I wanted to mix up my cardio a little bit today(don’t worry – I did my 5k+ run), and ventured into the gym to jump rope.
I broke out my Crossfit timer app for this one. I was foolish enough to leave it on the setting I used in a previous workout. 12 rounds of 50 seconds of work + 10 seconds of rest. That was a brutal jump rope workout. Let me advise you that 50 seconds is a really long time to go maximum effort with a jump rope. I’m a pretty good jumper, but the time was just crawling. I’d suggest 30 or 45 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest. The beeper on the app was nice and loud so I could hear it in the gym. I’m sure everyone in the near vicinity appreciated that! :)
Next time I want to jump rope, I’m going to plan to wear pigtails!!!
By the way, I totally have a goal to learn to do double unders. Predictably, I just finished watching several You Tube video tutorials - here’s the best one!
I had a student try to teach how to do them last year when I taught high school P.E., but I never quite got it!! They did teach me to do the criss-crossy jump thing. You can’t say I’m not teachable!!! By the way, I could school them all in an endurance jumping competition… and the mile run. ;)
I had kind of a small lunch today so I made a smoothie for dessert/afternoon snack. Do you like my funky office refrigerator smell blocker? Haha. Unfortunately, this TOTALLY upset my stomach while I was working out today. Should have just drunk it right away when I made it. I was rewarding myself for surviving the office till 3PM, and I got punished for it!! Haha.
You were just waiting for the zucchini to show up, right? I had planned to make it into noodle-less lasagna, but I had to downsize to a ramekin since my zucchinis were so mini. I used the same recipe as the Turkey Spinach Mini Lasagnas with exception of swapping noodles for thinly sliced zucchini.
I really didn’t slice it thinly enough. I’m not too handy with a knife. I think it would’ve been a lot better if I had done it correctly because the result was some pretty crunchy zucchini. I really enjoyed this dish even with the zucchini substitute, but I’m not going to lie – I missed the noodles. I love you, carbalicious pasta!! Kevin got the normal one. I pick and choose when to torture him with nutrition.
Greek Yogurt with Warm Black and Blueberry Sauce (adapted from Cooking Light)
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 2/3 cup frozen blackberries (we had fresh – yay!)
- 1/2 cup water
- Truvia or sweetener of your choice to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.
2. Spoon 1/2 cup yogurt into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 1/4 cup sauce. Serve immediately.
Can you do double unders? I’m so jealous. I learned a lot of tips from that video so I’m eager to try again.
What’s your favorite kind of berry? Blackberries are my fave.
Thanks for all the well wishing on the interview tomorrow. I’ve put myself in the mindset that it’s a warm-up, but maybe I’ll surprise myself and really want the job after seeing the little school. :)