Check out what Mal did to our fireplace yesterday afternoon!
Really nice, right? I like it so much better than before (pictured below). It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do!
A couple of hours before dinner, I wanted a snack, so I ate some Pretzel Crisps and then shared a carton of pineapple-flavored coconut water with Mal.
Dinner was a good one!
(Did you know my dog was spoiled? Murphy had a bite of freshly grilled chicken before even Mal or I did!)
My friend Lindsay at Whole Foods hooked me up with some cherries, so I made one of their chicken dishes with them: Brown Rice Salad with Cherries & Chicken. But, instead of brown rice, I used Israeli couscous, which turned out amazingly!
I had no idea how delicious cherries would be in a dish like this. I can’t wait to eat the leftovers!
Check out the pouty lip on this dog! LOL!
For dessert, I whipped up a batch of banana soft serve with dark chocolate and sliced almonds mixed in. Holy yum! Why don’t I eat this every day?!?
Now that it’s officially the second half of 2012, I thought I should review my goals for 2012 and see how I’m doing on them. Thanks for the idea, Monica!
My goals for 2012:
- Run a sub 24-minute 5K – Working on it. I need to register for a 5K.
- Redo my office – Check!
- Fix the fence in our backyard – Check!
- Do three unassisted pull-ups – Check!
- Complete the NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification – I need to get moving on this one.
- Run more than 735.62 miles – Considering it’s July 3rd and I’m only at 235 miles, I don’t think this one is going to happen, which I’m totally okay with. Goals change!
- Read and comment on at least 3 blogs each day – I haven’t been commenting on 3 blogs every day, but I’ve been commenting more in general. I need to step it up!
- Prescribed Fran – I’m getting closer!
Question of the Day
How are you doing on your goals for 2012? Have any of them changed? What achievement are you most proud of this year?
P.S. I’m hosting an iced coffee giveaway on Trading Up Downtown today!
The cherries look amazing in that salad! I didn’t start with many concrete goals this year, but I’d love to run 1000 miles for 2012. Right now I am at 478.8 miles. I’ll need to average 89 miles a month til the end of the year to get there, but I think I can do it!
Your fireplace looks awesome – it really brightens up the whole wall!
Congrats on doing so well on all your goals! I definitely need to work on mine. I’m doing a good job of meal planning and being more decisive, but I still need to sign up for a race this year!
I love goals! I didn’t really set any for this year but now that I am seeing so many halfway point check ins I’m thinking it’s better late than never. 🙂
I adore the fireplace – making it white really makes the blue accents on top stand out.
I’m definitely finding my goals for the year have been changing – I started out the year wanting to run a half marathon. But, lately I’ve realized how much I enjoy weightlifting – my goals have changed to involve gaining more muscle and upping my weights. I still feel as fit as ever – interesting how it changes though!
One of my biggest goals was to be more mindful! While I stile have my “days,” I’ve gotten a lot better 🙂
OMG! I cant’ believe the year is half over. I don’t even remember my 2012 goals. Not sure how much progress I am making. Will have to check that out after I make it through this week!
Love the fireplace. Lucky you, having a man who actually does stuff around the hosue 😉
I didn’t make any goals per say, but I did make a New Year’s Resolution of learning to cook properly which I’m happy to say I’m well on my way to achieving!
I never thought to use cherries in a dinner dish…maybe I should give it a try! I’ve been on a HUGE cherry kick for the past 2 weeks. It’s not a fruit I eat often at all, but my dad randomly bought 2 bags of cherries a few weeks ago & since then I’ve just been downing them like they’re candy!
crossfit will really help your 5k goals. I’ve never been able to run less than a 22:55 on a 5k, and I ran one yesterday and ran it in 21:01! I credit it all to cross fit…
Hey Tina, do you usually just grill your chicken straight or do you marinate/season? Just curious! 🙂
We usually just use salt and pepper to season it! 🙂