Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Healthified Stuffing

I could not get up for spin today.  I made it to the gym about eight.  It was awesome.  I got to see my friend Shari who I never see anymore because she comes at seven and I leave at seven.  I got to talk to her for 45 minutes while I doing the stairmaster.  Here is what I did today:

45 min stairclimber

This gpp workout:

Perform 5 sets of each:
weighted chinups AHAP
BB curl cleans AHAP
10 bar grippers (forward) AHAP (R + L = 1)

Then I did:

Woodchoppers-15 each side
BB bicep curls-20
One minute sprint
*repeat four times

I had to leave to take my little one to school or I might have stayed another hour or five.  :)

I made this stuffing on Sunday night.  I tried to make it semi-healthy since I love stuffing but I don't love the cup of butter that usually goes into it.  

Saute together:
4 tbs coconut oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups chopped celery stalks

1 cup chopped apples
1/2 cup craisins
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbs sage

Mix in 4 quarts of dry whole wheat bread crumbs.  It will be dry.   Then add 1/2 - 1 cup water with chicken boullion mixed in as strong as you like.  Bake in an 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes.

With Thanksgiving in just two days this will be a good one to try out.  We liked it a lot.  This is my mother in laws recipe that I altered to make healthier.  She always has good recipes.

Gotta get up early to hit the gym and go run bleachers.  I am so excited to run bleachers.  Its been too long.

Monday, November 21, 2011


I started to get a pain in my outer arch yesterday.  When I woke up this morning it was killing I could barely walk.  But it was weird....it didn't hurt to push on it, just to do the walking bending toe motion.  And it hurt when I lifted it off the floor.  Has anyone else had something similar?  I was really angry when I got out of bed because I have three days to get a good workout in this week.  Three.  And I can barely walk.  Sweet.  Soooooo, that on top of my mom getting injured at the gym, the workout kinda blew this morning.  I usually do squats on the Smith Machine when my mom is working out with me.  Well today we did free standing squats and when she lifted the bar off the pegs she lost her balance.  She threw out her back and i think her hand is broken.  She says it isn't but it was black and blue and so swollen.  This was out first exercise, first set.  Judas.  Bad luck today....

Here is what I did:

30 minutes on stairmaster

Squats-10 heavy
Inner thigh raises-50 each leg
*repeat three times

Quad burnout on Leg Extension
Wall sit till failure

Glute raises-15
One legged squats-10 each leg
*reapeat two times

I threw in some abs in there somewhere but my workout was not very hard today.  My foot is feeling a little better so maybe tomorrow?

I got sidetracked today doing something very important.... 

Yes, I got all my Christmas decorating done.  I don't decorate a lot but at least it's something.

My family has an annual pie night the Monday before Thanksgiving every year.  Everybody brings a pie and there is a couple of prizes for best tasting, most unique, best crust, etc.

I took a pumpkin, gingersnap, butterscotch, cream pie.  It was OK.  Not my favorite but pretty good.  My favorite was my sisters cranberry pie!  Yum.

This is not all of them.   More came and they go all the way down the counter.

We like to keep things as proper and classy as you can at our house.  So my brother brought a cow pie.  I didn't taste that one but it was some sort of mocha brownie and peeps said it was tasty.  Just need some Rocky Mountain Oysters to go along side of it.

We all look forward to pie night every year.  Thanks mom for the soup and bread and for hosting pie night every year.

Tomorrow I have a healthy and yummy (cuz that's important) Thanksgiving stuffing recipe for ya'll.  And hopefully a harder workout.  :)