Can I get a Go Blue?! Awesome, awesome win last night against ‘that team in Ohio!’ I can’t lie, though…I fell asleep at the beginning of the second half. This under the weather thing is cramping my style and my social life! I did, however, hear all about the OT and the blocked shot by Tim Hardaway Jr. to seal the ‘W’ for Michigan. Such a great way to start my hump day!!!
Welcome back to another edition of #WIAW brought to you by Jenn at Peas & Crayons! Jenn is bringing back Love your Veggies Month and this is definitely something I could get into, as I tend to neglect my veggies! It just so happens, though, that my dinner last night was veggie PACKED and I can’t wait to share it with you!
Last night after work, I made a game time decision to head over to the kickboxing club to get my sweat on. When I’m not feeling so hot, I’m of the mindset that if I workout when I am sick, I will sweat out all of the germs and whatever nasty infection has consumed me. I have no idea if this is true, but I like to think that way. I do know, however, that sometimes your body just needs R-E-S-T! I’m not sure if that’s the direction I’m headed or not…we will see! As usual, kickboxing delivered! I was sweating and punching & punching and sweating, and it felt gooooood! I was/am a little sore from Monday’s workout (and now Tuesday’s), so kickboxing proved tougher than normal. (Boy am I sore today!) Yet, I still loved every minute of it. After the workout, I quickly stopped at the store to purchase some noodles and yellow pepper for dinner. I originally wanted to have breakfast for dinner, more importantly pancakes to celebrate National Pancake Day, yesterday…but I wasn’t craving them come dinner time.
When I arrived home, it was time for the veggie packed good stuff, or what I like to call Greek Pasta! (Adapted from Cooking Light) The recipe is almost identical, except I cut it in half, added some yellow peppers, and eyeballed a lot of it. I would love to add chicken to it, next time!
- 4 oz of Whole Wheat Farfalle (Bow Tie) Pasta
- 4 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 cups Fresh Spinach
- 1 cup Grape Tomatoes-Cut into Halves
- 1 medium Yellow Pepper-Cut into medium chunks
- 1 medium-large Onion (Red or Yellow)
- 1/4- 1/2 cup Fat Free Feta Cheese
- 1/4 cup Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 1 1/2-2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Boil 2 cups, or 4 oz dry, of pasta.
- In a separate pan, saute onion, oregano, and garlic in 1-2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil.
- Add tomatoes, yellow peppers, and vinegar.
- Add spinach.
- Drain and add pasta.
- Mix and combine thoroughly. Adding in 1-2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil.
- Sprinkle with feta cheese and shaved parmigiano-reggiano to your liking!
(Side note: I think it would be great to add olives into this recipe, too. I just personally don’t care for them. But, it’s something that may interest you that you didn’t think about!)
This morning was lacking the veggies, but loving the fruits! I enjoyed an english muffin with raspberry jam (bring on those seeds! 🙂 ), some strawberries, a clementine, and some OJ with my beloved Emergen-C, Immune +.
Lunch was a frozen meal of Healthy Choice…. I have been trying to move away from the pre-packaged foods, but they make it SO, SO easy for me at lunch time that it is hard to resist buying a few for my work weeks. Hoping to improve as the year continues!
After work, my friend planned a get together for all of her friends/co-workers at a pub and bowling alley to celebrate her birthday! It was a really great time!
She and I have been so busy at work, we don’t see each other that often anymore. I ended up staying pretty late and enjoying a beverage or two, so no workouts for me.
I think my body needed a rest and re-fuel day. It’s always important to listen to your body and this is definitely something I am still learning about and working on, is to listen to my BODY, not my head when it comes to working out.