Lean Machine WEDNESDAY! [Week 4]




It’s Wednesday, and we have made it halfway through Week 4!

Today was a very productive and successful day. I am officially ready to go to bed, and it isn’t even 8:30. Am I lame or what?




MONDAY MEALS:

Breakfast:

This morning I thought to spruce up my chia pudding by adding kiwi AND blueberries. I really loved having fruit in every bite, and encourage you guys to give chia pudding a try! I really love the flavor balance between the pudding and kiwi, and am so glad I was adventurous enough to give kiwi a try!

There were originally more blueberries, but I had already started stuffing my face when I remembered to take a picture.

Wednesday Breakfast


Lunch:

I didn’t have leftovers from dinner to bring in to work, so I decided to have the Lean Cuisine Marketplace Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli again. For a freezer meal, its really really good!

Wednesday Lunch


Dinner:

It is the week before Shark Week, and it is at this time that my pms is at its worst. I have very little energy, so by the time I got home all I wanted to do was sleep. I had very little motivation to cook, so I just made another grilled cheese with tomato soup. It’s warm and filling, and takes very little time to make which was exactly what I needed.

Wednesday Dinner



WEDNESDAY WORKOUT:

I had to really talk myself into going to the gym today, but I’m so glad I did! Once I got there and began my workout my energy went up and I got really into it!

I did bench lunges today, which means I put one of my legs up on the bench to really focus on each leg independently. My hamstrings and butt muscles are sooooo sore today, and I think a large part of that is because of this particular exercise. I love it!

Resistance Training:

Wednesday free weights

Mat Exercises:

Wednesday Mat Exercises

Me after my workout, red faced and with crazy hair.

Wednesday gym


Cardio:

I didn’t go for my run this morning, and I didn’t want to run after dinner otherwise I would have never been able to fall asleep. I’ll try and run extra far tomorrow, but we’ll see ūüėõ




Today was annoying, but also really productive. I’m glad I got my workout in, but I really had to talk myself into doing it. I knew I’d feel guilty if I didn’t go, and as soon as I started lifting I felt better. Sometimes the hardest part in getting fitter is the mental aspect. It would be so easy to have just gone home, made dinner, and watched Netflix all night. But I want more for myself. I want to be able to look into the mirror and be at peace with who I am and what I look like. Right now I can’t do that, but with hard work and continuous dedication I can get there.

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Cardio Crusher TUESDAY! [Week 4]




It’s Tuesday morning, and strangely it is still raining, which isn’t a common phenomenon here in the southern reaches of the Land of Enchantment.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the rain. But I love it even more when I get to stay home all day snuggled in blankets and watching Netflix or reading a good book.

Here is what my lethargic Tuesday looked like.




TUESDAY MEALS:

Breakfast:

When scouring the internet for exciting new healthy recipes, I continuously kept coming across Chia pudding, and thought I’d give it a try. I was apprehensive at first, and I’m still not too sure what I think of it. It’s definitely interesting.

This meal requires you prep it the night before, to give the seeds time to absorb the moisture. So before going to bed, I measured out the specified amount of Chia seeds, poured in my unsweetened coconut milk, and added the pure vanilla extract and raw honey. I stirred everything together and stored it in the fridge to chill over-night.

When I woke up, the mixture had transformed into this gelatinous weird looking thing. I poked it a few times before daring to try it, and was pleasantly surprised.

There wasn’t a ton of flavor, but I could pick up hints of vanilla with each bite. I wanted to add some fruit, and felt like being daring. I’ve never had kiwi before, but was CERTAIN I would hate it. I remember in elementary school refusing to eat it when the cafeteria would serve it. Turns out I love it! It has a flavor that reminds me of some other fruit, but I just can’t place what it is.

The texture of the pudding itself is strange and kinda hard to get past at first. But all-in-all, a yummy breakfast!

Tuesday Breakfast 1

Tuesday Breakfast 2


Lunch:

Leftover lunches are my favorite, because all the work is already done. When cleaning the kitchen last night, I placed everything in ready-to-go Tupperware so this morning all I had to do was grab it out of the fridge.

For snacks throughout the day, I had 1/2 an apple, a handful of blueberries, and Sabra pretzels with roasted garlic hummus.

Tuesday Cardio


Dinner:

There is just something about cloudy days that makes you (me) want soup! All day long I’ve been craving a grilled cheese and tomato soup, so that is exactly what I had! Easy to make, and delicious! I don’t know if I’d really classify this meal as “healthy” but its a lot better than Wing Stop, which I was also considering.

I’m a huge fan of red pepper flakes because they give whatever meal you add them too an extra kick. Maybe it’s the New Mexican in me? I add them to pretty much everything, including tomato soup!

Tuesday Dinner 1

I also happen to think I make beautiful grilled cheese sandwiches. Made with Pepper Jack cheese, of course.

Tuesday Dinner 2

I also enjoyed my chocolate muffin and glass of milk before getting ready for bed ūüôā




TUESDAY WORKOUT:

My GIS class was stressful today, I ended up leaving an hour early to prevent myself from throwing the computer across the room. I didn’t feel like going to the gym at that moment, so I came home and watched an episode of the X-Files just to get myself out of my own head.

After calming down, I washed some dishes and decided I needed to get my jog in before it got any later and I made up some lame excuse not to do it. The weather was nice; cool with a slight breeze, so I decided to use the running trail right next to my apartment.

It is crazy the difference running outside is compared to running at the gym! I was able to complete 2 miles in what I believe was close to 20 minutes. I didn’t have my phone so I didn’t get a picture of the trait itself, but here is me red-faced and sweaty afterwards but feeling good!

Tuesday Cardio

Honestly, the hardest part about cardio for me is actually getting started. Once I get going, I love it!

Daily Pedometer Steps:

7,587 steps

3.8 Miles

301 Calories




So this was my Tuesday. Frustrating and exhausting, but productive.

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Bubble Butt MONDAY! [Week 4]




Don’t you just hate that moment when you’re deep in sleep, so cozy and without a care in the world….and then your alarm goes off.

It seems like¬†that feeling of dread and disgust is heightened on Monday mornings. I hit snooze at least 30 times, which is a lot even for me. The cloudy weather we are having here in Las Cruces today didn’t help my motivation to get up any, either. Cloudy days are designated “lazy days” in my mind. Unfortunately, the rest of the world doesn’t share this view….so off to class and work I went!

Here is what my gloomy Monday looked like:




MONDAY MEALS:

Breakfast:

I had all the ingredients for my usual Blueberry & Yogurt Parfait ready in the fridge, but waking up late meant I didn’t even have time to throw that simple meal together.

Fortunately, last night I had to make cinnamon toast in order to take the picture included in my Week 3 Friday posting. I think it was my Friday posting….

Anyways, I made cinnamon toast Sunday evening, but was full from dinner so I didn’t eat. I didn’t want to just throw it away, so I put it in the fridge. This morning, in my rush I grabbed one of those pieces and ate it in like, 3 seconds. I only had one piece before running out the door for Chem class.

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Lunch:

I didn’t have anything prepared over the weekend to have for lunch, so I grabbed another Lean Cuisine Meal. This time I had the Garlic Chicken and Spinach Spring Rolls, which comes with 2 services of 3 rolls each. They are even individually wrapped into each serving, which I found impressive. I had one serving before heading out for my Genetics and Plants class.

When I returned to work after two hours of study, I was hungry again so went ahead and had the second serving, putting¬†my total calorie consumption for lunch at 420 cal. The picture doesn’t look very appetizing, but they were actually pretty yummy.

I also had 1/2 an apple and a handful of blueberries as a snack about 30 minutes prior to making this:

Monday Lunch


Dinner:

Monday’s are always super busy for me. With class, work, gym time, and homework all demanding my attention, I find it really hard to fit in time to cook a good dinner.

Because of this, I try to use meals that are super simple and take little to no time to prep. Tonight I decided to go with a favorite dish of mine: Spinach tortellini. In the past I would make it with Alfredo sauce, but to make this meal healthier I used extra virgin olive oil instead. I sauteed some mushrooms up to add, then sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top. I wanted to add some protein as well, so I opened a can of black beans to add as well. Delish!

First, I sauteed my mushrooms in a little olive oil and threw in some chives.

Monday Dinner 1

Once my pot of water began to boil, I added my Spinach Ravioli. They only take 3-5 minutes before cooked completely.

Monday Dinner 2

Once everything was cooked, I drained the pasta and threw everything together!

Monday Dinner 3


Desert:

This is a new, and temporary, section to my meal listing….and for you men out there I encourage you to skip this section because it discusses female topics.

For you ladies, I’m sure you can all relate to the intense cravings that come with what I refer to as “Shark Week”. For me, the craving is always the same: chocolate. And not just any chocolate….I’m not a huge candy fan, so chocolate bars won’t do the trick. It is chocolate in the squishy, spongy, cakey form that I cannot live without. Fortunately, Walmart Bakery understands my needs and regularly stock chocolate muffins, which can be purchased in a package of four. I only allow myself this indulgence the week before¬†Shark Week, which is when my PMS reaches it’s height. For four nights, after dinner I allow myself one muffin and a small glass of 1% milk. These things are as chocolate as chocolate can get, and its sooooo good!

So if any of you experience chocolate cravings like I do at this time, try these things! But I should warn you, they are addictive. It is why I only let myself buy them when its lady time, otherwise I’d be about 50 lbs. heavier.

Monday Desert




MONDAY WORKOUT:

Normally on Monday’s I go to the gym right after leaving¬†work to get my resistance training in. Today, however, that didn’t happen. I have astigmatism in my right eye, and partially in my left, so my eyes have to work a lot harder than the normal person’s to focus. I have glasses that I’m supposed to wear when I read, but I rarely do that. For the most part it doesn’t affect me, but if I go a long time without wearing them I get really bad headaches and my eyes get irritated super easy.

I noticed this morning when driving to class that I was having to focus a lot harder to look at things. After going all day having to do this, especially since I work in an office on a computer, I started to develop a terrible headache.

I decided to be a big girl and get my workout in regardless, so after getting off¬†I went to the locker room and started getting changed. At this time, two new problems arose.¬†First, the pants I chose to wear were originally purchased at Walmart, which I figured wouldn’t make a difference. Why spend $50 on a pair of super thin name brand workout pants when Walmart has them for $12?? Well I’ll tell you why…..because Walmart workout pants SUCK. It literally felt like I had tiny bugs crawling all over and biting me. It was the worst! I was still going to attempt my Monday workout anyways, but as I was leaving I discovered that I was not wearing underwear appropriate for the activities I had planned. I hadn’t even walked 10 steps before they started to ride up places that no type of underwear should go. My level of discomfort at this point was about 9.5, so I decided to call it quits and go home.

The first thing I did when I arrived was take off those stupid pants and throw them in the trash. If you take one thing away from this posting, let it be that you should never buy workout pants from Walmart. Money, quit literally, in the garbage.

The second thing I did was take an ibuprofen because at this point my headache was making me want to take a drill to my temple to relieve the pressure. I decided to make dinner and get some homework in before attempting to do some home exercises, just so my day wasn’t completely wasted.

It is now 9 o’clock p.m, dinner is made and eaten, homework is halfway completed, and my headache is still here. I will definitely be wearing my glasses tomorrow. I think I’m going to go ahead and throw in the towel for today. I’m extremely disappointed in myself for not doing any of the exercises I had planned.




So this was my Monday. I really let myself down today, but I plan to take this feeling and use it to encourage me to do better in the future.

I hope your Monday went better than mine.

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Relaxing SUNDAY! [Week 3 Wrap-Up / Week 4 Plan]




It is the end of Week 3, and time to wrap up my progress!

I had originally intended to post this yesterday (Sunday) but it was Deja’s last day, and I was busy with her all afternoon. As such I am combining my Sunday update post with my Week 3 wrap up, where I see how successful I was at keeping with my goals, and will end with Week 4 meal and workout plans.

So let’s get started!




SUNDAY MEALS:

Breakfast:

After our late night festivities (I didn’t end up going to bed until around 5 a.m.) it was soo hard to wake up and go to brunch. But I got my butt out of bed and made myself presentable before heading out to A Bite of Belgium. I’ve never been before, but word on the street was that they have THE best¬†waffles, so Deja wanted to try it out before leaving town.

Deciding what I wanted was nearly impossible as I was starving and everything sounded great. I finally settled on the Bavarian cream waffle which came drizzled with chocolate ganache and caramelized almonds, a side of eggs over medium, and two sausage patties.

Sunday Breakfast

It was good, but I think I still prefer the old fashioned IHOP waffle. The service wasn’t that great, and some members of our party took forever to show up so I started getting hangry, which may¬†account for my disappointment in this place.


Lunch:

After eating, Deja had some last minute cleaning to do at her house before she could leave town. We spent a good 3-4 hours there making sure everything was in order before calling it quits.

It was close to 4 p.m. when we finished, so no lunch.


Saying goodbye to Deja was so hard. This girl has been a huge part of my life for the past 4 years. I first met her in Chemistry 111 where I thought she would be a huge bitch and I did NOT want her to be my lab partner, but fortunately didn’t have a choice in the matter. I soon realized my first impression of her was right, but in all the right ways.

This girl has been a¬†shoulder to cried on through moments of heart break, been my confidant in all my gossipy secrets, be that from boys we like to skank-hoes¬†we hate, has been the source of many shared laughs, and is definitely one of my best friends. She tells it to me straight when I’m being an idiot, and expects the exact same from me.

So when she left, it was sad because the selfish part of me wanted her to stay and continue to be all these things for me. But I am so happy for her and her boyfriend, as they are starting a new chapter in their lives together!

me and deja

Martin, Deja, Me


Dinner:

After Deja left, I had a good little cry then decided to stop being a “baby-bitch” as she would say, and carry on with my day. I needed to feed myself,¬†but was in no mood to cook. I also didn’t have any ingredients to make an actual meal, so I went to my favorite place. Wing Stop!

I think I may need an intervention, this place is like crack to me. I know I should stay away, but I just can’t!

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SUNDAY WORKOUT:

Normally Sunday is a Rest Day, but instead I spent several hours cleaning Deja’s house. It wasn’t rigorous work, but I did lots of scrubbing so I think that should count as kinda working out.

I also just want to make myself feel better about having Wing Stop two days in a row.




WEEK 3 WRAP-UP:

Meal Plan:

So I deviated from my original meal plan slightly, but I think I still did pretty good!

Week 3 Check in

I also feel pretty good about my workouts. On the days where I didn’t have my pedometer, I know I walked a lot more than specified¬†but didn’t take my phone with me everywhere I went. So it is not an accurate account as to my daily steps and calories burned.

Week 3 checkin

My measurements didn’t come out as I had planned, but that isn’t all that surprising. My weight hasn’t¬†change any, and according to the measurements neither has anything else…but I can definitely see a difference in my body.

My arms are gaining more definition, and I can really see a reduction in my belly which is super exciting! My fiance has even mentioned that he thinks my butt is getting more definition, but I haven’t really noticed a huge difference myself. He looks at it more than I do though, so I’ll take his word for it.

I think to see even better results, I will really need to improve my cardio.

Body Measurements Chart Week 3




WEEK 4 MEAL & WORKOUT PLAN:

This week I really want to avoid all those unhealthy temptations (Wing Stop has got to go!)

Here are the meals I plan to incorporate:

Week 4 Meal Plan>>> Blank Meal Plan <<<

And here are the activities I plan to complete:

Week 4 Workout Plan

>>> Blank Workout Plan <<<




So, that’s what I’m up to. Please leave comments to let me know how your journey is going, and if any of the tools or information I am providing prove to be useful.

The purpose of this blog is to develop an interactive system of encouragement and motivation to create realistic goals for myself and stick with them. I would love to hear any feedback you might have!




Sweat It Out SATURDAY! [Week 3]




I woke up in a wonderful mood this morning, probably due to the fact that I got to sleep in later than 6 o’clock in the freaking morning!

I originally woke up around 7, but forced myself to go back to sleep on the ONE day where I don’t have to get up with the sunrise. I woke up again around 10 and watched some Netflix before getting up to prepare for my daily activities.

Below you will find the meals I incorporated for today, along with a detailed description of my workout!




SATURDAY MEALS:

Breakfast:

After a lovely morning of cuddling in my warm blankets, I got up to feed my growling belly. My options were pretty limited, so I decided to go with something simple: cinnamon toast.

What is normally such a simple breakfast turned out to be more complicated than expected, as my bread loaves are huge and didn’t want to fit in the toaster! I had to push them down, then got scared when the toast was done cooking they would get stuck and I’d have a burnt mess to clean up.

Fortunately that didn’t happen, so I buttered up each slice and sprinkled on my cinnamon. At this point I went to add a small amount of sugar on top, only to realize after months of sitting in my pantry the sugar had formed into on solid “brick” and needed to be broken up.

After making a giant mess and getting sugar all over the place, I FINALLY got to eat my breakfast. It has been ages since I’ve had cinnamon toast so it was quite satisfying.

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Lunch:

This afternoon I was torn between eating leftovers from Deja’s yummy meal, or going out and picking something up. Today is my cheat day, and I am obsessed with Wing Stop boneless chicken wings, so that is what I decided to go with.

Plus, I felt bad eating all of Deja’s food.

I got my normal 6 piece combo with Louisiana Rub. And again, they gave me more than I ordered.

I don’t know what I’m going to do when I move and can’t make bad food choices anymore.

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Dinner:

The good thing about Wing Stop is I am full for a really long time after eating there. As a result of this, I didn’t feel hungry enough to eat dinner before going out with Deja for her final night in Las Cruces.

We started out¬†at Dublin’s Street Pub, which actually use to be a favorite hang out for our gang of friends. Most Thursday’s we could be found there playing games¬†and having a few drinks, so it was fitting that this is where we went first. A night at Dublins with Deja just wouldn’t be complete without some random creepy guys coming up to hit on us, so after that happened we felt content to head out and visit our next local: Graham’s Central Station.

For those of you unfamiliar with Graham’s, it is a country bar, hip hop bar, and Mexican bar all joined into one building. For quite some time, Deja worked here as a bar tender, so she wanted to stop by and say goodbye to some of her co-workers/friends. Graham’s is hit-or-miss with how exciting it will be, and tonight it was dead. We only stayed for about 20 minutes before venturing off to our next bar: Whiskey Dick’s.

This place just opened up a few months ago, and I have never been before. I was less than impressed. It was small and filled with a super weird assortment of people, all of which seemed to find it necessary to continuously run into me. Super annoying. We stayed here for the rest of our night before getting kicked out at closing time around 2 a.m. We visited with some friends outside for a bit before heading back home.

Once we got back to my place, we were starving and decided to eat the left-over pasta Deja made while watching scary movies.

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She picked the Conjuring, then proceeded to fall asleep leaving me all alone to be creeped the F out. Thanks Deja. Thanks.




SATURDAY WORKOUT:

As promised in my Friday update, I made it to the gym to make up for being a lard ass yesterday.

I started in the cardio room where I ran a mile as my warm-up. I am making pretty good time on this machine! I don’t think I’d do that well on the running trail, but its a good starting point.

Saturday Gym

After doing some light cardio, I returned to the weight room to do my resistance training program:

Saturday Workout Schedule

Saturday Gym 2

After free weights, I did my mat workouts:

Saturday Workout Schedule 2

I had originally planned to do more cardio afterwards, but by this point I had been at the gym for 2 hours and was getting really tired. Hopefully next week’s weather is better so I can actually go hiking!




So this is what my Saturday consisted of! If you read my blog on a regular basis, let me know if you are trying any of the meals or workouts! I’d love to know how its going for you!

Tough Girl FRIDAY! [Week 3]




TGIF!!!

My Friday activities didn’t exactly pan out as expected, but that’s okay. That’s what “tomorrow’s” are for!

I would also like to say that I am really, really, REALLY looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow! It has been super cold and windy here in Las Cruces, so getting to stay snuggled up in my warm blankets for as long as I want sounds amazing.

But anyways, I digress….here is what my Friday looked like!




FRIDAY MEALS:

Breakfast:

Nothing too exciting going on here. Friday Chemistry lab means no food on the go, so I heated up my usual Special K Breakfast Sandwich.

I’m not a morning person, so any meal that requires any length of preparation this early is a no-go for me. These take 2 minutes to heat up and zero amount of effort, which is why it is one of my regular meals.

Monday Breakfast


Lunch:

Much to my great pleasure, I got out of Chem lab early today! I should have stayed late with the instructor to work on some problems….but decided that getting my pay check sounded like a much more exciting way to spend my extra time.

After getting my moola and chatting it up with my all-time favorite co-worker about what terrible dancers we both are, I headed home to heat up left-overs from last nights Cheesy Chicken Skillet.

I really think next time I’m going to bake my chicken, it just isn’t as good over the stove-top. I also think I’m going to completely cut salt out of this recipe because that was all I could taste. I only ate half of my chicken, but am super proud of how great the asparagus turned out! I’m notorious for over-steaming my asparagus, but this time it was right on the money.

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Dinner:

After finishing my lunch, I headed back to campus for the ever dreaded Genetics lecture. We are finally getting out of the molecular aspects though, and touching on topics I’m actually interested in so it wasn’t bad. I didn’t leave hating my life.

After lecture, I went to do some work for my GIS class (GIS stands for Geographic Information System…..which basically means to manipulate and analyze data to generate detailed maps….Google Maps is created using GIS systems).

Anyways, the current project I’m working on is super long and complicated, so I was in lab for three hours before calling it quits to head home. After spending that much time in front of the computer working with and tweaking data, the last thing I wanted to do was cook.¬†Fortunately, I didn’t have to!

I came home to a nearly finished meal cooked by my best friend, Deja. She made Stuffed Pasta Shells, but instead of using marinara added enchilada sauce and salsa. It was super yummy! I may try and find a healthier version of this to add to my regular recipe list!

And just so everyone knows, we used saucers and not full sized plates to eat on….so this isn’t a ginormous helping of pasta-stuffed joy. I had 5 shells, which¬†filled me up. Even after several hours I felt full. So thanks Deja!

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FRIDAY WORKOUTS:

My normal plan for getting Friday’s workout in is to go right after class, which ends around 1:30 p.m. Because of my GIS project eating up my entire afternoon though, that didn’t happen.

I decided to give myself a nice lazy evening¬†at home in my pjs. It’s freezing outside, so I’m going to be a hermit and binge watch Friends on Netflix all night.

I was supposed to go hiking in the morning, but it is going to be 30 degrees outside and windy so “F” that. I’m going to sleep in, then head to the gym in the afternoon where I will get a good cardio workout in followed by the resistance training session I had originally planned to complete today.




So this is my Friday. Kind of slacking a bit with the workouts, but I have full intentions of making up that deficit tomorrow!

Is anyone else hating this stupid cold front we’re experiencing here in New Mexico?? I get that its much much colder other places, but four days ago it was literally almost 80 degrees.

I live in New Mexico for a reason, and that reason is SUNSHINE AND WARMTH.

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Fat Blast THURSDAY! [Week 3]




So just for future reference, my blog posts will likely always be a day behind….but anyways, this was my Thursday:

Today I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm, and my bed was just so cozy that I seriously considered playing hooky and being a lazy bum all day.

But then I remembered that this is my last semester in college and that in order to do well, I need to ACTUALLY attend my classes. So when my alarm went off, and I hit snooze the appropriate amount of times (that’s like 10 times in my book) I got out of bed to get ready for my day.

I had a full agenda, but still managed to stick with my goals to eat pretty good and get my Fat Blast Thursday cardio routine in! Here is what my day consisted of:




THURSDAY MEALS:

Breakfast:

I was in a hurry this morning making sure I made it to my Plants lab on time, so I threw a Special K Breakfast Sandwich in the microwave before heading out the door.

Monday Breakfast


Lunch:

There were¬†plenty of leftovers from last night’s ravioli dinner, so I threw it in my to-go Tupperware and had an easy lunch!

I missed having blueberries this morning, so I thought they’d be a nice little addition as well (especially since I forgot to pick up another apple to have as my mid-afternoon snack).

Thursday Lunch


Dinner:

So for tonight’s dinner, I decided to make Creamy Chicken & Herb Skillet.¬†I love chicken and I love cheese, put them together and you can’t go wrong!

I’ve never made this meal before, so it was a bit of trial and error for me. I had most ingredients on hand, but had to stop by the store to pick up the chicken breast, lemon juice, chicken broth, and asparagus as my side dish.

I am used to baking my chicken, and in the future that is the method I think I will stick with. It takes a little bit longer, but the chicken always comes out so much juicier and flavorful. I also think I used a bit too much salt this time, but hey like I said…trial and error.

I planned on including a few croissants, but I got so pre-occupied trying to get the sauce right that I completely forgot about them in the oven. Nobody likes burnt croissants! It was so sad. So instead, I buttered up a couple pieces of bread. Nom nom nom!

Over-all, it was really yummy. I definitely plan to make this again in the future with a few personal modifications.

These are the ingredients I used, and what the end result looked like:

Thursday Dinner 1

Thursday Dinner 2

And here is the recipe!

Creamy Chicken & Herb Skillet

>>> Creamy Chicken & Herb Skillet <<<




THURSDAY WORKOUT:

THURSDAY:

I really hate cardio, but I made it to the gym and used another Octane Fitness machine. It was kinda similar to the lateral machine I used yesterday…sort of. I think it was really liberal with the distance measurements, I kept a fast stride the entire time but I really don’t trust it in telling me I did almost 4 miles. I’m pretty bad at cardio at this point, so it just seems a little far fetched.

I didn’t complete a full 30 minutes though because I started feeling like I was going to pass out and/or throw up (so maybe I did almost run 4 miles).

Here are my stats:

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I’ve been listening to Fallout Boy a lot while running, which actually gets me pretty pumped. I would like to switch things up a bit though, so if you have any good running music suggestions let me know!!!


So, I don’t think I qualify just yet as having a “Bubble Butt” but it is definitely progress! I also really love how long my hair is getting! It feels like its taking forever, but inch by inch its making its way down my back!

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So this was my Thursday. Let me know if you try the recipe I used for the cheesy skillet dinner! I have some modifications in mind that I think will make this even tastier, so I’ll be able to update in the future to let you guys know how it turns out!


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