Tuesday, April 3, 2012

a week? so lots of things!

Has it been a week since my last post?  Wow.  Things have been busy around here, lots of family time, plenty of running and lots of testing out some of my newest healthy recipes...and of course I'll be sharing those with you! 

Spring Runs:  I always thought I was a winter runner, that I enjoyed working out in colder temps...looking back, I think I know I was wrong!  This past week, I have thoroughly enjoyed my outdoor running.  Now, I'm sure I'll be complaining when our temps reach 100+ but for now, I'm very happy with my spring runs!  I seem to be faster, working on my pace overall.  

Local 5k's:  We will be running two of these THIS month!  Yay!  We haven't done an organized race since the February 10k, so it's about time!  Our first race will be April 22nd and it's the race that my husband took first place in last year!!!  We're hoping he can hold on to that title :-)  There's also a 1K at each of these and our son has begged, so we're signing him up for both as well and I'll be pushing our youngest in the stroller!  Guess it'll be a family affair!!!  
What about you, any races coming up?

Current Virtual Race:  The Jelly Bean is here!  Hosted by Run with Jess, whose story I shared with all of you HERE.  

Got Salmon? ...or Tilapia!  
A week ago, I posted this  recipe for my foil-baked salmon and last night, I took that recipe and exchanged it for Tilapia and it was delicious!  

I placed the fillet on the foil square, topped with some dry lemon pepper seasoning, 1/c clove garlic, chopped!  Sealed the foil, leaving a vent for steam.  Placed four, foil-wrapped fillets in the skillet with about 3in. boiling water...place them right on top of the skillet...they'll float a little but then settle down and steam to perfection!!!  After about 8 minutes, open the foil and you'll see a perfectly cooked fillet!  
This is a picture of the Salmon, but ya get the idea!

My husband told me this was one of his favorite, new recipes...
The Tilapia cooks a lot faster with this cooking method.  It's tender, flakes with a fork and has wonderful flavor!  My boys LOVED it!  
*I served on a corn tortilla, topped with shredded cabbage and the juice from the foil packet served as the dressing!  Mmm, so good!  

Seeing the difference!  After changing up my workouts and adding strength training to the mix, I've noticed a big difference in the way my body looks and feels!  I honestly feel stronger and I'm noticing more definition in areas that were not-so-defined!  LOL!  
Don't get me wrong, I'm still hoping begging that Jillian's Body Revolution is sitting on my front porch VERY soon...
after all, Mother's Day is only a little over a month away, right?  

If you are feeling worn out of your same routine, try changing things up!  
Try something new!  
If there's a class you've been wanting to try, grab a friend and see what ya think!  
It can be as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work.  
Small changes make a bigger difference than you think.  

Will you make changes in April? I'd love to hear some goals that you have in mind for the month!


Bridie said...

glad to hear the running is going well. my April goal is a half-marathon at the end of the month!

Megan said...

Sounds like you're doing great! I had to laugh when you said you were begging for Jillian Michaels to be sitting on your porch. I would be begging for a delay in mail so that it accidentally did not arrive! LOL.

My husband got it in his head that he wanted to do P90x, and we did the fitness test last night. I have to be honest.. I am dreading it. I need to change my attitude and "BRING IT!" lol

kimert said...

You have been a busy girl! And are totally kicking some major butt! So proud!

Runner Maybe said...

I was just looking at JM new DVDs - while I love P90X, I hate how long the workouts are and they don't work for days when I want to run also. I don't have that much time. I love the intesity and shorter time of JM workouts. I told myself if I start doing her 30DS and Shred it with weights again then I can buy more workout DVDs. :)

I don't eat tilipia, but the salmon looks really good.

christina said...

Im always looking for new ways to cook fish and that looks yummy! Going to try it this week!

I have my first race post baby coming up this month and it holds a special place in my heart because it was also the first 5k I ever ran ... back in 2009. 5k by the bay - an all gal run too :)


Christy J said...

I am doing The Jelly Bean too!

I bought Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and am hoping to start that soon (as in tonight). :)

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