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In addition to Boot Camp I have also tried to add in other little exercises and adapt a few new healthy habits and give my self daily and weekly goals. I love-making out lists and checking them off when I have completed tasks, so why not do the same thing with daily goals, so when I saw this post on Plank Club, I just knew I had to join in. So I started with a base line of a 45 second plank. Then each day I will try to add-on an additional 5 seconds.

Now I’m not going to say that it was an easy 45 seconds, there was a “Whole Lotta  Shakin Going On”, but I did it, and I plan on doing it everyday and increasing my time where I can, my hope is to add-on to the daily time.

So now to the good stuff…Food. I am a good eater, 81.5 % of the time. I normally make healthy choices, and one thing I really love are grains and seeds. I try to keep them on hand and pre cook them so I can add them as a side dish to a meal or make it into a nice lunch or dinner bowl, here is last nights dinner bowl.

Apple flavored Chicken Sausage.

Grilled on my panini maker, I will be getting my outdoor grill out of winter storage this week-end, just in time for some amazing weather.

Grilled for about 15 minutes.

Then the most important part the grains and seeds. 1/2 Cup of Farro and 1/2 Cup of Quinoa in 1 cup of water with vegetable stock packet.

I had this batch pre cooked so I just needed to reheat it.

Then I just started to layered on the goodness from some leftovers I had on hand.

Cut up Cucumbers, Cauliflower and Feta Cheese from yesterdays meal, Roasted Chickpeas, the Apple Chicken Sausage with Quinoa and Farro.

This certainly was a Mixed Bowl of Goodness.

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite Grain or Seed?

Check Ya Later.

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Started Monday off with a creamy batch of OIAJ. This is becoming a habit for me, I just can’t get enough oatmeal lately. It’s funny I went through the entire winter stuck on Chobani yogurt topped with cereal, and then it starts to get warm out and I start eating a hot oatmeal breakfast.

I then gave the babies some love. My Killian is getting to be an old boy, he is 14 now and he is getting lumpy, the vet told me that they are just fatty tumors, but some of them are getting quite big. He still acts like a young dog, so that’s a good thing.

I just love there little faces, they make my heart melt. Stuart loves to give kisses and who am I to turn one down.

I found this amazing recipe over at Around The Plate, and knew I had to make it.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower with Feta

Ingredients: 

1 large head of Cauliflower
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
Cumin, to taste
Sea Salt, to taste
Rosemary, to taste
Thyme, to taste

Directions: 

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Separate the cauliflower florets and place in a bowl. Add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Cumin and Sea Salt to the Cauliflower. Toss lightly.
3. Place the cauliflower on a sheet pan in a single layer and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cauliflower browns on the edges.
4. Remove the cauliflower and place back in the bowl. Add the feta cheese, rosemary and thyme. Mix together.
5. Place the cauliflower and feta back on the sheet pan. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
6. Serve and enjoy!

I upheld the Meatless Monday tradition here at my house and made tofu with noodles and cauliflower for dinner with a dose of fresh cucumbers mixed in.

Last week I picked up the pre-cubed package of tofu. I thought it would save time, but I must say I will stick to the block next time, I didn’t consider how I was going to press out the liquid.

The little cubes also shrunk up quite a bit, but they tasted amazing. I marinated them with 1/3 cup of soy sauce, 1/3 cup of lime juice and 2 tablespoons of oil. I baked on 400 degrees of 15 minutes.

I also boiled up a batch of  Nasoya Japanese noodles.

I just love a big plate of noodles.

After they boiled I rinsed in cold water and then tossed with soy sauce, rice vinegar and touch of oil. I also have a shaker of  seaweed and sesame seeds that I season to taste. You can make cook up the noodles a day in advance, they really soak up all the flavor overnight.

I just layered on some fresh cucumbers, the tofu and the cauliflower with feta.

I really loved the flavor the feta cheese added to the entire dish, I will make this again.

BEST BODY BOOTCAMP

Boot Camp Update: I am really digging the workouts and making progress, I honestly don’t think I have ever been this motivated to workout.

I have also started to add Planking into my everyday workout. I found some motivation from my friend over at Life’s Little Bits. I will be joining her for a daily Plank with her Plank Club. Just start where you are with your first Plank and add 5 seconds to your time every day! Fun right.

Here are the Rules:

1st Rule: You can talk about Plank Club.
2nd Rule: You can talk about Plank Club.
3rd Rule: If your butt drops or raises during the plank, the plank is OVER.
4th Rule: No limits on how many people can plank.
5th Rule: Perfect plank form must be observed at all times.
6th Rule: Wear whatever you feel like, plank naked if you must.
7th Rule: Planks will go on as long as your muscles can handle it.
8th Rule: If you join PLANK CLUB, you HAVE to PLANK.

I love this! I hope you will join us.

Question’s of the day: What’s your favorite meatless meal?  Are you going to join us in some Planking? 

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