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New Schedule and Life Lately

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Randy and I have been so busy. With spring well on its way, we have been more motivated to do things around the house. We have been spring cleaning the house for weeks now – we have cleaned out the garage, our closets, cleaned all the rooms, finished projects, etc, etc. On top of all that we have started a new workout routine.

We have started the T25 workout. For those of you who do not know, it is a high intensity workout that only last 25 minutes (plus a 2-5 minute stretch session). You do one workout everyday, 6 days a week. We have been participating for a week and half now and I am liking it. I like that it is only 25 mintues. We get up every morning at 5 am to do this workout. Getting up at 5 am every morning has been difficult and has thrown off our schedule a bit. It is just something we are not use to yet. I hope to make it a habit, but it is going to take time.

The workout so far has been intense, but not so intense that I can’t keep up. I am tired after every workout, which is good. My muscles are sore for days! Especially my legs. But it is a good feeling, knowing that I am getting a decent workout. I will keep you updated as we continue.

I have also joined the #1800MinuteChallenge. You can read all about it here. I thought this could help me stay more motivated in my workout. Read about it and join in on the fun!

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To compliment our new workout, I have found some new healthy dishes that we are loving. One being this salmon dish that I found on pinterest. You can find the recipe here or see below. I like serving it with a side of roasted potatoes.

Garlic Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus Foil Pack

Garlic Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus Foil Pack

Ingredients

  • 6 oz portion of Salmon
  • 7 Asparagus spears
  • 1 Tbsp whipped light butter
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Cut a sheet of aluminum foil large enough for the the asparagus and salmon
  3. Arrange asparagus spears on foil and top with the salmon
  4. Mixed the remaining ingredients in a bowl to make a paste
  5. Smear the mixture on top of the salmon
  6. Cut another piece of foil large enough to cover everything and fold up the sides
  7. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes
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We also have been drinking protein shakes like crazy. My favorite being peanut butter banana. The shake is simple: banana, vanilla whey protein, peanut butter and ice cubes. Sometimes Randy will added calicum and fiber powder in our shakes.

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On top of our new workout routine, we have been busy in our social life as well.

Some of my girlfriends just turned 30 and they had a joint birthday party this past weekend.

The birthday girls. I loved their cake! 29-ish… haha! 🙂

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And of course, I am the cool girl at the bar who got excited about seeing a geo survey!

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We have had family to visit, church activities, birthday parties and household chores. I am looking forward to just sitting down and relaxing… but I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon! Oh well! That is what spring/summer is all about, right?

Hope everyone is having a great week! Happy Hump Day!

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