This week, I made it to the gym 5 times, and even tried a new class on Thursday morning. The class is called Body Pump, and it's purely weights. Kind of a nice break from the other days of cardio, and it was really good to work out my arms and other areas that I don't get to very often. My arms/chest sure felt that the next day (hellooo smaller boobs?! maybe one of these days, if I get lucky).
I also tried to really focus on making healthier choices this week. Did I make it all the way to accomplishing the 80/20 rule? Probably not. But I would say that I made some definite progress. And it paid off when I stepped on the scale Thursday morning to see 3.5 pounds less than what I've been seeing every week! That felt pretty good.
I also went home this weekend for the first time since Christmas. The first thing my mom said when I walked in was Wow! You look great! You've been working out, haven't you? It feels really good to have people notice a difference, especially since the scale doesn't always show a change.
So for this week's post, I'm sharing the recipe that I made for my family this weekend. It was so easy, and healthy too! Win.
Tomato Tortellini Soup
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup, undiluted
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups fat free milk
2 cups half-and-half cream
1/2 cup chopped oil-packaged sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, combine the soup, broth, milk, cream, tomatoes and seasonings. Heat through, stirring frequently. Drain tortellini; carefully add to soup. Stir in cheese.
Aaand you're done. If you haven't noticed, I only do quick and easy recipes.
Per serving (1 cup, recipe yields 10. Score!):
Hope everyone has a great start to this love-filled week! I will be spending tonight at a pre-Valentine's Day dessert and champagne party. Expect some pictures to come!