I can’t believe it’s December!!! Holy moly! I’m feeling a little wigged out about fitting in all the things I need to get done before Christmas. It seems that everything is happening at once and the calendar is already looking jammed up! Well, one thing I will fit in is fitness! I made a promise to myself to keep my workout schedule and I’m stickin’ to it!
Before heading to the gym, I had a mini- breakfast of a string cheese and a few Triscuits…
Just enough to tie my over for my 35 minute run on the treadmill. I tried out some intervals this run and I really liked it! It took the pressure off keeping a steady fast pace and I liked being able to coordinate the pace with my music. Fast songs = fast pace, slower songs= slower pace. It was fun!
Breakfast part 2 was by the dashboard light…
After changing, it was off to Gram’s for a day of shopping. She loves to shop and can outlast me any day!
dragged her out talked her into leaving and headed back to my house for lunch. I made a terrific tofu scramble…
In the mix…
- 1/2 block of Nasoya Lite Firm Tofu
- 3 cremini mushrooms, sliced
- a few onion slices
- 1/2 small red pepper, sliced
- handful baby spinach
- 1/4 cup Galaxy Nutritionals Veggie Shreds
Gram declined the tofu and went for a turkey sammie instead! I’ll make a believer of her, yet!
I also took a few minutes to assemble dinner , since I knew the afternoon would be busy. I saw a recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen for Brown Rice Casserole and thought I would give it a try, knowing full well that this would not be welcomed with open mouths by the husband and daughters! But, I decided to torture them anyway.
I baked it when I got home after little daughter’s dance class. It looked and smelled delicious…to me…
Them…not so much. I proceeded to rant about how I didn’t give a flying fig newton what they thought and they were going to eat this fabulous, healthy dish. And I dished it out…
Okay, I know it doesn’t look pretty, but it was very tasty! I even threw in some broccoli to make it a true one-dish meal.
Little daughter cried full blown tears at the sight.
The husband hates mushrooms and moved the stuff around to make it look like he ate some. Okay, but he will eat kale chips??? Whatever.
Big daughter said, “Mom, this actually tastes good.” She is the only one I love ;)
So, not the biggest hit, but I will keep trying to feed them healthy foods. Hear that, family??? Yes, the torture will continue…
Brilliant Blogger : I read a great post by Jack Sh*t today. So motivational! His posts are usually flat out hilarious, but every so often, he throws in one of these “serious” posts to really get you thinking. What struck me was when he describes a conversation he had in the locker room after a workout – go check out his post for the whole story – but he replied to the person:
“I didn’t leave a lot in the tank.”
And that’s how I approached my run at the gym. I kept thinking “don’t leave anything in the tank; give it your all.” Result: awesome workout! Thanks, Jack!
Oh, I almost forgot… the winner of the Campbell’s Soup Giveaway is Denise!
I have a couple of favorite soups - creamy tomato, taco soup and butternut squash. Yummy!
Denise, please send me your address and I’ll forward it to the Campbell’s rep:)
Have a great day, everyone!