Quick Update & Even Quicker Strength Workout

Quick update! Gotta study! And sleep! So tired!

Ok, enough exclamations. Monday’s meals:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond Milk 30
Snack Fiber One bar 90
Lunch Scrambled eggs and mango salsa 280
Snack Almonds 180
Dinner 3 ribs with raspberry sauce 382
Vegetable medley 120
Raw veggies and ranch 120
Total 1302

My parents gave us some left over ribs from Sunday so I reheated them in the oven with a good smother of that chipotle raspberry sauce. Ohhhh yeaaaahhhhh.

ribs and raspberry sauce

Then, we had a bunch of vegetables so I decided to make a vegetable medley dish of sorts.  I wasn’t sure what kind of seasonings would be good but I added a little ground red pepper, garlic powder, and basil.  Then I added some soy and teriyaki sauce.  It would have been better with rice as a stir fry.  I want to try to recreate a vegetable medley I had at my best friend’s wedding last year.  That’s right, Charissa, I still dream about that meal, haha!  It had squash and carrots and maybe another veggie that I can’t remember right now but it was delicious!  I’m going to do some research so I can recreate it.  But it’ll have to wait until this weekend of course — I need to be studious first.

Workout Recap

I decided it was finally time to do some strength training. Here’s what I did:

10 push ups

20 squats

20 lunges

20 leg curls

10 burpees

repeat 2x (because I’m lazy)

I’m not sure why but after one round I get bored/impatient so doing multiple is hard for me.  I do feel a little burn today though! Especially in my arms.  I switched it up with pushups and did them reverse.  This means starting on the ground and pushing your body up and then slowly lowering it back to the ground.  I feel it way more than in regular pushups.  I always feel strain in my shoulders than actual arm muscles working when I do regular pushups so I may adopt this pushup version for a while.

Well have a great night everyone! And go try ribs with raspberry sauce. Seriously. It’s amazing. Goodnight!

Raspberry and Ribs

Good Monday evening to you! Let’s jump right into shall we? (This girl has some studying to do, ok, and maybe some Bloglovin’ to catch up on)

Sunday meals:

Meal Food Calories
Lunch Three ribs with Raspberry Chipotle sauce 382
Corn mixture 40
Cole slaw 30
Dessert Small piece of carrot cake 261
Drinks Grande White Chocolate Soy Mocha 330
Dinner Thai food and rice 300
Total 1343

My sister was in town showing her friend the nifty thrift shops and antique stores in and around the Manhattan area. I met up with them at my parents house for lunch where ribs awaited.  I think I have my parents hooked on the Raspberry Chipotle sauce as well because they had a fresh bottle in stock and I decided that would be tasty with the ribs. And I was right! I think I’m becoming addicted to it.  Also, my parents had carrot cake and I could not say no.  I had the tiniest sliver ever though!  And to be fair, I ate it before I reinstated no sweets for the week.  Ok ok, I know I’m just making excuses.  Maybe I should just starting thinking of sweets as drugs, just say no!

My sister had gone to a Thai restaurant the day before and had her left overs at my parents.  She didn’t want them sitting in the car for 2 hours on her drive back to KC so she let me have them.  I never turn down free Thai food!

Thai food

I think it was a green tofu curry and some chicken curry. Soo good!

Workout Recap:

Daniel and I ran 3.5 miles.  On the last mile we decided to mix it up with some speed work.  We run around the city park which is roughly 1.1 mile parameter.  It’s square so one length is about .25 mile. For last mile we decided to alternate walking and running on each length. Not jogging, RUNNING.  Like run as fast as you can for an endured amount of time.  I was running twice as fast as my normal pace probably. Just kidding, that’d be like 12 miles/hour and my pace is typically around 6 miles/hour or a 10 min mile.  I was probably running at around 8 or 9 miles/hour.  For the first half of the running lengths I was like “Oh, yeah, this feels great, I could do this forever,” but by the last quarter I was like “Oh man I’m gonna die!” I definitely needed that walking length in between the running to catch my breath.  Surprisingly, I think we ran the last mile faster than if we had just jogged it the whole time.  Or maybe it just seemed that way.  Next time I’ll try to time it!

When we got back from our run I knew I needed to do some strength training.  I’ve been putting off incorporating that into my workouts.  So I did like 10 pushups and 40 crunches.  Not exactly strength training.  I should start doing the 5 Day Workout Plan again.

Have you done any awesome strength training workouts lately? Or have you eaten any carrot cake lately?