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Early Morning Kickboxing 
This morning Jason got up to go swim at 5 am. I was too much awake to fall back asleep for an hour, so I went ahead and got up to exercise. I did Cathe's Kick, Punch and Crunch plus the stability ball abs (awesome ab work). It was a nice workout that gave me the needed boost of energy to start my day.

What a Wednesday
Oh and I definitely needed the energy. It was a very hectic and stressful kind of morning. I have some work projects that are a bit problematic; I've also been having major email issues at work too so that complicates it all even more. Oh gotta love technology right?

To top it off, we paid the remaining balance on our condo rental yesterday. I got confirmation this morning, but the contract was for the wrong dates! We had both asked off from work   already, made doggy sitting arrangements, etc. to be gone June 5-12. The contract said June 12-19. So, I had a mild (ok more than mild) panic attack and near meltdown. Thankfully, the condo owner had not booked our week, which makes me think that he just entered the wrong dates in the contract. I sure hope we don't get there and are greeted by another couple staying too!

Sometimes there are just those weeks when things keep slipping up somehow. Nothing too major, but just enough to stress you out. Thankfully it's all either rectified or minor at least. Do you ever have those weeks? Not just days, but weeks...

I just keep reminding myself of all that I do have to be thankful for. I'm very glad to report that the good far outweighs the bad.

Grilling Time
Tonight we really wanted to grill out so we did Grilled Asparagus with a side of Smashed Cauliflower (in lieu of smashed potatoes) and Quorn Naked Chik'n Cutlets grilled in foil packs. 

For the smashed cauliflower, I just steamed until soft then pureed in the food processor with soy milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast flakes. 

For the Quorn patties, I put them in foil packets with white wine, parsley, a lemon pepper season blend, and sliced lemons. This kept them moist for grilling. 

This was a very nice, satisfying meal. It almost seemed a little decadent for a Wednesday evening. 


  1. yum, tasty! Where are you vacationing?! I must have missed that post!

  2. AnonymousMay 26, 2010

    I totallly know what you mean about having "one of those weeks" - stress city lately for me too! But you're right, when you step back and think about it, it's not nearly as bad as it could be. Sooo easy to focus on the wrong things sometimes! You must be totally excited about your trip now that the date snafu is all worked out ;)

  3. oh no! id have a meltdown majorly! anything liek that gets me really overwhelmed and its so hard when things get all wonky! but u totally handled it right by stepping back and thinknig about the bigger picture of it.

    i love that u kick box.. u really are hardcore. i love it <3

    ive been having asparagas more lately and im so thankful, that stuff is delicious! <3

  4. AnonymousMay 26, 2010

    thank goodness you were able to change the dates-i would have had a heart attack too!

  5. Don't feel bad I have been having one of those years. Sometimes you just need to go with the flow. Not the easiest thing for me to do. ;-)

    Glad you got things squared away with the condo so quickly and easily.

    Dinner looks great and very satisfying.

    talk to you later,

  6. Yikes, that stuff adds up! Glad you got things worked out! Can I tell you a secret? I am kind of afraid of cauliflower mash. I almost did it last week and then I ended up eating it steamed. I tend to do that with my veggies. I really need to try it.

  7. yum, that cauliflower looks delish!

  8. i hate to break it to you but it's a full moon tomorrow. this type of glitch is NOTORIOUS around full moons. I am so glad though that it was resolved but like you said, you dont wanna be greeted by another couple. omg i would be having a heart attack too. hugs girl!!!

  9. dang. i am glad they fixed the mixup! i woulda freaked too. my travel agent triple charged my honeymoon deposit, so i know that premature panic feeling!

  10. Jolene We'll be heading to Perdido Key, FL.

    Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat Exactly! Gotta stop and reassess sometimes.

    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel I have to really stop myself from losing it over things like that. I realize that it's typically not worth the meltdown if I just calm myself down LOL. I used to hate asparagus actually. Now I just love it! I could eat it several times a week easily.

    Kalli @ Fit and Forty Something I am very lucky that he hadn't booked that week. Makes me think he just had the dates wrong on the contract is all. Now let's just hope no one else is there when we show up!!!

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean Going with the flow is so much easier said than done isn't it! ;-)

    Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen This is only the 2nd time I've made it myself. I was always leery of it too. The key is to make sure it's not too wet when you go to puree or mash it up. You only need the tiniest bit of soy/almond/rice milk.

    Tricia @ Endurance Isn't Only Physical Thanks girl. I'm really impressed with how easy and tasty it is. Even the hubs commented on how good it was.

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga I'm all for blaming this week on the full moon!

    Janetha @ Meals & Moves Yikes - triple charged!!! So you've basically already paid for it LOL ;-)

  11. That meal has my name written all over it! YUM!

  12. The chik'n cutlets look tasty. Do you like the flavor of the brand you purchased? I sometimes find it hard to find meat substitutes that don't taste know.
    Looks delish!

  13. AnonymousMay 27, 2010

    Think I'll try the smashed cauliflower and grilled asparagus today for dinner. Thanks for the suggestion :-D!!!!

    George Ann

  14. Glad your condo plans are still okay. I would flip if something happened to my well planned out vacation!

  15. I like to puree white beans the same way to get almost a creamy mashed potato consistency. Good for fibre AND protein!

  16. Kelly @ Healthy Living with Kelly Glad you like the idea!!!

    Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian We love the Quorn products. They are non-soy based and have a really great flavor and texture.

    George Ann - I hope you like it! Let me know how it turns out please!!!

    Tina @ Tina Bit of Faith Fitness and Fun LOL - glad you understand about "well-planned out vacations"!

    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday I have done the smashed white beans (it was an accident) and loved loved loved them. Thank you for reminding me too! Thanks so much for stopping by - looking forward to checking out your blog now.

  17. I love Cathe! Sometimes I just watch her on TV because she is so amazing! I feel lazy, watching others workout lol! But I get great ideas when I teach Group Exercise classes.

    Your dinner looks delicious and nutritious!

  18. I love the mashed cauliflower instead of taters! Ruby Tuesday actually has that on their menu, or used to at least.

  19. How absolutely amazing does that look! i really need to try smashed cauliflower instead of potatoes.

  20. YAY about the condo :) & I hope it all works out- I'm sure it will.
    Mashed cauliflower is one of my favorite things- so good!! I swear by it.

  21. Lindsey @ Cardio Pizza Ah, I didn't know you were a Cathe fan! I think she's great. You should head over to her forum sometime!

    Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries I'm loving the smashed cauliflower too - I was sort of afraid of it at first. Soooo good.

    Erica @ Fashion Meets Food You must give the smashed cauliflower a try!!

    Holly @ Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices Oh man I sure hope it really is all settled! I am definitely on board with the cauliflower now!


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