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I’ll be upstairs rearranging my zen rock garden.
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I envy your brain
I read this every single day. It reminds me when I’m frustrated or lacking motivation or generally hating the world or wanting to lock myself up in my room and not leave for days to think about the why. It got me through undergrad and grad school and bad jobs and crappy internships and other things in life that in the moment seem just so terrible you couldn’t imagine yourself doing it for another minute.
Most recently, and thanks from a reminder from Randy Sprick (educational consultant) I’ve been applying it to my job. Because kids have a hard time doing something when they’re not sure why they’re doing it. How many times have you said “how is this ever going to be relevant to the real world? why do I need to know how many mph person A is traveling if they want to meet person B traveling at 79 mph but they stop 27 times to go to the bathroom and they need this many minuts to do it?” We’ve all been there, so I’ve been working on creating lessons and consulting with teachers about how we can give our kids a “why” that is relevant an meaningful.
I’ve also heard this phrase used by Jillian Michaels (whom I consider to be my personal trainer) when it comes to getting fit and leading a healthy lifestyle. She tells you to figure out the why. Why are you doing this? If you have a why you can tolerate any how. No matter how gruesome and grueling that how might be.
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Zucchini and Feta
Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
2 1/2 pounds skinless chicken thighs, rinsed and patted dry
2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a baking pan, toss together all of the ingredients except the feta cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.
2. Raise the temperature to 475 degrees. Sprinkle the feta over the top of the chicken and zucchini and continue to bake until the chicken is cooked through and lightly golden, about 10 minutes longer. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Made this for dinner! YUMMMM
Starting then would have us ending mid July (right when I do my half)
I have a hard time spending 100 dollars on something unless I know I will like it. So if I do two weeks of it and enjoy it I will likely buy the DVDs.
Let me know if you’d be interested. Would you do my challenge?
Extending this challenge to all of you here too:) You know how I like to motivate!
Protein shake that tastes (almost) like Wendy’s Frosty!
- 3/4 cup (6 ounces) almond milk (or milk of your choice, I use unsweetened vanilla almond breeze by blue diamond)
- 15 ice cubes
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 oz low-fat vanilla greek yogurt
- Sweetener of choice (1/4 of a frozen banana or stevia)
I made this twice today because it was that good. Thought I’d share…
Easy healthy yummy cookies
- 2 older bananas
- 1 cup quick oats
Mash together, add in whatever you want. (I added a small handful of dark chocolate chips and cinnamon).
Baked at 350 on GREASED PAN for 10-15 minutes
Makes 9 cookies at about 65 calories a piece!
guys, I just made these and I had to share with this blog too because oh my god…even if you eat the whole batch all you’ve eaten is oats and two bananas….sooo freaking good!
do you have any advice for someone to get into running, mainly getting past the embarrassment factor of running outside
Yes I do actually!
Today was the first day in 8 weeks of trying to get up early and work out that I actually did it. I did Ripped this morning, and then came home and did the 6w6p and Extreme Shed and Shred. I thought it’d be a good way to start the weekend!
Happy March to everyone!
What did you do?
I’m going to reblog this here as well because I am extending the challenge to all of you as well.