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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ugh. So I haven't been on much lately. I am tired. I have been working 12's lately, leaving VERY little time for anything else. Today, things slowed down a bit, but only for a minute. Tomorrow is going to be crazy all over again.

Food-wise, things have been going pretty well. It's pretty expensive trying to eat right. St. Patty's Day was kind of a gimme, I was definitely splurging. But we're back on track now, and I must say, eating healthy is no problem for me, I love veggies! And variety. Last night I made awesome cheeseburgers with extra lean ground beef and sandwich thins, and used green onions and bbq sauce to add a little flavor, certainly a do-over. Tonight, my 6 yo made dinner, topped some pitas with chicken breasts (pre-cooked and chopped up) a little bbq sauce, sprinkled some cheddar, and topped with chives. We didn't have much else for toppings, but they were still good and he was proud to prepare them himself. Tomorrow is spicy pineapple beef stew, which I believe I've made before, and it was delicious, if I'm recalling correctly.

Exercise is also going a little better since the weekend is by-gone. Now that I've come up with a more organized plan of cardio:strength training, it seems less stressful. My cardio routine of dancing is just fun, I don't dread it, and it burns lots of calories, plus, I'm doing it more often. My strength training routine is circuit training, which I need to incorporate some weights or resistance bands, but since I've cut back to 2-3 days a week for that, it's not so looming, however it is more satisfying when I get it over with (like tonight).

I had a friend work out with me today. She said she had to give me props for doing what I do, she couldn't keep up for crap! She's a smoker, too, though, and has recently gained A LOT of weight, but has never exercised. I'm wondering if this will scare her away forever or if she will ask to work out more often. We'll see.....
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