Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tonight’s Workout, My Obsession of the Week and Morning Smoothie

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!
Last night I finally got back on the treadmill. Like I had mentioned I kind of slacked off with my running during the Holidays. So I decided to start back slow and just jog a mile. When I started I was pretty nervous but as I kept going I remembered why I really do love to run. It is such a stress reliever. I am glad I am back to it! Here is my workout for tonight. ( I am keeping my running this week at just 1 mile)
Now to my obsession of the week!
Whoever came up with yogurt dressing is just brilliant. I was nervous that they would taste like most low fat dressing but they taste like the real deal and ONLY have 45 calories.

As you can see I enjoyed the new ranch dressing on my salad with my dinner.
I had spag squash with low sugar marinara and ground turkey. The salad of course was my favorite part. I think I was a rabbit in a past life.

Now to my morning smoothie. I sure have missed these. I'm not really sure why I haven't made them lately, maybe because it is FREEZING outside. But this week it hasn't been bad so I have been whipping up some yummy smoothies.
Here is this mornings.
What you will need
handful of spinach
1 kiwi
2 1/2 pieces unsweetened pineapple
1/2 of a lemon (juice)
1 banana
1 cup of light vanilla almond milk
It hit the spot! I can't wait to come up with new ones! I will definitely be sharing these more often!

What is your obsession of the week?

What is your favorite ingredients to put in a smoothie?

Day 16, Operation I'm getting marrrried!!
Breakfast: morning smoothie, see above
Snack: 3 medium eggs with jalapenos and skim mozz cheese
Lunch: my Mediterranean pasta and a side salad with low fat yogurt dressing
Snack:  protein bar
Dinner: I'm going to make mini pizzas (healthy of course. Make sure you check out tomorrow)
Day 17 no soda
149 days till final goal and I'm getting hitched!!
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Workout

Today is a pretty short post but I thought I would share with you my workout for tonight after work.

Today marks exactly 5 months till the wedding! It is crunch time, literally!!
Day 15, Operation I'm getting marrrried!!
Breakfast: egg omelet with spinach and feta
Lunch: my Mediterranean pasta and a side of veggies sprinkled with a little bit of cheese. ( I ate mushrooms for the first time, not to bad!! ).
Snack: edamame and protein bar
Dinner: Spag. squash with ground chicken and low sugar marinara and side salad with low fat yogurt ranch dressing. ONLY 45 calories a serving. SO good

 Day 16 no soda

150 days till final goal and I'm getting hitched!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Something Important & Mediterranean Pasta

I have been wanting to post about something very important lately and I feel like I have so much to say but yet when I begin to type what I want to say nothing comes out. Since I have started LittleBlueDress I have been able to express many things but it takes a while for me to be able to find the words. I pray that my words come to me soon because nothing beats the feeling than getting it all out. But for now I will share a new recipe

Mediterranean Pasta
What you will need
spag. squash
3 chicken breast
reduced fat feta cheese
rotel tomatoes (with juice)
rep pepper
crushed red peeper
Tuscan seasoning
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon (juice)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
Fresh spinach (not pictured)

Start by cooking your spag. squash on 400'
Then begin by cooking your chicken. Season your chicken with the Tuscan seasoning.
While that is cooking chop up you veggies

Once my chicken was cooked I shredded it and cooked it for a few more minutes to make sure all the pieces were cooked. Then I set aside in large mixing bowl.

Then I mixed my olive oil and garlic and began cooking until garlic was browned,

then added my veggies and oregano.

Once they were ready I mixed the chicken, veggies, parsley, and lemon juice.

After my spag. sqaush was cooked I lined my baking dish with it.

Then added a layer of fresh spinach,

rotel tomatoes with juice,

then my mixture, and topped it off the reduced fat feta cheese.

I let cook for about 45 minutes
Then sat back and enjoyed. This is perfect for my work lunch!!

Day 14, Operation I'm getting marrrried!!
Breakfast: green smoothie. spinach, a kiwi, a nectarine, 1/3 of a mango, 1/2 banana and less fat almond milk.
Snack: 2 eggs with reduced fat cheese and jalapenos
Lunch: my Mediterranean pasta
Snack: edamame and protein bar
Dinner: Spag. squash with ground chicken and low sugar marinara
Day 15 no soda
151 days till final goal and I'm getting hitched!!