Friday, February 11, 2011

live it out

bootcamp: day number 3
let's just say i should not have told the trainer to kick my butt. because she did more than just that. i was dying by the end of it. :)
started out with a 5 minute warm up including jogging, high knees, stretching, & shuffles.

bootcamp was set up in 5 different stations. we did each station for 5 minutes trying to get as many rounds in as we could. (we had a goal of beating the best person at each station because we wrote down how many rounds we did so everyone could see)

Station #1 (i started here):
15 Kettlebell swings, 30 mountain climbers, & 15 jump squats

i did 3.5 rounds

Station #2:
15 thrushers (squast w/ overhead press) i used 10 lb weights
10 pushups (tried to stay on my toes as long as i could!)
side squats with push outs x 10 each side (used a 10 lb to "push out" each time i took a step)

i did 2.5 rounds

Station #3:
1 backwards lap (this killed my quads!)
plie squat and high pull w/ barbell (i think i used 15 lb)
12 lunge jumps

i did 2 1/3 rounds

Station #4: (HARDEST ONE)
3 sets of stairs
15 ball slams
10 burpees

i did 2 rounds and 2 sets of stairs

Station #5:
10 side wall ball throws each side
10 wall balls (squat and throw ball up towards wall - she encouraged me to jump too)
1 regular lap

i did 3 rounds

after all that we did ab work. 20 russian twists, boat pose while pushing weight up (10 lb), and holding boat pose with weight above our heads for 30 seconds
and THEN we did a plank challenge. whoever held plank the longest got a free shake. i was 4th to the last person down. i should practice every day. =)

this is what i looked like afterward. that smile is fake.

overall..great class today. i loved it. i am so excited to actually start. (this week was just a free trial and it starts monday.) we will be getting measured which includes: weight, bmi, body fat %, waist & hip measurements and we also have to take a push-up and sit-up test.

okay enough of bootcamp..let's move on to FOOD. haha.

after my sweat sesh i made some pumpkin protein flax pancakes. mmm.

Pumpkin Protein Flax Pancakes:
yields 3 pancakes

1/2 cup egg whites
>1/4 cup non-dairy milk (i used so delicious coconut milk)
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder

Combine all ingredients and mix(whisk) well. Cook like regular pancakes!

Toppings are endless. Today i used
natural peanut butter (melted with warm coconut milk), sugar free syrup, and unsweetened coconut!

i love these pancakes because there is no flour involved. :)
So mom, take note, they are low-carb & diabetic friendly!

i ate these while catching up on a hilarious episode of jersey shore

and i found a recipe that im going to making for lunch. baked mac n' cheese!

here's a couple of dinners i had the past couple nights.

monday dinner: carrots, hummus, soy joy bar, & vanilla organic yogurt
very random, but i had to work at the gym so i had to snack instead of cook. =\
tuesday night i made NACHOS. and they were the best damn nachos i ever had.
Best Damn Nachos:
yields 1 large plate-ful

1/4 green pepper, chopped
1/2 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
1/4 onion, chopped
1 handful spinach
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 avocado, chopped
chili pepper
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
a serving size of jalapeno "foods should taste good" chips

Start by sauteing the veggies with a shake or two of chili pepper. When soft, add spinach until it begins to wilt. Place the chips on a greased baking sheet. Add your veggies, salsa, avocado and sprinkle cheese over the top. Place in the oven and turn it on to broil. WATCH CAREFULLY otherwise your chips will burn like some of mine did. It should only take 3-5 minutes.

Wednesday dinner: eggs, spinach, feta in a pita

Spinach & Feta Egg Stuffed Pita
yields one serving or two if you're feeling generous

1/3 cup egg whites
1 egg
mrs. dash original blend seasoning (couple shakes)
s&p (salt and pepper) to taste
2 handfuls of spinach
1 oz feta
1 whole wheat pita

Cook eggs in a nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Season with s&p and mrs. dash. Scramble and add spinach. Cook until it wilts. Throw some feta on top and stuff into your pita. Then stuff your face! =)

i should probably study now for my chemistry exam. and my human biology exam.
asdlkjfaoeiruwpoeru. not excited.

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