Thursday, November 18, 2010

TGIT - Start to Birthday Weekend

Magnesium?
I did have a better night's rest last night finally. No restless legs, or running legs is what my mom always called them long before it had a name, Restless Leg Syndrome. Averie commented that I might try adding in a magnesium supplement. Interested in the idea, I looked it up and indeed, certain deficiencies such as magnesium. Running most definitely can deplete magnesium levels, and I've definitely been putting in the mileage so that makes sense. Thanks Averie!

Back and Boxing

I thought I might do back and chest today during my break, but my shoulders are still sore from that workout so chest work wouldn't have gone so smoothly I'm afraid. So I just went with back and 2 combos from Cathe's MMA Boxing. I ran out of time to do the 3rd combo or to do abs. So I finished it up after work. For the back workout, I went with trisets:

TS#1 - 3x8
Pullovers
Underhand rows
Single-arm rows

TS#2
Lat pulldowns with band - 2x16
Low back extension on ball - 2x16
Rear delt flyes - 2x10

I don't really like the ab work from MMA Boxing, so I went with abs from Kick, Punch and Crunch instead. That's a killer stability ball workout.

TGIT
Today is officially the start of my weekend. I took off work tomorrow to go have lunch with my mom for my birthday. She also wants me to help her pick out a dress for a holiday party she has coming up. I'm really looking forward to spending time with her just the two of us. Dinner tonight is easy easy - we're having the Red Quinoa and Lentil Burgers that I made up the other day along with what else? Baked sweet potato fries.

Red Quinoa and Lentil Burgers
Ingredients:
2 cup cooked lentils
1 cup cooked red quinoa (this is approximate, may have been a bit more)
2/3 cup oats - grind into a flour
1/4 cup oats (whole and this is optional for texture)
2 small carrots grated
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp hot water)
To taste: salt, pepper, red pepper, chili powder, cumin, parsley, liquid smoke

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In food processor, blend lentils, quinoa, and carrots to desired consistency (I left some chunks for texture). Transfer to large mixing bowl. Stir in oat flour, flax egg, and seasonings. Mix well adding in whole oat (and additional whole quinoa if desired).

Form into patties and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes then flip and bake another 30 minutes until firm.

I'm not going to bore you with another picture of a veggie burger and fries, instead, I'll leave you pictures of the pups post-groom.