Monday, January 18, 2010

Still moving forward -

Another productive/fun weekend!

Again, I took Sunday as an off day for the blog :) I might not do that every week but so far that seems to be the day I feel like just passing out haha. As you can see, I have finally posted the gym picture! It is finally finished! Doesn't it look awesome? It is an environment very conducive to working out. It is motivating to see it every time I walk by. AND, in addition to my awesome gym, JT also makes me awesome dinners every night. This is doable. Definitely doable.

As far as eating goes this weekend, things went pretty well. Saturday night we went out with JT's parents to dinner at a local Italian restaurant. I was a bit worried because I didn't know if they'd have healthy options that were obvious but it is pretty silly to think EVERYTHING at a restaurant is bad! I ended up getting a glass of red wine, one piece of bruschetta and for my main course I had chicken primavera (grilled chicken sauteed in oil and garlic with vegetables, served over pasta) :) It was satisfying, I didn't overstuff myself at all, and I was even able to resist the tiramisu that JT's dad ordered for the table!
Yesterday we decided to have our cheat meal during the football games. We had some wingstop wings and fries. They tasted ok, but they weren't so good that I want to eat them constantly, in fact, our cheat meal didn't even compare to the food that JT has made over the past week. I know its good to break it up and have something like that to confuse your body, but I don't know if i'll have one every week. I did yoga AND the elliptical Sunday and OMG yoga is hard!!!

Today was a very productive day! I did yoga again... omg hard. I did much better though than yesterday. And that is the goal - to just improve every day. To improve my knowledge, improve my work ethic, improve my workouts, improve my body.

For dinner this evening we had Tilapia with Purple Potato Crust - it was SO delicious!


  • 4 (4- to 6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 8 to 12 ounces purple potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced rosemary leaves, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the fish fillets on a work surface and season with salt and pepper. Top each of the fillets with enough slices of potato to completely cover the surface of the fish, overlaying the potatoes like shingles. Sprinkle the potatoes with a bit more salt and pepper, and the 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves.

Heat a large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and the butter. When the butter is melted and the oil is hot add the fish, potato side down. Place the skillet in the oven and bake until the fish is cooked through, about 15 to 17 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the extra-virgin olive oil, chives, the remaining 1 tablespoon rosemary, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

To serve, place the fish on serving plates, potato side up. Drizzle the fish and the plate with the chive oil. Serve immediately.

It was literally like butter was melting in my mouth - and fish is SO good for you! (it didn't taste like fish AT ALL though!)

I want to thank all of you for you advice on snacks, workouts, all of your support and encouragement and just reading and showing interest in my blog. It means so much to me. It really helps motivate me to continue. Not only because I will be a better me, but because I feel now like I have made a commitment to all of you, and this is one commitment I can and WILL keep. <3


  1. Mmm that fish looks delicious! I might have to try it! Are purple potatos very different from regular potatos? I don't think I've seen them before! lol. And WOW your home gym looks GREAT! You guys did an awesome job! :)

  2. Thanks - it was so awesome! The purple potatoes are much smaller and have less of a taste (in my opinion) than regular potatoes. We found them over by the red potatoes at our local grocery store in a small bag. you literally need 2 potatoes at the most but its worth buying them for it, they added a nice texture.
    And the gym is so nice! Thank you!

  3. it wasnt 2 potatoes, it was more like 6 lol

  4. Love the pics, Heather!! :)

    I'm so proud of you guys! Where can I get JT to cook for ME?! lol