I hope you are keeping warm. Goodness it is COLD!
So the past couple of morning my water intake has been thrown off. Instead of drinking from the water bottle during my commute in to work I was nursing some tea and sugar free hot chocolate. But, I didn't even finish them so by 9am I realized that I was way off and began my water intake. I was a little behind, but managed to catch up by the end of the day.
I have sad news. Last night I learned that the Crossfit gym is closing. I am sooo sad. I was really liking it. I had been trying to figure out how I could budget in for more classes once the groupon classes were done. Now I am trying to figure out how to get my classes in before it closes. I think I can get in a couple of weeknight classes. Even thinking that's how I'll spend Valentine's Day night. lol. The next night is the last night.
In addition to figuring out how to get in my classes, I have to go back to figuring out what to do with my weekends for my workouts. The original plan was to get a membership to Longwood Gardens and go walk there for a couple of hours on Saturdays. I love that idea. I can make it my light day and just go extra hard at the gym during the week. I just have to keep from taking my camera every week and taking a bunch of pictures. I also need to get back in to going to the gym right after church. That has been reserved for grocery shopping lately. It still may be, I just need to plan things out.
Okay, so my confession is that I have hit up the box of Girl Scout Cookies. BAH! Monday night's commute home was so stressful in the snow and ice that I just couldn't help myself. It's how I cope. If I didn't have anything like that I think I might have exploded. I'm like a caged animal pacing around sniffing for treats.
So last night was the sad news about Crossfit, but the good news is that we got the formal email about Yoga starting up next week at work. YEAH! I even made the list to have the meeting request sent for my outlook calendar. So honored! lol.
Today Ms. Tracey and I went walking at the mall and ran in to Five Below at the end to pick up new yoga mats to leave at our desks. I didn't want to bring my nice one in every week. I'm keeping that one strictly for home use. I had one that I kept at my desk from last time, but I gave it to my cousin. We got matching lime green ones. We're so cool!
But, for any of you near a Five Below they have a bunch of workout DVDs for $5. Check them out.
This weather is playing havoc with my workout schedule. Originally I was going to take tomorrow night off as my day of rest/and or yoga day. Gym Buddy Lisa has something to do so I would be on my own. But, now we are expecting snow on Friday. So there is a possibility that I would work from home on Friday and that would mean no gym. I could do crossfit, but I don't like Night/morning heavy workouts. One of those has to be light. So now Friday is my night off. Tomorrow night I will go to crossfit or the gym depending on what Coach Bryan posts as tomorrow's workout.
I finally talked to the IT Department. The bag I have been using for my laptop was not meant to hold laptops. I had given my original backpack to Ms. Kerri when she got her laptop because I had switched to the smaller cuter purple laptop bag that I had. Well that broke a couple weeks ago and I've been using a carrier bag since. That doesn't have the support in the strap that the laptop backpacks have. So let's hope this helps with the shoulder problem.
Well I did it again. I wore my red coat with my red corduroy pants. To make it worse, I wasn't thinking when I got dressed this morning. The sneakers that I keep in my locker to wear for walking at lunch are bright blue. I looked silly walking today. Don't care though because I could not stop looking at the reflection of my skinny legs in all of the store windows. Luckily I couldn't see my feet.
Okay, I need to say something that I was thinking during Biggest Loser. On Monday night's episode the trainers went to visit the kids. Lindsay had quit cheerleading because the girls made comments about her weight. Dolvett doesn't like bullies, but he also said to tackle problems head on. So he brought out the cheerleading team from school and they worked together.
I REALLY hope these are different girls. I CRINGED when he did this. I don't know these girls at all and I am not assuming that they are going to be mean, but teenage girls can be very hurtful and I really hope this wasn't a "Be nice so that we can be on TV" moment. I do not want to see this girl hurt again.
So do you remember how I talked about "It's Complicated" before? I love that movie, but I have such powerful food associations with it that I had to get rid of it. Well I did the same with Mystic Pizza. I love that movie! I really do. But, I cannot keep movies that have food as an additional character in them on my shelf. I am not that disciplined yet. Luckily my mom has my copy of Julie & Julia. That movie is practically like porn to me. haha. I just heart Julia Child's story so much that we can't get rid of that...and hello! Julie got a book deal from her blog...come on agents. Somebody discover me!
I had some requests for the Chicken Jambalaya recipe on my facebook page so I thought I would share it with you also:
Makes: 6 servings
· 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves
· 16 ounce package frozen bell peppers and onions
· 8 ounces smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
· 2 cups water
· 1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers, undrained
· 8 ounce package jambalaya rice mix
1. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch strips. Place frozen vegetables in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker and top with chicken strips and turkey sausage. Add water, undrained tomatoes, and seasoning packet from rice. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir in rice. Cover and cook about 45 minutes more (if using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting), or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
Sending a shout out to my Daddy. For no special reason. Just because I love him.
Have a Blessed Night.
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