Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. I hope you enjoy your visit!
Once again on Tuesday, I did my best to try to be an HLB (Healthy Living Blogger) and I think I did much better! I also tried my best to keep my monthly goals for August in the front of my mind. The first goal I really wanted to work on was the Spend-Free days so I made sure I had all the essentials for breakfast including my coffee.
I am not a fan of making my own coffee most of the time. I enjoy making it at home and sipping it from a regular mug but my travel mugs always make it taste different. I think its the hot with the plastic. But the iced coffee goes over just fine (when I remember to make it the night before!). Breakfast = success.
At lunch, I had to get out of the office. Usually I eat at my desk to save time and get out a little earlier. Well, at around 1, I just couldn’t take it any more. I grabbed my healthy-living notebook and water and headed outside. I sat down, prepping my HLB blog and enjoying the beautiful sun. It was finally not too hot so I could enjoy the weather!
When I got home from work, I had been planning on doing something active with Rob but he was helping my dad clean out some brush from around the pool so I decided I would get the workout over with while they did that. I just couldn’t decide what to do. I ended up with Jackie Warner’s Xtreme Timesaver Training. It was a good choice too! It kept my bored mind in check and it wasn’t too long and hard. I also did 15 minute of stretching afterward.
It is amazing how quickly you can become unflexible! I remember being able to bend much more than I could last night. There are a bunch of workouts in this book and 4 of which are on the DVD. I am glad I watched the DVD because these were rather complicated. I will probably only use the DVD but its a nice tool to have! I would reccomend it 🙂
The rest of the night was spent just making dinner and playing on the computer. I also had a beer (moderation is ok for an HLB!). The sweat from the bottle smiled back at me!
Dinner was excellent. I used some fresh sausage from a local market. I always remove the skin before cooking so the fat and grease can cook off. It still keeps its shape (but you can also turn them into sausage meatballs). I just tossed the cut up sausage in a pan (no skin) until almost cooked. I have leftover pasta from the night before. I also diced up a large fresh tomato and a zucchini and threw it in the pan for the last few minutes (drain grease first). The tomatoes will make enough of a “sauce” for the disk. It tastes delicious!
Sausage isn’t the leanest protein obviously but it is more of a treat now and then for me and Rob. You could use chicken or ground turkey or whatever in its place. Anyway! So overall, I would consider yesterday very healthy! I ended the day in my calorie ranges but not my carbs and a little low on protein (in my range but I like to be much higher than I was). Things to fix another day! And one last picture I took, they just looked so cute sitting in the basket on the kitchen table!