I have no idea how it got there, but I found a September 2008 issue of SELF magazine in my magazine stash before I left for my trip and took it with me to read on the plane. Yes, that says 2008. I have no idea how it got there. I haven’t subscribed to the magazine in a very long time and it’s rare that I purchase magazines on the newsstand. All I can say is that I’m glad it was there because I put it to good use.
The workout on the tear-out cards looked interesting and I decided to break it out yesterday since I was feeling back up to par after my bout with food poisoning. I wasn’t clear about how to execute a couple of the moves so I found this video to clarify:
That’s all I can say. I warmed up with with 10 minutes of light cardio. Then I did 3 sets of 15 reps for each exercise with 1 minute of jumping jacks between sets. It didn’t *look* that hard, but I was dripping with sweat. My muscles were dead tired when I was finished and it made me feel amazingly strong!
The other thing in the magazine that caught my eye was a recipe for something called a World Plate. It wasn’t so much a recipe as a suggestion for things to throw together. I took inspiration for my post-workout lunch from their idea and created this.
~cherry tomatoes, halved
~artichoke hearts, chopped
~fat free feta cheese
~1 tsp. EVOO
The picture is kind of deceiving. It really wasn’t that much food and I was skeptical about whether it would keep me full for very long. I was wrong. I still wasn’t very hungry when dinner rolled around.