So the last half of this past year, after having a wonderful time with the boyfriend, we both managed to slack off a little with our diet and exercise. What’s the saying, fat and happy? Well, we’ve both managed to slide back a little in our progress. So, as with many people, the new year starts off with resolutions. Resolutions to have a healthier year this year. And so, this weekend was our time to motivate. We’ve been having a great time with our new Christmas presents – I got some awesome kitchen knives from my man and he got an awesome Bosch kitchen machine from me. It’s a mixer and much, much more. He loves it.
This weekend we started with a run to Costco for our supplies for the weekend. Back to my place, he made some delicious rye/pumpernickel bread using THE machine – YUM. Taking a break, we watched some football which was VERY exciting. Another great meal of salmon and asparagus for dinner finished off our Saturday night.
Sunday morning came, and we decided to make breakfast. We went with omelets and toast with the homemade bread. And then he wanted to make butter for our toast…yes, MAKE butter. So he made butter with the same Bosch machine while I was whipping up our omelet. He’s quite handy in the kitchen, that is for sure! We did some more shopping in preparation for the evening’s project and then went down to the gym and worked out. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the gym, but it felt good to be back. Now that we’ve found our initial gym motivation, I think it’ll be easier. We have about two months until Cancun, so I’m trying to get back into shape for swimsuits!
After another football game, we started on meals for the week.
I made some mini frittatas in muffin cups and now have some easy, quick, protein-rich breakfast for when I push snooze too many times. I had one this morning (when I pushed snooze too many times and had to bring it to work) – these were a winner in my book!
After some more football, we started on our lunch for the week project. I kept seeing these recipes and Pinterest board ideas for Mason jar salads. I was really liking the idea, but had not as of yet bought any jars to make the salads in. This weekend we finally bought some and with our Costco supplies, we started in on our Mason jar lunch salads. We cooked up some chicken and chopped up our veggies (using the wonderful knives, and on a few occasions, the food processor) and had a little salad assembly line going on. One would be filling while the other was chopping and trying to clean up in between. It worked well, even with our many ingredients. Capped the jars and put them in the refrigerator and they were good to go for the week!
Today I brought my salad to work – the before (in the jar) and after (dumped out) are below. As I was putting it on the plate, someone walked in and started asking me about it. I’ve inspired a few people in the office to think about making their own! 🙂 And just for the record – YUM!
Here’s to a great new year of healthy, happy resolutions! Looking forward to the rest of the year, full of friends, family, love and good times! All the best to you and yours!