Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 42

Today was Chest, Shoulders & Triceps. This is a pretty intense work out if you want it to be---and today I wanted it to be. I did almost all the push ups the boy-way this time. I had to drop to my knees a couple of times towards the end of the set so I could get a few more reps in. The only one I didn't attempt the "boy-way" on was the clap and one-arm push ups. I'm lucky not to fall on my face on those as it is. Still, I did 10 of each which is a victory for me.
Anyway, eating was not the best today. I felt like I did pretty good until at the end of the night I sat back and really thought about it. During the process of the day I had eaten a lot of healthy food but I also had a slice of pizza and 2 oreos throughout the day. As we all know--that is NOT P90X food nor is it what I should be eating if I want to get down to 125 by summer. So, yet again, I am making promises to myself to be a clean-eater from here on out. No more of that junk in my body. It does nothing for me but add pounds (well and satisfy a craving).
Now...speaking of food, I did have something amazingly fabulously wonderful for dinner tonight that I have to share with you guys! I'm not sure how bad/good it is on the healthy scale but I know it can't be nearly as bad as regular fast-food french fries. Anyway, here is the recipe for Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries. I promise family devoured these before they even made it to the table. Both Matt and I agreed they were the best fries we have ever eaten!

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
serves 4-6

1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (preferably the easy release kind).
Peal the sweet potatoes. Cut into strips that are about 1/2 inch wide on each side.
Place the sweet potatoes into a sealable plastic bag. Add oil, salt, paprika and cinnamon. Seal the bag and shake well to thoroughly coat the fries. Spread the potatoes out onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
Cook for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a paper towel lined plate and serve warm.


Kim said...

I LOVE sweet potato fries. These look great. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Sweet potato fries are our favorite! We haven't had them in a while. Now I'm gonna have to get sweet potatoes on my next grocery store trip. :) Thanks for the reminder and for sharing the great recipe!

Demi Eliese said...

Wanted to let you know that alot of the "poundage" happens later in the me. I just dropped more body fat-I'm down to 9.25%. It's crazy. The "magic" is in the third phase, someone told me. I think they were right!