Staying on Track

By now you probably know that I live in Illinois, and for the last couple of months we have been having very good weather.  However, since Thursday afternoon (1/7/15), we’ve been getting snow and frigid cold weather.  This week alone the temperature has dropped in Chicago to 1 degree and here in Richmond to 7 degrees.  Needless to say I haven’t been able to go walking/jogging outside.  I have however, been keeping up with my Pilates workout regime.  How about you?  Here are a couple of pics of what we are dealing with at the moment.  

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how hard it is to stay motivated with all this snow and the plunging temperatures.  I mean who wouldn’t want to lie in bed all day, snugged under the covers and eating junk food?  I am happy to report that I’ve been successfully fighting those temptations, by working out in the house and eating right. 


(salad with green and iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots and radishes, fried cod fish and croissants).

According to the weather report, we should be getting a break from the cold and begin to experience warmer weather starting today until Sunday.  I’m hopeful that the report is correct, for I love to walk and jog outside, rather than on the treadmill. 

Well its time for me to begin my workout regime, and begin my day.  Here’s wishing you a fun workout!  LP


Tonight’s Dinner

20151216_171250.jpgFor breakfast I drink two cups of coffee with Coffee-Mate Creamer and Splenda. I also eat a yogurt and a piece of fruit  Because I always plan my day with way too many activities I usually have a Slim Fast shake for lunch. And dinner time are usually reserved for larger meals.

Today, I had salad again made with both iceberg and green lettuce, red onions, and cucumbers.  I also made some homemade mashed potato, of which I forgot to take pics of the ingredients I use in preparing the potatoes, sorry :(–I’m still quite new at this, so please forgive me.  However, I promise the next time I make them I will share the recipe and include pics.

Until next time, LP

Last Night’s Dinner (12/15/15)

As you are aware, I have taken the challenge of eating healthy, and exercising daily. In this category (Healthy Food Recipes) I will share with you, just my dinners and the ingredients used to make them.  Thus far I’ve been having very simple foods, so expect to see lots of salads of different origins and a few surprises along the way.  Enjoy!

20151215_173902.jpgThis is a simple salad made with both iceberg and green lettuce, cucumbers and red onions, with a couple of fish sticks and of course a Coke.

Until next time, LP