Thursday, August 16, 2012

Inspire Me Healthy!

So how's the health kick going for me, you ask? 

Well, per usual, I have good news and bad news. 

Let's start with the bad, shall we?

I suck at eating healthy. Like, suck. Portion control? I have none. Cravings? Got tons. Do I give in to them? Pretty much every.single.time. 

Yeahh, it's been rough ladies. For some reason, I just can't stick with this healthy eating kick. And I really don't know why, because I do like healthy food. Spinach? Tofu? Big fan. Quinoa? It's one of my favorites. So  why do I keep reverting back to my Mexican food / ice cream / chocolate cravings? 

I don't know, but I'm going to kick that habit. Just watch. 

Here's what I want my dinners to look like from now on:


And here's the recipe that I've been meaning to share:

Baked Trout with Dill and Caper Cream

Ingredients:

1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 (6 ounce) trout fillets
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons capers, drained
4 lemon wedges

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Sprinkle pepper and salt evenly over fillets. Place fish on a foil lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes; sprinkle evenly with dill. Bake an additional 2 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. 

3. While fish bakes, combine sour cream and capers in a small bowl. Place fish on a serving plate. Squeeze 1 lemon wedge over each serving. Serve with caper cream. 


Now if only I can make my next week worth of meals this balanced, I'll lose 10 pounds no problem. Right?

Alright so now for that good news:

I am officially in training for a half marathon! This one to be exact. I have about 3 more months of training, but so far, it's been good!

After Saturday's 5 mile run

Ignore my chipped nails and extremely pale legs, please. Hey, it's the progress that counts, right? 

I also signed up for this 5K in October, and could not be more excited for my first Mud Run. Expect picture overload. You're welcome. 

And there you have it guys: the good, the bad and the ugly. Definitely room for progress for next week. 

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12 comments:

Kate Sparkles said...

The mud run sounds amazing, my favourite part of tough mudder was getting dirty!!

I'm like you though, even though I enjoy the healthy food, I always crave fries and pizza. It's got be have something to do with wanting what you can't have.. or something like that!

Emily said...

I've always wanted to do a Mud Run! They look crazy fun :) I'm definitely trying that recipe this weeks - looks great!!

Cassandra said...

I'm having trouble staying on the healthy train too. Portion control what? LOL Good for you. That meal looks super yummy AND healthy.

Jordan said...

Portion control and self-control in general are my two biggest issues as of late. People think I'm a nutjob for loving quinoa, but it's so good and healthy! Good luck training for your half marathon! I'm training for my first 5k, maybe one day I can get up to a half! You got this :)

Elissa said...

that is so awesome about you're doing a half-marathon! I could never! A 5k would be an accomplishment for me! whenever they are run/walks I always walk lol I am awful at cardio, it's bad. Oh and while you are part of a healthy link-up today I am being a fatty today on the blog and talking about BISCOFF!

Elissa said...

that is so awesome about you're doing a half-marathon! I could never! A 5k would be an accomplishment for me! whenever they are run/walks I always walk lol I am awful at cardio, it's bad. Oh and while you are part of a healthy link-up today I am being a fatty today on the blog and talking about BISCOFF!

Sammantha said...

Is quinoa and capers the same thing? They look like identical!

And PS that looks delicious, I'm jealous of your mad cooking skills.

Jessica said...

Mmmm! That trout looks delicious. And a mud run sounds SO insanely awesome! It's great that you are doing a half marathon! I'm not ready for that yet, but hope to be someday! :)

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

That dinner looks AMAZING!!!

Thanks for linking up!

-Kristen

Caitlin C. said...

mmmm! That recipe looks amazing!! And I always seem to give in to my cravings, too. Good luck with your healthy eating!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

That fish and asparagus look amazing! And girl, I hear ya on the lack of portion control. I'm definitely that way, haha!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

This is a meal worth trying. As for the mexican food cravings, I don't know if those ever fully go away.