After getting on the dreaded scale this past weekend, I decided it was time to, well, quit being lazy. I have kept a pretty clean eating plan, but whoever said it’s 80 percent what you eat, and 20 percent workouts, well, LIED to my 41 year old body. I don’t drink soda, don’t eat fast food more that 2 or 3 times per YEAR, and cook extremely healthy meals.
Yet here I sit…with 7-8 lbs of unneeded weight that simply hurts my knees. I am a smallish type person, so gaining 5-10 lbs for me, is HUGE. Don’t judge…
Our Chiberia winter killed me, and nearly all of my motivation to work out. I ran occasionally, worked out a few times per week, but nothing very serious. Getting ready this last weekend to go out with my girlfriends, I realized, ack…my pants don’t fit. My muffin top has it’s own zip code. And I nearly, cried. Ok…maybe a tear or two was shed…but I moved on.
I need to work out, doing a run/cardio work out every other day, mixed with 2-3 strength work outs, and 2-3 days of P90X yoga. I need. To shed. This winter weight.
So today, my first full Monday of work, I picked up my youngest from her first day of after school care, and rushed home to run. Just 2 miles, but miles I needed.
For dinner, I prepared fish, brown rice with scallions and garlic, and steamed green beans.
I used Swai fish, but any white fish will do…
Pat dry your fillets, and season with kosher salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and a sprinkle of “fish fry” which is essentially well ground, seasoned bread crumbs. Spray a non-stick pan with olive oil, and sear on each side at medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes on each side until cooked through.
For the brown rice, I took the help from the quick cooking rice, and melted one pat of unslated butter with a clove of garlic and added the rice. Finish off with a couple tablespoons of chopped scallions, salt, pepper, and serve!
I often steam my veggies in the microwave when time is an issue, so I steamed my green beans via microwave for a couple minutes and YUM! Season lightly with salt and pepper.
We can always start over, be stronger, and keep Movin’ forward…but we have to CHOOSE to do so…what is your choice?