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Today's theme is...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

... Foods that seem 'bad," but are REALLY HEALTHY! We had Almond Joy Steel Cut Oats for breakfast. It turned out really well and my husband went in for seconds, which was a good sign. Then we just finished up our Buffalo Blue Chicken Quinoa for dinner (with grilled asparagus). And it was fantastic. My husband even commented on how filling it was. He and I ate the same amount and I am totally stuffed. I have some garlic parmesan kale chips baking in the oven for our snack too. I bought a bag of kale at Trader Joes last weekend, but haven't done anything with it yet. I've only had kale a couple of times, but always liked it. It made me wonder why we don't eat it more often. I posted both of my recipes on SparkPeople and the kale chips recipe was from here too. I love trying new recipes. Pinterest has been great for finding healthy new foods to try. Last week was a bit of a struggle with being so busy with work. I found myself eating more quick, processed foods, frozen pizza, cereal (love kashi go lean crunch with Almond Breeze!) and much more snacking. I have found that the less sleep I am getting the more of a snackopotomus I am. That made for a bad week – the one night I never even went to sleep. The downfall to having a deadline-driven job.

I was a bit short on my exercise goals last week with the workout I quit not long after starting. Not sure why I was feeling so off, but I made up for it with a killer workout last night. I was drenched in sweat and out of breath – it felt awesome. It felt so good that I didn't want to quit, but it was late and I wanted to make sure I focus on my sleep goals too. To finish/stretch I tried a more-challenging yoga routine that about kicked my butt. I was falling all over the place! Yoga is helping with my balance, but I'll need to work on that routine a bit more (chuckle) before I'll get it down. For anyone who want to try yoga, Tara Stiles has some FREE short yoga podcasts online. Most are only a couple of minutes, some are silly, but there are a couple around 10 minutes that I always do. I try to end my workouts with them to stretch and cool down. And who can argue with FREE.

Ready to make it an awesome week! The weather is fantastic and is helping to make me feel energized. I have to cut the weekend a bit short and get work done today, but another weekend will be right around the corner.

Happy FUNday Sunday Sparkers!

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