It has been a long time since I have written a blog post and to be honest I felt like I didn’t have anything to write about. I wasn’t eating super healthy so I didn’t have great recipes to share but I have been working out with a personal trainer at my local gym, ACT by Deese and I love it. I use to think that I could go to the gym 5 times a week and do pretty much the same routine and get awesome results but once I started working out with my trainer I finally saw the light!
One thing I am working on is keeping a daily exercise log so I can share them with all of you!
Today during work I had a free moment so I decided to look up a recipe for turkey meatballs…and I found one I really love!!
1lb lean ground turkey
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup dy breadcrumbs
1. Mix all the ingredients and shape into 25-30 meatballs approximately 1″ across.
2. You can either cook the meatballs in a nonstick pan coated lightly with veggie oil (I found this to take way too long so I decided to bake mine).
3. If you choose to bake the meatballs preheat oven to 375 degrees place meatballs on nonstick cookie tray lined with tinfoil and bake for 20 minutes, turning meatballs after 10mins. Source
I used Barilla whole wheat pasta and Ragu pasta sauce and put the meatballs onto. The great thing about the meatballs is that they are 165.7 calories for 6! It definitely made for a light and yummy dinner!
No, I didn't eat all of these! 😉
Well y’all it’s time to do the dishes and get ready to watch the SERIES finale of One Tree Hill. I know, I know, it might be cheesy but I’ve been watching OTH since I was in college so I can’t help but be sad that it is ending after all these years. Enjoy your evening!
Happy Monday Y’all!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed all the St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Greensboro was very busy this weekend due to the NCAA Basketball Tourney being in town; which meant I didn’t get to see Sam very much. We were able to have lunch together on Saturday before he had to start his shift (for those of you who don’t know, he’s a bartender) and enjoyed a beer or two to celebrate the wonderful Irish holiday!
Let’s rewind to Friday evening for a minute. I had a work event that I attended and for attending this event you got a FREE pizza. I thought that would be perfect for dinner. I took the pizza to my mom and sister’s house and after our first bite my sister and I both agreed that it was terrible! We immediately tossed it in the trash, got in the car and went to pick up salad’s. We also had to share a smoothie to get that nasty taste out! We definitely learned out lesson and will continue to eat clean, even when we are offered free pizza!
This morning for breakfast I mixed Kashi Heart to Heart cereal with Love Grown Foods Granola , strawberries and skim milk….it was delish!
Lunch today consisted a greek salad with grilled chicken…it was also delish!
Lets hope dinner is just a good as the rest of my meals today!
I am also really excited that my trainer is back from LA! I’m ready for a for a good sweat session 🙂
I have never been a clean eater, that’s probably one of the reasons I need to shed a few pounds, but tonight I decided that it is something I really need to work on. I had dinner with my little sister, we went to a little deli and needless to say I didn’t eat clean; not long after I ate I felt terrible. That’s when I knew I had to make a huge change in my eating.
I decided to check out Clean Eating Magazine online to see what they offered and to my surprise they offer a 2 week Meal Plan and it even includes a grocery shopping list! I’m in love!!! I am not sure if I have told you all or not but I am not the best cook so finding a meal plan with a shopping list and recipes will be a huge help to me in the kitchen! Woot Woot 🙂
I am so excited to try out the Clean Eating Meal Plan so I come home with more to eat than this, I bet my hubby would appreciate having food in the fridge too 😉
Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Yesterday started out on the wrong foot…Oops!!
Sam and I were invited over to a friend’s house yesterday to watch the Daytona 5o0 and someone I know and love volunteered me to make dessert! Let me just tell you I am not the best cook/baker in the world but I do what I can! Sam was a little disappointed the cookies were not homemade, but I was pressed for time. We had a great lunch which consisted of chili and cornbread but unfortunately for some the race was rained out. Anyone out there into NASCAR?! I had no clue about anything racing until I met Sam almost 7 years ago. I will watch some races but I usually end up taking a little nap during the race.
Fast forward to Monday morning…I didn’t sleep very well last night so I was a little more disoriented than usual when I woke up this morning which caused me to trip over the ironing board on my way to the bathroom…smooth move, I know! When I got to work this morning I had a Dannon Greek Yogurt . Source
Yummy!! I think I need to check with my trainer to see if the amount of sugar is too hight?! If so, I will just have to switch to a different type.
What is your favorite type of Greek Yogurt?
How exciting…this is my first blog post ever! I have been toying with the thought of starting a blog for some time now and last night while at dinner with my husband, Sam, I thought why the heck not! My main idea for my blog is to let the world read about my struggles with weight loss and healthy eating all while maintaining a full time career in the medical field and being a good, I mean great, wife. I love reading blogs that are written by health and fitness gruru’s but I haven’t come across one that shows a young women in her late 20’s trying to reach certain health and fitness goals. Some days are easier than others, I hit the gym after work and eat a somewhat healthy meal, but there are other days when I just want to go home after work, put on my PJ’s and eat dinner while watching The Bachelor! I hope by blogging about my journey I can do a better job at staying focused on living a healthy and fabulous life!