my issue with portion control is sometimes not eating enough. esp during busy days – Iโ€™ll over do it on caffeine and look up at 4PM realizing I havenโ€™t eaten lunch ๐Ÿฅด anyone else?
I love throwing together these little snack bowls to make sure Iโ€™m getting a variety of nutrients, even if I just pick at it throughout the afternoon ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

since I’m doing my best to avoid dairy in the new year, today’s lunch consisted of mixed nuts, (including dairy free dark chocolate covered almonds), turkey, dried apricots, and strawberries with gluten free crackers. I’m also a big fan of Mike’s Hot Honey to give any snack a sexy little kick ๐Ÿ™‚

what can you do to help ensure your body is getting proper fuel + nutrients?

About Tenikatime

So last week I turned 27, which admittedly feels kind of weird. But truthfully, it’s not the sole motivation for this post.

I’ve been sharing what seem like telling, yet still tiny, snippets of my life over the past couple of years, but I’ve never actually taken the time to introduce myself. Similarly, if you read my most recent post on Instagram, I’m excited to focus on utilizing this little corner of the internet of mine to share more about what sets my soul on fire!

But for now, you’ll just have to make do with a little bit of an introduction to me, as told through 27 random(ish) facts! Hopefully at least one will surprise you! Haha

one.ย I have an identical twin sister. ok yes – potentially the most obvious fact to a lot of people who know me personally, but since we’ve never lived in the same place as adults, she only shows up on my social media a few times a year. We are almost nothing alike, and the best of friends!

two. pizza is 100% my favorite food and I eat it probably close to once a week. yes, I prefer to eat healthy, balanced meals, but pizza is my splurge and I wouldn’t do life without it! as long as there’s a gluten free crust option ๐Ÿ˜‰

three. our new puppy leroy is the first dog I’ve ever had and I love him so much! we rescued him from cause for canines in July!

four. my first ever job was for the government! I worked for the social security administration as a student intern my first two years of college. I was considering going to law school at the time ๐Ÿค“

five.ย I am obsessed with music, all genres! I think it’s one of the most beautifully expressive art forms.

six.ย I love to run! I competed in 3 half marathons over the past 2 years, but prior to beginning the training for those races, I grew up a sprinter who hated long distances!

seven. my first job out of college was as an inner city middle school teacher. I taught 8th grade reading in indianapolis and I absolutely loved it!

eight.ย teaching actually led me to yoga – I didn’t find my practice until 2014 when I turned to yoga as a ways to relieve stress.

nine. I’m originally from a super small town in ohio over an hour away from any major cities!

ten. prior to moving back to ohio last year, I lived in brooklyn, nyc, which was my favorite place I’ve ever lived!

eleven. I am so irrationally afraid of sharks that if I see one on tv, I’ll pull my feet up on the couch!

twelve. I am obsessed with the universe and believe in it with all of my heart.

thirteen. I have been “blogging” for as long as I can remember! writing is a passion of mine – I have published posts all across the internet, and journals/notebooks all across our apartment ๐Ÿ˜‚

fourteen. my roommate/boyfriend, brenen, and I have known each other since we were 17.

fifteen. a year and a half ago, I was in a skiing accident and severely sprained both my rotator cuffs and got a moderate concussion, which made me legitimately feel like I was brain-damaged for a few weeks.

sixteen. I have a stuffed monkey named “monkey,” and I sleep with him every night.

seventeen. I have always slept in a position with at least one arm above my head and it’s actually superrr uncomfortable to wake up to.

eighteen. I’ve never left the country, except for mexico – but brenen and I are going to europe this month and I am so excited!

nineteen. I take my myers briggs at least once a year! I have always been obsessed with how we can improve our interactions with others if we try to better understand the way in which they may view the world.

twenty. I used to get manicures a lot but I rarely do anymore, and if I do, I always ask for clear polish because I loveee the natural look!

twenty-one. for as much as I practice and love yoga, I’ve never owned a single thing from lululemon lol

twenty-two. I cannot stand shopping! I hate everything about it. It takes way too much time and I constantly have anxiety about spending money on clothes…which probably helps explain twenty-one lol

twenty-three. I’ve done both simple and more-complex elimination diets and was able to self-diagnose myself with a gluten sensitivity in 2016. there are a few other foods that don’t sit great with me, but gluten is the only thing I avoid 100% of the time at all costs – my reaction if I do eat it? very bad cystic breakouts!

twenty-four. I love the board game monopoly, and actually started collecting them my senior year of college! last count was close to 30!

twenty-five. over the past couple of years I’ve gotten incredibly close to my hormones, better understanding them, listening to them, and working with them rather than against them in order to feel my best!

twenty-six. I am not easily tempted by much in the way of sweets! sure, everyone has their weaknesses…like pizza for me๐Ÿ˜‚ but I have a solid sense of self-control, esp when it comes to eating, and it’s something I’m super proud of!

twenty-seven. I am actually naturally very shy, and sometimes come off super awkward when trying to interact with people because of it, even those I’ve known my whole life!

And I guess that covers it! For now…

Hopefully you learned something new or interesting! Thanks for reading, and for being here! I am excited for the new year of life ahead and look forward to sharing more of it along the way!