Fitness Friday- Fitness Goals & Green Beans

I was going to write something up about cooking oils this week, but I didn’t get a chance to write it up, so…next week! I didn’t get a chance to type this up in advance, and now my kiddo is chasing the computer around trying to slap the keyboard. I will briefly sum up what I’ve been going through this week.

I am always in awe of how one day I can be totally gung-ho about working out, doing a great job with it, and feeling fantastic, then the next day I won’t feel like going for a run so I think, meh I’ll just quit! I’m so glad I’ve committed to Fitness Friday, I’m accountable to write these posts! 

Here are some of my summer fitness goals:


Couch to 5k is an 8 week program, and I’m on week 3. Each week only lasts 3 days, so it goes by quickly! I know that even with multiple days off along the way, I’ll be running three miles at a time no problem. On that list includes lifting weights, which is something I’ve not done yet. So far, I’ve only been running. I plan to start lifting weights in July, so in just a couple short days I’ll be adding yet another aspect to my gym routine!

Also, it’s my new goal to drink 100 oz of water every day. I love water, but this will be a challenge. I’m trying to grab a glass of water every time I walk into the kitchen. 

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Green Beans completely changed my outlook on food this week. One of my eMeals required me to buy fresh green beans, and then prepare them as a meal. I almost bought a can instead, but decided to give it a shot. They were not only tasty, but they tasted nothing like anything I’ve ever called a green bean in my life!

Which leads me to wonder- what is actually in a green bean that you buy preprepared? Chemicals, preservatives, and more, just for a simple green bean! No thanks, I’ll be making mine fresh from now on! These cost me about $3 for 4 servings.

 Here’s how I made them:


  • 1 pound green beans
  • pure sesame oil
  • soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • olive oil
  • sesame seeds


As you start the water to boil, trim the ends off the fresh green beans and cut them in half. Throw them in the boiling water, and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain the water, and add 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, and a teaspoon of olive oil. Let simmer for 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds right before serving.

 These were so easy and such a hit this week in my house, that I have made them twice already! Let me know if you try them. Have a fabulous week, and follow me on vine @justinalayne. I made a little video you can watch below. It was kind of fun!


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