It’s been a while, huh? I promise to be back to my regular ol’ blogging self soon enough! I’m still adjusting to my new life in Cleveland, OH. (For any new readers: I just moved to Ohio from Georgia. I am from Ohio originally, but was in Georgia for a job. I now live with my boyfriend of 4 years, Andy).
Here are a few picture of our new house we are renting
These past couple of weeks have been crazy. I finished up my job in Georgia working as a Fitness Director for a University and now I am unemployed (I do have a couple of job prospects and I will hopefully be blogging with good news soon on that!) Right after leaving Georgia I drove 10 hours to Cincinnati, OH to spend a couple of days with my parents and brother. Then it was on to Cleveland to move in with Andy! So far, so good!
I”ve been unable to have a regular exercise routine for the past few weeks. And while sometimes it stresses me out not having a solid routine, I’ve been having fun just doing what I can. I’ve been trying to get at least 3 days of exercise in per week, even if it’s just walking. Even with the lack of exercise, my weight remains the exact same…so for those of you who may be afraid to take time off from your workouts in fear of weight gain, I promise you will not gain 50lbs from a little rest!
I was in Cleveland for about 3 days then I set out for a week vacation with family in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. My parents own a beach house there, so it’s always great to get in some much needed beach and family time! Andy could not go because of work and a friend’s wedding, so it was a bummer not having him around. Luckily I had tons of family around who I hardly get to see so it was a great time!
NC was completely relaxing and I loved every minute of it! I”m such a beach girl! (although I don’t lay out anymore, I stay under the umbrella and slather on the SPF!) I love walks on the beach (sounds so cliche’, but true!) and the peacefulness of the ocean. One of my all time favorite foods is crab cake and I would bet that I ate my body weight in em’. I also consumed lots of seafood bisque, another one of my favorites! I love seafood!
My cousin, Lee, just had a new baby boy named Beau. I was so surprised and excited when she asked me to be his God Mother. What an honor! He is simply adorable! My cousin John (her brother) is the God Father.
It was such a fantastic week and a nice break from the job search and moving madness! I will certainly miss it when the cold winters hit Cleveland….I don’t even want to think about that!
LeBron Leaving Cleveland = Ice Cream
This is so unlike me to talk about sports because for the most part I hate watching them, but last night as most of the world knows LeBron decided to leave Cleveland to go to the Miami Heat. It is such a let down for the city, even I am sad! The Cavs games are so exciting and fun (and probably the only sport I enjoy watching) and without the star player it will certainly be different. While I respect LeBron’s decision (after all, it is a business), it’s still a depressing time for our city. Andy was quite depressed last night as we watched in anticipation for the decision. This called for some ice cream!
Before our dessert, I made our first homecooked meal! I made pasta with chicken sausage and roasted broccoli. It was pretty delicious if I do say so myself! I cooked the broccoli in the oven on 425 for about 30 minutes. While the broccoli was roasting, I sauteed up some chopped onions and peppers with some garlic and olive olive. I added in the chicken sausage once the veggies softened.
Once the sausage heated up, I added some marinara sauce. I added some cooked pasta to the sauce mixture and mixed everything together. I topped it with some parmesan cheese for some added goodness.
The best part about moving back to Ohio is being able to see Andy every day. I love having home cooked meals together, it’s so much fun and a nice time to catch up with eachother. It’s good to be home 🙂
Well, I am off to try out a new gym and run some errands! Tonight is Pizza Friday of course!
What are your plans for tonight?
If you watch basketball, what do you think about LeBron leaving?