Phewfsies. Another exhausting day for the books.
Bootcamp was awesome. I mean, anything involving these stairs is pretty great:
There’s 165 steps. I counted.
Our workout today consisted of supersets of a bunch of different exercises. We would do 2 back to back, each for a minute, then take a minute break. 4 sets in total. We did lunges, jump squats, burpees, plie squats, planks, russian twists, pushups and jacks.
Then, we had cones set up and divided the group in two. One group would do a cardio exercise down and back while the other would do a strength. They were:
- Jump skips/tricep dips
- grapevine/spiderman planks
- shuffle/ squat pulse
- shuffle/bench crunches
Then we did some ab progressions and jogged back down the stairs and back to the gym.
Pretty great workout. Especially outside. Except when you forget to put on sunscreen. Which of course, I forgot. I was planning on laying out in the sun tomorrow (unless it rains) to get rid of my god awful tan lines, but I was asked to attend an afternoon bootcamp (indoors. this calls for another phewfsies) and then a hi-lo/step workshop. So, it looks like it’ll be another active day tomorrow!
Lunch was a plateful of veggies. Gotta hit the daily requirement.
It was really too hot out to eat a bunch of hot veggies, but I’m so turned off by salads right now. Must be the last one I had had a nasty dressing. Who knows. Who cares, really.
Twyla and I took all our 4-legged beasts down to the river for a little walk. Which turned out to be a 2 hour walk. Which means my dogs are killing me. (Not the 4-legged ones, but the ones attached to my legs. Haha, I’m such a comedian) I forgot to take pictures because we were chit-chatting the whole time and Layla was a savage on the leash. I think my left arm is exempt from any bicep/tricep work for at least a month.
LET’S GET TO DINNER….SHALL WE?
That’s not even a question, because I AM going to show you dinner. In fact, Tyler’s still eating it. He just came in -from his video game, no less- and told me it was the best sauce he’s ever had. People, this is huge. Massive, even. Best part? He doesn’t know that it’s a healthified version. Bwahahahaha.
I found this recipe from Stephanie Cooks. I only changed one thing and added two others. Here it is:
Lighter Creamy Garlic Pasta
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3/4 cup 1% milk
- 1/2 pound angel hair (I used rotini)
- 1 cup grated parmesan (I used 1/4 cup)
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 6 large mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
- 2 sausage links, removed from the casings, crumbled and cooked
1. Heat the oil, garlic and butter in a large pot. Stir frequently. After 1-2 minutes, add the salt, pepper, chicken stock and milk.
2. Bring the broth to a boil. Add the pasta and allow it to cook according to packaging directions. Then add the cheese, mushrooms and sausage. Remove from heat, stir well. Top with parsley (I forgot!) Serve immediately.
The broth and all that creamy goodness soak into the pasta as it’s cooking, so there is no need to drain the pot. Oh man, it is good. I highly recommend this meal. I only used 1/4 of the cheese because it’s all I had left, and I think it was just the perfect amount. You be the judge though.
That’s all for now, because my eyelids…..are……slowly………..closing.