New month, really the time that officially starts to feel like spring. My garden is popping up a little more each day and I can’t wait for the tulips to bloom, even though that is a few weeks off. My brussel sprouts are back!
Okay, the sedum. I wonder how hard it is to grow brussel sprouts? Everything is coming up a little early in the garden, even though we have had a cold spell.
I gave the chia seeds another try (waste not, want not). This time I just threw them in a pot with about 3/4 cup of water, brought to a boil and added 1/2 cup of pumpkin and whisked in some liquid egg whites.
Kind of like pumpkin custard. I put a little drizzle of honey on there, but you can’t really see it. Guess I should have just taken a photo of the bowl again.
This was decent. Again, it did not last me very long. After 2 hours I was sooooo hungry! I had a morning snack of 1/2 cup of applesauce with 1/4 cup of part-skim ricotta.
I really liked this, actually. Good to know.
More of the chicken apple sausages. Easy.
The cucumbers reminded me of my facial yesterday and I was going to rub some on my face, but then I just ate them.
So, new month and you know what that means! Here are my April goals:
1. Continue with the fit female program. I am loving this so far and seeing some change in my body, even at this early stage. Goes to show you how changing up a program can really light a fire under one’s butt. Stage 2 of the 4 stage program will begin in a week and I will post those workouts.
2. Work on hills with my bike. April can be a little touch and go weather wise for biking, but I should be able to do a good amount of this. I will have to see how it fits in with my lifting program and weather. I can’t do hills on lifting days.
3. Spring cleaning! Okay, really just cleaning our windows. We had those new windows put in a couple years ago and they are tilt in windows, so It’s time to get the outsides clean! If I just do a 1 or 2 every other day, I will be done at the end of the month. I think we have somewhere around 18 windows.
4. Do more stretching. Do you ever have one of those goals that you just continually have trouble with? Stretching is mine. It’s not like it is that hard or takes that much time – I just don’t do it like I should.
I was trying to think of another one, but I think my eating plan goes hand in hand with #1, so I didn’t want to repeat it.
The afternoon went by pretty fast. It was a tiring day of dictation today. Not sure if it was because it was Monday or some of the doctors were just having difficult dictations today (perhaps both). I needed my caffeine hit.
We bought more salmon at the store on Sunday so that was on the menu for dinner. I am just being so adventurous! I have appointed John the Official Cooker of Salmon, so I don’t have to worry about messing it up. He started out with it on the grill, but then the grill ran out of gas. Don’t you love when that happens? So we finished them off inside. John mixed a little maple syrup and soy sauce together to baste the fish. I don’t know as I tasted either.
With my brussels. Shredding them and pan sauteing is really the quickest way to cook brussel sprouts. Plus they get that little bit of crispiness on the edges that I like.
The temps were in the low 50s and I thought about going for a ride and doing a hill workout after dinner, but then the wind was like this:
I will ride in the cold, but the wind – no way. I hate riding in the wind. Just ask John. I become the Whining Queen. Instead, I did a metabolic workout in my Fit Female book. It’s just intervals of body weight exercises. Sure gets the heart rate up, too!
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Tonight’s snack ready for later- pear and peanut flour mixed up.
Monday night already – today sure went by fast!