I find myself watching all the little moments of my life as they lead me closer to the next big thing. Recently, I offered to help out at work by learning the night shift so a co-worker could go on vacation. That seemingly small decision turned into a $1.00 raise and a new schedule, one that allows much more time with my daughter while the sun is still shining.
The weather has been beautiful going on two weeks now and I took my first run of the season this afternoon, life is good.
I am down 6 lbs (in two days) which was cake but now I am stuck, frustrating I know. Nothing grinds me more than a plateau, especially when I am less than two weeks away to paradise. I am putting every effort, every thought and every ounce of pride, dignity and self control into the days I have left before the inevitable appearance of my stark white body in a bikini.
I poured my heart into some lists yesterday of what to pack, buy and do, which includes at the very least an even coating of my favorite sunless tan. I planned out five OUTfits for night and packed my swiming attire. I need to get together a large bag full of lotions and products and I should be just about ready. Now, if only I could flush out this last 12 lbs I’d be all set.
Running today felt AMAZING. I am so over workout dvd’s for the season if I can help it. Oh snap, did I not call this? I need to find new sneakers, mine are majorly warn out.
Today’s featured image is my darling Summer Rose with the Easter bunny. She was overtaken by joy upon meeting him. The entire holiday from sun up till sun down was perfect.
We woke up to an egg hunt in the yard, some chewed up carrots and an adorable basket, that silly bunny he’s so thoughtful! I captured some major excitement with my Nikon, I have to get those pictures up asap. She really loved every moment, it was great. I think it may have been even more exciting than waking up on Christmas morning.
And now for today’s….
FIT TIP #1:
1. Take a few boneless chicken breast and place them in a Pyrex pan.
2. Sprinkle your favorite home blend seasoning or in a pinch go for Mrs Dash (sodium free option) or McCormicks (my personal favorite, they do contain sodium but you are using it sparingly).
3. Roast at 425 degrees until the juices run clear (for 3 large breasts I roast for about 20 minutes). Be careful not to overcook or your chicken will be very dried out when you re-heat.
4. Grab one and go!
I like to have a few cooked breasts in the fridge for when I want to put together a salad, make a quick wrap or just eat a piece with some grains and veggies on the side. Having them ready to go makes for a healthy quick meal any time!