I forgot to post this at the beginning of the month:
Another good month!
Breakfast — April 5, 2013
I have ventured away from my usual breakfast of PB toast and hot cereal these last few days. Greek yogurt took the place of the hot cereal and, interestingly enough, I noticed a difference in this mornings workout — I got hungry much sooner and by the time I was done with the cardio, I was exhausted and wanted to go home.
Interesting how the body needs time to adjust to a change in calorie intake.
Workout — April 5, 2013
As I just mentioned, today’s workout started off with a variety of cardio:
The good thing about these 45 minutes is that they were over in no time!
It was at this point that I felt absolutely drained, but rather than allowing myself to get talked out of the rest of today’s workout I pushed on and completed this 2-part circuit workout:
As you can see, the first part is a 7 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) and the second part is a timed interval workout — 10 seconds rest, 50 seconds work for 3 rounds.
Again, due to the nature of this workout and how it is constantly changing, it was over super fast and I never got bored.
Lunch — April 5, 2013
Lunch today consisted of last nights leftovers:
Actually, this is an exact copy of what I had for dinner: salsa chicken and spinach salad. This is one of my most favorite ways to cook chicken in the crock pot — 4 chicken breasts, 1 jar salsa, 1 packet of taco seasoning. Throw all that in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Shred and serve — super simple!
I am on a spinach salad kick lately and I have recently found a new dressing that I can’t get enough of:
Dinner — April 5, 2013
At the beginning of April, I quickly jotted down some goals that I would like to continually work on for this month, one of which was try a new Paleo-ish recipe every week. I say Paleo-ish because I haven’t gone out of my way to hunt down ingredients that comply with the Paleo recipes that I am trying, so I do the best I can with the recipes.
Tonight’s recipe came out of Paleo Slow Cooking by Chrissy Gower which has been getting a lot of use these last few weeks. Dinner tonight was BBQ Apple Chicken:
I am a sucker for anything that involves apples and this recipe did not disappoint. I think this recipe will soon be in regular rotation in this household!
I was able to check yet another item off of our wedding to do list — I tried on, picked out, and purchased a dress today! I should mention that I am not the type of chick who has been planning her wedding since she was a little girl not to mention I am not a big fan of shopping.
This lack of love for shopping is only made worse when I have to shop with other people (which is essentially what you are doing when you shop for a wedding dress).
I was absolutely dreading today’s appointment and by the time we arrived at the bridal store, I had sweated through my shirt and sweater (i’m a delicate flower don’t ya know).
I had a group of friends in attendance as well as my mother and sister. These groups of people represent different areas of my life so having them all come together was a little stressful for me. Going in to today, I was nervous about everyone getting along and not stepping on each others toes. Thankfully everything worked out well and I am so glad that I had all of them there with me.
I think I tried on about 10 dresses (ugh!) and finally chose the best one for me. I can’t say that I would ever want to do all of that fuss and hassle again, but for today, it was perfect!