I am happy to report that I'm following through on some the weekly goals I set for myself--although granted it's only been a few days.
The results: I'm sore and sleep deprived, haha. As I recall, my goals were to exercise, eat within my points, be more social, and oh yeah, take care of my house chores. So far, I have eaten within my points every day (except for a 1/2 of a bud light last night), and I worked out yesterday evening. I have also been social every single night of the week, which might be a bit overkill, haha ;)
I'm not going to lie, the gym was a madhouse yesterday. It's nice that people are trying to get healthier this time of year, but it's so annoying when you can't find a treadmill or elliptical at all; I'm sure it's annoying for the newcomers too. I met my friend Kerrianne at the gym and we almost opted to go for a run outside in the dark/ cold because we couldn't find a treadmill, but we ended up finding a few bikes so we did that instead. Then, miraculously, I did find an empty treadmill and got in some time on that as well. So my workout consisted of 20 minutes on the bike (at a pretty easy program), 1 mile of jogging at 5.0 on the treadmill (12ish minutes) and some situps and pushups. I'm not quite in as good shape as I was prior to my holiday meltdown, but it felt good to get in some exercise.
I made my old stand-by chicken taco salad for dinner and it was delicious.
1 orange bell pepper
Some finely sliced radishes
1 cup grilled chicken (5 points)
1/4 cup pinto beans (1 point)
1/4 cup RF cheese (2 points)
1 serving of baked lays tortilla chips (3 points)
2 tablespoons of dressing (2 points)
Total Points: 13
So yes, a pretty pointy salad, but as always you can cut the points by cutting the chicken, cheese, chips, dressing, etc... I had the points to spare and was really craving a yummy salad so I just went for it. But you can easily modify it to make it a 7-10 point dish.
Anyway, my plan today is to eat well and get in a nap after work. I can't believe it's only Wednesday...I miss those short holiday weeks =) What are some of your favorite quick go-to meals?