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just gotta get through this week

Monday, November 18, 2013

One week from today I am heading to NJ! So I just need to get through this week! Looks like I have a bunch of meetings, so hopefully that will make it go by quickly!

The weekend was pretty low key and relaxing, so that was a relief. After work on Friday I went to the commissary and was able to buy pretty much everything I needed with the exception of almond flour, so I was happy to seea lower grocery bill this month! When I got home I did a T25 workout (was supposed to do 2, but I still wanted to make dinner etc, so I pushed the second one off). I made salmon with a tomato basil relish for dinner and it was delicious! J said it was the best salmon dish I've made (but I think he says that every time I make salmon).

Saturday morning we went out to breakfast at Mimi's Cafe - I almost had a mile freakout trying to figure out what I could actually eat - I ended up ordering of the a la carte menu since the dishes on the menu all seemed off limits and I didnt want to be complicated. After breakfast I went to the gym even though I was not in the mood to work out. I had 4 miles scheduled, and made a deal with myself that I would run on the treadmill and I could stop at 2 miles. But after the first mile I was feeling better and did the entire 4 miles. And faster than I usually run on the treadmill. So that was a win. I then went home and did a T25 workout. I spent the rest of the day quilting. I made a mini-table topper quilt with Christmas fabric. It took a whole 2.5 hours. I like how it turned out. I still need to actually "quilt" it though. Then I started cutting fabric for a large quilt I am making my grandma. I did about 2 hours - maybe half way through it, and then J and I went to dinner at the local mongolian bbq place. I figured that would be safe-ish because you create your own meal. Though there was the worry of contamination from the grill. I didnt feel sick after eating, so I think it's ok. J was trying to accomplish a ton of grading that night so after dinner he went back to his house to spend the night gradeing, and I spent another 3 hours cutting fabric. Productive Saturday night. I also stopped at Joann's Fabric because I wanted to buy the free motion quilting foot for my sewing machine, but after I saw the package it came in I realized that I already bought that package, so I must have the foot. When I got home, it turns out that I did already have it! Score!

Sunday I made gluten-free pancakes for breakfast with scrambled eggs and chicken sausage. I used the gluten-free mix and it came out good! You can tell a difference, but a little syrup on top and they taste great! I was so happy! I seriously love pancakes as a weekend treat. :) I did two T25 workouts on Sunday - lower body and abs. I enjoyed both of them! Spent the day cooking: I made a cheeseless-crustless quiche for breakfast this week - yummy. I also made stuffed pepper. They are ok. I tried to make paleo pumpkin bread, but I think I used more pumpkin than the recipe calls for and/or didnt bake long enough because the inside was completely not cooked :( It smelled good. I am planning to try again this week. and this time actually measure accurately the pumpkin. When I put the toothpick in, it came out clean, so I am kind of baffled about why it essentially fell apart anyway. Blech. Gluten-free baking will take a lot more practice!

I spent a significant portion of Sunday also sewing. My sewing skills are also improving. I know I lead such an exciting life. Sewing, cooking, and working out. But it was pretty relaxing overall, so I cant complain.

I also did get in touch with a designer to custom design my blog for me! It is in the works and should be done in a week or two. I am so excited with the ideas already - blogging outside of SP feels like a second job sometimes, but I've met some amazing fitness-minded people already so I am really enjoying it all the same. :)

Today I have a 3 mile run planned, follow by a T25 workout, and am planning to bake some chicken for dinner. And get some additional sewing in. My DVR has been seriously neglected with all of the sewing I've been doing, so hopefully at some point I can also just have some DVR time (my craft room has a tv, but its only hooked up to a dvd player).

I did a review of my first week of T25 over at my other blog, so feel free to check it out if you are interested:
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  • SLEE103
    ME TOO that's my mantra, I just need to get through this week and make it a strong one! and um that salmon sounds delish--recipe?
    1110 days ago
    "Sewing, cooking, and working out. " -- Sounds pretty good to me! Keep up the healthy work!. :-)
    1110 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/18/2013 9:46:53 PM
    Would also love to see some pictures of your quilts, I'm a newbie at them but I persevere, lol. Good job on getting the workouts in, too!
    1110 days ago
    Great job on having a plan and sticking to it! That's more than half the battle. emoticon emoticon
    1110 days ago
    Actually, sewing, cooking, and working out is pretty standard on the A team. We have several very talented seamstresses among us, not me, however.
    1110 days ago
    Would love to see some pictures of your quilts!
    Great job on the exercise and cooking, too.
    1110 days ago
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