Updates and Recipes
Good evening friends! Aren’t Sundays wonderful when spent with family? Sundays have been tough for me lately as I have been away for school, but today was just like the Sundays I am used to! Perfection. It was spent with my family, just the way I like it
I love these two
My parents are wonderful I’m sad I have to leave tomorrow, but a few days spent with my parents are better than no days!
Yesterday, my Mom and I went to the gym together Usually, Saturdays are my beloved shoulder day, but my arms weren’t feeling too strong after that amazing workout on Thursday , so I changed things up and made it a leg day I like to do two leg workouts per week. One workout focusing on quads and the other focusing on hamstrings and glutes I trained quads on Wednesday, so it was my favourite of the two – hamstring day!
After training my hamstrings last weekend, I wasn’t totally loving the workout, so I developed a new one I need to love the workouts I am doing or I just don’t push myself like I should.
I loved this workout because I started with my favourite, deadlifts, and mixed in plyo moves throughout! I can definitely feel those hams today
|Straight Leg Deadlifts||5||5|
|Walking Lunges||4||24 paces|
|Reverse Lunges||4||10 (complete all reps on one leg before switching)|
|Barbell Hip Thrusts||4||10|
|SB Hamstring Curl||4||12|
Let me know if you try this out I think I will do it again next weekend
Not only did I get to spend time with my Mom at the gym, but we also hit up a sale at one of my favourite clothing stores in Yorkton They had a 99% off sale. Have you heard of a 99% off sale before!? 50% off, sure. 75% off, yeah sometimes. But 99% off, I have never experienced such a wonderful thing before
Mom and I both found some clothes I found a dress and two tops and Mom found one top Our total bill was hilarious. A dress for 67 cents and a top for 54 cents!? You can’t beat that
If you have, let me know.
My Dad was a little jealous of my gym date with Mom So today my Dad and I had a gym date together Since I didn’t do shoulders yesterday, I trained them today I am always pumped for shoulder training. I did my usual shoulder workout today, but changed it up by doing lighter weights with higher reps. It felt amazing. I was really fatigued after this workout. I also added in 3 reps of 30 sec. plate holds. Those really burned and were a great way to finish off my shoulder routine The routine took me about 30 minutes to complete, so I finished off with these ab moves:
Cable crunches (4 x 10)
High knees (30 sec.) superset with hanging leg raises (30 sec.)
V-sit medicine ball throws (4 x failure)
Dad is still going on about how much fun he had with me at the gym It makes me so happy I am really looking forward to his trip to London in November! He will love my gym
The rest of my day was filled with visiting with family. We had a lot of relatives over at our house during the afternoon while we prepared dishes for Thanksgiving dinner #2, but dinner was hosted at my Aunts house
My Aunt asked me to make my famous quinoa dish for dinner, so I did just that I seriously can’t believe I haven’t shared this recipe with you guys yet! It’s super easy and always turns out It’s a guaranteed hit. Let me know if you try it out
The majority of the time when I create a recipe, (especially salad recipes) I don’t really measure anything. I am more of an “eyeball it” cook, so all measurements are approximate.
Summer Lemon Dill Quinoa Salad
1 – 2 cups uncooked quinoa
2 cups chopped cucumber
2 cups chopped tomato
2 handfuls chopped fresh dill
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
Pepper to taste
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Once quinoa is cooked, let cool. Meanwhile, toss all ingredients together. Add quinoa once full cooled. Serve room temp.
My salad was a hit Always is (not to brag or anything…) My cousin (who was at dinner tonight) has Celiac, so he always looks forward to my salad
Even though I don’t drink (and if I do, it’ll only be once or twice a year) I made a Sangria for the adults I saw this recipe tweeted on Twitter and had to make it It smelt amazing and it was gone at the beginning of the night. This was also a hit.
Simmer 1 bottle of merlot with:
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
Simmer until sugar is dissolved.
Once wine mixture has cooled, add to 5 chopped apples and 5 cinnamon sticks in a large bowl or pitcher. Serve chilled.
The Thanksgiving dinner at my Aunts was amazing. My Dad did the turkey which stole the show
He injects the turkey with a homemade marinade then smokes and barbeques it I am taking some on the plane with me tomorrow Mwahahahahaha. I am so not turkey’d out yet. I could eat my Dad’s turkey forever and ever.
I seriously wish there was a smell app or something? You guys would be drooling all over your keyboards if you could have smelt this… I guess you will just have to use your imaginations
Unfortunately, I have to start packing now. I hate packing. Especially when I am leaving my Mom and Dad behind. My Dad suggested he should hide in one of my suitcases What a goofball. Gotta love him! Before I go though, I must thank all of you for your wonderful feedback on last nights post You have no idea how amazing all of your compliments made me feel It’s sad that so many people can relate to my thoughts, feelings, etc., but it truly is amazing that we are able to come together and support one another Since counselling those with anorexia is one of my future goals, I am always willing to share my knowledge from past experiences with others in order to help them reach recovery. I want all of my readers to know that you can consider me a friend to confide in.
Honestly, that you for sharing your thoughts and feelings after last night’s post. It was amazing to read all of your comments.
By the way, I try to comment back to each comment, but I do not have the wordpress widget that notifies my readers when I reply to their comment, so if you comment on a post, you might want to check back because there is most likely a reply waiting for you
Quads or Hamstrings? What’s your favourite to train?
Do you have gym dates with your parents?
If you were to invent an app what would it be?
Good night friends! Love you all!