina‘s giveaway a while ago (luckiest win I’ve ever scored)!

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I don’t need it for any reason in particular, but I’ve been wearing it for the past few days to see what it has to say about my activity throughout the day. Since I don’t have the heart rate monitor with it, I know it doesn’t show the most accurate readings, especially when it comes to calories (seriously, I don’t pay attention to those counts at all). I don’t completely know how to work the thing yet in terms of setting daily goals and such; I apparently need to walk, jog and jump, like, an extra hour every day, even if I’ve been dancing and walking ALL DAY. Yeah, no. I’ll probably end up giving it to mom for her walking/running ventures.

It makes for a pretty sleek watch though!


I headed to the gym after school to do a bodyweight upper body workout that looked like this:

5 min. row warmup + supersets of the following:

  • 15 TRX rows + 10 TRX pike pushups
  • 20 tricep dips + different pushup variations
  • 10 TRX bicep curls + 10 BOSU pushups
  • 40 sec. pulling down on the rope machine + 40 sec. pulling up on rope machine

I may or may not have done some core exercises. I forget!

After a quick, but necessary, afternoon nap, my friends from company, Livv and Jane, went to our other friends’ (from company) senior high school musical production of Legally Blonde! We actually bought the last three tickets available, so we were sitting in the very back corner of the theater, laughing our heads off and making comments at everything like little rascals. 😉 It was such a great show though!


Thanks for this beautiful selfie, Livv. Freaks in the back of the theater.


Up and at ’em at 8:20 AM (okay, that’s not that early, but this girl was still exhausted) for an altar server meeting at 8:45 AM.

After getting back, I made a comforting bowl of banana oats with Greek yogurt and sunflower seed butter. The usual.

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I maneuver my spoon to save the nut butter for last 😉

Then it was off to assisting dance class at 11 AM, followed by my very last Saturday modern class of my high school career. 😦 It was a great, challenging class. After that, most of company (some people had prior engagements) walked over to the train station to go the city. We had a performance at Peridance that evening!

Once we got to Grand Central, we subbed it over to Union Square, where I had this stuff for the first time:


Is Chipotle popular or something?

I finally “lost my Chipotle virginity” (<—my dad is so creeped out that I said that), and it was fantastic. The guac mountain was as good as people say it is. I must have gotten a little excited and asked for way too much food, because this bowl easily turned into THREE meals (lunch, dinner, and then lunch the next day) for myself. Now that’s a deal!

We made a Starbucks stop and then hung out at the park for a bit before going to the Peridance Center for warmup, tech rehearsal, and the performance, which started at 8:30 PM. Luckily, we were third in the program, so once we finished performing, we booked it out of there. Girls were beat from the long day.


No, this isn’t part of our dance. We’re just weird.

Before catching the train back home though, we were craving something…


Shake Shack vanilla frozen custard. Creaminess factor was unreal.


That alarm could not have sounded worse at 7:40 AM. Dad and I had a religious education faculty meeting at 8:30, so that happened, followed by teaching per usual. I do love teaching, so there is no complaining there! I attended 11:30 AM Mass afterwards.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day yesterday, so I took a short study break to do some sun salutations and random burpees outside. The Polar Loop was also urging me to move around, so I thought, heyyy why not? 

A two hour nap also took place, which was just what my body needed.

I baked.

I did homework.

I read blogs.

I typed this.

I ate dinner.


Spinach, soba noodles, curry chicken, sriracha

And then I realized: Life is wonderful. And I’m such a drama queen for crying about it.

I’ll work on it 😉

Happy Monday, friends!

So tell me:

Do you like Chipotle?

What was the best thing you ate this weekend?

Do you just cry sometimes? Please make me feel like less of a baby.

What did you do this weekend?



30 thoughts on “My First Time {At Chipotle}

  1. THREE meals from one bowl? Who ARE you? Lucky you have more opportunities to make that a single. How good is their guac?

    You just sparked an oatmeal craving…before bed. Unfair. Best thing I ate this weekend- bacon and maple syrup gelato. I kid you not.

  2. I’m a drama queen every day of my life. I’ll find myself complaining about absolutely nothing and then I realize how damn lucky we are and it stops for like 5 mins before I start up again.

    My Dad would freak out if I said that too. After I mentioned that my horoscope said I was supposedly getting engaged, he called me in a panic. Obviously he didn’t click the link to the horoscope and thought I was getting engaged and he was out of the loop. He has attachment issues lol

  3. Oh great, now I have Chipotle to add to “stuff this side of the world lacks”. And thank yooou for making me feel less embarrassed and angry at myself for a breakdown a little while back. I’ll be all fine and dandy, going through life..and them BAM! waterworks. The worst is not understanding why I feel the way I do, when I do. Seriously though, while all that excitement is a good have been having ‘lots’ going on. Maybe you need some quiet time?

  4. Whoa you’re a busy gal!!!! One week and then you can relax! Alleluia!!
    And I’m the exact same way. I usually don’t just start crying but once someone is talking to me and the “words get flowing” the tears comes out!!! And before you know it I’m a babbling cry mess! O well💁 a good cry is so relieving every so often
    Anyways hope you have a great week and are able to fit in some relaxation as well!!!! Have a great day💗

  5. Your title made my mouth drop. ALISON. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! So glad you finally experienced Chipotle, it’s amazing (right, right, right?!) 😉 And your right, those bowls are easily 2-3 meals (unless your han-gry, then it’s 2, maybe)! I can picture your dads face and that made me laugh! haha. I save my peanut butter until the end too! Even with pancakes, I save the top pancake for last, with extra syrup on the side 😉 #twinning

    This weekend I saw NOAH, studied, went to the mall with my bestie, and ate a lot of good food!

      • Ohhh my goodness, Noah was incredible. INCREDIBLE. I cried because the the story was portrayed beautifully. I honestly have never seen such raw emotion in acting (aka Emma Watson) and Noah for that matter. I really hope you see it, I think you’ll enjoy it. I am still thinking about it today actually- as far as Gods beautiful creations, saving us from a ruined world, and how sad it is to still see and witness that evil slowly but surely in society and other countries 😦

        All I can say is, see it – you’ll be happy you did ❤

  6. mmmm love me some chipotle! i can take down a burrito bowl like nobodys business 😉 i have yet to make it out of that place with leftovers, haha!

  7. Bahaha I totally maneuver my way around nut butter when I add it to my bowls – saving best for last!!! And I am totally jealous of your Chipotle experience – I don’t know where any are where I live!!

    Girl, you KNOW I just cry like…all the time. It’s good for the soul. 🙂

  8. 😆 I’m always eating around the edge of my bowls first too so that I can save the best for last. Actually, the idea of digging right into the middle just really weirds me out — better to end on a high note 😀 And I freaking -adore- Chipotle. I load up on it every time I visit the States because we don’t have it up here in my neck of the woods. Sad face. Why do you guys get all the good stuff down there?!

  9. Congrats for losing your Chipotle virginity! I remember when I did.. I had an over stuffed burrito, haha. I can’t get enough of it. 🙂
    The best thing I did? Go up to the mountains at night. 🙂
    I do get overwhelmed by all of the work and cry, but it will get better. Just take it one step at a time.

  10. Woo altar servers haha 🙂 don’t feel bad about the crying! Sometimes a good cry is the BEST medicine. I agree- I only cry if I’m talking to someone, never alone!

    Chipotleee! I’ve never had it!! And also. Saving your nut butter for the end? YES. Every day for me.

  11. I think, you are super girl if could keep nut butter until the end of a bowl. I usually devour the approximately five minutes 😦 But, it is a good occasion to add still… Because it is known that peanut butter never happens too much!

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