Switching Over!

Hello Friends!

Short and Healthy now has its own official domain.  I have switched over from WordPress to Bluehost. You can now find me at shortandhealthy.com

After much debate and research, I decided I wanted a bit more flexibility with my blog.  I wanted it to grow as my desire for blogging grew.  I hope you still read at my new location. 🙂

Thanks! See ya soon!

 

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Short and Healthy!

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Look what came in my Easter basket- My mother knows me so well.

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However before I dug into one of those, I took Elvis for a walk and the weather was dreamy! With the weather having been around the 30s most of the last few weeks, 50 degrees felt magical! The wind created a nice breeze and my legs were itching to go for a run.  So I dropped Elvis off, put on my running shoes and let my legs take me. Since this was my first outdoor run (because the weather has been so horrible) I did not run as far as I would have liked.  But a little run is better than nothing at all.

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I had just enough time to fit in two miles before I needed to shower for church!

Now with my stomach full beyond stuffed, I’m finally home from a long day of visiting family and celebrating the holiday.  Not only is today Easter, but it is also the last day of March.  As the month comes to a close, I have been thinking that March was just not my month at all.  I slacked in school, got lazy with my eating and became routine in my workouts.  All things I want to avoid! But sometimes you just have a bad month.  However, I’m going to put all this ‘bad’ behavior behind me, and focus on the future-April! I have so many things planned for April and I just cannot wait to get back on track-with everything!

Goals for April:

1. Participate in Sunday Food Prep at least one day this month

2. Eat clean for a month straight

3. Organize and plan my workouts so I’m not sitting at the gym saying “oh I guess I’ll try this machine today”

4. Participate in Melissa’s Organization Challenge (my life needs some organizing)

5. Seriously focus on school (I have been slacking)

With the Florida trip only 56 days away, I need to start getting serious and ready! (Can you tell I’m excited?)

Have a wonderful rest of your Easter!

Questions of the Day:

Are you doing anything different in the month of April? Do you ever need to reevaluate and reorganize a part of your life?

 

Chicken Salad and Easter Eggs

What a day! I’m barely keeping my eyes open as I write- it has been a long eventful day.

It started early with Elvis.

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He was waiting for his morning walk. So patiently I might add.

After a long day of work, I came home to a broken dishwasher.  My dad spent most of the day trying to fix it so dinner came really late (the kitchen was covered in water and plumbing tools).

We had Salad with Marinated Chicken.

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Chicken marinated in Tuscan Sun-dried Tomatoes, baby spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers with poppy-seed dressing.

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I skipped the cheese but had some garlic bread (not pictured). It was light but satisfying, great for a night before Easter.

Now onto coloring Easter Eggs! A tradition we still hold in my house, we all joined together at the kitchen table for some egg coloring.  easter egg collage

Who doesn’t love good, quality family time coloring some eggs? I know we do!

Now for some shut-eye before tomorrow!

Keep an eye out for these upcoming events: organization challenge, 3 ingredient cookies, and homemade protein bars!

 

Question of the Day:

How does your family prepare for Easter together?

Sisters Are Forever

Wow my posts lately have been getting a little deep! But that’s okay, talking about something other than food and fitness is a little refreshing 🙂

But first- remember when I said workout buddies are the best? They are ten times better when it is your sister!

Since I am on Easter Break (Happy Good Friday!), my sister and I decided to hit the gym early before a day of dress shopping and bonding.  Our cardio went a little longer than usual because we were so busy catching up and chatting.  We spent 15 grueling minutes on the treadmill before hitting the elliptical for 25 minutes.  After we went up stairs to stretch and went our separate ways to complete some strength training. I followed Julie’s Super Fast Super Sweaty Circuit Workout.

I then added on:

50 squats with 10lb dumbbells

25 crunches

Some more chatting haha!

We left the gym sweaty and happy that we had made time to fit in a workout.  Breakfast was on the agenda next! I started with a cup of coffee and my new Dairy-Free Coconut milk Hazelnut Creamer! Yay for being dairy-free!

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It was Hazelnuty deliciousness! While sipping on that, I started to make my Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes.  However, we were out of gluten-free flour, so they were just healthy pumpkin pancakes.

There is nothing better than spending a relaxing Friday with your sister.  My sister and I do not see much of each other because I am away at school, so any time we get is really special.  She is by far my best friend and understands me completely.  For those of you who have a sister, you understand the bond I am describing.  Anna and I always have a ton of fun together and we enjoy acting silly together. My sister is like a built-in  best friend, I can be myself around her because she has never know anything different.  Through thick and thin she is always there.  I just hope that others experience what we do because it is truly special.

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Sisters Are Forever!!

Questions of the Day:

How do you spend time with your family?

Internal Debate

Almost a full month of blogging and I am hooked! I know for many your thinking “one month, please that’s nothing” but to me it is a huge accomplishment! There will be more Short and Healthy to come that is for sure!

Anyways, as school was wrapping up for Easter Break (ah yes Catholic School does have its perks!) advisement has started on campus for next year.  Along with this has come many thoughts about the future and my career choices.  Currently I am enrolled as a nursing student with two more years left.  However, for the past few months I have been wondering (as most college kids do) is this what I want to do the rest of my life? Is this the right career choice for me? Is there something else I would consider doing.  Much to my mother’s disappointment, I have been thinking about another career path.  Ideally, I would love to be a nutrition major and become a dietician.  Except, my school does not offer that as a major option.  Having already transferred schools once, I want to finish my degree at Lewis.  After talking to a few people, I have come to discover they are adding a new major to the curriculum-Fitness Management.  It encompasses business classes with fitness classes to prepare you for a job in the fitness industry-whether you work in a corporation or a fitness center.  I have been thinking about switching to this and then getting my Master’s as  a Registered Dietician.  Ah decisions, decisions.  There are many pros and cons and they have been bouncing around my head the last week.

I know I love nutrition and health, but do I stop nursing?

Anyways, due to a lot of crying and stress, I have been lack on my creation of recipes.  But, I am home for a few days which means there is definitely some to come!

For tonight-work. But for tomorrow, coloring Easter eggs!

Question of the Day:

How do you prepare for Easter?

Also for any Registered Dieticians- I’d love some feedback on which major would be more beneficial to me in the long run!