SNOW!!!!! There is finally snow where I live and it’s sticking! It’s super pretty and I love it….except the fact that I have to leave 15 minutes earlier for school tomorrow because of it (at 6:15 instead of 6:30ish -___-)
First things first, I watched my recording of Next Iron Chef today and wanted to cry. SPOILER ALERT. I can’t believe Chef Burrell went home!! She was one of my favorites (along with Chef Guarnaschelli) I think Chef Zakarian is way too overconfident. He can hit the road any day now please.
OH! And despite it being Monday, today was a great day! Why you ask? Because I went to Starbucks before school and got a Skinny Peppermint Mocha!!!!! Can you say Christmas in a cup?!?!? It took me awhile to drink and once I got to the end of it I kinda felt like I was drinking toothpaste, but it was worth it! Coffee and minty breath, what more could a girl ask for?
Today I was in no mood to run on the treadmill so I did an incline walking workout that I heard of from Julie’s blog (aka Peanut Butter Fingers) Here’s how it goes….
0-1 Mins 4.3 mph 2 incline
1-2 Mins 4.3 mph 4 incline
2-3 Mins 4.3 mph 6 incline
3-4 Mins 4.3 mph 8 incline
4-5 Mins 4.3 mph 10 incline
6-7 Mins 4 mph 12 incline
7-8 Mins 4 mph 9 incline
8-10 Mins 4 mph 7 incline
I did this workout 3 times plus a 5 minute warm up and cool down going 4.0 mph at 5.0 incline
Again, not much different from usual except I only did 3 sets of a few things rather than 4.
Hip Abductors 3 sets of 15 at 90 lbs
Hip Adductors 3 sets of 20 at 100 lbs
Seated Dips 3 sets of 15 at 60 lbs
Leg Lifts 2 sets of 20 at Bodyweight
Abbench 3 sets of 40 on each side (back, right, and left)
Calf Raises 2 sets of 10 on each leg at 20 lbs
Today I tried out a recipe from one of my “Healthy and Under 300 Calories” cookbook and it was amazing! It’s called Tortellini with Garden Vegetables.
This recipe called for 9 oz of cheese tortellini, 4 oz of broccoli (or veggie of your choice), 1/4 cup of green onion, 1.5 tsps of olive oil or vegetable oil, 1 tbsp of grated parmesan, cherry tomatoes (yuck! I don’t like these so of course they were taken out of the meal!!), and salt&pepper. It was delicious and easy to make! All you had to was cook the tortellini as instructed on the package, add the broccoli to the tortellini 2 minutes before the tortellini is finished cooking and drain it. Then you added the rest of the ingredients to it. It seriously took like 15 seconds….jk more like 15 minutes, but you get the idea of how fast and easy it was to make! I know for a fact I will be making this sometime soon!!
Well, I’m going to get going to sleep now. Merry December!!