Friday, March 16, 2012

The Princess Academy

Here is a book I've read AGAIN recently...

I know how good a book is when I want to read it again.
I read this book for the first time a couple years ago, and just
picked it up again a couple days ago to read.  It is one of my favorites
from Shannon Hale, although I think I still like her A Book of a Thousand Days
better.  This book is super cute and creative and is just a cute, story line. 
I am a sucker for the old princess themes though...haha

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 2 and Recipe Review

Hi again!!

So, today was the second day of my Couch to 5K Challenge.

It went good!  It was a busy day of work, temple, meeting,
and finally the gym, but it felt so good to be in the gym again.

If found myself wanting to do more, but I held back and still
felt like I got a really good workout, if the sweat rolling off
my face was any indication.  

Also, on a side are a few healthy recipes I tried
that I found off of Pinterest.  First up, THIS JEWEL... 

(pic from the above website.)

I'll admit, I was a little nervous to try this recipe, I have never loved
sweet potatoes unless they're drowning in butter and sugar, but I threw
a sweet potato in the oven before I left for the gym.  I hurried
home, and made the black bean salad, which seriously takes 
5 minutes and I happened to have EVERYTHING on hand. win/win.

I absolutely loved this meal!  It was super good, super nutritious, and
the flavors went really well together.  I already can't wait until tomorrow
until I can make it again. 

On to the next...
THIS meal happened to be disgusting.

 (Pic from above website)

I am not one to shy away from trying weird healthy substitution
things.  For example, Spaghetti made out of Spaghetti squash is a 
WINNER.  Delicious!  Cauliflower Pizza, though, not so much.
It had a weird texture, it fell apart easily, and it has a hard time cooking 
all the way through to the middle. The outside crust wasn't to bad, but a few bites 
in the middle and it was about all I could take.  I had a lot left over when James 
came home from work and he wouldn't even touch it.  But, there are a 
TON of comments on the website where this recipe is from and lots of people 
loved it.  So we maybe the weird ones, but I kind of doubt it.  haha

Anyway, if I try anything else that's good, I'll let you know.

Well folks, that's all for now!  
Wow, blogging to the world is a great way to hold myself accountable!

If anybody has any great recipes for healthy foods, I'd love to hear them!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Runner Girl

Today was a historic occasion.

I got back in the fitness saddle again and got in my running shoes.  Except MY running shoes
are nowhere near as cute as these shoes.

I was inspired by THIS lady, who I found on PINTEREST to do the Couch to 5K training program.  It is 2 months long and I am kind of excited.  Today was my first day on the program.  It isn't super hard, and I was actually a bit embarrassed by how winded I was at the end, but I could have done much more, but the program says to hold back to build up your tolerance and strength so you don't over do it and hate it.  I want to do this right, so hopefully by the end, I will enjoy running again.  I enjoyed it once, a few years ago, running with my best running buddy/cousin EVER Lindsay,  but ever since then, I have slowly gotten out of shape, and that enjoyment has been SEVERELY lacking.

SO.  I am using this pathetic little blog to hold me accountable.  And also to post about me and James again.  My photography blog has been my main focus the past year or so, but I think I'm ready to start sharing more of James and I again.  For like the 3 people who might still read this blog.

Oh, and Hi!