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Irish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Too corny?  No?  Ok, good.  Back in college St. Patrick’s Day was one of my favorite holidays, usually because it involved drinking outside all day and dying everything you ate/drank green.  Sadly, since graduating in 2007 I don’t think I have gone out to celebrate my Irish roots.  Drinking mid-week is not nearly as fun when you are waking up at 6 am for work the next day.  Maybe I’ll be able to find someone to go have a drink with me after work, it is going to be a nice day after all.  I am totally wearing some cute green shoes though!

One of my favorite things about when the weather gets nicer, besides the nice weather obviously, is the gym EMPTIES out.  Last night was no exception, I even found a parking spot on my first pass through.  I didn’t have to fight for an elliptical and there were treadmills for miles!  I wish I could have been running outside instead of cooped up in the gym, but unfortunately that is not in the cards for me right now.  Yesterday, Meghann was kind enough to email me the strength training plan that her friend Sarah made up for her, so last night I incorporated some of that into my workout.  These are the exercises I did after my 17 min walk on the treadmill (Alpine Pass program) and 25 min on the elliptical.

I liked having something to actually follow, because typically when I try to lift I wander around the gym looking like a lost little puppy.  Especially because I’m also trying to avoid the ex bf and wherever he may be, thankfully he peaced out while I was still doing cardio so the weights were mine!  The muscles I worked yesterday are not actually sore at all today, so I think I either need to increase the weight or reps next time.  Also, does anyone have a good ab workout? No matter what I do, I can’t seem to work them to the point of being sore the next day, and that’s how I judge the workout and whether or not I’m building muscle.  I’ll probably stick to this plan as a guideline for now, while continuing to throw in other exercises I like such as chest presses.

For dinner last night I made myself a Chicken Quesadila (I know, I really branch out), and I am so mad because I had all these black beans in the fridge and complete forgot to add them!  Grrr, I hate when that happens.  Anyway, first I seasoned the chicken, since I was only using one chicken breast, I didn’t want to use a whole package of taco seasoning.

Ew, raw chicken grosses me out.  A sprinkling on both sides of these spices:

  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder

Then I cleaned out my pan, sprayed it with some non-stick spray and added my green and red pepper and onion to cook for a few minutes.

While they were cooking I cut up a zucchini and prepared it for roasting.

Olive oil, salt, pepper, and seasoned salt.  Cooked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.  Then I got back to building my Quesadila.

A layer of cheese, the veggies, and finally the chicken on top.  After it has cooked like this for a few minutes, fold the empty side over and press down, then flip for another 2-3 minutes.

All together with some salsa, sour cream, and some natural corn chips on the side.  It was good, would have been better with the black beans though 😦 .

Yesterday was Tuesday, so that means the highlight of my week, LOST, was on!  Last nights episode really redeemed itself from two weeks ago, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  We got a Sawyer and Miles (sort of) sideways story, and instead of being a con-man, Sawyer was a cop!  I was happy to see him back on my TV last night, I’d missed him.  Also, Whidmore and his gang are on the other Island setting up camp and fences to keep out the black smoke monster aka fake John Locke.  As good as this episode was, I really can’t wait for next weeks.  Babe stop reading here.

It’s all about Richard, the most mysterious man on the Island! Apparently we are finally going to learn all about him, how he got there, why he never ages, who he is, why he wears eyeliner, OK maybe not that last one, but that’s just something I’m curious about.

Alright everyone Happy Wednesday and Happy St. Patty’s Day! Are you all wearing green?  Anyone doing anything fun to celebrate?