This is not Caesar salad per se, but the closest that I get to it at home. I don’t have time to deal with eggs, garlic, and anchovies, I save that for the restaurants! You might think it’s not worth dedicating an entire post to lettuce, but something wonderful happens when you chop it up and toss it with ranch dressing, freshly shredded parmesan, and a pinch of salt and pepper. That’s the magic I’m talking about here!
I’m often amazed by how easy it is to do certain things (like make a salad) and yet I don’t do those things on a frequent basis, even if I know how good it would be for me. Another example is doing a quick 5 minutes scalp massage with almond oil. You think, damn, I have so many other things to do, last thing I want to do right now is worry about my hair. But then you turn 40 and your hair is less than stellar because you never gave it any attention. Same thing goes for your body, when it comes to salads. A little goes a long way. (Sorry to everyone out there who is 40, when I start getting closer to that age, I will shift my statements to “when you turn 60″)
We’ll end on a note of animal humor…
Happy Friday! (Just about…) Another week comes to a close. How is everyone doing with their New Year’s resolutions? I think I’ve been doing a decent job. I went to the gym twice this week and didn’t stuff my face with sweets…score! Also, work has been pretty productive and I’ve been able to get in some reading before I go to sleep. And finally the big one: I’m trying to get into medical school this Fall. Yes, it’s the first time I’ve said this on my blog! But we’re pretty well-acquainted now and I thought it was time to tell you about my biggest resolution for the year, and for my life! I have some interviews coming up, and I’m getting ready. Fingers crossed! Continue reading
Today was a good workout day for me. I think I was especially motivated by the bag of goodies I received in the mail from my New York blogger friend, Megan at runlikeagrl. I donated to a brilliant fundraiser she put on to raise money for Staten Island residents who were hit hard by recent the hurricane Sandy- she raised $900! And I was lucky enough to receive a prize in return, what a sweet gesture from Megan. Continue reading
The title of this post aside, I think President Obama winning another four years in the White House was a big step for America. Big! I went for a walk tonight with my mom, and we discussed his victory speech and how moving and heartfelt it was. (And how he prepared himself well and had a concession speech ready too, unlike his opponent!) Funny enough, we both noticed the way he embraced his wife and daughters and then looked after them as they walked off the stage, just before he was ready to approach the podium. I think that was a look of about several seconds, and I don’t know what he was thinking, but it was really touching because I could see how much he loved his family. My mom and I both agreed that this is the kind of man we want leading our country. Continue reading
Running really, really hurt today. I ran only 20 minutes around the neighborhood but it felt like an hour! Why, why??? Just the day before yesterday, I ran for about a half hour and it didn’t feel so bad as today. I guess this is what happens when you try to exercise on a regular basis after having not moved much for 3 weeks!
That is me up there, post run. A pursed smile that says “Yes, I tried, reluctantly.” See that number to my left? That was for a 5K back in May. I finished at 30:12. I was actually really excited about running back then. I researched a bunch of 5Ks, but I never ended up training for or signing up for any of them. What a shame! I should look up a run and sign up, maybe that will provide some daily motivation.
Anyway, I guess all I came here to say is that eating a bowl of ice cream is SO EASY but trying to burn it off is just an insane amount of effort. Who knows, maybe all I burned off is just the chocolate syrup. Bah!
I had just wanted to take a nap today but instead I forced myself to run. I guess I can be proud of that. Also, no more ice cream. It just ain’t worth the effort I have to expend!
It’s Friday night and I’m listening to Keane and blogging, perfect! Any other Keane fans out there? I just read about them on wikipedia and learned that they are unique in that they use a piano (or synth) as a lead instrument instead of a guitar, with lots of interesting distortions and mixing. Also love the lyrics…
Where will I meet my fate?
Baby I’m a man, I was born to hate
And when will I meet my end?
In a better time you could be my friend
I wanted to write a post that didn’t include food today, but almost wasn’t going to because I thought you guys might feel jipped and think “Hey, where’s the damn food??” But I think you can handle my digression for the day. I felt somewhat inspired by reading one of the blogs on freshly pressed. It made me think about writing, and how I haven’t channeled my inner wordsmith in a while.
Above is a photo I took in Santa Cruz, which is not too far away from my home. I live in East Bay, California, and there are literally a myriad of fun things to do around here in the outdoors! In addition to being an eating enthusiast, I am also a hiking and outdoor exploring enthusiast! (Quite fortunate for me, because this is how I manage to keep the pounds off ) Continue reading