Because my life is kind of generally moving along apace, and I like lists, I decided to make a list today.
So here are 10 things that I’ve done/liked/eaten lately!
1. Chipotle Shrimp Tacos from Mango Mango’s
Yeah, totally need to recreate those at home. So simple, so fresh, so freaking delicious. It’s almost summer, I need more seafood in my life.
2. Filled my shell jar
I’ve been working on filling this jar with shells for about a year or more. Some shells I already had and put in the jar when I got it, others I’ve been collecting on beach walks since then. I finally got to where I had to do a little shaking to get the lid to close.
3. Drank my weight in water
No, really. My hydration is kind of awesome lately… even if it means having to suffer a bit because I refuse to use the “temporary restrooms” (porta-potties) they have set up outside of work.
4. Rye Crisp Sandwiches for Lunch
I put everything from tuna salad (made simply with tuna, nonfat greek yogurt and salt and pepper) to deli turkey or ham onto the crackers and call it my sandwich for lunches. Super simple and easy to portion out ahead of time to grab. I’ve gotten in the habit of layering baby spinach on the crisp before putting the protein on so I get a little extra veggie kick.
5. Saw a Pelican Up Close
But apparently not close enough to get a decent picture. He’s in there, just think of it as a hidden object game. Find the hidden pelican!
6. Walked on the beach two days in a row
And boy, did my ankles and knees feel it afterwards. Walking in sand is hard when you haven’t used the muscles in a while. The two walks together probably amounted to about 2.5 miles or so, which was just enough to make my body feel like I was actually doing something with it.
7. Hiked two different trails
I first went out to Princess Place reserve two weeks ago (How’s a hike for a, um, second date type occasion? Kind of wonderful, actually.) and today I went back with a friend of mine and her pup to explore some more of the trails. The day was absolutely perfect for it, and we hiked two different trails that came to about 2.1 miles total.
If you’re keeping track, that makes 4.6 miles so far this week. Who needs a stinkin’ treadmill when you have the great outdoors?
8. Man, I love this dog.
Not really a thing I’ve done this week, but Dakota is always just so much fun. She was super excited to be on the trails today.
9. Making Salads-in-a-jar and then not eating it as a “Salad”
Today Cassie posted “salad in a jar 101” and I love how easy they are. I’ve been making them for a while and love to toss anything I can think of into a jar and top it with some lettuce. I’ve got a couple in the fridge that I made to ward off lunch excuses and when I got back from the trail I decided to use one up, but really kind of needed something more substantial.
So I took a page from Anne’s book and wilted some extra spinach, put the lettuce from the jar over it, topped with some warmed up brown rice, a 100-calorie serving of guacamole and the mushrooms and chicken from the bottom of the salad jar.
It certainly isn’t pretty, but man was it ever delicious. Just what I needed, protein, good card and veggie filled. So good. And with the guacamole, I didn’t even need cheese. Next time I’ll put some beans in to make it a bit more burrito bowl-ish, but this was perfect for this time.
10. I love Spring in Florida
We get like, four days. But it’s perfect. Living here means I never get bored with being outside. Hot in the summer, maybe, but never bored. I mean, look at these views!
And that, my friends, is Ten Things Tuesday.