Still Greenin’ It

We’re finally making progress, but we are STILL working on using up all the greens we had in the house this week.  I guess that’s what two DOUBLE loads of greens will do for ya.



Tonights greens included:

  • romaine
  • arugula
  • jalepenos
  • celery
  • salsa
  • salt and pepper
  • dill
  • olive oil

I am LOVING the freshness that using simple olive oil and spices adds to salads lately.  I don’t know the last time I used a real salad dressing, and I am A-OK with that.

Our main dish was the star of the evening though.

Tuna Steak and Steamed Carrots


I marinated the tuna with simple dill and low sodium soy sauce.  Tuna and soy may have been made for each other. . . I’m just saying.

For the carrots, I prepped them with salt, pepper, dill and some parmesan  before steaming them for about 25 minutes.

Everything was SO fresh and just TASTED healthy tonight.  You gotta love that.


All together now.

Quick Workout Sesh

Because I had a few minutes. . . and because I’m just cray cray . . . I ran to the gym after work and got in a quick ab work out.  Let’s be honest for a second.  My stomach was feeling LESS than flat after the holidays, hence the focus lately on weights/abs.

Oh, and if you follow me on twitter you know I’ve also been drinking water with lemon and mint in it everyday at work (hot and cold. . . warm it almost tastes like tea) and it has done WONDERS for any digestive issues I may or may not have been dealing with lately.  Again, just saying.  Wonderful.

Quick Ab Workout:

  • One easy mile warm up
  • 100 incline sit ups

Yup, simple but effective.  I’ll have that 6 pack in no time (Jokes).

And now, my friends, it’s time to watch Dispicable Me 2 with the fam.  Anyone seen it?


Sometimes You Gotta Take It Slow

Good Morning (or afternoon for my East Coaster/overseas friends!).

I was very thankful for my late start this morning as I was moving a little slow thanks to an amazing evening last night.  Let’s get the business out of the way before we get to the more fun stuff.

Workout Of The Day: 4 easssssssy miles + light weights

Thanks to a later than normal evening, a few drinks, and late night ice cream and icing, my body wasn’t moving at 100% when I got up.   I knew an easy sweat fest was exactly what I needed to move be back into feeling like myself.  So I made the trip down to the treadmill for an easy 4 miles.

  • 20 minutes @ 6.4 pace
  • 6.5 pace until 4 miles after

Mindless, and fairly easy for me this AM.  Exactly what I needed.   I followed that up with a quick session of incline sit ups and a few arm work outs with 10 lb weights.  Nothing too serious, but enough to feel somewhat accomplished.

Sometimes You Gotta Take It Slow

Zach and I received a very thoughtful gift card to one of our favorite, nicer Denver spots, Linger, from some friends for our wedding.  Because it takes some time to get reservations, we were excited when our time finally came up last night!

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We started the evening at our favorite watering hole,  Denver Brew Co.  Something about that place (maybe it’s the awesome beer and board games) just makes us happy.

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The YATZEE luck was unfortunately in Zach’s favor last night, but that’s OK because I kicked his but pretty hard last time we were there.

Our reservation was for 7 PM, so we walked over there about 645 and when we got to Linger, we were seated immediately.

Service was awesome last night and we were brought complementary homemade popcorn and a drink menu right away.

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There was a resiling on special last night so I, of course, went with that for my drink choice.  I don’t know what they put in the popcorn last night, but let me tell you there wasn’t a morsel left in that bowl.  Num num!

Linger is tapas style dinner, so we went with 4 plates that we shared for the evening.  The star of the night was the Kobe tacos, but everything was GREAT.  The fallefel was very unique and not heavy like it can be.  The butternut squash salad had a perfect balance of creamy goat cheese and bitter arugula to complement the squash.  And come on, bacon wrapped dates?  Hello!

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If you’re looking for a fun atmosphere with high quality food, you’d love Linger.  Especially in the Summer, their outdoor bar has some of the absolute best views of the city.  It’s not the cheapest spot in town, but it’s not overpriced for the product!

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We wrapped up our perfect evening with Tin Man ice cream.  Perfect, sweet ending to a sweet date night!

Question of the Morning:  Are you good about balancing out easy and tough work outs?

Ummm…I’m working on that one.