I don’t know about you guys but the weather finally seems to be breaking in Iowa. The snow is melting and I don’t see my breath when I step outside – sounds like progress! I think Spring is coming after all! Hooray!
We slept in really late on Sunday (read: until 11:15!) so when we woke up we decided to go with more of a lunch than a breakfast.
I made Chicken Sloppy Joes & some roasted zucchini.
It was my first time using ground chicken and I prefer it a lot more than ground turkey. Ground turkey always seems so blah and dry to me, but the chicken was a little bit tastier and far less dry. It could totally be due to the sauce I made to accompany it with, but Ill give my final thoughts when I use the second half of the package.
Speaking of packages, do you read your packaging before you commit to buying a product? Do you take words like natural and healthy with a grain of salt? I’m interested in all of your views – I’m going to chat about that topic later this week and express my thoughts on the subject then!
I broke for a handful of chocolate chips while we crossed some To-Do’s off our list.
Matt & I had a productive Sunday. It included:
- Catching up on our laundry
- Sorting Goodwill piles to donate
- Tidying up the house
- Catching up on Burn Notice & Watching SawVI
- Baking a massive Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash takes a while to bake so you can get a lot of stuff done while it’s in the oven.
You can have a snack of ½ a banana with some almond butter.
You can harass your dogs by taking millions of photos of them.
You can dream about the day when you will be able to enjoy a drink, plant a garden or have a conversation again in your backyard.
I helped cut, gut, and bake the squash and then Matt made dinner. We had the squash with some Spicy jarred marinara with some sautéed onions added in. I love my onions! I topped my delicious bowl with some grated Parm.
I had originally planned to host a 30 Day Shred Challenge throughout the month of March. But after not getting the response I was hoping for I decided to revamp my March Fitness goals.
As of the last few months I’ve really began to embrace yoga in a fresh and new way. I love the benefits of practicing and it’s amazing to see how quickly you progress in poses and with breathing. Honestly, if I had the money and if I wasn’t planning on completing a Triathlon in June as one of my goals in 2010 yoga would be all that I would be doing for exercise right now.
I have always had the desire to complete a Triathlon and as excited as I am to cross it off my Fitness Bucket List, I am also somewhat dreading having to follow a training schedule. But, if I know anything it’s that you can’t enter a new routine with that type of attitude! And that’s exactly why I want to revamp my current workouts just a tad.
Right now my workout schedule looks like this:
Tuesday: Cardio/Yoga at home
Sunday: Hot yoga
I have been slacking on cardio and I need to be getting in better shape since the start of my Triathlon training is not too far away. It doesn’t look too different, but the intensity will be different. I really want to begin my Tri training with a little bit more confidence in my running (aka I want to actually be able to run/jog instead of feeling like I’m going to die).
So here’s my new schedule:
Tuesday: Swim or Bike
Friday: Rest [unless I’m taking Sunday off]
Sunday: Hot yoga
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day which means almost all of the people who are reading this have something to celebrate today! What are your plans for the Nation’s most underrated holiday?
Since it is National PB Lover’s Day tell me: What’s your fave brand of PB and/or what’s your fave way to eat Peanut Butter?