Sometimes Longer Isn’t Wrong(er?)

Sometimes having a dinner that takes a little longer to cook is a good thing.

Tonight while a Jennie-O applewood smoked turkey tenderloin cooked in the oven for 45 minutes, I had a chance to plow through some dirty dishes, pack my lunch, throw a load of laundry in the washing machine and talk on the phone with my friend Leah!

After 45 minutes of checking little things off my to-do list, dinner was ready.

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Along with the turkey tenderloin, Ryan and I enjoyed kidney beans and parsnip fries with ketchup for dipping.

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YUM!

I’m flyin’ through this blog post tonight because Ryan and I have a hot date on the couch with my computer to look at a billion different honeymoon options. Thank you for all of your comments! We’re planning on browsing quite a few of the resorts and locations you guys suggested.

I’ll keep ya posted! 😀

Honeymoon Selection

Sloppy joes are kinda like chili in that they seem to taste even better the next day.

My lunch today included a leftover sloppy joe sandwich along with slice cucumber, grape tomatoes and kidney beans.

Tuesday's Lunch

Crisp 'n' Crunchy

Beans, Beans, They're Good For Your Heart

Confession: As I packed this lunch this morning, I easily ate a serving or two of cold sloppy joe meat. It’s so darn good!

Honeymoon Selection

Our wedding is less than two and a half months away and I can really feel the momentum picking up!

Ryan and I have been pretty laid back about the whole wedding planning process. We selected our venue, photographer and florist first, waited a while, and then selected our officiate and DJ… and now, 2.5 months out, all of the “little” projects are demanding our attention.

One not-so-little project that we really need to figure out is our honeymoon!

We Want the Beach!

For some reason neither of us are too into planning our honeymoon. I think it’s because there are so many options that meet our criteria:

  • Caribbean location
  • Beautiful beach
  • Activities available (namely scuba diving)
  • Clean, romantic hotel
  • Hotel located near a town for exploring

Yep, that’s pretty much it! This pretty much describes more than half of the hotels in the Caribbean!

We’re slowly narrowing down our choices and are leaning toward some resorts in the Dominican Republic. We love the all-inclusive options, as they seem like a great way to indulge but also save some money.

Our goal is to get this trip booked within the week!

Question of the Afternoon

For Married Molly:

  • Where did you do on your honeymoon? Would you still choose to go there if you could do it all over again?

For Single Sally:

  • Where would you want to go on your honeymoon?

20 Minutes of Intervals > 5 Mile Run

You would think that running five miles non-stop would be more challenging than alternating walking with running for 20 minutes, but for me that just isn’t the case.

This morning I did a 30-minute interval workout on the treadmill and was one heck of a sweaty mess by the time I was done.

30 Minute Treadmill Interval Workout

For 20 minutes, I alternated running at a 9.0 pace for 20 seconds with walking at a 4.0 pace for 40 seconds. Let me just tell you that those walking breaks go by quickly!

At the conclusion of my workout, I couldn’t help but feel like I got a better workout doing 20 minutes of interval training than I would have if I ran five miles. When I run, I get into an almost zen-like state and just sort of go, only challenging myself toward the end of the run. During the 20 minutes of intervals this morning, I challenged myself for 20 minutes straight!

Since I really wanted to flip through one of my bridal magazines, I finished my workout with an easy 20 minutes on the elliptical.

Breakfast

Thank you again to Lindsay for sending me several Glo Bars and packets of Barney Butter. They both made a delicious appearance in my breakfast today!

Nectarine + BB + GB

To make my morning meal, I sliced a large nectarine before topping it with a packet of Barney Butter and a crumbled Chocolate Chia Glo Bar.

Drool.

Of course I didn’t let any Barney Butter go to waste…

Every Last Drop...

Along with my nutty nectarine bowl, I also enjoyed a banana.

All Together

Git in mah belly! 😀

Question of the Morning

  • Do  you prefer a short, intense workout or a longer, less intense workout?