How did I do in January?
1. Do yoga once a week. Either a class at the gym or at home. NOPE!
2. Go Snowshoeing at least once. YES!
3. Try one new restaurant each month. This month: Iorio. Yes!
4. Start training on the bike! YES!
I did pretty well in January. I’m proud of myself for completing most of my goals. I snowshoed twice in January (and once in December). I went to Iorio for my birthday dinner. And I’ve been consistently training on the bike once a week. I wish I had been more diligent with the yoga because as an injury-prone person I definitely need it. However with the start of the new year the gym classes were too crowded for me to try and go to yoga.
1. Try one new restaurant each month. This month: Pata-Negra
2. Continue training for the Portland Century.
3. Try running outside (after 5 months of treadmill running).
4. Take a Body Pump class at the gym.
5. Pay attention to portion sizes!
Speaking of portion sizes…Michael and I had a debate last night about dinner and portion sizes. He picked up a New York Strip Steak for dinner.
The steaks look huge and yes they are more than 1 serving but they were really thin. Michael’s argument is that since the steaks are so thin they aren’t two servings. I contend that they ARE two servings. Conflicting reports say 3 ounces of steak is a serving. We ate way more than a serving. 🙁
Can steak be frozen (uncooked) and defrosted at a later date? I want to make sure that we don’t eat 3 servings in the future but all the steak cuts at the grocery store are pretty big. There’s got to be a way to insure serving sizes AND save money. Any ideas?
While the steak was marinading we made sweet potato fries from 1 potato. I also steamed broccoli.
Michael and I discussed our Menu Planning. As you can see I already deviated from “The Plan.” Michael wants most of our meals to be planned this way:
And once a week we just buy the protein to have on hand. I think it’s a good plan. I want to try new recipes and shake things up but it will follow that general template.
We spent the rest of the evening finishing Season 2 of Damages (such a good show). A coworker gave me sample of his girlfriend’s cookies that she sells in her store. Michael and I split the package.
A Google search of serving sizes has given me conflicting results. One said a serving of steak is 3 ounces. Another website claimed 12 ounces. Another says 4 ounces. So confused! Serving sizes have always been my downfall regarding my weight. I need to get on this!
QUESTION: What are your goals for February and how did you do with your January Goals? Plus, give me some tips on the steak servings sizes!