Workout – at home. stairmaster/strength combo. here’s the thought process. I like to do my cardio straight through. I don’t like to do these crazy workouts that mix up your cardio and strength and make you go back and forth between them. until this morning. I wasn’t planning on going to the gym. I was forced to the basement. I didn’t want to run. and I didn’t want to hop on the stairmaster – feeling a little too ADD for that. I did want to do strength, but knew that wouldn’t get me through the day.
My solution – 6 minutes of level 20 speed interval, followed by a few strength exercises. I did this 6 times. ended up giving me 6.5 miles on stairmaster and probably 20 minutes total of strength. not too shabby. I can see the draw. breaks up a very boring workout and makes it not so boring. I’m not that simple minded, but sometimes I think all it takes to get through a workout when you just aren’t feeling it, is to trick your mind into thinking you aren’t really working out. like doing 6 minute stints on the master instead of 40 minutes straight through. or if I have to run 10 miles staring at a blank wall, I reset the treadmill after 3 miles so it feels like a few short 5k’s. ok, maybe my mind is pretty simple. seems to work for me. I wasn’t taking this morning’s workout too seriously either, which you can tell by the choice of clothing, yoga pants again,
and the shoe choice – definitely not serious shoes. fantastically adorable. not serious.
Despite the poor attitude and choice of clothing – it was a great workout and nice to do something different from my normal. branching out. just a little bit.
Pretty sure my husband fell in love with me all over again this morning when I pulled out this bad boy – don’t worry, it’s not R rated. nothing in my life really exceeds PG.
Coffee. glorious. cleanse is done. coffee is back. I made enough for TWO iced coffees today. I don’t mess around.
Luke got a little hungry for a bowl of cereal when I went downstairs to throw in a load of laundry. silly me forgot to childlock the cabinet. not sure he poured enough for himself….glad I have another cup of coffee waiting.
Ok, quick dinner recipe. This is nothing fantastic or exciting. But I make it at least once a week. I made it last night. It’s super easy. Vegan. And I think it tastes pretty darn good. It’s called sweetpotatobroccoliblackbean dinner. very original.
Here’s the deal – I grill the sweet potato wrapped in tin foil. tastes so good grilled. first I pre-cook each one for 2 minutes in the microwave so that it doesn’t take so long on the grill. It probably takes about 30 minutes on the grill.
One (I usually do 2) package of frozen broccoli florets on a cookie sheet or pan. I use my stoneware bar pan, like a cookie sheet. 425 degrees for about 25 mintues. Misto it with olive oil, little salt and pepper and to the oven.
Sautee rinsed, drained black beans in a little canola oil, fresh minced garlic, salt and pepper. I cheat and use dehydrated garlic if I don’t feel like the real stuff. I could eat the whole can of these.
Split open the sweet potato. I like it with a little bit of some sort of buttery spread that isn’t real butter. or olive oil. then pile on the toppings. you get a little sweet, a little salty. lots of yummy.
and then dessert. father of the year brought home a lava cake he hadn’t eaten at a lunch meeting. we thought it would be a good idea to sugar up the girls in the form of processed chocolate cake product 15 minutes before bed.
they actually went right to bed. I think it put them into an immediate food coma.
Do you need to eat something sweet after a meal?
What is your favorite vegetable?
What kind of workouts have you been doing this week?