As I mentioned earlier, this new lifestyle is working out pretty good. I think about everything I eat but I don´t get crazy. If you look up on google what you should eat for a healthy lifestyle, one article will say stay away from such and such....while the next article says eat lots of such and such...you can easily go crazy if you try to follow all the advice and scientific studies as to what you should or shouldn´t eat. So I´ve adopted a common sense approach. Using common sense and keeping the portions small. I´ve tried to not eat that many carbs, especially the quick carbs...but I don´t freak out if I do eat some....I just try to limit how much I eat...
Tonight I tried some recipes I found online. The one recipe I only got part of and so I decided to just make up my own....this involved taking 4 chicken breasts and slicing them in strips. Dipping them in flour and then shaking them off....putting them in a baking dish and pouring over a combination of BBQ sauce (your favourite) and a tablespoon of honey. I then added four small butter squares on top. Stuck it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at about 200C (400F) taking it out once to turn it around and drizzle the sauce over the chicken. This was tender and delicious!!
The other part of dinner was zucchini fries. If you haven´t tried zucchini fries yet, I strongly suggest you give this recipe a try: HERE. I used panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and Italian spices...rolled my egg dipped zucchini in the above mixture and then laid them on baking paper on a cookie sheet. Baked them at 200C for about 10 minutes on the bottom rack. My son was extremely anxious about the green stuff...so he only took one when he sat down at the dinner table. However, once he tried it he jumped quickly up and went back for more. :-) I can tell you now there wasn´t a zucchini fry left in the house! Even the Captain had seconds!!!! :-) I served the whole thing with fresh pineapple.
Still working on getting things working on my computer again, so sharing my Instagram photo with you tonight. Yeah, it was as good as it looks :-)
Today I purchased a pair of spinning shoes or biking shoes. Yeah- I´m that hooked on spinning! Who would have known? Here I was scared to death of the thought of spinning and I actually like it! I was at a class last night and when the instructor was telling us about the various songs and what we would be doing, I stopped a little up when she said we would have one song where we would stand for 6 minutes! I mean 6 minutes doesn´t sound long...but I thought I was gonna die! Thankfully a friend who was taking the class with me saw I was struggling and encouraged me! I promised her someday when I can breathe through those exercises I´ll encourage her back!! hahahahaha...but it was seriously great to hear her tell me to keep going....I did what I could to keep going...even though I admittedly had to sit several times during the 6 minutes I tried to get up as quick as possible...so I was pleased with my effort!! Now with my new snazzy biking shoes I´m sure I´ll do better ;-)))
Tomorrow I´ll be working late shift, so I am going to have to pack a lunch and a dinner as I´ll have to go straight to my Easylife course right after work. So I´m trying to think what to pack. Any ideas? I´m thinking I might take out another chicken breast and do something with that for dinner and I bought some lovely roast beef which I might try and make some sort of lunch out of...so if you have any ideas for chicken or roast beef let me know :-)
Had to share a photo of my little guard dogs. If you´re friends with me on facebook, I apologize for the repeat photo but it´s too cute not to share....someone said on facebook that it looks like they are waiting on Santa....and Santa will be coming soon...so that could have been a possibility, but actually they are just keeping an eye on things outside...no one passes without them knowing about it!!!
Until next time my friends....