January was really great.
My best friend Cyndi got a great new job, which gave her an unexpected week-long vacation, which she chose to spend with me in Hawaii!!!!!
We showed her around the whole island and got a couple great hikes in:
And went to a luau:
I was really depressed when Cyndi went home, but we had a great time, and I know she'll be back to visit soon.
Back to real life means always trying to find ways to be healthy eventhough my schedule is nuts.
I'm still eating well:
Breakfast on teh weekends always includes an egg white breakfast and half a papaya.
This is the salad you eat when you're craving a BLT, but cannot afford the calories from two slices of bread and mayo!
That last pic is homemade chicken mac & cheese that I covered with parsley to lessen the guilt of eating so much yellow-brown-starchy-cheesy goodness.
Lately, I've really tried to find faster dinners, so things like wheat pasta and jarred marinara with salad are on the menu just about every week:
And curries are my new stir-fry alternative. I have green and red curry pastes in my fridge, and it only takes a few minutes to throw together whatever vegetables I have, maybe some tofu, chickpeas, or lean meat, and half a can of coconut milk, a sprinkle of brown sugar, a splash of fish sauce (so funky, but so essential!), and some water to create a dinner that tastes restaurant worthy.
In February, I want to start ab stuff. I'm a vain terrible person that wants to feel comfortable in a bikini, dang it.
I hope everyone had a great jump into 2013, and that February treats you all well.