I was up at 4:45 this morning, so I could have some time to relax with my coffee, blog, and watch the news before I start the day. I have to finish up packaging and shipping for the shop, run about eight errands, and then catch up on some homework before a basketball game at 6pm. I also want to find time to fit in a good run since it’s finally stopped raining.
My recap post isn’t as long this time, becuase I’ve been keeping up better. I’m going to start with Sunday’s breakfast. I made eggs and pancakes with a side of fresh fruit. I usually go out to breakfast on Sunday, but I really want to start cooking at home more. I love going out for the environment, but I also love to cook and I feel like I don’t do it enough anymore.
Sunday was for the dogs. We took them to an old ball field and and let them chase each other. They got so dirty and loved every second of it! Grumps had an intense bath and I didn’t miss and inch of fur.
Remember when I was in D.C. a couple months ago? Well, Shaughna is an incredible artist. I’m so lucky becuase she sends me her work everyday and I get to see it. She paints up these magical scenes and they make me so happy. She sent me a Christmas card with Grumples and Kona riding in a sled pulled by Santa. I think it’s the cutest thing in the world.
Speaking of Christmas cards, I’ve had a couple of you email me asking for an address to send Christmas cards too. I love receiving Christmas cards and letters. You can always send cards or letters to my P.O. BOX! & who knows! You may get one back 😉
P.O. BOX 1372
YORK, SC, 29745
Tuesday morning, I brought out the holiday wax scents! I’m currently burning the vanilla cookie crunch! It smells scrumptious 🙂
Grumples had his yearly check up on Tuesday morning. He was so good and he actually loves his vet. Plus, I always like hearing that he is in great shape and very healthy! We went on a long trail walk after this appointment and then I spent the rest of the day packaging.
Tuesday night, I decided to defrost the scallops in my freezer and make them for dinner with a side of roasted red potatoes and salad. The lettuce was leftover from the steak fajita night.
Roasted potatoes are my favorite! Here is my post for roasted potatoes!
I used to be nervous about making scallops at home, but it’s so much easier than you think! AND THEYRE DELICIOUS!
I ended up eating the leftovers last night for dinner. I always put the potatoes back in the oven to crisp them up.
I decided to give up the hope that it would stop raining, suck it up and run on the treadmill. The treadmill sucks…I’d rather run hills for thirty minutes straight.
I decided to do thirty minutes of intervals.
5 minutes: 5.6 speed no incline
5 minutes: 5.8 speed incline of 3.2
3 minutes: 6 speed incline 1
5 minutes: 5.8 speed incline 4
2 minutes: 6.2 speed no incline
10 minutes: 5.7 speed incline 1.5
2 minutes: 6.4 speed incline 1.5
The calories on the machine are probably way off becuase I didn’t set it to my body weight/height. I was drenched in sweat after that workout and my face was a bloated tomato! I did a fifteen minute walk after running to cool down and then a ten minute deep stretch.
I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to attach a recipe here instead of starting an entire new post. Last week, I made lettuce wrapped steak fajitas. I’ve been an anemic since I was a kid, so it’s important for me to get iron in my diet. It runs in the family. I get iron mainly through steak and spinach. I eat read meat approximately once a week. Lettuce wrapped fajitas are so easy to make!
All you need is: steak (or chicken, shrimp, tofu), taco seasoning (you can make your own or use the 365 whole foods brand), olive oil, lettuce, peppers, and onions. You can add extra toppings like cheese, tomatoes, black beans, or sour cream!
I chopped up the steak and tossed it in olive oil and the taco seasoning. Then I cooked it up on my indoor grill on 375. I cooked it to medium rare.
While the steak was cooking, I sliced the onions and peppers and tossed them in olive oil and fajita seasoning.
I sautéed them for about twenty five minutes.
I added the steak to the pan and covered them to stay warm.
I made some 365 spanish rice to go with the fajitas, sprinkled cheese on top, chopped up some avocados, and used some salsa to spice it up. This meal is so filling and delicious! I ate the leftovers for the next three days! Perfect for a low-carb post workout meal.
I hope you all have a great day! I’m going back to packaging so I can get them all out today 🙂
BUT FIRST, THREE QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
1. Do you find yourself dining out more with your significant other?
2. What is your favorite crockpot recipe?
3. Do you like the treadmill?