How’s it going?
Pretty well here.
This morning after breakfast I took Zoey on a lovely, chilly walk, then headed to work for a quick cardio workout before starting my day. I really like to sweat in the morning (it sets my day off on the right foot) but Thursday evening is also one of the hardest CorePower classes that I go to and I like to conserve as much energy as possible! Solution, I hopped on the elliptical for a good 40-minute, steady state session. It felt good to move my legs and left me feeling great.
I cleaned up then got to work. It was a day full of meetings and sure flew by! I had a nearly identical food day to Tuesday…so no new pics until dinner.
After work I headed to CorePower for class and it was fantastic. At one point the instructor wanted us all to try the following: from pushup position, step the right foot forward into a low lunge and bring the right shoulder underneath the right knee. Next, straighten the right leg and kick the left leg straight up into the air. So…um…yeah I tried it, but it definitely looked a lot better when she did it!
Post-yoga hydration (+ a handful of my current obsession):
I’m not sure if I’ll be allowed to buy those chips again. Colin and I finished the bag tonight (in three days!) and when I checked out the serving size, thinking it would say 4, it said 8! ZOINKS! They are truly that good
Dinner tonight was quick and easy.
A few nights ago I made a pot of broccoli soup which came out great. I love having easily accessible veggies that can just be reheated. It sure makes mealtime super fast!
Cream-less Broccoli Soup
·3 large broccoli crowns, chopped
·1 onion, diced
·1 clove garlic, minced
·1 tbsp. olive oil, coconut oil, or butter
·2 1/2 cups veggie or chicken stock
·salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and saute 5-7 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and saute 1-minute. Add broccoli and stock, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 45-minutes or until broccoli is soft. Turn off and let cool. Puree with a hand blender (or in batches in a real blender) and season with salt and pepper.
This is a great change to a usual roasted/steamed/sauteed vegetable side dish. It’s warm, filling, and flavorful! Tonight we had salmon on the side and it was a fantastic combo.
With that…I’m signing off. I can’t believe tomorrow’s already Friday (not complaining!) and that it’s FEBRUARY 1st. This year is off to a fast start.
When using the eliptical, stairmaster, or other piece of cardio equipment, try to keep one hand off at all times and pump your arms like you are running. This will ensure you don’t lean on the equipment and will elevate your heart rate much higher than if you are holding on. It also looks super cool