Happy Wednesday everyone! Last night after work I came home and started heating things up in the kitchen. All day I was excited about cooking dinner. I have been wanting to try baked tofu, the Gliding Calm way and after seeing Kathâ€™s dinner the other night, I knew I had to try it!
The Main Rubs:
Going into the oven: Coming out of the oven:
I also made some sweet potato fries to go on the side, I added EVOO, a little Cajun spice, and some cinnamon. I loved the sweetness and spice mixed together!!!
I baked them for 40 minutes at 450 degrees and then threw them in the broiler for about 3 minuets or so, a little too long because they got a little crispy, but that didnâ€™t stop us from enjoying them!!!
the whole meal was amazing, I canâ€™t believe I havenâ€™t tried this sooner. I just wish I could have had some Kale with it, but the fresh peas were delicious!
While dinner was cooking in the oven I did my Jillian’s 30 Shred Video Level 2, which is seriously getting my HR up so high! I need to wear my HR monitor next time so I can actually see if itâ€™s going up as much as I think it is. The workout is only 20 minutes, but I am sweating like itâ€™s an HOUR! At one point I wanted to throw the dumbbell at the screen (no worries I didnâ€™t), but thatâ€™s how hard she pushes me. I am also using 10 pound weights too, it does make it a lot tougher.I might have to pick up some lighter hand weights too.
Can I show you my true love in my kitchen, I call her Whitey:
She came with our house when we bought it! I love her, she so antique and has a bunch of character. She has two ovenâ€™s, which I so use all the time, the burners work like new, and there are all these wonderful attachments that you can hook up to her, that I still havenâ€™t gotten too. I love the old timer and buttonâ€™s they make me feel like a little old house wife:) Just thought I would share her with you all. Old is BETTER! As you can see our kitchen theme colors are orange and green, it is my favorite room in the house.
After a rough night of sleep,(I kept dreaming about my first quiz on Friday) think it was all the studying I did last night, I needed a a hearty breakfast to get me moving!
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 a banana
- Pinch of salt
- Stirred in:
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp of pumpkin spice
- 1 tbs of Barneys Butter
- Topped with:
- Drizzle of agave Nectar
- Natures Path Flax Granola
- 1/8 th Natureâ€™s Path Optimum Energy Bar – ReBound
- 1 tsp of pumpkin spice
- 1 tbs of Naturally Nutty Toffee Butter!
My stomach still isnâ€™t feeling right I forgot to mention that after dinner I made some home made chocolate pudding that has a lot of milk in it. Seeing as I am lactose intolerant, that was a bad decision to eat it!!! I am suffering today, I called work and let them know I will be in a little later, hopefully my stomach will be back to normal by then.
HER WEDNESDAY WORK OUT TIPS:
Todayâ€™s workout tip comes from the wonderful Fitnessista:
Todayâ€™s tip: Make sure that every workout is different. Your body gets used to doing the same thing over and over, kicks into cruise control and thatâ€™s when plateaus can occur. Something smallâ€”like adding in intervals, different weight exercises, switching up the order of exercises and cardioâ€”will shock your muscles and enable change. Never allow your workout to become â€œcomfyâ€.
I couldnâ€™t have said it better myself!!! I am a runner but more then that I am an ATHLETE!!! Donâ€™t get stuck doing the same thing your body wonâ€™t change into the lean machine that it can be:)
P.S. Thanks for all the wonderful comments about friendships yesterday, it made me want to be an even BETTER FRIEND!!!!