Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Goals

A new month a new set of goals.  I had my physical last week and I am down 14 pounds this year.  

August Goals

**  Hit the gym three days a week.

**  Do three workout videos a week.

**  Hang pictures in my office.

** Read three books.

July Goals

** Five workouts a week.

Yep this didn't happen after I hurt my ankle.  

** Two morning workouts a week.

This one either.

** Read three books

A Merry Heart (Brides of Lancaster County #1)
Rebecca's Promise (Adams County #1)
The Covenant (Abram's Daughters #1)
Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome #1) - I couldn't get into this one.

** Hang pictures in the office.

I didn't get this done.  I need to frame one more item.  

** Take a chalk painting class.

S and I took the class.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

Motivation Monday

I am needing some major motivation.  My ankle is finally feeling well enough to really workout.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Motivation Tuesday.

I so want this shirt. It is what I am working towards after all.

Monday, July 13, 2015

July Goals

I am late posting my goals for the month.  I had them all written out in my planner just have not gotten around to blogging.

July Goals

** Five workouts a week.
** Two morning workouts a week.
** Read three books
** Hang pictures in the office. 
** Take a chalk painting class.

So how did last month go?

June Goals

**  Complete the 21 days arm challenge.

I did this one.  I never got past the three pound weights though.

** Complete the JessicaSmithTV 5 mile challenge.

I did this one too.  I got in 119 miles for the month.  I was slacking the last week due to a lot of overtime.

 ** Read 3 books. 

Only read two.  But I made up for that over the Fourth.

 ** Buy my diploma frame.  I want to finally hang the pictures in my office.  My crest will be ready to pick up from Michael's this weekend.

So hanging pictures didn't happens since i didn't buy the diploma frame until the end of the month and it has not arrived yet. I am so hoping it arrives by the end of July.

**  More job hunting.  

Yep did a bit of this.  I have not found a new one yet but know the right one will come along. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fourth of July

I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating America's birthday last weekend.  I had a nice quiet weekend like I had planned but a lot more quiet than I expected.  Friday afternoon I went out to hit the grocery store and liquor store.  In the rain I was rushing leaving the liquor store and didn't step off the curb.  

I am sure the nice people that stopped to help me thought I was a drunk.  I am glad that I had picked up a stack of books from the library Thursday afternoon.  I spent my weekend in the above position with a book in my hand.  

I had a co-worker offered to roll me around in my chair since I was still limping Monday.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Esquites (Creamy Corn Salad)

I have been looking for another side dish to go with tacos besides Spanish Rice.  I finally found one to give it a try in the May issue of Cooking Light.

Esquites Creamy Corn Salad

2 tbsp. olive oil
2 (16 oz) packages frozen whole kernel corn, divided
2 tsp. sugar, divided
1/4 c. canola mayonnaise
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. ancho chile powder
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
3/4 tsp kosher salt
2 ounces Cotija Cheese, grated (about 1/2 c)

Heat a large cast iron or there heavy skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 1 tbsp. oil to pan; swirl to coat.  Add half of corn and and 1 tsp. sugar; toss to combine.  Cook, without stirring, 3 minutes or until corn begins to brown on bottom.  Stir and cook 3 minutes or until most of the kernels are browned.
Remove from pan.  Repeat procedure with remaining tablespoon of oil, corn and sugar.
Combine mayonnaise, lime juice, chile powder, ground coriander and salt in medium bowl, stirring with whisk.  Add corn; toss to combine.  Sprinkle cheese over corn; serve warm at room temperature or chilled.

The only thing I didn't like is that it had to much lime taste to me.  So next time I will cut it a bit.