I did the following workout (variation of Gina's Summer Shape up)
Warmup: 10 minutes on the treadmill plus 5 minute cooldown (worked out to about 1.7 miles).
-Leg extension machine 1x10 @ 100lbs, 2x10 @ 80lbs
-Calf raises on a step 3x10
-Squat jumps (as many as you can for 1 minute total)
-Lunges (twisting with medicine ball) 3x10 @ 10lb ball
-Jumping jacks (as many as you can for 1 minute)
-Stability ball hamstring curl 3x10
-Wall squats (Hold for 30 seconds with 30 seconds rest in between; 3 times)
-Dolphin plank (hold 30 seconds) then do a side plank for 30 seconds, other side 30 seconds, then back to dolphin plank for 30 seconds) - I did 3 of these.
Cardio: 10 minutes on the treadmill plus 5 minute cooldown (worked out to about 1.7 miles).
After that I went to Costco because I needed spinach (fortunately Costco is right around the corner from the gym).
So I made a new recipe for dinner tonight. It was VERY easy and VERY delicious. I was nervous, I admit....but it was delicious. I made the following recipe (from recipezaar.com) for pulled chicken sandwiches in the Crock Pot.
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced or 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
Note: When I make this again I will likely use 2 onions, they were the star of the dish.
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
Note: I didn't have any on hand so I omitted this and it was fine.
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 pinch salt
Cut the onion in half and slice into thin half rings. Line the bottom of the crock pot with the onions.
Trim the chicken breasts and place on top of the bed of onions.
Mix all of the sauce ingredients together and pour on top of the chicken covering completely.
Cook for 6 hours on low setting. The sauce thickens and turns into a dark rich brown during cooking. At the same time the onions dissolve into the sauce.
When the chicken is falling apart tender, take two forks and shred the chicken.
I actually had mine in a bowl since I didn't feel like a sandwich roll.
I also had a sweet potato (wanted fries but didn't want to turn on oven) and some sauteed zucchini, summer squash, and 'shrooms.
Jada has been busy tonight sleeping in her saucer bed. We call it the Little Grey Bed. For a little grey cat, obviously!
Cooper is lounging on the couch with me.
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