Ok, so I do have some blogworthy things from today. First up: eats.
Bananas Foster Bread with Brandy Icing
…and here’s the recipe:
- 2 mashed ripe bananas
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup brandy (or cognac or dark rum or whatever’s leftover in your liquor cabinet)
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 tbsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 nutmeg or allspice or pumpkin pie spice (really, who cares?)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the mashed bananas, 1/2 brown sugar, 5 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp booze in a skillet. Heat until it starts to bubble. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl. Add applesauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and eggs. Stir until completely combines
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and spice. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Pour the batter in a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven, and allow to cool before topping with icing.
3. For the icing, mix one tbsp booze with 1 tbsp butter and powdered sugar.
Greens with red pepper, pulled pork, bbq sauce and a teeny tiny bit of onion dressing.
Scrambled eggs on a whole wheat english muffin and a glass of OJ.
Before today’s bootcamp, I took Layla for a super long walk. We went a route I had never taken before and it was really interesting to see some of the houses and whatnot. And I found a lake! No big deal.
I put together my bootcamp class this morning and I was itching all day to do it. Seriously, it has some pretty exciting stuff in it. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty:
Warm up: We jogged from the YMCA steps to a clear, grassy area. Then we stretched.
Round 1: Partner Burpee Suicides
Ahhhhhh, those are probably the best three words EVER. This is how it works: everyone gets a partner. Partner one gets in a plank position while partner two stands to their left. They do a burpee, hop over partner 1, do a burpee to their right, hop back over and do another burpee…etc. Once that person does 12 burpees, the partners switch. Once both partners have each done 12 burpees, they switch again and each do 9 burpees. Then they each to 6 burpees. Aka: awesomeness.
Round 2: 2 groups
The class is split in two groups. Group one continuously runs the perimeter of the field. Meanwhile, group two complete 2 exercises 2 times. First, they did a squat with alternating front kick for 45 seconds, rest for 15. Repeat. Then, they did one legged squat for 45 seconds, rest 15, switch legs and repeat. This was done after about 4 minutes, then the groups switched.
Round 3: Circuit Runthrough
Everyone started at a line. They got down in plank position, and walked their plank to the first marker (about 30 feet). Once they hit that marker, they got up and did walking lunges to the next marker (about 50 feet). At that marker, they completed 10 jumping jacks and backpedal to the start where they did 10 full bicycle crunches. I had the class do this three times through.
Round 4: Dominos
Everyone got in a circle, facing the middle. The entire group would continuously do walk outs (palms walking out in front of you until you are in a plank position, then walk your hands back in and up to standing). While this is being done, one person would do 3 burpees then run around the circle. When they got back to their place, they would join in the walkouts and the person to their left would do 3 burpees and run around the circle. This is done until each person in the circle has had their turn with 3 burpees and a run. (All the while, the rest of the group is doing walkouts.)
Round 5: AMRAP/EMOM (5 minutes)
AMRAP: As Many Rounds As Possible
EMOM: Every Minute On the Minute
This is how it goes down- Each person goes at their own pace. They strive to complete the following exercises over and over again. (Once you go through it all, start from the beginning and go through it again, and again…)
- 10 pushups
- 10 full situps
- 10 squat jumps
- 10 mountain climbers (L, R= 1)
Every minute, on the minute, I would yell “MINUTE!” and they had to stop what they were doing and complete 3 full burpees. Once they were done with the burpees, they would continue right where they left off with their AMRAP’s. I did this for 5 minutes.
Round 6: Dominos #2
Again, everyone was in a circle. This time, we were all on the ground doing crunches, while one person completed 3 burpees and ran around the circle, this would continue to the left until each person has had their turn at burpees.
Round 7: Quickfeet
I had the whole class do quickfeet as fast as they could. At random, I would yell “DOWN!” and they would have to drop and do one pushup. I did this for about 2 full minutes.
I just got home from class so I could type this up, now I am off to the gym to get my workout in!