Monday, April 12, 2010


The gym was HOT today.  I knew as soon as I walked through the door it would be ugly.  The humidity & stench was like a wall. 


Today’s workout went like this:


Pull-ups – 6 sets of 2 whenever.  I did some unassisted & some assisted with the gravitron.  I coaxed Kimberly into trying them.  She ROCKED it!!! She used 135 lbs for assistance but when you think she weighs 280…She’s amazing!


Supersets of 3 x 12

BB Rows 95/90/90

Pullovers 30/35—need to go up to 40 on these


Side lateral raises 10 lbs

DB Curls 20 for 8/15 for 4 then 2 sets of 15s—don’t know if it was the heat or the sinus infection I just couldn’t do curls today

Tricep extensions from the elbow 25/30/35—might be able to go up on these


I followed up with abs—also 3 sets of abs


Russian twists on the bench

Reverse crunches on the bench

V-ups on the bench


Finished with 45 minutes on the dreadmill; 3.5% incline at 4 MPH.  My heartrate averaged 150.  I was sweating so much that I actually had it dripping from my chin today.  I had a wet streak down the center of the machine.   


I spent about 2 hours prepping lunches yesterday.  I cooked up 3 days worth of scrambled egg whites for breakfast.  I found Lavash bread at my BJs & am going to try that for my breakfast “burritos” starting tomorrow.  It’s only 50 calories, 5 grams protein & 7 grams of carbs; made with flax oat bran & whole wheat.  It does have gluten, Stacey.  I have shrimp, flank steak, chicken breast cooked in the crock pot with Franks Buffalo sauce & pasta sauce, turkey meatballs, shakes (which I am trying to avoid more) yogurt & cottage cheese as my protein sources.  I have green beans, edamame, salads, cantelope, pineapple, berries, grilled eggplant/squash/zucchini/mushrooms/onions/asparagus drizzled with 1 tbsp olive oil & sea salt, spinach & broccoli for my vegetables.  I have the Lavash bread, Kashi pilaf, & brown rice for my starchies.  With all of that food cooked & packaged up I still managed to only pack 3 proteins.  DOH!


Erin made this incredible lime-cilantro shrimp the other night.  Following is the recipe which we doubled.


½ c lime juice

¼ c orange marmalade (we used sugar free)

2 tbsp olive oil

½ c cilantro

3 garlic cloves

1 tbs soy

½ tsp red pepper flakes

1 lb shrimp


Whisk all together & reserve 1/3 c for dipping (we didn’t).  Marinate shrimp for 45 minutes.  It served 5 of us but I’m talking about 3 hungry boys. 


The recipe calls for sautéing the shrimp.  I bought John a grill pan for father’s day a couple years ago so we grilled it.  We served it over Kashi pilaf (1/3 c for me) with the grilled vegetable mix above.  HOLY MOLY was it good.  I highly recommend it if you like shrimp! 

1 comment:

Kim said...

Uber strong workout, Deb. Good for you. Thanks for posting the shrimp recipe. It sounds delish. I'll give it a try! :)

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