Well, folks, here we are at the end of the 60 Day Challenge. My grand plans to post often during the challenge got a bit swallowed up in being engaged. *sheepish shrug*
Instead of making actual recipes, I've been very fond of shredding whatever veggies I have on hand and stir-frying them with spicy sausage or shrimp or chicken or pork. I throw on whatever spices sound good to me (I usually sniff them before I sprinkle them, to make sure they're what I'm in the mood for).
A little over a month ago, Superman built me my own Poor Man's Crossfit gym. I now have a pull up bar, rings, three stacking boxes for jumps, a 40 lb. sandbag, and paralettes. I've done several workouts at home with my new equipment. It's great! I pull the car out of the garage, do my WOD, put the car back, and get on with my day. True, I don't have a bar and weights for heavy lifting, but we're working on a solution for that. In the meantime, I still have the rec center -- I just don't go as often. All three of my WODs so far this week have been in my garage gym:
20 min AMRAP
5 pull ups
10 push ups
I got 12 rounds. Those push ups kill me.
Tabata Double Unders. Let's just say tabata + jumprope + sneakers + Ms. Julie = frustration. I got 22 on my first round, and not even close to half that on every subsequent round. I kept stepping/tripping on the silly rope. *shaking fist*
6 Handstand push-ups
24 sandbag lunges
16 minutes. And my legs were very shaky afterward.
And this morning's wod:
15-1, 14-2, 13-3...1-15
box jumps 12"
DB swings 30#
Yes, I know that's a small box and a light weight for DB swings. Holding the 20# dumb bells criss-crossed for swings smashes my fingers, and I had to play the piano today, so I was protecting myself. And the smaller box? Well, we all know why I'd be skittish about box jumps. So I determined to push for speed. I was hoping I'd get sub 10 mins. I finished in 13:30. Not bad, but I could have worked harder. It's hard when you're working out alone.
And now, for a very healthy dessert. Yes, healthy. I'm not kidding.
I tested this out as a smoothie a couple weeks ago, and decided it would work well as an ice cream. I wish I had a better name for it, but it's just not coming to me.
Green Ice Cream
1 can coconut milk
3 cups fresh spinach
1 can pineapple
juice of one lime
Puree everything in a large blender until smooth and no flecks of spinach remain. Freeze according to ice cream maker instructions.
I need to make this again because one, it's delicious, and two, I need a more appetizing photo. With perhaps a sprig of fresh mint for garnish. But look at this! You've got your protein, your fruit, your veggies and your vitamin C! Bingo!