After such a terrible week, it was nice to have a day just to myself where I didn’t have to worry about homework or classes. It was still a very busy day, but pleasant. No emotional breakdowns this time, scouts honor.
Here is what my day looked like:
I set my alarm for 11:30 hoping to try and sleep in. My body doesn’t know how to do that anymore, so around 8 a.m. I was wide awake. I stayed snuggled in my covers for a little while before getting up to make breakfast.
Since I didn’t have anything I needed to rush off and do, I decided to make myself a nice weekend breakfast of eggs, turkey maple sausage, and toast!
My eggs cooked perfectly, but I have crappy spatulas so I broke two of the three yolks during my transfer from the hot plate to my actual plate. I was determined to have one perfect egg.
I also found these adorable juice boxes at the store!! Look how tiny and cute they are!
After breakfast, I got busy on cleaning my apartment. I try and do it once a week to keep things tidy. If my apartment isn’t clean, I get really bad anxiety and can’t focus. After watching all 10 seasons of Friends, I find it amusing how similar I am to the Monica character in that show She’s always cleaning. And my brother is also a total nerd (Craig = Ross)! The similarities are just uncanny!
Anyways, getting off track….
After cleaning, I worked up a pretty good appetite. I wanted something simple, so went with this yummy Lean Cuisine meal:
For dinner I decided to try and experiment. I normally make turkey burritos using McCormick burrito seasoning. Tonight I wanted to switch things up a bit, so instead of my normal burritos I thought I’d try and do a “burrito bake”.
First, I cut three red potatoes into cubes, coated them in extra virgin olive oil, and seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, and red chile flakes.
I also seeded and sliced two jalepenos and add to this mixture. To soften, I covered the potatoes with foil and baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, stirred the mixture, then baked for an additional 15 minutes.
While the potatoes were baking, I browned up my turkey meat and steamed some asparagus. Once the turkey meat was cooked thoroughly, I added the McCormick flavoring and let simmer until all the liquid had absorbed.
Once the potatoes were soft I covered them with the turkey meat and added some cheese, baking just long enough for the cheese to melt.
This meal was so tasty, and super filling. I have plenty of leftovers for lunch and probably dinner tomorrow which is great!
Here is the recipe:
>>> Burrito Bake <<<
Sweat it Out Saturday is all about getting moving in the great outdoors!
I normally accomplish this by going out on a hike. I’m part of a meetup group here in Las Cruces called the Jornada Hiking Club, and now that the weather is warmer their activity is starting to pick up some. Tomorrow (Sunday) they have a really nice hike scheduled, so instead of going out today I’m gonna join them for that. So check back tomorrow to see how my hike goes!
As for today, I still got a good workout in. First by cleaning, then by going for a jog! My knee was feeling a lot better today, but I still wanted to take it easy. Here are my stats:
I didn’t time myself, which I really need to start doing. But I think I left the house around 5:19 and it was 5:45 when I got back. Not bad, especially if you knew how terrible my outdoor runs were just a few months ago.
Here’s me returning from my jog! The weather was beautiful!
Don’t forget to stretch!!
I’m really proud of my improvement with my cardio. I used to hate running, but I am finding that I actually really enjoy it when I push myself to give it my all. I am hopeful for the future and that with time and hard work, I will be able to look at my body and love what I see.
Let me know if you try this recipe! Any feedback is appreciated!