Hello bloggies! I can’t believe it’s already 3pm. Peanut and I have been busy, busy bees. I love productive days!
I hit the gym this morning with a vengeance. I completed Week 2 Day 1 of Couch to 5k on the treadmill and then moved onto some strength training.
I’ve enjoyed reading about Caitlin’s Triathalon Training, especially her Intro to Iron Pumping plan designed by Gina @ The Fitnessista. Lately I’ve been gung-ho about cardio, but shying away from the weights so I decided to
steal borrow her moves. Holy moly my arms were on FIYA! I’m excited to incorporate this plan into my weekly workout schedule so I can tone up while I slim down. 🙂 Total workout time was 54:04 and I burned exactly 500 calories.
After the gym I got home and got to cookin’. On the menu: shrimp “fried” rice and vegetarian barley soup, both new-to-me recipes from the Volumetric Eating cookbook. Talk about multi-tasking! I was flipping between recipes, chopping veggies like a mad woman, measuring ingredients, entertaining Peanut all while I had 3 pots going on the stove at one time. Taking a picture of my handiwork was the one thing I just couldn’t manage. 😦
After all the cooking was done and the kitchen was tidied, I settled down to a bowl of the rice. It’s a keeper! The serving size was really generous for 325 calories and it was very, very filling thanks to all those veggies and the brown rice.
I portioned out an extra serving of the rice and half the soup (watch future posts) for myself. The rest is going with me to my parents’ house tomorrow. My mom was hospitalized with pneumonia about 3 weeks ago. She’s home now, but still on oxygen and having lots of trouble breathing. Walking from one room to another completely takes her breath away so she’s basically been living on the couch. As if that weren’t enough, she’s diabetic and the pneumonia medications have put her sugar through the roof. God love my dad. He’s doing his very best to take care of her, but the one place he just doesn’t quite get it is in the food department. He’s been doing all of the cooking, but he’s a “meat and potatoes” kinda guy and just doesn’t understand that most of these things wreak havoc on her blood sugar. I think my mom will be excited to have some healthy options in the fridge that just need heated up and my dad will be glad to have a break from making two meals every night. It’s times like these that I don’t enjoy living so far from my parents. I really wish I could be there to help out more. Any thoughts/prayers/positive thoughts you could send into the universe for her recovery would be much appreciated.
I’m off to catch up on my reader and get some cleaning done before my husband gets home. Have a healthy day!
What’s was the most recent new recipe you tried? Did you like it?