Today, I welcomed four things back into my life that have been missing for too long.
- The Sun (aka Vitamin D) – The sun was out today! So, I took advantage of it and actually went outside. Into the sunshine. For an extended period of time. It was pure bliss.
- The Walk – To soak up the sun, I took Maizey on a walk over my lunch break. The poor puppa has been neglected in the walk department with our crazy schedules and the crazy weather. When I pulled out her backpack, she ran to the back door, sat down and waited for me to put it on her. What a good girl.
FYI, if you have a high-energy dog, I highly recommend getting a dog backpack so your dog can carry your snacks for you to help exercise him/her. We first read about it in one of the Dog Whisperer’s books – I love Cesar – and it helps to tire your dog out more quickly. We have cans of tuna and beans in there; of course, check with your vet first, but it’s been great for us. She’s calmer on walks and also has more confidence. She totally struts when it’s on.
3. The Joy of Cutting Beets
After chugging some leftover green purple brown smoothie, I stuck some beets and carrots in the oven to roast (with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme) while I walked Maizey. Unfortunately, I was gone a little longer than I thought (I really should wear a watch) and came home to carcinogenic slightly burned veggies.
Of course I still ate them. Silly question. Although, most of the beets were really inedible and went in the trash (hence the reason for there being only three beet slices on the plate). Pink hands for nothing.
4. The Pasta Mama – I saw this on the Food Network a few months ago and it’s become one of my favorite dishes. Spaghetti with scrambled eggs and parmesan. Seriously. I promise it’s not gross. Quite the opposite; you can get all the deets here. In the meantime, feel free to salivate over my rendition. (I used whole-wheat spaghetti, and I hate to break it to you, but this really is better with nutritionally-void white spaghetti.)
I had roasted grape tomatoes (400 degrees, olive oil, salt and pepper) on the side. Goodness, almost feels like Christmas with that red and green. Dessert was a sliced apple with cinnamon, nuked in the microwave for about a minute.
I taught PowerSculpt tonight and I’m pretty tired…and I have to get up at 5 AM to teach spin so I’m going to try to get to bed early (ha!). I’ve got a new playlist for you tomorrow just in time for Valentine’s Day.
What’s been missing from your life lately that you need to bring back?
Do you wear a watch?