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Friday

Most people say that Friday is their favorite day of the week.  It means that tomorrow you can sleep in, tomorrow you can do nothing and stay in your pajamas all day—and no judgment is issued.  Friday’s are good days not because of what they are today, but because they come before tomorrow!

The Happy Couple

While my husband and I were dating Fridays were always my busiest days.  He lived in Dallas and so every Friday I worked hard and fast to be done at 5’o clock on the dot.  I would have packed my bag and it would be in my car, my “roommate” would take care of the dog, and as soon as possible I would head to the airport.  I would change in the bathroom, and put on make-up on the plane.  We would see each other every weekend, either I flew down, or he drove up to me.  But no matter, when I landed in Dallas I always had butterflies, and it always felt like a first date all over again.  That man courted me like I never knew you could be courted.

Sister-In-Law and her husband

Anyway, Sunday became my favorite day of the week.  It was the day we had nothing planned except to be certain I got to the airport  on time.  We would wake up early, and just lay in bed.  It was so calm and peaceful.  We would go down to the Farmer’s Market and I would eat all the samples that they handed out.  We would just linger all day.  We never made plans on Sunday, and we didn’t stray too far from his condo.  We often had our deepest conversations on Sunday.  The day seemed to go by slower and we always managed to just make it to the airport on time for me to catch the plane.  I only ever missed a flight once!

Mother-In-Law and Step-Father-In-Law

Last weekend we went to his step-brothers wedding reception and I thought I would share some of those photos here.  It was so much fun to go and be with family.  In other news today we started our second rest week.  I think I’m going to start taking shots of how our dogs work out with us!  They think warm-up and cool down are prime times to get in real close and lick us!  Also last night I made the “Shrimp Pomodoro” well we turned it into Salmon Pomodoro, as we didn’t buy shrimp so I’ll post that recipe tomorrow!  Plus I’m gonna make oatmeal pancakes tomorrow morning.  Have a great Friday everybody!

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So this morning…5.30 this morning we drug our bodies out of bed and did Kenpo X.  If you’ve never seen or have never done Kenpo X, think Tae Bo, but so much more.  I used to take a kick boxing class when I started college.  When I signed up for it my Aunt  (everybody should follow this link to her FB page and post loving things! Then I can tell her I made her famous!! lol) giggled.  I was pumped and ready to kick some…ace?…and be totally transformed into a smokin hot Italian weapon of mass destruction….well I didn’t become the Italian version of Columbiana, BUT I did learn some very basic fighting stances AND even better, I almost had to call my Aunt to come to school to help me get into my car to drive home.  For the first couple of weeks walking was hard but I lost a few inches and gained an…ACE!

Fast forward many years and now here we are leap year 2012 doing Kenpo at 5.30 in the AM…Kenpo IS NOT an early morning work out!  Tony is WAY too excited, and he’s asking WAY TOO much of me and my body is begging loudly to return to the once horizontal position.  The only advantage to working out in the AM is that it makes it SO much easier to let my mind wonder and think about everything else I have to do that day, week, month…That’s as quiet as my mind gets.

My husband after the workout was wondering around sans shirt and I noticed a dramatic difference!  He didn’t believe me so we pulled up the disastrous before photos and compared.  If you want true motivation—take a look at where you were 48 days ago!

What does ANY of this have to do with food?!  Glad you asked!  Lately we have gotten into a P90X  rut.  We eat steamed veggies, pasta and for him a slab of salmon.  Boca burgers are quickly losing their charm and tofu is a pain in the ….ACE to press, marinate and then cook.  PLUS I can down an entire block of tofu before my veggies are done!  Oh Sam’s Club why don’t you carry tofu in bulk?

I went to my trusty P90X recipe woman and scoured her ‘peas but didn’t find anything that the hubs would sink his teeth into…I tried to sell him on her mushroom pizza and he gave me a look then said, “Mushrooms ARE NOT pizza!”  I want to say, “They are if you aren’t eating carbs!”  Plus they look so freaking delish!  So after scouring the world wide inter-web I remembered my nutritional guide so we’re doing things full blown P90X style!

On the agenda is:

Italian Meatloaf—why do men LOVE meatloaf?  What is it about a loaf of meat that gets their motors running?  PS I’m half way considering subbing tempeh for the ground turkey…any suggestions on cooking tempeh anybody?

Shrimp Pompodor—my man will eat anything that consists of noodles and meat!  We might choose to use chicken instead as it is cheaper!

Pear Granola Muffins—this is all me.  I want something I can heat up and put honey on and dream of cream cheese frosting…

Oatmeal Pancakes—I got this one off a forum…I think it will be a great way for him to start the day.  He has to work and I’m volunteering!  If you are coming to Wine Women and Shoes in Tulsa–I’ll be there!

Tacos—before p90X this was our #1 go to meal!  We loved it.  We miss it and now since we can eat more than one carb we are eating tacos again dang it!

Lo-mien—I’m gonna try to find a lo mien recipe out there, I love stir fry and really anything Asian, I blame Chicago and having SO MANY great Asian restaurants in walking distance.

Well it sounds like I’m gonna be a busy little bee this weekend!  Can’t wait to share successes and pictures!  What is your go to meal?  What is your one indulgence?  What’s your favorite thing to cook?  Have a kick ACE P90X recipe?  Please share with me!