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After a few days (or weeks) of eating not the best my body has been screaming at me to fill it with nutritious food.  It’s common to fall off the wagon every once in a while or splurge every now and then but it is about getting back up and getting back on track that really counts. 

Today started with a fun sweat filled boot-camp class at 6am.  Class today involved three weight activities followed by a 1/4 mile run repeated about 5 times with different weight activities ranging from biceps to triceps to squats to my all time favorite burpies.

I had a Granola bar prior to class for some energy but forgot to take a photo at 5:30 am.  🙂

The rest of today’s eats were documented prior to pure enjoyment…

Breakfast:

Fruit parfait (1 green apple, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup blueberries)

Fruit Parfait

Mid Morning Snack:

1/2 apple, 1 tbs peanut butter

Morning Snack

Lunch:

Tuna salad (2 cups lettuce, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup tuna made w/ plain yogurt), 1 cup grapes. 10 baby carrots, peppermint patty

Lunch

Afternoon Snack:

1/2 apple, string cheese, 18 pretzel twists

Heart Snack  Pretzels

I love how my apple slices managed to make a heart shape.

Dinner:

1/2 cup black beans, 3 chicken tenders, 1 cup cauliflower, 1 cup almond milk

Dinner

Desert:

Chocolate ice cream bar

Ice Cream

It always amazes me how eating healthy can make you feel so good about yourself.  I have a run set for the morning so I have to head off to bed.  I’m a morning workout person…I feel that starting your day off on the right foot helps keep me motivated for the rest of the day.

Do you prefer to workout in the morning or night?

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Don’t you just love when you have those “aha moments”?  I’ve tried to think of a way to get me to cook more and really learn how to make amazing meals!  Yesterday during some down time it dawned on me…why not create a challenge?  Something to keep me motivated and a goal to achieve. 

Welcome to the 300 Meal Challenge! 

Rules:

1) Cook at least 300 meals in 365 days. (I gave myself some room for rest and relaxation.)

2) “Cooking” means making something more than a pb&j sandwich or a bowl of cereal.

3) Document the 300 meals via a post.

Seem simple enough?  🙂

Here we go…

Meal #1 Chicken w/ Roasted potatoes and Green Beans

Chicken: Heat 1 Tbs of oil with 1 tsp of garlic.  Cook the chicken and when half way done add 2 tsp of lemon juice to the pan for some extra flavor.

Potatoes: Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.  Wash about 4 potatoes and chop them up to smaller bite size pieces.  Toss in a bowl with 1 Tbs oil and 1 tsp of garlic.  Cook for 15 minutes then stir and cook for a remaining 5-10 minutes.

Green Beans: Heated from can. 🙂 

 The result was a pretty good meal.  My sister was impressed with the potatoes and she’s very rarely impressed with my meals. 🙂

Well I have some planning to do…I have 299 more meals to cook. 😉

Welcome to the 300 meal challenge!

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Dinner with Toby

Dinner tonight was an easy meal and one of my favorites.  It was chicken and fries!

The chicken was stuffed with broccoli and cheese from Golden Plump and all it required me (or my sister) to do is pop it in the oven for about 45 minutes.  While I sat at the table enjoying my dinner I had a little guest join me…

Meet Toby…my sister’s five month old kitten.  He’s a cutie but a handful!  He thought he should join me and wanted to sneak some fries.  I also have a cat of my own…

Meet my Prince…

Prince will be six years old in March and he is one of the greatest cats I know…maybe I’m a bit partial because he’s mine.  🙂 He is a very calm and quiet cat.  I’m sure you’ll get to know more about him (and Toby) as time comes. 

Tonight is the start of The Bachelor and my sister is watching it…I always vow not to watch because I only get upset when in the end they don’t pick the one I want to win…so I’m off to plan dinner for Date Night with Jeff on Wednesday.

Do you follow The Bachelor?

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