I started off with one of my egg/omelets with veg and salsa.
I hit the gym and afterwards ate this:
Chocolate rice cake with 1 Tbsp all natural, no sodium peanut butter
Protein Shake made with one scoop Beverly International UMP in chocolate with water and three strawberries and ice.
For my next meal I plan on eating these, well one or two:
I whipped them up yesterday.
Basically it is a pack of lean ground turkey. I added garlic powder, ground ginger, and a sprinkle of Chinese Five Spice with less than a 1/4 cup of egg whites. I heated a pan to get it very hot and sprayed with some spray oil. I seared each side of the balls for 2 minutes. Then, I stuck them in the over on 325 for about 15 to 20 minutes.
In the meantime, I mixed some Lite Soy Sauce, a squirt of Sriracha, crushed a dried red pepper, sprinkled in a packet of Stevia in the Raw, some ground ginger, white rice wine vinegar, and 1 tsp of cornstarch. I heated that in a sauce pan until it simmered.
When I took out the turkey meatballs, I poured the sauce over them. I waited for it to cool and stuck them in the fridge. I made the balls pretty large, so probably one will do me over some rice with broccoli and a sprinkle of that sauce.
As you can tell, I'm not a person who measures precisely.
I go by look and smell most of the time.
I'm trying something tonight with chicken breasts. If it comes out good, I'll let you know!
And because it's been a while...
Gym selfie...in an empty gym.
Now...I must do actual work, boooo.
But on a tasty side note, or smutty one, kinkly.com has me featured!
Or rather A Sexy Slice of Domination & submission...
I like that if you stare closely below the big one at the top, you can see the delicate star-shaped on below.
Though I like getting different photos, I am tired of the snow...It's been continuous since Wednesday night, gloomy, and chilly.
Well, anyway, today I made an awesome psuedo sushi bowl!
I wish that I would have taken pics now.
But it was something tossed together for a snack today.
I used jasmine rice, topped it with some chopped cucumber, chopped avocado, smoked salmon, cut up some toasted nori sheets. I topped it with a little sauce that I made with lite soy sauce, powdered wasabi, sesame seeds, and juice from the pickled sushi ginger.
Talk about light and yum!
I used jasmine rice because we had some leftover from a broccoli dish I made the other night. I'm sure it would be just as tasty with brown rice too!
I am sure I will be making this again, as the husband really liked it too.
Started once again yesterday, and we're slated from 10" to 2 feet, snowing through Sunday.
I seriously need some sunshine soon, and warmth.
I am in a perpetual shiver.
It has been super hard to eat a few salads when I just want thick, creamy hot soups and stews filled with cheese, cream and bread on the side or potatoes or fried spicy things. My veggie intake has not been stellar, and I have been trying to get salad in more often.
But, I did just eat a salad with my chicken.
I also just made another cup of steaming coffee, as I sit here.
I am supposed to be doing my work, but I am worked out, lol.
I am so glad that it's Friday, and *crossing my fingers* I won't have to work through the weekend too. See, it is super lucky to be able to work from home, but they always know where to find me. And they love to pile it on me because, you know, they seem to think I have nothing better to do, lol.
Or they just figure, "Hey, she's snowed in. Let's send it all to her and all the in office peeps can enjoy themselves!"
No, I know that's not it at all. I'm just pooped.
And frozen, lol.
Anyway, before the snows came in, I was doing great this week. I was even down 2 pounds.
I'm not saying that I'm doing badly now. I've just slowed down a bit. In all honesty, I hate working out at home. I'm one of those people that is motivated by the actual gym environment.
Yep, I'm all full of excuses, aren't I?
But this guy is always here to keep me company.
So my days are really not bad. How could they be with this all over me all of the time?
It's sometimes hard to be motivated or to physically get to the gym, or anywhere, when this happens.
This was April 18th.
Three and a half feet of snow, deeper in some spots.
All I know was the dogs looked at me like I was crazy when I would open the door.
So being the good doggy mommy that I am, I trudged and shoveled waist high snow to make a path and large circle in the yard for them to go out in.
Now granted, two days later our roads were clear and this was melting down.
Then, another six inches fell.
Like today, I came home from the gym this morning, and it was almost 60 degrees!
Now, we're at 40 three hours later, and it's raining with a little sleet for good measure.
Even when we hit the 60's, I am freezing all of the time.
This past weekend the weather was nice enough for us to rake and bag pine needles, begin cutting back the trash bushes that pop up all over, and I was even able to plant a few flower bulbs that don't kick it up here.
We even got to grill on our deck. Yep, that one up there where the patio furniture is buried.
These are the weekends that I am so looking forward to, hopefully soon.
Of course, we should be used to this, lol.
I have some recipes pinned that I cannot wait to try out, tweak and hopefully share with you too.
I have a new selection of fantastic leggings to snap photos of.
This woman, Cory Everson, started it all for me. I remember seeing her on ESPN at the Olympia in the mid 80's. I had never seen anything like her, and I loved it. I began watching her workout shows. I would try to do them, tried to use my dad's weight machines. In high school in P.E., I got to use the girls' weight room instead of playing basketball ball. Of course, I was clueless on what I should be doing or about any sort of nutrition. I grew up in Louisiana: fried food, boiled food, lots of starches. I know 90% of our vegetables were from a can. Sure, my parents grew some veggies, but I had no clue what to eat to lose fat and gain muscle. At that time, eating less was the big thing, and any diet information was based on the popular skinny model types. But I always dreamed about being like her. It took me until my late 30's to take the leap, hire knowledgeable people, and educate myself. Do I look like her? Lol, no, but I am still trying. I may be 80 and still trying, but I will always remember this woman sparked the desire in me. I have many inspirational woman in my life today, and I am going to start sharing them with you.