Category Archives: Dinners

Brown sugar marinated chicken

How is it already midnight? And why does it seem like I have a thing for posting very late at night? Hm, add “posting earlier in the day” to my new years resolutions list.

Today started off hearty and healthy with something new. Well, I call this new because it’s not the typical egg sandwich I’ve been enjoying every morning since I’ve been back in Athens. Time to change it up! I opted for a bowl of oatmeal with vanilla whey protein, a splash of skim milk, and fresh banana slices. A fried egg was also consumed.

This was my attempt to grasp the “natural light” from outside for my breakfast picture. Fingers crossed for sunnier weather in the near future- these dreary, grey days are starting to get to me!

I must admit, it was nice having something different for breakfast this morning- who knows what I will do tomorrow morning… it’s a mystery! Man, I’m a dork.

After finishing my first class of the day and getting in an early lunch of a fresh spinach salad that almost exactly resembled the one I had yesterday so decided against a picture, I dropped Noah off for a haircut! Fortunately the groomer was so accommodating and said I could drop him off before class and pick him up whenever I finish which was so convenient. When I came in to pick the little guy up- his tail was a’ waggin! What a cutie…

Apparently Noah’s haircut gave him so much confidence he felt that he should drive us home…

We got some weird looks…

Today’s Workout

I couldn’t get in the gym until about 6:15 pm or so and my goodness I could hardly find a spot in the parking lot! I guess I came around the busiest time- everyone coming to workout after work I suppose. Also, it’s the “New Years” rush- you know, all the people who never usually come to the gym but are momentarily motivated due to the start of the new year. Don’t get me wrong, I truly want all of these new comers to succeed in their goals but this happens almost every year and I don’t find it bad to assume there will be more open parking spaces in a couple weeks or so.

Today’s workout very closely resembled the interval workout I did last week. Instead of doing mountain climbers and high knees between each interval, I opted for body weight standard squats, plie squats, jump squats, jump lunges, and standard lunges. It ended up being a great workout- I ended with a 2 minute plank followed by a 1 minute plank.

Yummy yum

Dinner was a success! Last night I started marinating three chicken breasts in a combination of brown sugar/olive oil. It is SO simple. All you do is put about 1/2 cup of olive oil in a tray and add in brown sugar (I eye-balled it) and mix around until the brown sugar is dissolved. Next add your chicken breasts. This morning I flipped the pieces so that both sides would be equally marinated.

After my workout, I couldn’t wait to eat. Luckily, dinner came together quite quickly- I ended up nuking half of a sweet potato in the microwave for about 8 minutes for an easy side along with roasted broccoli. I’m was quite impressed with the roasted broccoli! slightly crunchy and full of flavor. I tossed a pack of fresh broccoli with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a variety of spices: basil, oregano, Mrs. Dash Table Blend, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Cooked them for about 25 minutes on 375 degrees in the oven. Tasty! While this was going on inside the kitchen, I grilled up three chicken breasts on our gas grill on the porch. Yes, mom I turned off the grill 🙂

Check out this gourmet meal:

Sidenote: all of these pictures come from my iPhone. Not bad for being from a phone!

Alrighty, well it is past my bedtime (yep, I’m a granny), so I best be headin’ to bed. 

Looks like he beat me to it! ❤

Night y’all! But before you go…

Do you usually eat the same thing for breakfast every day or do you like to change things up?