I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions. I've made them in the past, only to break them shortly after. This year, I didn't make any resolutions; however, I have decided to make some changes. Over the last couple years, I have put on a few pounds here and there. Between the drinking, bad food choices and less exercise, about 20 pounds has snuck onto my frame. I haven't been happy about my weight for a while, but when I saw the numbers on the scale over Christmas break, it really hit me....It's time for a change.
Today, I got up and made myself scrambled eggs with green peppers, onions, ham and cheddar cheese. I made a larger portion because it was late for breakfast and early for lunch, so I wanted to count it for both meals. I have to work tonight, so I prepared my dinner early, and packed it to go. I made Chicken Pizza.....I wish I could post "smell" for you along with the pictures, because, holy cow, my apartment smells deeeee-lish. Anywho.....I pounded flat three chicken breasts and placed them in a small, glass baking dish with some melted butter in the bottom the dish. I poured a little more butter over the chicken and placed them in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes. I turned them once during the baking, sprinkled them with Italian seasoning at this point, and then allowed to them to brown.
After the chicken browned, I removed the dish and placed one teaspoon of tomato sauce on each piece of chicken, layered my veggies (onion and green pepper) and then sprinkled a little mozzarella cheese on top. I place the dish back in the oven for another 20 minutes until the veggies softened a little and the cheese melted and slightly browned.
I am taking one of the Chicken Pizzas and a salad of romaine lettuce with cucumbers and oil/apple cider vinegar dressing for dinner tonight.
I am so excited about these changes, that I am also making changes elsewhere in my life. I recently bought a Wii, and the Wii Fit Plus package. I am slowly changing my sleeping patterns to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier so I can work out in the mornings. I have used the Wii the last few days and I can't believe how great of a workout it is! I am sore all over and I have a lot of fun doing the workouts so I know I am more likely to stick with it. My main goal is not to lose the extra weight and then abandon these changes...I am making changes that I want to incorporate into my life, longterm; of course, toning up and shedding some extra pounds are on the goal sheet, but it's a lot bigger than that. I already feel better in just these first few days, and I can't wait to keep you updated on the progress I make.