I couldn’t resist titling this post with the ingenious phrase from Nicole, referring to ‘better get crack-a-lackin’ as in getting my butt back in the gym! Hip Hop was a blast last night!!! I absolutely love this class, but it takes me about 40 minutes each way to get there, and with the chaos of finals, projects, work and the holidays, I haven’t been able to attend in what has seemed like an eternity. It felt great to be back and it was a super HOT routine! I love dance because I can just let it all out. In general I’ve always had a shy personality, but not when performing on stage! I sure miss that sometimes. I didn’t get home until 10pm, but I figure I better get in as much as I can before the semester starts up again Monday . . . eek!
I had another great workout tonight from my favorite kick box instructor. I like to think of her as my workout Nazi. She is pretty hard core, yelling at you like a crazy person to work harder. I think I secretly like it :D I swear every pore on my body was sweating and I loved it! I haven’t been to that class in awhile too with the holidays and busy times, so it was nice to get a good booty kickin’.
Maybe there is something to taking a week break off from everything? I feel nice and renewed, a bit out of shape (oh yes), but nothing I can’t get back in due time. And another great thing was that my ears finally popped today! It felt glorious, and they opened up so I could actually hear the world around me :)
Just a little recap of what Chris and I have been noshing on while pledging to eat in this month . . .
Tuesday night we made chicken enchiladas, and I think this has to be one of the easiest and most satisfying recipes. When we were cleaning up, Chris even said that he wanted to eat the whole pan!
This recipe would be fun for kids too because your hands get all messy! Wait, maybe not a good idea for kids? lol I could just imagine . . . enchilada sauce everywhere . . .
This puppy lasted us for lunch and dinner the next day and I think we still have 2 more in the fridge! Guess that’s what I’m having for lunch again tomorrow . . .
Since I got home a little late tonight after getting lost and distracted in Anthropologie and Whole Foods (I swear I can’t be let loose in either of those stores), I grabbed a smallish bowl of cereal before heading to kick-my-butt box.
When I got home I decided to make a mondo type salad with a bunch of random ingredients in the fridge.
This one contained: romaine lettuce, rotisserie chicken, black beans, corn, 1/4 avocado, 1 falafel patty, carrots, NF Greek yogurt for dressing and a sprinkling of lite Mexican cheese.
It was so large I couldn’t finish it all! I don’t think I was really that full, but I got tired of munchin’ on roughage . . . crunch, crunch, crunch
And to warm up a bit, I had a cup o’ mint tea with a biscoff cookie.
We had a bunch of these saved up from our recent plane flight and they are really yummy. It’s like a cross between a cracker and a cookie, with a slightly sweet, gingerbread flavor mmm
That is one of my favorite mugs. We bought them from a cute bed-n-breakfast in Cedar City, UT called The Anniversary House. Every time I take them out it brings me back to our second mini one-night vacation there, sitting on the back patio watching the sun set over the valley . . .
and of course I think back to our first trip there trying to brave the blizzard, snow shoeing near Cedar Breaks . . . brrr! Oh boy that’s a whole nother story when we realized the chains were in the other car. Good Times!
Goodnight all, stay warm!
Do you have a household item that brings back some good memories?