Friends – is anyone else really into jicama lately? It’s an edible root that looks a bit like a turnip, and you peel it and eat the inside, which is crisp and juicy – kind of like a pear/water chestnut combo.
We enjoyed a super simple but really delicious slaw/salad using jicama earlier this week that I thought was worth sharing. No fancy photos, but still really good. 🙂 Just mix together chopped jicama and cucumber, cilantro, lime juice, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper. Et voila! A surprisingly tasty side. I loved how crunchy it was!
It was also really good atop an Asian-glazed fish with rice!
Give it a shot if you’re looking to try something new. 🙂 We got the recipe from Blue Apron, as usual!
On the fitness front, I was up early to meet friends Chelsea and Kathleen for a little Definitions boot camp action via ClassPass (affiliate link)! Here’s a sweaty post-workout shot, because I love sharing unattractive photos of myself on the internet. 😉 We did a lot with kettlebells today!
It was a great workout, and I was quite well fueled because last night’s dinner was a delicious Blue Apron lamb burger. Those are carrot fries on the side – genius! They tasted a lot like sweet potato fries, actually. They were coated in olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, and caraway seeds. So delicious – I’ll have to remember that one for later!
I’m keeping things short today because I need to finish packing and get out the door – I’m headed up to NYC for the rest of the week! Matt and I are going to a wedding on Long Island this weekend, and I decided to head up to the city a couple days early to see friends. You can see what I’m up to on Instagram, as always, and I’ll pop back in on Friday with an update on the NYC adventures, too.
Before I go, though, I’d love some advice from you guys. I’ve been thinking a lot about the blog as the year comes to a close, and I’m considering switching things up a little bit in terms of post timing. Instead of posting 5 days a week, and doing a fair amount of lifestyle content (random eats/exercise from the week, like this post), I’m thinking of switching to posting 3 days a week. This would likely look like the following:
- Monday: weekend recap/lifestyle content/travel if applicable
- Wednesday: new recipe, or recipe round up, or a feature of a particularly interesting meal or snack that I had that week, or a topic-specific post (nutrition hot topic content, sponsored posts/reviews), etc.
- Friday: fitness week in review
So essentially, I’d do a little less day to day “here’s what I’m up to” lifestyle blogging. I’ve been blogging 5 days a week for years now, and I feel like lately I haven’t always had anything interesting/new to share. When you first start a blog, there’s SO MUCH to say – so many meals and snacks and fitness routines to share, and while I was in grad school I was always doing something new and interesting that I wanted to write about. But now that I’ve settled into a routine in DC between blogging and my AnneTheRD client work, I find I don’t always have anything interesting/new to share for those weekday lifestyle posts, especially since we eat a lot of the same things (or do Blue Apron) day in and day out and I do a lot of similar workouts that can be condensed into one week in review post. But before I make the change, I wanted to ask you guys, because you’re the reason I’m here, of course! What do you think? What keeps you coming back? Do you like the random lifestyle eats/exercise type updates I share during the week? Or do you think it makes more sense to switch things up a bit and use a more streamlined approach, condensing workouts to a week in review post and sharing more recipes vs. random eats? (Or, another idea: Friday’s post could include fitness week in review and some random eats if there are highlights I want to share…) I figure I can always pop in an extra day if I have something extra to share, but this will free me up a bit to make the posts I do share especially great. 🙂
Thanks in advance for your feedback – and for reading my blog! I’m so happy you’re here. 🙂 Looking forward to hearing what you guys think!