Ok so there is going to be a lot in this post, I've got pictures, stories, and requests to make so I'm going to go a head and put the page break in early on...
Now on to the fun stuff. As previously stated in the last blog post, my mother rocks! She checks out my Amazon.com wishlist every once and a while and surprises me with a gift. Well when the last package arrived I wasn't shocked to see the air purifier, or the DVD. I had asked for those things. What I was shocked to see was Rocco DiSpirito's cookbook Now Eat This! I hadn't even heard of it, yet alone asked for it. After looking through it though I was really happy to see that every recipe was under 350 calories and low in fat, great for my diet! On top of that, there were foods that are notorious diet killers! Pizza, brownies, mac & cheese, cookies, pasta, brownies, buffalo wings, and did I mention BROWNIES!!! My chocolate craving rejoiced! Maybe there finally is a way for me to eat the foods I love, and not feel guilty about it! He took traditional comfort dishes and reworked them to be healthier for you, but still taste a lot like the originals. I spent an entire evening going through the cookbook and marking pages of recipes I wanted to try...this may or may not have been every other page ;-) Anyways I spent the next day making a meal plan for this month. Yes I am that anal. I figure if I have it all marked out for myself I'm going to be more likely to stick to it, not to mention it makes my one shopping trip a month so much easier and closer to budget.
|My April Meal Plan|
|There used to be a kitchen counter under there!|
|Chicken Caesar Salad, and French Onion Soup from Rocco DiSpirito's Now Eat This! cookbook|
In other news, while working out this week I decided to push myself a little bit, I decided to walk/jog a 5K on the treadmill. Why you may ask? Well first I wanted to see if I could do it. It has been a really long time since I have been consistently working out. Second I wanted to get a base line, this first time took me a little under an hour, which is great for where I am at now, but this will help me see how I improve as time goes on. As the time it takes me to do it shortens, it means I'm getting faster, building stamina, and improving physically. I never thought I would say this, but I think I may be becoming a runner, I really enjoyed that hour, even though it kicked my butt!
|5K (3.11 miles) in under an hour!|