#WorkoutWednesday & a #MeatlessMonday Recipe on a Wednesday!
Hey hey friends It’s hump day! You know what that means!
Oh, how I love Twitter…
I never thought I would love it as much as I do, but you can really get addicted! I love tweeting, sharing my most random thoughts and opinions, and chatting with my blogger friends It’s a great way to get to “know” one another
Anyways, back to #workoutwedneday or just working out on a Wednesday in general…
As you know by now, I love getting to the gym, letting out the inner beast, and working up a sweat However, Wednesdays are always filled with mixed emotions. It’s not the fact that I don’t want to go to the gym (because I do), but it is because I am such a morning person and I can’t make it to the gym early enough to make it to class on time.
In reality, I probably could pull it off, but I hate being late and would never want to risk it. Plus, if I can work out over my lunch hour instead of being rushed all morning and staring at the clock throughout my entire workout to ensure I won’t be late for class, I’ll go with the noon workout instead of the morning.
Having said that, Wednesday after Wednesday I continue to dread working out during my lunch hour; however, Wednesday after Wednesday I leave the gym feeling so fired up Wednesday workouts are amazing. Honestly, I am seeing such progress in my legs, so I think that is what really keeps me motivated to go strong
I hope to post some progress pics soon! I guess they aren’t technically progress pictures seeing as how I don’t have a “before” picture, but trust me… I had no muscle definition on these legs of mine. I have always been like that though; growing up I was always called chicken legs by my beloved family It was a loving nickname, trust me.
With my new love for my noon workouts on Wednesdays, I became incredibly excited for next Wednesday until I remembered that I have a group meeting scheduled over the lunch hour Now I have a new dilemma… Maybe I will be adventurous and finally try out a quickie morning workout? We’ll see…
So, last night I left you all with a drool-worthy picture
I don’t know about you, but I am drooling…
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I am pretty impressed with myself when it comes to this soup creation It was spontaneously created right after I came home from hot yoga Monday night.
On Friday when I went grocery shopping, I thought it would be fun to buy some red swiss chard and experiment in hopes of creating a good recipe and that I did folks!
I love swiss chard, but usually enjoy it steamed and seasoned with some lemon pepper. Yummy! But, I have been craving more “autumn-type” or “comfort” foods lately and I think soup fits quite perfectly into that category
This recipe is super easy and I packed it for my lunch at school
Don’t doubt that I bragged to everyone around me about how wonderful my lunch was. I am pretty sure the entire student council office knew that I created a new recipe and each ingredient it contained Talk about being a foodie hey?
Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup
1 tsp olive oil
2/3 cup celery, diced
1/2 – 1 tsp cumin
3 cups swiss chard, chopped (I used red swiss chard which added a beautiful colour!)
1 cup brown lentils (I used canned)
1 cup vegetable broth (I used low-sodium)
Begin by cooking celery in heated sauce pan with oil. Add cumin. Cook until celery is transparent or becomes soft. Add remaining three ingredients. Bring to boil and allow flavours to come together. Season with freshly ground black pepper and garlic powder.
*Note: you could also sauté fresh garlic along with the celery
This was so tasty I highly recommend it to all of you
If there isn’t enough protein in this soup for you…
Give it a dose of extra lean ground turkey
I am wanting to make this again already I might have to make it for my Daddy when he comes tomorrow I am so excited! I have so much planned, so I have been working on homework for the entire afternoon.
Let me know if you try the recipe! I always love your feedback
Have a wonderful night!
When is your ideal workout time? I go at 8:00 am if it’s up to me
Do you have Twitter? I do! Obviously Follow me if you aren’t already! @adashofmeg
Did your family have nicknames for you growing up? Of course mine did Like I said chicken legs, but I have many more… to this day I am called Bug or Mouse by my Mom
I am currently loving the +17 degree weather we have been getting here I am crossing my fingers that it stays… at least while my Daddy is here! Poor people in Saskatchewan are already dealing with snow
Have a great night friends! I’m going to read some of your blogs now