Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I made the best dinner last night! It was a pasta dish with a white sauce made from almond milk and an Italian 4 cheese blend (mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, romano) with Italian sausage, pieces of broccoli and cauliflower, diced tomatoes, and roasted chunks of red pepper and garlic. Delicious! I think I'll call it sausage and garlic alfredo primavera.
I also did my run, which felt pretty good and in the evening I did yoga. How's that for getting stuff done? Today is a Kinect day, so I'll have to get on that after this. I did have trouble keeping focused and functioning without sugar yesterday, but once I let myself have the sugar I got a bunch of job applications and blog stuff done, so that's good.
Also, tonight is karaoke night! I think I may sing U2's Where the Streets Have No Names, No Doubt's Don't Speak, and I have a plan to duet My Eyes from Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog with a friend of mine.
So, it's WOOHOO WEDNESDAY! That means celebrating victories in our lives, big or small. My Woohoo is that I'm blogging again. Definite victory for me. I need to stay in contact with my little social network or I will isolate myself into thinking things don't matter.
Okay. Now, to Kinect!
Onward and upward!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
So, you want to talk about getting out of your comfort zone yesterday, I went to our local jazz group and played the accordion: for the second time ever! It's awfully fun, and kind of a crazy instrument, especially when you are playing by ear with no lead sheets to begin with! I totally need an accordion, even a small one.
Okay, anyway. I did my kinect yesterday, woohoo! Today I have to hop on the Wii and weigh myself, so let me go do that now.
164. That could have been much worse! Good thing I keep up the fasting and such. At some point I need to actually improve my eating habits, but I just read an article on lifehacker about comfort food being good for mental health lifehacker.com/#!5786518/comf
-despite-its-fat-content , and my mental health is just barely holding on with the stress, so I'm not going to flip out about it.
I am running today. Getting closer to my 30 miles by April 2nd goal. Then I will need a new goal for April. Maybe another 30 miles, maybe 40?
Okay, gotta run, lots to to do today. Gotta swing over to UPS and pick up our new Nintendo 3DS, gotta make lunch/breakfast, gotta finish blog articles and set up a giveaway, oh, and I have work and job stuff too!
Just one more thing. It's Tuesday which is tip day! My Tuesday tip for you is try something new in the kitchen. Diets get boring when you eat the same things. Yesterday, I made a version of tortillas de papitas. It wasn't perfect, but it was new and interesting.
Onward and Upward!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Happy Monday morning!
Okay, so for most people what I just said is an oxymoron, still, it's Monday. Yesterday wasn't half bad. I only ran two miles because I convinced the husband who hasn't run since early December to come with me. He did good for being a bit out of shape. This morning, when I'm done with you, I'm going to get on YourShape Fitness for a bit.
I have lots to do today, as is the usual in my life lately. I have to sample my experiment at work and do some more job apps for sure. I definitely need to stay focused today, which has been a struggle lately. I'll probably go with mini-rewards. Finish a specific task at work, then give myself five minutes of fanfict writing, hehe!
Since it's Monday, that makes it Motivational Monday! So, here's my motivational thought for today:
"Never despise small beginnings, and don't belittle your own accomplishments. Remember them and use them as inspiration as you go on to the next thing. When you venture outside your comfort zone, wherever the starting point may be, it's kind of a big deal." ~ Chris Guillebeau
That comes from chrisguillebeau.com/3x5/kind-
Something worth remembering. Now, I need to get going and venture outside my comfort zone, and so should you.
Onward and upward
Sunday, March 27, 2011
So, I did get my run in yesterday. My husband thought about coming but decided 35 was still too cold and he biked instead. I did 4 miles. I made a goal for myself using MapMyRun to do 30 miles by April 2nd, and I'm at 20 according to my tracker so I think I can make it! I just need to do 3-4 miles each today, Tuesday, and Thursday. Thursday I'll be in San Diego/San Marcos, but I have no official agenda so my plan is definitely to run at some point that day. My interview is Friday and I'm meeting a friend on Saturday, so Thursday is open. By the way - anyone know of anything I should see in San Diego (preferably something free/cheap)?
I have this idea for a new cupcake that I think I may make for a friend of mine this week: Blood orange and ginger with orange-coconut frosting. It would have pieces of blood orange, molassis, and pieces of sugared, dried ginger in the cupcake and then I would make the frosting out of coconut oil and a blood orange juice reduction. I was going to test out the flavor combo this weekend, but didn't get to it.
I should still bake something for church today though. I don't know what though. Oh well, I have an hour still.
Okay, I should also do some kind of workout this morning. I'm thinking yoga. I'm going to go do yoga, right now. Have a good day everyone!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
On Saturday mornings, if I'm home, I always Wii bowl 3 games. It's fun, it gets me moving, and I'm getting quite good at it. Today my low game was 170 and my high was 204. Yay!
Yesterday for our nice dinner, I made sirloin steak that I bought at a local place, so it was probably a local, organic cow. Since it was a good steak, I only sprinkled it with garlic salt, sea salt, and cracked pepper and broiled, and both hubs and I eat our steaks pretty red on the inside. I sauteed brussel sprouts and spinach in butter with a hint of red wine vinegar and garlic salt. I made these cute little cheese balls made from manioc flour from Argentina, and finally, I made roasted yukon gold potato pieces with sea salt, rosemary, and olive oil. For dessert, I made butterscotch blondies. We also had a gerwurztraminer from Colorado. Apparently, the altitude in Colorado seems to temper wine flavors, especially sweetness, because I actually liked the typically sweeter wines there when I usually go for dry.
Okay, well, I didn't count calories on any of that, but it was delicious, and half the plate was still veggies, and the meat was only 4oz each. I think we still would have done worse at a restaurant.
Today is meant to be another running day. It is still cold, and I would like that to end so I can have nice running weather. Sigh. Today I can wait until it's warmer to go out at least and not right now while it's 23F.
Okay, so I need to go now and make my shopping lists for morning shopping. I like to have my grocery shopping done by 9:30 on Saturdays, and it's 6:30 now so I'll probably go in an hour. I have lots to do this weekend, here's hoping I get most of it done!
Onward and upward!
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