Last Monday was the worst and most emotional day I have had in a long long time. Today, I decided Monday was going down. It did.
I am so glad to have another weekend of work under my belt. I have the next three weekends off, and couldn’t be more excited!
Ragnar is in two weeks, and I am still trying to take it easy on my hamstring so I can run it. My bike trainer isn’t my new best friend, but it’s becoming an acquaintance. I rode for 37 minutes tonight, and watching the Bachelor made it exponentially easier for me!!
I am just glad to have a way to try to stay in shape. I never realized how much I loved running (more than anything else) until I couldn’t. Nothing else seems to be as enjoyable and give me the same sense of accomplishment that running does. I will never take it for granted again!
I finally got an immersion mixer! I have been wanting one for awhile to use to make soups and other things. I decided to spend a little bit extra and get a really good one.
My friend and I decided to do our nails pink in honor of this week. It is Valentine’s Day, you know? At least I can paint my nails and wear my valentine socks in honor of the occasion. The pink color from OPI is called Pink Friday, and is from Nikki Minaj’s OPI collection. I got the Essie pink glitter polish in my BirchBox a few months ago. I filed down the surface of my nails and applied three coats of pink, plus a topcoat. So far, they are still looking good!
This is the new candle from Target that I am in love with that I showed a picture of the other day. It smells absolutely incredible! I bought a few candles off of a website about 4-5 years ago that I paid like $25-30 a piece for (yeah, I know-crazy!) and this is the first candle I’ve found that reminds me of one of those. It was only $9.99!! If you can find it, get it. You can thank me later .
Look at this handsome boy! Isn’t he the cutest! I figured you’d agree. He looks like he’s making a peace offering….
Tonight, I had SUCH a good dinner after my trainer ride.
I got a rotisserie chicken from Safeway yesterday to pull apart for the pizzas I made. Tonight, I had the rest of the chicken from that (skin and fat removed), and sweet potato fries baked with a tiny bit of EVOO, salt and pepper.
I also made a salad with spring mixed greens, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke, black olives, fat free feta cheese and a tomato and Vidalia onion dressing I got at the store yesterday. It was one of the best salads I have ever made!
You see, I am not a huge fan of salads in general. Give me a basic salad with lettuce, tomato, carrots, cucumbers, etc., and I am not a happy girl. Give me a salad like this packed with healthy stuff and and a flavorful healthy dressing, I will have one with, or for every meal! Thanks again to my friend Kat for introducing me to how good a healthy salad can be! I have never used artichokes in a salad, but they are quickly becoming my favorite not only for those, but for a lot of things! They are packed in olive oil, but I use a paper towel to absorb the excess before cutting them up. They are great on pizza as well, as you see here:
I determined that the herb pizza dough from TJ’s is way better than the whole wheat one. It just makes the pizza that much better!
Super yummy as usual, I also made BBQ Chicken pizza last night for the week. The cheese I used to top it with is 2% mozzarella. It only has 4g of fat per serving.
I am LOVING Revenge right now!! It just keeps getting better! I am finishing it up right now. I am also loving the Bachelor! Tierra is just ridiculous. She seriously called Ashlee a cougar tonight. Ashlee is 32 years old, and light-years more mature than she is. I would much rather be single with no kids at 32 than unhappily married with kids at 24. Or 30 for that matter! I know my Mom watches the Bachelor and she also reads this, so I will not say anything about the elimination and events that transpired tonight. I will say that I was not disappointed or surprised. Having the next two Monday’s off means GIRL’S NIGHT at MY PLACE for The Bachelor! Who’s in???
Anyway, I am off to bed because I am going to yoga and physical therapy tomorrow morning. I hope you guys had a great Monday as well!
What kind of healthy things are you making this week?
What are your plans for VDay?