Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Are You Gonna Watch the VMA'S?

I AM!!!! Want to know why?
NSYNC IS PERFORMING AT THE VMA'S THIS COMING SUNDAY!!!
I Am SUCH AN NSYNC ADDICT... Yup I still am..
I am SUPER DUPER EXCITED FOR THE VMA's This year... I feel like I am 13 again!!!!

Guess who is opening the VMA's....
I am so excited for the VMA's I used to LOVE and HATE the VMA's because it was always such a great show and I always looked forward to it, but it also would take over MTV for like days and days, of old and repeat VMA's and it also meant that it was the end of the summer... Which was a major bummer...


Is it Sunday yet?!?!

XO,
Ash

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Too Full After Lunch?

Sometimes when I don't eat a perfectly paleo breakfast like this...
I find myself ravenous around 10:30/11 am. By that point I am either scoping out the online menu for the cafe in the building or I am eyeing my lunch that I brought in from home. Then by the time lunch comes and ends I'm stuffed. Today I had the last of our steak fajitas and boy am I so full.. I ate the peppers and onions and steak pieces with a few bites of a GF Tortilla and OMG I'm ready for a nap. I just don't understand I ate less for lunch than I did last night for dinner yet I am FULL.

This morning when my alarm went off I was supposed to get up, and take the pup out for a nice run/walk around the neighborhood.
But I felt more like this guy and I just hit snooze and rolled over. Now that I have a DVR I am terrible at trying to stay awake for some TV. I lay down and get comfy and watch rather than do productive things and multitask like I used to. So last night I fell asleep on the couch and Mike woke me up to go to bed at like 12. He went to bed with me, but he must have gone back downstairs to do some work because at 2am he was walking in and turning on lights.

So My plan to get up and run was much defeated. Yes I made my decision, and didn't run, but I plan on hitting the pavement when I get home tonight. I have a few errands to run, and then its home to get me and the pup some exercise... I just don't feel good! I need to get back to my lean mean working out machine!!!

XO,
Ash

What is your motivation to get up and workout in the morning?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Leftovers

So I love LEFTOVERS!!! I always feel guilty when I buy lunch at work, for a few reasons. 

1. I am spending money on food that I have in the house.
2. I also make terrible healthy choices when I buy food at work. I usually go for what looks best and feed into cravings. 
3. I think about how much money I could have spent at Old Navy or Gap with the money that I spend on lunches at work. 

This week I have been bringing my lunch with me to work and they have been super yummy!!! I brought in my Paleo Chicken and Eggplant Parm. or Steak and Potatoes with leftover veggies. 

When I make dinner I usually make way more than I plan, and I also have some easily prepared salads ready to make in a snap. When I cook I am always thinking about if it can be eaten the next day, Things like Fish and Sushi are just not my thing for a leftover so I always make according to what works best as a leftover. I also would rather cook a bigger dinner to keep me full at night and make it pointless to snack. I don't snack during the day at work but when I am home at night I  snack snack snack. These are just my quick tips and it makes everything so much easier.





XO, 
Ash 


What are your favorite Leftovers?













Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Paleo Eggplant Parm!!!

How delicious does that look? OMG its SOOO good, and just what I needed to get me back on track... on the left is what is leftover from dinner on Monday, Eggplant Parm and Chicken Parm for Mike... (he doesnt like egglplant) I have already started to think about how to make this even better next time!

What makes this Paleo is that I dredged the eggplant and Chicken in an egg wash, and then in a dusting of Almond flour that was seasoned with Parsley and salt and pepper. Mike didn't even know that I paleofied his Chicken Parm, I also made so much that we didn't need any pasta or veggies on the side... Next Time I make this I think it will be even better. The leftovers were spot on!!! So delicious! I just finished all the leftovers today and I am full and satisfied and a little sad. Yesterday I had the Leftover eggplant and a banana. Today I finished up both the eggplant parm. and then brought some left over broccoli and I honestly threw in the towel once I got to the Broc. I am so full.

What are you looking at DAD?!?
If you can tell the room behind my precious ace face has changed color. Mike and I are doing some house stuff and I'll share some pictures very soon so stay tuned.

I also have a ton of PALEO MEALS coming your way from my new kitchen! So stay tuned for that as well!

Got Questions? Comments? Complaints? Leave me a comment and let me know how I am doing!!!

XO,
Ash

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things...

Mike and I have not really been making great food choices, and that all stops today... This morning we had some yummy gluten free waffles... I KNOW... Its not totally Paleo.. there is prob rice flour or something in it, BUT our kitchen and house is turned upside down while we finish painting. I wanted to start us off on the right foot so, this morning we had Van's Mini Waffles.
They were pretty good. Even Mike liked them. He knows that I am trying to swap out the crap foods for better foods and so he hesitant when I say, "Hey babe try this" he always thinks its a trick.

On tonight's agenda, we are finishing painting the living room so we can move our stuff back in... and get things in a more working order around here...

I am excited to try some new recipes from Gather a cookbook I bought right before the move... It's more meant for entertaining but hey leftovers are great for lunch!!

Tomorrow Night I have free tickets to the Pawtucket Red Sox.. So its should be a great Friday night!!!
See ya Soon,

XO,
Ash