Whew, this week is going by so fast. Tuesday we went for a run after work and then I went to a meeting for an organization I am in. I didn't get home until 10, but on my way there (since it was downtown) I stopped at the fancy Trader Joes-type grocery story Rice Epicurean. I picked up some quinoa and lentils (hard to find out in the suburbs) for future cooking experiments.
Wednesday we did a weights workout on the TRX. My boyfriend's brother is a personal trainer and hooked him up with this contraption, which I call T-Rex. I am still not sure how I feel about the T-Rex. Its obviously convenient and a space saver- a whole gym in a few straps. But for me, with very little upper body strength, I can't do alot of the moves. Also for the ones I can do, I'm not sure I'm doing it right. It doesn't encourage good form the way the real gym machines do. I'm willing to give it a few more tries. Anyone out there have some experience/tips for the TRX?
We also made dinner. Though these recipes were picked out by my boyfriend, I'm counting them in the 2012 Home Cooking Challenge because a) I helped! and b) I'm so short on time this week I kinda have to, or blow it in week 2.
Both recipes were from AllRecipes.com and both were huge keepers!
Maple Salmon and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
The best thing about the recipes is that they were SO easy, but didn't taste like it! The maple sauce on the fish was absolutely amazing. We are out to find out what else we can cook in maple glaze. For the sprouts we added a chopped garlic clove to the recipe, and those also came out excellent. I never thought I would say this, but Brussels sprouts are rapidly replacing broccoli as my favorite vegetable. Also added a toasted roll, because I like carbs.
Another thing I'm doing this week is keeping track of my calories. I am trying to determine if its enough for me to eat mindfully, measure, and keep my inner snack monster under control... or if I need to restrict more in order to reach my weight loss goals. Full report on that in a few days.