It’s a Yucky Day (Even Though it’s Gorgeous Outside)

 

Today I just want to binge watch a series on Netflix while I binge eat everything in sight. To be clear, I haven’t and I won’t, but the fact remains that I want to. I’m an emotional eater, and I guess I’m a little lonely.  Hubby has been working a lot, and when he isn’t working, he’s focused on a side project that will hopefully bring in some extra dough soon.  Anyway, I just feel ick.

 

I cleaned house and ran errands all morning and into the afternoon.  After a little lunch and some screen-time, I decided to go for a short run.  I meant to get two miles in, but I just wasn’t feeling it, and it wasn’t a run day, so 1.2 just had to do.  After that, I hopped on the bike and spun around for a few miles (wow, my legs are still sore from spinning Wed!).  Tomorrow is a rest day.  I love those, but I never know what to do with myself either.

 

On a brighter note, I’ve been stuck at the same weight most of the summer, but today the scale whooshed down!  My weight had gotten back up to 168. I SWEAR by no fault of my own!  My calories and food choices are in check.  I honestly think it’s the half marathon training causing me to hold water.  Anyway, the scale was back down to 160.8 today–my driver’s license weight!  And although I haven’t lost much this summer, I have definitely toned up.  Progress is progress.  I try not to get too hung up on the number displayed by the scale.  It’s a liar anyway!

 

Oh, and I’m making this deliciousness for dinner!  It’s on!

 

Get outside and sweat, people.  Your body will thank you for it!

 

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So, I worked out off and on all day today.  That sentence made it sound more awesome than it was.  I was actually pretty lazy today.  My glutes were killing me from something I did yesterday.  I don’t know if it was squats, or if it was from running downhill.  I honestly think it was the latter. Anyway…laziness…I did some writing, some research, some housework, and in between all that jazz, I sweated…a little.

This morning I did five minutes on the stationary bike downstairs on the highest resistance, and then set the treadmill to it’s highest incline and ran for a minute. Literally…only a minute.  Later, I did some tricep dips, situps, and crunches.  Later still, I rode my bike for 30 minutes.  I chose a new route, and I really liked it.  It was mostly a gradual incline on the way out, so the way home was smooth sailing.  My d*** chain slipped off again, and I’m SURE it was not my fault.  I bought a service plan, so I guess I’ll be taking her in already for the bike guy to laugh at the novice who doesn’t know a thing (actually, he’s very nice and knowledgeable and will probably do nothing of the sort).

After my ride, I came home and had my super-delicious Skillet Stuffed Peppers, and then my hubby and I decided to go for a walk.  Since I have so much corn from my brother and no freezer space, I decided to bag some up and deliver it to my neighbors.  The bags were HEAVY!  I feel like I got a little strength training in along with my walk!

 

I look so foxy...er...I mean boxy!  If I had a smaller shirt on, I might look foxy...

I look so foxy…er…I mean boxy! If I had a smaller shirt on, I might look foxy…

 

 

The hubs carried two bags and I carried two bags.  I dropped mine off right around the corner at my co-worker’s house, and took Hubby’s from him.  He was concerned that his man card would be pulled, but didn’t put up much of a fight.  I carried them for about a half mile, and then we came to the big hill on the loop behind our house.  I handed the corn off to the hubs, and as promised to my blog-buddy adverbcreative, who has a knee injury and can’t do as much as she’d like, I ran that S.O.B.!  Vicarious hill run…CHECK!  Trust me, it’s a mother of a hill!

 

I’m home now, and gearing up for a big day of errands and appointments tomorrow.  All in all, today was a good day.  I got in all my cardio, a little (teeny-weeny) bit of strength training, and my eating was en pointe….except for the two servings of sour cream and onion chips.  Boo!  But my calories are still good, so there ya go.  Tomorrow’s goal:  NO flippin’ chippin’!

 

 

 

Skillet Stuffed Peppers

 

Yum!  I made my husband’s and my favorite meal tonight: Skillet Stuffed Peppers.  So good.  They’re prettier when I actually stuff and bake them, but my skillet version is just as tasty and works well with my laziness gene.  I even added some fresh from the field corn!  Feast your eyes on this!

 

Try not to lick the screen!

Try not to lick the screen!

 

Here’s the recipe…well, actually here’s the approximate measurements of what I threw in the pot:

Brown 1 lb ground turkey, season with paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, red pepper, and salt and pepper.

Add Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and salsa to taste.

Add chopped red onion, 4 peppers, and fresh corn cut from the cob (this time).

Cook until tender.  Yum-O!

 

This is super healthy…except for the wildly high sodium content.