Hey friends How was everyone’s Wednesday? Personally, I cannot believe that it is Wednesday already. Of course, the week that you wish would crawl by slowly (for extra study time) speeds past like no other.
Today wasn’t as stressful as I anticipated it to be. Since it is the day before my clinical midterm, I was stressing about fitting study time in. Stressing was so unnecessary (of course, isn’t it always?) because it seemed like everything worked out to my advantage
My morning class, food science lab, was suppose to take the full three hours, but somehow my group and I cruised through it and were done within two and half hours! I was so happy This meant that I got to go to the gym earlier which lead to me being able to do my errands in between classes instead of after class at 3:30 (major bonus!) Another bonus? My last class of the day only went until 3:00 instead of 3:30; honestly, it was like time was on my side today It was great.
As promised, I have a new workout for you all to try! I did it today and loved it. It is a quad focused leg workout that I will be doing routinely every Wednesday. I like to focus on quads one day of the week and then hamstrings and glutes on another leg training day.
I seriously don’t know where all of this ferocious energy is coming from lately, but I have been able to push myself like never before It’s quite amazing. I just kept piling on the plates for my leg presses today and was quite amazed with myself!
This is what my workout looked like today:
Remember to warm up and cool down when exercising!
|Back squats||5||12, 10, 8, 8, 6|
|Leg press||4||10, 8, 8, 6|
|RDL’s||5||12, 10, 8, 8, 6|
|Bulgarian split squat||4||10, 8, 8, 6|
I finished with 8 rounds of jump rope tabata intervals! This will definitely get you sweating I would usually throw in some core exercises at the end, too, but my abs were still feeling my workout from yesterday, so I gave them a rest Even though many of us forget from time to time (including myself!), our abs need rest too – just like any other muscle group
So there you have it, a new workout to get your sweat on Let me know if you give it a whirl. I will be doing it next Wednesday, so maybe someone will want to be my long-distant gym buddy? haha
I also promised you all a pumpkin recipe But guess what!? Thanks to my creativity in the kitchen… you get two new recipes today My supper turned out fabulous and I should be harmed if I didn’t share it with you all! It’s definitely a keeper!
First thing first though, the pumpkin recipe!
For quite sometime now, I have been wanting to try “baked oatmeal”. Leanne’s creations always look so amazing! She has so many different varieties of baked oatmeal it’s incredible. However, I want my breakfast right now when I wake up. None of this baking in the oven for 25 mins! I can’t wait that long! Give me food now! So, I was determined to develop a microwavable breakfast bake And I was quite successful in doing so Give it a try and let me know if you agree!
Microwaveable Pumpkin Oat Bake
1/4 cup egg whites
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup pumpkin
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 TBSP flax meal
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
(I separated the recipe into two different bowls, so I would have two little muffins )
Microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 mins. (microwaves vary, so you might need to experiment. Goal? Heat until cooked.)
Beautiful, tasty, and filling oat bakes!
These two lovelies and a side of scrambled eggs completed my breakfast today
The next recipe I am about to share with you all will most definitely make my Dad envious and escalate his excitement for his upcoming visit (Don’t worry Dad, I will make this for you when you are here!)
I began with a beautiful black cod fillet that caught my eye at the market (I couldn’t pass it up! Look at that fillet!)
I marinated it in the following recipe for 1 1/2 hours (you do not need to marinade for this long, but shoot for at least 30 minutes!)
Miso Soy Marinade
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 TBSP miso paste (I used the white variety)
After marinating, place on baking dish. Top with minced ginger. I use the ginger paste pictured below
It looked good enough to eat and wasn’t even cooked yet!
Just imagine my excitement…
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 mins or until flakey and cooked throughout.
I served this along with sesame roasted asparagus:
Oven Roasted Sesame Asparagus
1 bunch asparagus
2 tsp sesame oil
Coat asparagus with oil and bake at 425 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes.
This was the best dinner that I have made for myself in a long time It seems as though my breakfasts get all of the attention and the other meals are a little more simplistic and not as creative Even though this meal was extremely tasty and one could compare it to that of a high end restaurant (IMO), it was incredibly easy to prepare, so it was the ideal dinner to make for myself while studying for exams
I kind of went picture happy…
So, here is some food porn for all of you to enjoy
I could go on forever; aren’t food pictures the best!? But, I have to get back to my studying and also squeeze in a chat on the phone with my Daddy before bed (I have already talked to my Mom on the phone four times since she has been home from work which was 2 1/2 hours ago…)
Good night lovely friends of mine Enjoy the rest of your night
What is your favourite way to prepare vegetables? I haven’t roasted asparagus is such a long time! It was such a treat for me tonight! I usually steam…
What was the last “good enough to be served in a restaurant” meal you created for yourself?
Have you tried any workouts of mine? If so, which ones? What did you think?