Sorry, I was just SO excited about that. I’ve submitted a lot of photos and never seemed to get one and finally today I saw it on there! Dinner last night was fairly boring. I made some BBQ (with Stubb’s seasoning), green beans (he loves them out of the can!), and mashed potatoes. I just had the leftover roasted broccoli and cauliflower in a bowl the some parm and my serving of the mashed potatoes:
YUM! The potatoes were easy and pretty healthy too! I just took 3 tennis-ball sized Yukon golds, washed and skinned them, and diced them into 1/2 inch cubes. Boil for about 10-15 minutes (you have to make sure you start them in cold water though), or until tested done with a fork. Then I mashed them up with 3 triangles of herbed Laughing Cow cheese and 1/4 cup of milk. DONE! So easy, and they were really creamy and delicious! It’s a good thing that I made a light dinner because I decided to make Jessica’s Peanut Butter frosting for some brownies, and I might have eaten about 1/4 of it. No, I’m not sorry, it was amazing! She’s a miracle worker, I tell ya! ;) Just look at these bad boys!
I got up this morning to do a Shiva Rea yoga workout I recorded the other day. I was NOT a fan! I just felt like she just lept into doing stuff without any sort of conscious warming up of the muscles, and there weren’t a lot of alternatives for poses shown. Needless to say I won’t be doing this again until I’m a little more advanced (if at all). OH, and last night I did a really great upper body strength workout while watching Modern Family (don’t even get me started on how much I’m now in love with this show):
- overhead shoulder press (10 lbs, 3 sets of 15)
- deltoid raises (10 lbs, 3 sets of 15)
- bicep curls (15 lbs, 3 sets of 15)
- front and lateral shoulder raises (5 lbs, 3 sets of 10 each direction)
- overhead tricep extension (20 lbs, 3 sets of 20)
- rear delt flys (5 lbs, 3 sets of 15)
- PushUp Challenge Week 1 Day 2
Now my shoulders are understandably sore! But I love it…it makes me feel like I’m actually doing something. PLUS I will get to get my walk in today, which I’m stoked about. Eating well and working out are so much fun when it makes you feel good! I was in a massive rush this morning, so I didn’t take a picture of my breakfast (sorry!), but it was a Cherry Chocolate GM: 1/2 cup frozen cherries, 1 small banana, 1 cup nonfat milk, 1 packet hot chocolate mix, 2 cups spinach. YUM!
If you had to pick ONLY ONE Food Network star to be your personal chef, who would you pick? I would totally choose either Ina Garten (she can make anything!) or Giada de Laurentiis, mainly because I love their attitudes towards food and they both know how to make a wide variety of amazing meals! I’ve never failed with either one of their recipes