When I did my January goal wrap-up, I was already thinking ahead for February. But, well, I’ve done some more thinking and things have changed a little. I was going to set some goals that were mostly extensions of my January goals. Instead, I’ve decided that I want to spend the month of February focusing on work (school) + my relationships (with Chris + with friends). So, I’ve decided to simplify for February
1. Workouts: Get in exercise a minimum of 4 days a week: 2 days should be cardio and 2 days should be strength training.
2. School: Work hard and get ahead on school work and class assignments. I’m taking my comprehensive exams later this semester and I don’t want to have a full plate with everything else going on, so I need to get some other things off my plate.
3. Relationships: I want to work on being present in my relationships and on strengthening them in multiple ways. I want to make more time for just Chris & I, but I also want to spend more time with friends and engaging in regular activities like going to the movies, the park, etc. Often times I opt out of these activities because I’m busy, but I need to make time for this type of stuff. And not just take the time to do it – but to really be present in the activity…not always thinking about the next thing on my To-Do List.
I’ve got more “healthy-living” type goals that I will re-incorporate back into my life in March. But for the month of February, as long as I’m meeting the minimum requirements above (and in terms of work-outs, this is pretty minimal for me), then I’ll call February a success! It’s a short month, after all, so I think it’s a good one for letting workouts take the back seat so I can focus on other things….just for awhile.
So the boys’ first night in Tucson, I decided to make philly cheesesteaks so that when they pulled up after their 14 hour drive, they’d have a nice meaty man-meal hot and ready for them! (Aren’t I a good lil’ wifey? )
I started off with a bunch of meat I had prepared ahead of time (rubbed with brown sugar & marinated in a diluted OJ mixture).
Then, I sliced the beef up & threw it in a skillet to cook.
When complete, I put it on a hoagie roll with the onion/peppers. I also made a cheese sauce from melted pepper jack, mozzarella, with milk a dash of hot sauce, and some flour to thicken it up. Put the cheese mix on top of the meat & veg. Done!
It was heavy on the veg, but it also had some meat hidden at the bottom! I ended up eating some of it just straight from the bowl (YUM) and some of it wrapped in a corn tortilla.
I love meals that I can roll over for lunch the next day!
Now I’ve got some errands to run and some lectures to prep! Hope you’re having a good one!
Do you ever purposely make extra “inner so you can have leftovers for lunch the next day?