- The second day of the year was a Sunday. A day of rest. I took full advantage making those two videos yesterday: video 1 and video 2! So very exciting. This also gave me a chance to start working on my resolutions!
- Being off work Monday. Yes, my company gave us the first Monday of the new year off. Woo! I needed one more day of nothingness.
- Having an extra week of vacay. January 2010 marks 5 years of working at my company. This means 5 extra days of vacation bringing me to 23 days. I think this is going to make SUCH a difference.
- Having an xBox in our bedroom. I know this seems ridiculous- but we have a home server so now i'm able to watch ALL of our movies off the server in our bedroom via xBox, not to mention NetFlix on demand. I can even watch the movies I make as those are on the server. Lovely! I think it's time to cancel our cable subscription for reals.
Yes, from that list it's clear that I value vacation and entertainment. haha
Sunday was truly spent making videos, hanging out with Austin and doing as little as possible. I will say that we watched The Town and I loved it. I didn't know anything about the story going into it, but really enjoyed watching it unfold although my heart was racing the whole time and it's always strange when you find yourself rooting for "the bad guys." Great recommendation from Stacy - so glad we watched it! And MAN were their mask choices creepy.
Monday was very chill. I slept in then ran errands (Wal-Mart, Michael's, Joanne's Fabric, Homegoods). I must say I hadn't been to Wal-Mart in forever and I didn't miss it - it's just not very nice, especially compared to Target. Yes, Target has spoiled me. (although wow - you really can't beat wal-mart's prices). After errands I played with the pups, cleaned up a bit around the house, then hit the gym for a 3-mile walk and 10-minutes on the elliptical. Not too bad. Then I got home, showered, paid bills and read some of Joanne Fluke's Cream Puff Murder. It's cute! So far I like it better than the last one I read (Key Lime Pie).
And, to share some of the recipes I made during marathon cooking last Thursday, here is a new recipe for Skillet Chicken with Mexican Green Rice:
Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Café
Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: 420 calories, 57 carbs, 6 fat grams and 31 protein grams.
See the recipe at Healthified Kitchen!
Q: As far as the elliptical, what should I do? How do I track it? I got on there and put the resistance at 5 for 3 minutes, 3 for 3 minutes, then 0 for 4 minutes to total 10. I was going fast and working up a sweat - but there's no way to track it I feel like - maybe each elliptical is different? - help!
Q: Are you back in the swing of things yet? I'm having a hard time adjusting! I really enjoyed my time of way and am just not ready to be productive yet!