It has been a long time, but here I am, giving blog some love.
I am currently taking the semester off from school and have a bit of free time to do stuff such as blog. I hope to blog about great things in 2010. This is MY year. This is the year I am going to live for me FIRST and take care of myself.
I have done well for myself so far, but I think I can do much better. It is only February so it is certainly onward and upward everyday. The motivation is one of the hardest parts and a roller coaster ride at that. (I HATE ROLLERCOASTERS) Some days I feel like I can run 20 miles, clean the entire house sparkly clean, and run all necessary errands. Then...there are days I don't feel like doing ANYTHING. I give myself a one free pass on that if I have worked a lot the previous days, but those free passes aren't getting me closer to my goals.
All in all, I am happy with what I am doing and getting back on track towards my ultimate goals.
So, I will start with this last weekend.
I have decided to use my new Weight Watchers cookbook I got for Christmas and find a recipe every week. I make the recipe in full and take leftovers to work for about 3 days of enjoyment. I have done this with a few times, but my last meal adventure was documented :)
There are a lot of yummy recipes in here:
I decided on the recipe SAUSAGE MUSHROOM AND TOMATO STEW
First, I browned some turkey sausage, mushrooms, and zucchini.
Then, I added the kidney beans, petite cut tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spinach and let it simmer over medium heat.
All the while, I decided I needed some CARBS!! I decided on some red potatoes. I have wanted to roast some red potatoes for a while now, so I found a simple way to put them together. I cubed the reds, tossed them in olive oil and mixed in some onion soup mix. I roasted them for about 40 minutes.
I could hardly wait to dig in. This meal was so filling and hearty. I have taken it to work the last few days and it's just as good each time I heat it up :)
Since the BF isn't big on Valentines day, I called this my Valentines dinner to myself. After I cleaned up the mess, I cleaned up and gave myself a manicure and pedicure...With bright red fingers and toes. It was really nice. Here I am, loving MYSELF. I am learning that YOU are the most important person in YOUR life and LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT!!!! :)
I also thought I would share with you my Valentines Box I made for work. I don't really think I need to explain my motivation behind it. People instantly knew it was mine when they saw it.
I think that's it for now, I plan to use my camera lots more and post more for your visual pleasure.
Thanks for reading