Settling Back Into Reality

I’m back from my vacation “home”.  I had the best time, I got to spend time with my family and let’s face it, that’s the most important thing in life.  I got to eat all my hometown favorites and brought lots of goodies back.

Today, Monday, marks the start of my weight lifting regimen.  My friend Jean set me up with the program she does.  Let me tell you, this is going to be hard!  Today I did chest and calves and then hit the treadmill for 30 minutes (5 minute warm up, 20 minute run, and 5 minute cool down).  Then I came home and showered and had a hard time lifting my arms up to wash my hair.  Tomorrow should be interesting.  Ouch Jean, what did you get me into?

I started the morning with oatmeal and a hard-boiled egg:

I got some Apple Butter in Amish Country so I added a dallop to my oats with PB and banana.  Then I went to the gym.  My stomach was growling while I was there.  I came home and immediately ate leftovers:

A salad and chicken tikka masala, made from this excellent spice pack:

I worked in the afternoon getting things in order for the fall weddings.  Then I came home and prepped lots of healthy eats for the week.  I made a big pot of brown rice and chicken to have for meals and snacks throughout the week.  I also made dinner and packed hubby’s lunch for tomorrow.  Here’s dinner:

Salad with spinach, romaine, grape tomatoes, carrots, brown rice, with a warm honey Dijon dressing.  I seasoned the chicken breasts with creole seasoning and pan-fried them in a little olive oil.  Yum!  Now, I’m off to rest, more weights tomorrow. G’night.