Thursday, September 16, 2010

Celebrate Good Times

Well I had my test this evening, I think it went pretty well but we will see on Monday :)

Sorry for the delay in posting, school comes first! I would love to sit on my blog all day and create recipes in my kitchen to share with all of you, but that is just not reality for me right now, maybe one day.

Things to be grateful for:
-My parent's house sold in 4 days, pretty amazing. They will be moving closer to me, yay!
-My Aunt Lynda was able to schedule me in for shadowing hours at the hospital she works at observing Labor and Delivery, NICU, and Respiratory Therapy!
[P.S. if she ever reveals her cookie recipe I will love her even more!]
-Running 3 days in a row.
-Spending time with my brother and sister in law tomorrow evening at Traders Point Creamery.
-A supportive and encouraging boyfriend.
-The list goes on and on..

Running Update: I have been preparing for the Mallow Run Winery "Wine at the Line" Marathon scheduled for next Saturday and the French Lick Family Classic on October 9th. They are both 5K and you're rewarded with goodies and prizes at the finish line, I'll run for food! I developed a love for running recently. Before last year you couldn't get me to run half a mile. It takes dedication and once you're finished you feel like a new person. Pushing through the piercing side pains and boredom of a treadmill. It pays off in the end! Here is how I make it through my runs..

I swear by Coconut Water. I used to get really bad Charlie horses during the night when I ran that day. I would stretch properly and eat bananas but nothing helped. UNTIL I found Coconut Water and won't run without it. I have not had one charlie horse since drinking this before, during, and after exercise. One for each run; my favorite flavor is the peach mango! Here are the benefits:

You see that? Prevents cramping. I think this is one reason people quit running, the pain in your side hurts so bad that you have to stop and walk. Coconut water takes that away, I promise :)

Tonight has been low key since my run. I got home from my test, went to the gym, came home and popped some tofu into the oven. I cut tofu into cubes and coated it with salt, pepper, celery salt (just a dash), BBQ Sauce, and honey. I baked it on 425 for 30 minutes, perfecto!

I suggest buying tofu and trying it. It's cheap and very good for you, it's made from soybeans! I mix mine in spinach salad, and eat in plain. You can season it to your liking. I  suggest buying firm or extra firm and make sure to soak up the water with a paper towel before baking.

My tofu salad:

2 cups baby spinach
4 slices tofu
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
Brianna's Poppyseed Dressing

Now to the SWEET stuff!

Do I smell German Chocolate?

I could make muffin tops out of a few of these! Ha, get it? Muffin tops.. :-/ They can potentially make muffin tops..

Keep it Happy, Keep it Healthy, Keep it Sweet.


  1. I've been dying to try coconut water but for some reason keep passing on it when I'm at the grocery store. I think your post has convinced me to pick some up tonight! :)

  2. This looks very interesting... can you tell me where to buy it in Evansville?