Well hello there, guys! I can’t believe I forgot to share with you some of the most important news of the weekend/my life! I was a bit on pins and needles last week, waiting for my score on my final CPA exam to come in. The score was supposed to be posted online on Wednesday, but due to some technical difficulties at the National and State boards, didn’t go up until late Friday night. I spent Wednesday through Friday constantly refreshing my Internet, hoping to see a score. FINALLY on Friday night, this is what I saw:
I got an 86 which, according to my calculations, is above the 75 passing score! So with that, I am D.O.N.E. with my CPA exams. It has been a long 10 months, but seeing that final passing score makes it more than worth it.
Now that I’ve shared my good news with you guys, let’s move on, shall we? Yesterday morning I woke up and snuggled with sweet Lou boy because it was National Dog Day! Who am I kidding? I wake up and snuggle with him every morning, but yesterday was extra reason to celebrate!
Louie and Sam are the best dogs on the entire planet, I swear.
After the cuddle sesh, I headed to the gym to complete a 35 minute treadmill workout before taking a Bodyflow class. My cardio time looked like this:
As soon as I finished my run I walked on over to the group exercise room to take a Bodyflow class. Bodyflow, like its counterparts Bodypump and CXWORX, is a Les Mills-developed fitness class. Bodyflow is a mix of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates, and is made up of 45 minutes of exercise followed by 10 minutes of meditation. The stretching component of Bodyflow helped me loosen up all the tight muscles I’ve accumulated from Bodypump, CX WORX and cycling over the past few days, and helped me get to a calm place after a whirlwind week and weekend.
For lunch I whipped up a simple but tasty plate of steamed veggies, and topped it with a melted wedge of Laughing Cow sun-dried tomato cheese.
Finally a night at home in my kitchen! For dinner last night, I was only cooking for my dad and I, so I made one of our favorite dishes – Tilapia! I wanted to try something new with this fish, so I baked it under sliced tomatoes and basil. Here is my recipe for Herb + Tomato Baked Tilapia
2 tilapia filets
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp minced onion
1 tsp oregano
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 tomato, sliced
Handful fresh basil, sliced or shredded
Preheat your oven to 400° and spray a shallow baking dish or pan with cooking spray. Place tilapia filets in baking dish and set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Add lemon juice to melted butter and mix. In a separate bowl, mix thyme, minced onion, oregano and garlic. Pour lemon butter mixture over both sides of tilapia and then top both sides with herb mixture. Place tomato slices and basil atop the tilapia, and bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
The dish was fairly simple and took about 30 minutes from start to finish – my kind of week night meal! Hope you all try and enjoy it 🙂
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