It seems almost certain that I've used the title "Spring Cleaning" before but I don't care. It fits. Over spring break, I played in the snow in Boston with Ian and had an amazing time. I did a full recap on this in my "Chasing the Sun" piece on readtheleaf.com (not to plug myself too much). It was cold but it was a blast. When I came back, it was St. Patrick's Day and I had fun celebrating that. On Saturday, I went to a baby shower and made adorable strawberry parfaits in mini mason jars. After that, I tried to squeeze in as much rest and school work as I could. This week, I'm back on track. I weighed on March 10th before I left and weighed the exact same amount I did on February 22nd. I am sure that I gained over the break so I'm waiting to weigh again until 3/31 in hopes to do a little "spring cleaning" with my body.
You can tell that I'm back on track when I have hard boiled eggs on toast for breakfast. It's not that I don't like it and it actually fills me up but on vacation I took advantage of the free omelets and unlimited bacon every day. I've done well this week getting back into a routine.
I love 9 Round but it's not open on Sundays and sometimes I just don't have the energy to drive across town if I don't have to. I try to go there 4-5 times a week but there are occaisions where I exercise at home. Sometimes I like to kickbox at home on the bag Ian got me and I will walk but I don't have a lot of stamina when someone isn't pushing me or the exercise isn't regimented. I discovered an app called SworkIt while watching Shark Tank. It's awesome and I highly recommend it. It's kind of like Pandora. You choose your style of workout: cardio, stretching, strength or yoga and then you choose how long you want to work out: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 minutes and up to an hour. I often choose cardio and what I like about it is that you do 30 second increments of each exercise and if you don't like it, you can just skip it. It's great for when the gym is closed or when you don't feel like leaving home. Best part is that it's free.
Since I've been back, I've also managed to whip together one recipe. I made Spanish Chicken Lettuce Cups. Or, at least that's what I'm calling it. All I did was add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to a chicken breast and had Ian grill it up for me. When it was done, I shredded it, added it to two big pieces of romaine and then topped it with leftover Moe's salsa, green onion and these ADORABLE and DELICIOUS baby Brie bites I found at Fresh Market that are only 70 calories and soooo goood. This was great because it had a lot of spicy flavor. It's amazing how far one chicken breast can go when you shred it. I'll holla at y'all next week!