So this last Sunday, I went on a cooking spree. I made all of our meals for the week, basically totally from scratch. That included prepping veggies to be steamed all week and making a fruit salad. It was awesome. It took me about 3 hours to do all the prep work and cooking AND clean it up.
So that has meant that every night when we get home, there is NO COOKING needed. Pop something in the oven and steam some veggies (that are already cut)! That is it!!
And all the meals have been healthy/low calorie thanks mostly to Gina's Skinny Recipes (click to open link). We had her light tuna noodle casserole last night and it was SO GOOD! The portions are HUGE and only about 300 something calories.
Last weekend I also went on a cleaning spree. Cleaned up most of the house. I LOVE having a clean house!! Got caught up on laundry and everything. So last night I threw a couple of loads in after I got home from the gym.
Did you read that? The GYM.
That's right, I went to the gym last night. I went to Group Ride. It was hard but awesome. I remembered why I liked it so much. I want to go again (maybe tomorrow morning? We will see).
I have nothing against the gym, but as I have mentioned before I have struggled with motivation since my exam in October. Basically waiting for the results had me super depressed. I know it shouldn't have, since there was nothing I could do about the results at that time. But even the thought of having to study again (and study even harder) made me want to burst into tears. This was about 12x worse than college or grad school. And I went to engineering school which is notoriously hard (we are talking homework 24/7). It was bad.
After I got the results, I still had a hard time with motivation. I was really hoping seeing Karla and going to Boston would snap me out of my funk. And I think it did!!! I am so relieved. Especially since Phil is really having to kick his research into high gear. I need to take over basically all of the household duties to make sure he can just work.
Saturday Phil will be in the lab ALL DAY (we are talking 7 in the morning to 7 at night) doing scientist stuff. MY GOAL is to get the house cleaned, laundry done, grocery shopping finished, and meals for the week prepared Saturday. That way Phil and I can just spend Sunday together.
I am pumped. So glad to be out of my lack-of-motiviation-itis.
Love, Mrs. Janney
PS- How awesome is this picture of my brother Nick, my dad, and me?