Thursday, September 3, 2009

Workin' My Butt Off... Literally.

So today I did NOT want to work out.  I thought of a million reasons that I couldn't, or didn't have time, or "I'm already so sore", I need to this- I need to do that.  Well it was all bull crap!  I kicked myself in the butt and did it anyway! :]  I am most proud of myself today, because this was the first time I had to really really push myself to exercise.  I didn't realize that the honeymoon phase would be over so quickly, however It just makes it into more of a challenge for me. And I love challenges! :]  (ask my parents).  haha.  I took my dog for a walk this afternoon at a much faster pace than usual... he definitely noticed the difference, because I was basically dragging him half way through.

On The Menu For Tonight!:
Spinach Fettuccine with Chicken and Broccoli. Yumm :]
Makes 4 Servings-
1 Bunch Broccoli Rabe, cleaned and chopped
6 ounces spinach fettuccine
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 (4-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 head radicchio, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1.  In a large pot of boiling water, cook the broccoli rabe 2 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl.  In the boiling water, cook the fettuccine according to package directions; drain.

2.  In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil.  Add the chicken, salt, oregano, and red pepper and saute until cooked through, 4-5 minutes on each side.  Transfer to plates.

3.  In the skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil; saute the onion and garlic until tender, 3-4 minutes.  Stir in the broccoli rabe and radicchio; cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 4-5 minutes.  Add the fettuccine, then sprinkle with the cheese and black pepper.  Serve topped with the chicken and sprinkled with the basil.

Per Serving:  (1/4 of pasta with 1 chicken breast):  Points Value- 7.

I just got the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook & I totally love it!  It has tons of wonderful, healthy recipes that I am looking forward to cooking! :]
Hope Everybody Is Having A Wonderful Day! 


  1. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! That's awesome, I love to read things like that!

    I always say i'll do it for 5 minutes and if I don't really want i'll stop, I haven't stopped yet!

    That's awesome Katie!

  2. Good for you for exercising even though you didn't want to. I am about to go do some yoga after resisting it for the past couple of hours. I walked quite a bit today, but want to do a little more. The recipe looks great, I think I might try it this weekend.