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crazy cabbage stir-fry

I headed to the gym after work (I love Friday nights when I have nothing to do) and had a super workout.  I started with weights and then moved to the treadmill for a tempo run.  Here’s what I did:

Upper Body Weights (30 minutes, circuit style)

  • 21’s (10 lb weights, 3 sets)
  • Overhead press (10 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Fly’s (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Front raises (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12
  • Lunges (3 sets of 12, 10 lb weights,alternating legs)
  • Tricep dips on bench (3 sets of 12)
  • V-ups (3 sets of 12)
  • Squats (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Hammer curl (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Chest press (12.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Crunches (3 sets of 12)
  • Bicycles (25 sets)
  • Tricep kickbacks (7.5 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Deadlifts (10 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)
  • Upright rows (10 lb weights, 3 sets of 12)

6 Mile Tempo Run

  • Mile 1 – 9:30
  • Mile 2 – 9:00
  • Mile 3 – 8:30
  • Mile 4 – 8:00
  • Mile 5 – 7:30
  • Mile 6 – 9:13
  • Total = 51:47

What a workout!

Before my workout I snacked on a Clif Mojo Mountain Mix bar.

I had never had one of these before, but I was excited when I opened it because of all of the chunks of stuff in the bar!

It was ok, but I didn’t love it.  It did the trick for my workout though.

Once I got home, I was famished!  Time to cook something up with random stuff in our fridge – that is exactly what I did.  It was a crazy, but great mix!

Crazy Cabbage Stir-fry

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head green cabbage
  • 1/4 head purple cabbage
  • 1 orange pepper
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup cooked wheatberries
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins

I chopped up the cabbage and pepper into bite size pieces.

Then, heated the cabbage over medium high heat with a dash of olive oil.

Once heated through and wilted a bit, I added the pepper, salt and pepper, thyme and orange juice.

I had cooked wheatberries in the fridge, so I just nuked them in the microwave for a minute until warm.  I put the cooked cabbage on a plate and topped it with the wheatberries, raisins and peanuts.

Served with Trader Joe’s herb flatbread.

And, white wine.

It was an all around great quick meal for a Friday night at home!

a cereal kind of day

No rain this morning – yay!  Nice weather instantly puts me in a good mood, I love it, but of course it’s raining now!  I slept in a little today since it was a late night and when I woke up all I wanted was cereal.

I mixed 1/2 museli with 1/2 granola.

And, topped the bowl with a sliced banana and almond milk.  Perfect!

 

I couldn’t wait for lunch today!  Leftover Lentil Almond Stir-fry and a beer bread muffin with a laughing cow cheese wedge.

Mmmmm…this lentil dish is so good.  I can’t wait to make it again.  I definitely recommend the pre-cooked lentils too.  It makes for a really easy weeknight meal.  I also saw pre-cooked brown lentils at Trader Joes, but I’m really not sure what the difference is besides color.

The beer bread was better today!  Maybe it gets better with age? 🙂

After lunch, was a Cherry Almond Chocolate Cluster.

These things are messy, but so good!  I would make them again in a second.  I ate the yogurt a few hours later mostly just because I love this yogurt.

I’m planning a trip to the gym after work for a tempo run on the treadmill and some weights, we’ll see what happens…

Did you know these fun facts about lemons?  Apparently, they are super nutritious!  Check out this article.

A few of my favorite facts:

  • One lemon contains a full day’s supply of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, but that’s the whole fruit; the juice holds about a third. Lemon juice is also about 5 percent citric acid, making it a natural for slowing the browning or oxidation of fresh, raw foods: apples, avocados, bananas, and other fruits. That power, and the C, makes the lemon a real health fruit.
  • They make a versatile household cleaner – Dip a halved lemon in salt for a bit of gentle abrasive power, then scour brass, copper, or stainless-steel pots, pans, and sinks. Rub a cut lemon (sans salt) on aluminum to brighten it. Used lemons tossed in the disposal will deodorize it.