Ah. It’s talking Thursday, where I am going to mish mash my week rolled up into one post and talk your ear off. Or read your eyes out. 😛
Well I finally know what it is like to have a case of the Mondays, since technically doing what I do, I don’t have “Mondays” 😉 And everyday since Monday has felt like a Monday.
**Insert sad face**
Sad Face 😦
It’s been a crazy week. I spent half my morning yesterday on the phone with a company getting absolutely nowhere over a dispute. Good times. In the meantime, my cell phone has gone in for repairs 5x in the last week. First it was my top button that broke. Then my battery needed replacing and finally my speakers are shot. So now I have a phone in which I cannot currently talk on. However, I do thankfully have a back up phone, even though it’s a bit prehistoric 😉
We went from 40s on Tuesday to over a foot of snow and blizzard warnings yesterday. So I decided my yesterday’s workout would be shoveling. And today, I’m totally feeling it. I was happy though with the results, a little over an hour and 533 calories went out the door!
While I am tired of the snow and longing for sunshine and warm weather, it was nice to know that I didn’t have anywhere to go yesterday and that I could spend some time in the kitchen, and that is exactly what I did.
I managed to make a pot of delicious chili followed by roasting a chicken, making a banana walnut “bread” and a small chocolate cake. And both the chocolate cake and banana bread are “healthy” too 🙂 In between being in the kitchen, I was also able to get some work done .. so all around it was a win win productive day for me.
I made a simple Turkey Chili recipe … it was actually supposed to be vegetarian but this girl here had no beans in the cupboards. Who plans to make meatless chili but has no beans?!!?
It was delish. Just some ground turkey meat, red onions, diced tomatoes, pepper, chili powder, cayenne and red pepper flakes and some sauce.
Now if you are looking for a banana bread that is “crap-free” and that you can veganize .. then you got to check out this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen. Seriously, the best banana bread everrrr. I did make mine vegan by simply swapping honey for maple syrup, though I didn’t use quite 1/3 c of syrup. I actually used a little extra banana in the recipe to keep it as healthy as possible. Also, I simply subbed out the egg for flax egg. And this is great if you worry about salmonella with uncooked eggs, though I don’t. 😉 I then proceeded to add in some chopped walnuts because I love banana walnut bread. Mmmmm Mmmm. Oh and she even gives the option for gluten free as well. You seriously will not be disappointed with the result.
I had a piece this morning. Sorry, couldn’t photograph it whole because I just HAD to take a bite. 😉 You’ll have to excuse my fancy “fine China” plating underneath too :p
Mmmm SO good 🙂
All in all thus far this week my eating habits are staying pretty on par. I am upping my water intake as I am trying to cut out my iced coffees (booooo) and the occasional cup of pop. I thankfully haven’t experienced any crazy withdrawals from caffeine, though really the only caffeine I intake is from soda as most of the time I order …..wait for it ….. DECAF coffee…. Yes folks, I already know all the punchlines of drinking decaf coffee. 😉
Honestly though, I drink coffee for taste vs. the caffeine. I’m a naturally energized and wound up person so too much extra added caffeine just makes it worse for me. You should see the result of drinking a red bull … Yikes!! Though my red bull days are LONG over, when you’re in your 20’s you don’t care and you’re all like YAAAA CAFFEINE doing cartwheels and dancing in the middle of the street… When you’re in your 30s… you start thinking there’s a possibility your heart may explode from drinking too much caffeine :p
Anyways, tomorrow is FRY DAY!!! YAH BABY! Which means .. it’s #ManiFriday for me. #ManiFriday is my every 2 week treat to myself where I can sit and relax, get a manicure and fantastic hand massage and weather permitting hopefully be getting some pedicures in between there too. Right now it’s a bit too cold to walk around in flip flops. Brrrrrrr. No amount of nail polish will look pretty on my toes if they have frost bite eh? And hopefully I can get in with no problems tomorrow! I love my nail place, which took me 4 years to find. I am not originally from Western NY .. so it was trial and many, many errors of finding a great nail salon. If you missed it on my Instagram these have been my last two runs :
Amazon by Opi
Another OPI color with Hearts for Valentines Day
The top one is my current one, “Amazon” by OPI. Totally loved this color and pretty much everywhere I went people were complimenting on the color and asking which one it was. I did love my pink glitter nails though. They did such a super cute heart design too 🙂
Well that pretty much somes up my week thus far. I’ll be ending tonight with a quick workout indoors (way too frigid to go outdoors) followed by a glass wine. Still deciding if I want a glass of Riesling or Pinot Grigio. Decisions Decisions!!
Are you excited for Friday and the weekend? What kind of plans do you have in store?
The Waisted Diva