Happy Monday. And a be-lated Happy New Year!
As you read this I am probably back at my teaching job, you know, teaching. (I only say probably because I am not yet sure whether we will have an ice-day or too-cool-day off. Marylanders are such babies when it come to snow, but I wouldn’t trade an extra day off either.) Christmas break has come to an end.
My New Years was kind of so, so.
I spend the time coming down with a head cold. I was tired. And my significant other was not in the most celebratory of moods. We did the champagne toast at midnight and went to bed.
It wasn’t until the next few days had passed that my resolutions began to percolate and really take their full form.
- I have a problem with follow through. This is a problem because it affects my personal and professional life sometimes. This year I want to “follow through” by not letting work pile up and by doing chores around the house or things for other people WHEN I SAY I AM GOING TO DO THEM.
- Similar to the first, I want to actually STICK WITH the Weight Watchers program. I have seen so many twenty-something friends on my Facebook account have HUGE success with the program. I want to be right there next to them with my own before and after picture next year.
- I want to make it to the gym at least 3 times a week. More would be delightful. And, when I go, I don’t want to waste my time. I want to be dedicated to 60 minutes of cardio each workout.
- Last but not least, I want to make more “romantic” time with my boyfriend. Life gets so busy and adult things like bills and money stress us out, but I want to have a dedicated time for showing we still care in a big way.
All being said, I don’t think these resolutions are too shabby!
Just in two days of following the WW plan I am already down .5 pounds!
Here is the Salmon Dinner Recipe I made myself a few nights ago:
- 1 Wegmans Atlantic Salmon fillet
- Knorr Herb and Butter Rice
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray glass pan with Pam. Put fish fillet in pan.
2. Season fish with salt, pepper, and dill to liking. I only do about four shakes of each from my shakers.
3. Put two small pads of butter on top of the seasoning. Place fish in oven. Allow 25 minutes to bake.
4. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil with rice and seasoning from packet in the water. Once boiling, cover and bring heat down to a simmer. Let cook for 8 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes.
*This dinner was 20 WW points. That was okay for me though, because I had the points to spare. It might be a healthier option without the rice and some asparagus instead.*