Well, I've been working on my New Year's resolutions of eating more healthfully and going to Curves at least twice a week.
I've not been perfect at going to Curves twice a week(I'm trying though) but I have recently upgraded my membership to include a computer monitoring program that measures strength and effort put forth. It sets goals for you to reach and as you reach them moves your goals up. It also calculates calories burned. And I think it works, I'm definitely working harder. Last night I burned over 300 calories in 30 minutes!
And in trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet, I tried out a roasted asparagus recipe from the Curves magazine that turned out to be really good.
Roasted Asparagus with Dijon Dressing - Serves 8
1 lb. asparagus
4 T olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lemon, juice and zest
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 t dijon mustard
1 tsp. fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp. dried
1 t toasted pine nuts
Preheat broiler to high and place rack about 4 inces from heat. Toss asparagus with 1T oil and 1/4 tsp. salt. Broil asparagus on baking sheet lined with foil for 5 to 7 minutes until it is lightly browned in spots.
In a small bowl, whisk remaining oil, 2 T lemon juice, garlic, mustard, oregano and remaining salt. Set aside.
Sprinkle asparagus with 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. lemon zest and pine nuts. Serve with dijon dressing(I drizzled the dressing over the hot asparagus).
And on a completely different topic, I was blown away by David Cook's version of Billie Jean on American Idol this week. If you haven't seen it, do watch.