I’ve got a date with a hottie tonight. I get so out of breath and start to sweat whenever I see him. his name is gym. ;)

so, I’m a practicing catholic. lent is coming up on wednesday so I’m ready to make some pretty drastic (but good!) changes.

if you don’t know what lent is, it’s a representation of Jesus’s 40 days in the desert, where he was tempted several times by the devil but didn’t give in. it’s a testament to an unwavering faith in God.

so, for 40 days, catholics try to pick something to give up as a way of reliving that faith that Jesus had. catholics generally give up meat on fridays, (except for fish), alond with something else of their choosing. so, what am I giving up you ask? drumroll please… alcohol!

say whaaaat?! haha. if you know me, I love me some wine or mega margaritas for happy hour! I just turned 21 in november, so I’ve been really excited about the fact I can drink, and I’ve been going out almost every weekend to do so. but I think I’m going to use this as a time to take a break, because with drinking alcohol comes the consequences… lots of calories. and drunk eating. haha. hopefully this will bring me once step closer to being more healthy, because I’m hoping that stopping for 40 days will cause me to limit myself after the 40 days is over (easter).

anyone want to join me with giving up alcohol for 40 days? or something else! you don’t have to be catholic to join me, it could just be a challenge for you! what are you giving up for lent?

I made some bomb ass sesame-garlic stirfry tonight. so many colors!

makes 4 servings.

here’s what you’ll need:

2 chicken thighs, seared then baked on 400 for 25~ minutes

1 cup chopped carrots

1.5 cups zucchini

1 red pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 cup broccoli

2 tsp olive oil

4 cups water

4 tbsp sesame garlic sauce (found with the chinese food)

to cook:

sear your chicken, then put it in the oven. cut up when it’s cooked.

bring water to a boil in a pot. add broccoli in, cook for 5 minutes (should not be fully soft!)

in a large saucepan on medium-high heat, add your olive oil, and then the zucchini. when it starts to get soft, add the carrots. when the carrots are soft, add the broccoli and peppers. cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, then add the chicken. 

add the sesame sauce last, and stir.

I paired it with brown rice and lentils, and it tasted great! enjoy :)

I am so proud of myself. I ran for 30 minutes and did the biggest loser cardio workout for an hour… usually I do 40 minutes of cardio I haven’t really gotten much result-wise out of it lately. this week I’m going to try to do an hour and a half, plus weight training. it’s going to be hard especially when it comes to getting all my schoolwork done but it has to be accomplished if I want to see results. I’m happy with myself and I can’t wait to see if it’s working for me!

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