Gah. I am sore this morning. I’m getting old, so I’m sore just about every morning. But this time, it’s from a super sweaty workout I did last night. I was dripping with sweat halfway in, and couldn’t wait to get this thing done. Afterwards (aka: after I caught my breath and could stand upright), I was pumped to get it under my belt. I’ll give you the workout, but first I want to recap yesterday’s eats first(and a recipe!)
Breakfast: Multi-Grain Cheerios with almond milk….in my new bowl!
Lunch: Plain 0% Greek yogurt, salsa and a dash of taco seasoning (eaten with blue corn organic tortilla chips)
Oops. I already ate it before I could get the shot.
Dinner: FRITTATA! I searched around the internet for a recipe, and ended up concocting my own (to make do with what was in the fridge)
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup diced zucchini
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup quartered tomatoes
- 1 cup cooked ground beef (I added a touch of taco seasoning to mine)
- 6 eggs
- olive oil
- 1/3 cream cheese (I used light)
1. Heat 2 tsp of olive oil on a 10 inch skillet over medium heat. Add the zucchini and onions; stirring for 1 minute. Cover the skillet, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes, until zucchini is tender but not mushy. Add the tomatoes, basil and desired amount of salt and pepper, and cook until the moisture is gone- about one minute.
2. In a bowl, whisk eggs. Add the zucchini mixture, ground beef, cream cheese, and additional salt and pepper if desired.
3. Set the broiler to low. Clean 10 inch skillet, then coat with olive oil (about 2 tsp). Put the skillet over medium-low heat. Add the frittata mixture. Allow it to cook for approx 4-5 minutes; until edges are browning. As this is cooking, lift the edges and tilt the pan to allow uncooked egg to cook.
4. Take skillet and place in the broiler for about 3-4 minutes; until top is golden. Slide onto plate and serve
Now, the workout you’ve been waiting for. All you need is a set of weights. This should take you about 45 minutes. Each set will be titled with a set of numbers. You will do each exercise through for the first number of reps specified, do another set with the second number, etc. (i.e.: If it reads 1-2-3-2-1 you will do 1 pushup, 1 situp, 1 burpee, 2 pushups, 2 situps, 2 burpees, 3 pushups, 3 situps, 3 burpees, 2 pushups, 2 situps, 2 burpees, 1 pushup, 1 situp, 1 burpee. Get it? For moves requiring work on both sides- like lunges- you will do that number of reps for each side.)
Get ready to sweat!
Pyramid/Cardio Progression Workout
10 minute warm up (dance around, hop on an elliptical, walk the dog)
- weighted lunges
- 180 jump squats
- jump squats
2 minute cardio blast: 30 sec. jumping jacks, 30 seconds jump rope x2
- bicep curl
- overhead press
- single leg deadlift
2 minute cardio blast: 30 sec. plank jacks, 30 sec. jog in place x2
- leg lifts
- heel taps
2 minute cardio blast: 30 sec. toe taps, 30 sec. jump rope x2
(see what I did there? Progressed those pyramids to increase in reps. I’m so clever. Bwahaha)
Check out those sweaty gams. Ps: I have no idea why there appears to be a dimple in my right knee.
And in other news: Prior to my legs getting drenched in sweat, Layla and I hit the pavement for a walk. It was hot, and she has a fur coat on. Not a good combo. Her AC was on high for quite some time post-walk.
And now, I get to spend my Friday doing homework. Because apparently this week the professor wanted to bombard us with work. One paper would have been fine. But, I get to do TWO group projects (do you have any idea how hard that is when your group members are scattered all over the world?!!) and some blogs (that should be easy since I am kinda doing something similar -ummmm- now).
What has everyone got in store for the weekend?