Thank goodness it's Wednesday! I don't know what it is lately, but I've just been ready for the weekend earlier and earlier in the week.
Diet Tip of the Day
I have another Crock-pot recipe to share with you! As you may know, I'm participating in Julie @ Peanut Butter Finger's Crock-pot challenge and am on new recipe #3 out of 10. I need to step it up if I'm going to get in 7 more new recipes before March 4th!
Tonight's new recipe came from an interesting source. As y'all know, I am currently enjoying Sean's season of the Bachelor. His sister Shay actually has a blog called Mix and Match Mama, where she posts lots of recipes (and some insightful recaps of the show).
After reading one of her Bachelor recaps, I found this recipe for slow cooker jambalaya and just had to try it!
I only changed one thing about the recipe: I used chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts (hey, they were cheaper! Can you blame me?).
This is definitely a recipe we will have again! If you like spicy food or just want a recipe out of the norm, you should definitely try this.
Today (and yesterday)'s Training
Yesterday, I went to the gym for the core workout for BBB Phase 2, as well as Cardio Interval B. I was gutsy and tried to run on the treadmill, but after a minute, my heel started to hurt. The pain returned after 5 minutes on the elliptical, so I nixed the cardio and just stuck with the core workout.
For this phase, the core workout is a 4-10 minute circuit with just two exercises. I completed four rounds of the two exercises, and my abs are FEELING IT today! I love the burn, though. It makes me feel athletic :)
Today, I completed Tina's strength workout B from Best Body Bootcamp. I didn't get around to this workout last week, and I can't share the entire workout, but I really, really loved these moves! They focused on the "push" muscles, and I was really feeling it after 30 minutes!
I also got in 20 minutes of cardio while I watched the ABC Wednesday comedies.
***Side note: While doing my workout, I saw a live feed on ABC from the shuttle launch in Cape Canaveral. I ran outside, looked south, and sure enough, I saw the shuttle flying through the air!! It was quite a cool site, and I'm kicking myself for not having my camera on me. I can now check off half a bucket list item: See a space shuttle launch in Cape Canaveral!***
My morning devotional was about the power of prayer. This came at a great time, as I have really been slacking on praying lately. I know it's something that I need to work on in order to deepen my relationship with God, and I've been trying to make it a priority this week.
My efforts have focused on filling "empty" time with prayer. When I'm walking somewhere, I'll try to pray about what's going on during my day or a friend or family member that I'll randomly think about. It's been a great way to get myself praying throughout the day.
I'm hoping that after doing this, talking with God will become an integral part of my day instead of something I have to "set a goal" to do.
Sorry for the long post, but I just have say much to say after not blogging since Monday! See you this time tomorrow for the same ole', same ole' (and hopefully another crock pot recipe!).