Saturday, July 17, 2010

Plan B Saturday

Friday Follow Up
I loved reading your 5 (or sometimes 4) facts! Love getting to know you guys and love that you take the time to play along. I really look forward to your comments.

Last night we enjoyed our Pizza Friday night then decided to go chill out in the pool. It's so peaceful at night - just floating on the mats, listening to music, not a care in the world. The only thing that would have made it better is if the stars had actually been out. It was a bit cloudy. We definitely need to take advantage of nighttime pool time more often. Do you like swimming at night?

I had wanted to run this morning, but I didn't get up early enough and by the time breakfast had settled enough to safely run it was already 83 degrees with heat index of 89 (at 9 am), so that was a no go (it just really didn't sound like a fun way to spend my Saturday). So today is Plan B day.

Plan B(ackside) Workout
I decided to break up my leg workout into backside and front side (very official sounding I know). I worked backside today: hamstrings, booty, calves and followed it up with a HIIT workout.

Stiff legged dead lifts (on bench) 3 x 10
Front leg elevated lunges 3 x 10
Single leg dead lifts 3 x 10
Plie squats with low-end pulse 3x10
Single leg calf raises (on bench) 3 x 20
Rear leg slide back lunges 3 x 8
Step ups with rear leg lift 3 x 8
Calf raises 3 x 20 (feet turned out, feet parallel, feet turned in) 3 x 15
Donkey kicks (weighted) 2 x 18
Glute roll ins on stability ball 2 x 10
Glute raises on stability ball 2 x 10

I did Cathe Friedrich's HIIT Pyramid and my legs were SPENT. I stretched for a while and that felt great.


Plan B Pool Time
Today was supposed to have been a totally different day for us. Jason had planned to do a triathlon. However, he has been pretty sick all week, so that was a no go. I was going to go to the lake with the family, but then my sister was put back on antibiotics for strep. That means no sun for her, so the lake was a no go. But, some friends (Troy and Karla) invited us to join them at their community pool so we enjoyed a day poolside with great friends, a few drinks, and some tasty snacks.

I made up a quick Vegan Spinach & Sundried Tomato Dip and Karla brought along some hummus. It's always fun to hang out with friends who do try to eat healthy as well.

Vegan Spinach & Sundried Tomato Dip
Ingredients:
1 package extra firm silken tofu (firm would work too)
5-6 sundried tomatoes, rehydrated
Artichokes (about 1/2 a can?)
1 10oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained (fresh would work of course)
Fresh basil
To taste: sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, lemon juice

Directions:
Puree all ingredients in food processor.

This made for a really nice, creamy dip that would also be perfect in a wrap or as a spread in lieu of mayo on a veggie burger.


We really had a great day despite the intense heat. Actually, it was more the humidity than anything. I actually ended up just a tad pink because I kept sweating off the sunblock (pretty picture right?). Oh and pictures....here you go. Please ignore the pool/sweat hair ;-)

As of right now, dinner is TBD...