Hey! How was everyones weekend? Mine was lovely. It was filled with friend time, me time, workout time, cooking time and fun. Besides the fact that I woke up to more snow yesterday morning, it was all in all a great weekend.
I'm glad you all liked my workout VLOGs. They were nothing special, but I thought it would be fun to take some videos for you. It also helps ensure that I keep my form the entire time! Lots more to come, so be on the lookout...Send me suggestions too if you would like to see something specific!
Some recent food I would looove to share with you all, comin' atcha
I have been enjoying a Greek Yogurt once a day. Sometimes I mix it with quinoa and other times with sweet potato or oats, Bottom line--I love it 'sweet' rather than savory. Although it does taste awesome in salads, my preference is this right here
Greek yogurt with cinnamon, quinoa and unsalted almonds
I've been having lots of vegetables! This right here is a spinach salad with bell pepper, cauliflower, mushrooms, zuchinni and turkey meatloaf
On Saturday, I was out and about doing lots of errands, so I packed up the cooler with some food. I have here Greek yogurt, quinoa, 1/4 of a Gala apple dusted with cinnamon
Last night I made a kickin' steak stirfry!!
I started chopping up 1 bell pepper, 2 heads of broccolli and 1 large zuchinni
The steak had been marinating for about 2 hours in some low sodium soy sauce and teriyake sauce
I started cooking the steak until it was about 3/4 done in the wok, and then threw in the vegetables right on top.
What a pefect meal! It served 2 hungry people, and there were leftovers. The key is to marinate that steak as long as possible so it is tender and juicy.
I've been eating veggies, veggies and more veggies. My favorites now are snow peas, green beens and persian cucumbers (I eat those like candy!)
I told you, I have this meal once a day, this girl doesn't lie
ANd I just finished up a delicious salad using Udo's Oil as the base. I love this stuff! At first it tasted fishy and 'flaxy' for my liking and wasn't so nuetral tasting like olive oil, but it really has grown on me and I actually enjoy the nutty flavor it brings.
SCORE! I always peruse Marshalls and TJMAXX for finds like this! Fig Balsamic Vinegar? Mine
A delicius mustard, by the way. I mixed the following for wonderfully balanced salad dressing:
- 1 tsp Udos Oil
- ~1 T fig balsamic vinegar
- Splash of water
- 2 drops liquid stevia
- ~1 T mustard
It was perfecto!
And now the ABC's of Naomi
(A) Age: 24 (turning 25 in March!)
(B) Bed Size: Queen. I love my bed. Its the best bed in the entire world :)
(C) Chore You Hate: Cleaning Dishes
(D) Dogs? Pretty much obsessed with dogs. My pup growing up passed away 2 years ago and I miss him everyday. His name was Jersey and he was a Wheaten Terrier. I want to get another dog as soon as I have a little more money!
Jersey-He was the best.
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: DUH. Coffee. And face cream--I know so random, but my face always feels so dry in the morning
(F) Favorite Color: I love NEON colors (think highlighter colors) BRIGHT pink :)
(G) Gold or Silver? Silver. But Gold is fun to play with sometimes too!
(H) Height: 5ft 2' I'm a shawty
(I) Instruments You Play: Nothing! I took piano lessons and also played the flute when I was younger, but nothing these days! OH I did take voice lessons and acutally have a decent voice
(J) Job Title: Exercise Specialist/personal Trainer (in another life, I would be a wedding planner)
(K) Kids: I cannot wait until I have kids one day! (I said one day, not anytime soon)
(L) Live: Massachusetts all my life
(M) Mom's Name: Tina aka Crazy Lady (Just kidding mom, I love you!) My mom is my best friend hands down, I do not know where I would be without her.
(N) Nicknames: Nums, Nomo
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? When I was a baby but not since then (knock on wood)
(P) Pet Peeve: People who talk in the 3rd person--I don't get it. I have people say to me "So, hows Naomi today?" Um, you're talking to me, I'm right here. ALSO-people who are narrow minded and stuck in their own ways.
(Q) Quote from a Movie: "I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." --When Harry Met Sally (it gets me everytime)(R) Right or Left Handed? Right
(S) Siblings: 1 older brother (who is engaged yay!!)
(T) Time You Wake Up? 4:13 AM. I work at 5am, so I'm up at at em! But on the days I work a later shift, I sleep till around 7:30
(U) Underwear: Always
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: I don't dislike but just don't really eat it that much--eggplant
(W) What Makes You Run Late: Simply thinking it won't take me as long to get somewhere. Then...it does
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: Mouth, leg (I broke my leg when I was 6)
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Turkey meatloaf, cheese stuffed chicken breast, morrocan Chicken Stew, Soymazing muffins, Blueberry chia protein muffins
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: I have always had a fascination with Flamingos. (if they are even considered in this 'zoo' category.
Lastly before I go. This is totally random...but someone told me I look like Demi Moore? I do not see it at all....with that said, I'll take it as a compliment?!