I believe the word I am looking for is PHEW!
I woke up this morning and was balls to the walls sore. Like, I’m-not-even-gonna-get-up-to-get-a-glass-of-water-because-that-requires-movement sore. But, after a quick gchat with Athena, she convinced me to try a treadmill interval workout. It was good, y’all.
At first, I didn’t think my muscles would want to go through the interval set 2x, but once I got movin’ and groovin’ those muscles didn’t mind at all!
After the treadmill, I used a foam roller to get all those kinks out of my legs, then I did a bit up upper body work. It included:
- Front raises
- lateral raises
- cuban presses
- skull crushers
- chest press
- clean and jerks
- cross legged overhead press
- standing knee to elbow press
- weighted oblique dips
A big ol’ thanks to Athena for helping me get my bee-hind to the gym for a good long cardio session!
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For dinner last night, I made homemade calzones (even the dough was from scratch!) and s’mores parfaits.
Here’s the recipe:
For the dough
- 1 packet yeast
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 warm water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
Mix the yeast and warm water in a bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes. Then, add the rest of the ingredients until well incorporated. On a floured surface, knead with your hands for 2-3 minutes. Place back in a bowl, covered with a towel, and let sit for 1-1 1/2 hours.
To make the calzone
Half the dough. For each ball, knead and stretch out to about a 10″ diameter (like a pizza). Add sauce, fillers of choice (I used zucchini, red peppers, pepperoni and mozzarella) to one half the dough. Fold the other side over the fillings. Take a fork and press the ends together to make sure the pie is sealed. Top with cheese (optional) Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
There were veggies in there, I promise!
The s’mores parfait was even easier.
I made Jell-o cook and serve chocolate pudding (with almond milk). After it was chilled in the fridge for a few hours, I layered it with marshmallow fluff and graham cracker crumbs. Not gorgeous, but delicious!
Good thing I ran like a maniac today after all that food. Woof!
Oh, and Layla says hi to everyone.