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Bundt Pan Lemon Chicken with Vegetables

So cool, right? I saw this recipe while looking around for something to do with a whole chicken I had in my freezer. I just happened to have a bundt pan lying around doing nothing, so hey, let’s make this recipe. Here is a side by side comparison of mine (left) vs. theirs (right): At first,… Continue reading Bundt Pan Lemon Chicken with Vegetables

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What’s new? Drunken Noodles, maybe.

I haven’t had any time to blog. Not my normal excuse. Usually, it’s that I forget I even have a blog. This time, I know I have one but haven’t had time, except for a few moments now to update it. So, here goes…what’s new? (and in no particular order) Working from home as an… Continue reading What’s new? Drunken Noodles, maybe.

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Today is…

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” -Anonymous

I say this ALL THE TIME. Seriously. Almost every night, in those last instances of awakeness I will say this and I change today to tomorrow. It’s quite presumptuous of me to think I will be here “tomorrow”. But, hey, the power of positive thinking, right? There are quotes for that too.

So, last night was no different, except last night I had a plan. Normally, I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl but really, that’s not made me very successful when working towards a goal. Heck, it prevents me from setting goals. I don’t like goals. What? Yup, goals mean I have to actually purposefully do something or many somethings and I like to be spontaneous and I’m a procrastinator and I’m a sufferer of a self-diagnosed case of AADD (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder). It’s sort of self-diagnosed, I have had a doctor and a therapist mention this to me but I am not a fan of pills and so I just said, “Yeah, that makes sense” and figured I’d deal with it. And deal with it I have…by living a very spontaneous, procrastinating, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda life.

Today is different. I woke up with a plan. Eat right, move more and darn it, set some goals. My first goal was to eat a planned out breakfast while my Fitbit charged (shhh, it hasn’FullSizeRender (20)t been worn since March 28th). I ate a hard-boiled egg, a slice of pork roll and red pepper strips. I prefer veggies over fruit in the morning. I washed it down with a big glass of lemon water.

I synced my charged Fitbit with my iPhone and iPad app and took my dog for a walk (and a slight jog) at a local jogging trail. I did .5 miles. I knoooow, it’s not a lot. But it’s a start.  I came home and folded some laundry and emptied and filled my dishwasher and then I did some squats and other exercises and it’s like 10:15 now and I feel great!

I’ve also set a long-term goal of being Fit by 50. I will be 48 next month and I need to lose about 50-75lbs….I’m on my way!