Hey friends! Happy Wednesday! Almost through the week, so lets look at it this way instead of the week is only half over. My new thing---POSITIVITY. Well I have always been a positive person, but I truly feel that if you remain positive even through thick and thin--it makes the world a brighter place. The power of a smile, giving a compliment to a stranger, seeing teh glass half full are all things I want to work on this month.
So my breakfast was delicious as usual. I look forward to it each and everyday. Well these days, I look forward to all of my meals but this one in particular! Oatmeal mixed with cinnamon and stevia over 3 egg whites and some frozen berries.
Paired with some coffee. My roommate and I got some new coffee from Marshalls last week. This one is Seattles Best Hazelnut Creme and it is DELICIOUS
On Monday, I had a ME day to say the least. It was my rest day from exercise, and I got out of work early (I usually do on Mondays) I had scheduled a 60 minute massage for the afternoon. Last year I purchased a LivingSocial coupon for a 60 minute massage and it expires next month. Monday was the best day to use it for me. It was the right time, right state of mind and I was craving some relaxation time. It was great! I have to say I probably wouldn't pay full price for the place that I went to, but for $38 it was perfect!
Side note-I am loving these group buy sites! I get all of the emails, and usually don't purchase anything but recently there have been some good buys! I just bought a $40 coupon to use at City Sports (which is a big sporting goods store in the Boston area) for only $20! HELLOOOOO New Nikes!
I made some delicous tilapia for dinner that night. I put on some TJ 21 salute seasoning, spicy mustard and rosemary and just cooked it in the oven for about 15 minutes. It was delicious! I bought a HUGE bag of frozen tilapia from Costco on Sunday, so get ready to see lots of it! On the side I had some spinach. I tweeted about the way I cooked my spinach and got lots of responses so I''ll break it down for you
- I bought a big bag of fresh spinach (not frozen...I think frozen would not work out so well with this method) I sprayed a pan with EVOO spray and placed the spinach on it as if it were kale chips.
- Sprayed the tops of the spinach once on the cookie sheet and doused with some TJ 21 salute and a bit of nooch.
- I placed the cookie sheet in a hot oven (around 400 degrees) for only about 8-10 minutes. I checked on it 5 min in--this stuff cooks FAST.
- It came out a bit crunchy, but also a bit soft and tender. It was half like kale chips and half like tender spinach. The combination was awesome and I ate the ENTIRE 16oz bag! (you all know how much that stuff shrinks anyways) It was so great!
I also got such a thoughtful gift from a friend, Paige! She knows I am obsessed with basically anything and everything NEON. I love neon colors and wish I could live in a highlighter box. She got me some awesome highlighters and a neon pad of paper! It was so thoughtful. I am all about thoughtful gifts> materialistic ones.
Can't wait to write notes on this!
Another delicious dinner I made this week! 93% lean ground beef (I am on SUCH a ground beef kick lately!) I am loving it. I simply cook it in a pan with either mushrooms or peppers or onions or any combination of the 3. I throw on some italian seasonings or whatever seasonings look good at the time and let it cook away!
Post cooking. I just let it drain out on some paper towel after while it cooled
Meanwhile I threw together a simple baby spinac salad with mushrooms and balsamic vinegar
Ground beef and collard greens! It was so good. I absolutely adore greens--kale, spinach, mustard greens (Jessica-don't listen) I also love finding new ways to cook with them. My mom always throws greens in her homemade soups to bump up the volume and nutritional factor. I love roasting my greens, but also cooking them stovetop with simple olive oil and garlic. YUM
More tilapia. Bored yet? Thankfully I am not...Check back with me in a few weeks.
And Song of the Day! Lets just say its appropriate and ROCKIN' for workouts! Turn it up and Dance. You know you will want to!
Question of the day: Whats your "go to" dance song?