Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Stuffed Turkey & Quinoa Peppers

Last night I decided to make stuffed peppers. I always forget about them and they are so easy and non expensive to make. So I stopped by the grocery store on the way home from work to pick up all the yummy things I would need to stuff my peppers. This go round I decided to make them nice and simple.
What you will need
red peppers
ground turkey
low sugar marinara
reduced fat mozz cheese
garlic salt
Italian seasoning

Start by cooking your ground turkey then drain.
Then add your sauce, cooked quinoa and seasonings. Let cook for about 15 mins.

While your sauce is cooking, cut the tops out of your red peppers and scoop out the seeds.

Once your sauce is mixed well, fill your red pepper.

Let cook on 350' for about 10 to 15 mins.

Then add your reduced fat mozz cheese to the top.
Let cook for another 10 to 15 mins.

Once your pepper is soft and your cheese is melted, let cool.
Then enjoy!
This was such a filling dinner. I will definitely be making these more often.
Today's workout: Operation Fabulous Bride Body
10 min. jog
10 min. elliptical
50 crunches
50 jumping jacks
3 min planks
10 push ups
50 jumping jacks
Arm weights

Countdown till the big day 178:(it has now been changed to June 14th)
Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and hot sauce
Lunch: Stuffed turkey and quinoa pepper

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Birchbox

So you must have known it was getting close to BIRCHBOX TIME!
The great thing with my new house is I don't have to wait till the office is open to get my package.
So here ya go.... the December Birchbox
The box was even cute this month. I love keeping all my boxes, they are great to wrap small presents in.

I even lit a Christmas candle while I opened my package to set the right mood. (I'm so cheesy)

First up and always a favorite, LIP GLOSS!
Secret Agent Beauty: Nourishing & Plumping Lip Gloss in Foreign Intelligence Flirt

Number 4
Non Aerosol Hairspray
It did wonders for my hair this morning. My static is out of control.

Body Lotion
Holy Moly this stuff is amazing. I will be buying this!

Skincare System

This natural hydrator from the Eco-friendly line softens with honey and organic chamomile.

and last but not least (well I gave it to the fiance)
Emily's Chocolates
Milk Chocolate Fortune Cookies

Oh these boxes make my day!
Yesterday's workout: Operation Fabulous Bride Body
15 minutes elliptical
15 minutes bike
Countdown till the big day 171:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and hot sauce
snack: mixed nuts
Lunch: grilled chicken wheat wrap with spinach, lettuce, mozz cheese jalapenos and a light bbq sauce) with green beans.
Snack: grapes with a tsp of granola
Dinner: Stuffed turkey and quinoa pepper

Monday, December 16, 2013

Taylor's "22nd" Birthday & Back To My Strict Healthy Living Lifestyle!

Friday night is normally our date night and this week was no different. For dinner we headed to Thai Taste (our favorite place to eat ever) and then just hung out afterwards. Saturday morning whenever I woke up it was rainy, cold and just a yucky day. I did a little bit of shopping and then watched a movie in my nice, warm, dry house before getting ready for a night on the town with some of my favorite people ever.
We had all planned to meet at Firebirds for dinner at 7. I had only been to Firebirds once in Chapel Hill for my brothers graduation but I remembered that it was wonderful. And I remembered right. I got the grilled shrimp and strawberry salad and it was fantastic. I normally eat salads when I go out to dinner and I have to say this was my favorite salad yet.
We all enjoyed our food and

enjoyed watching Taylor open up cards and

blow out her "22nd" birthday cake.

After dinner we all decided to head downtown to hangout for a bit.
What a great hubby he is carrying all her stuff to the car.

The night was fabulous but I didn't capture most of it. I guess I wasn't in the crazy picture mood I normally am in. But no need to worry I for see many more fabulous nights with these people.

Today I start back to my strict healthy living lifestyle until the wedding. No more cheat days till the night before the wedding!!!
Operation Fabulous Bride Body
My 6 month Wedding Fitness Plan
Do 30 minutes of aerobic activity (walking, jogging, running, elliptical) at least 3 times this week.
Note: This month, you should mainly be focused on just getting active and engaged in the program. A good way to get motivated is to start a workout diary. Write down the date, all the reasons why you need to work out, and what your goals are. Write down your weight (always weigh yourself in the morning for consistency), and use a measuring tape to record the size of your chest, waist, hips, thighs, and forearms, so you can monitor your progress. To stay motivated, keep notes all the way through.
Tip: Weigh in and take measurements once a month only. Focusing on quick results will only discourage you.

Countdown till the big day 172:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with 100% wheat thin bagel (100 cal) with reduced fat pb
Lunch: grilled chicken salad (lettuce, hard boiled egg, grilled chicken and low fat yogurt ceaser dressing)
Snack: mixed nuts
Dinner: low sodium/ sugar chili