Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Off

Before we get started tonight, I have to share what looks to be a fantastic workout from Bob Harper. We're catching up on one of my favorite shows, and I think this no-equipment-necessary workout would kick anyone's butt!

Bob Haper's Last Chance Workout (from The Biggest Loser)
Use a shuffled deck of cards and randomly select one at a time. The suit of each card drawn dictates your exercise, and the number* (obviously) tells how many reps to do.
  • Clubs: Push Ups
  • Diamonds: Squats
  • Spades: Thrusters
  • Hearts: Burpees (because, you know, we all <3 burpees)
*All face cards are 10 reps; Ace is 11.

Yeah, I'll give that a try when I feel like torturing myself sometime soon. Anyone care to join me?

Today was a fantastic was to spend my day off. Jenn came over for a terrific workout (will share soon, but it needs some tweaking), and we finished off the last of the pancake batter for breakfast. Delicious and perfect to round out our workout!

A bit later I joined Jenn at her place for a work session (I graded almost an entire set of essays--miracle) and for a scrumptious lunch. I love eating meals with Jenn because she's so creative. Instead of the usual Greek salad (which I already love), Jenn added some delicious olive oils and vinegars, lemon pepper, baby greens instead of Romaine, and avocado. SOOOO good!

(I love Jenn's bowls and the natural light in her apartment.)

Finally I headed to the grocery store and then home for a few chores. I even sneaked (<--had to look it up, but "sneaked" is preferred, and "snuck" is more of a slang evolution of the term) in about 20 minutes of reading in the warm sun--with sunscreen of course! For dinner, I whipped up a super easy and delicious spaghetti squash dish with roasted onion and eggplant, sauteed spinach, marinara, and goat cheese.

Looks gross, so you just have to take my word for it. Or try it for yourself!

Also, Terry and I are trying to find ways to spruce up our evening choices of liquid--but in a healthy way. Instead of beer, wine, or cocktails, tonight we made a little fizzy delight--pomegranate sparkling juice (from TJ's), club soda, and a squeeze of lemon. Quite refreshing, and more fun than water, especially in a mason jar!

Tonight Terry and I are catching up on some DVR action and prepping for the week ahead. (There may or may not be some strawberry ice cream involved.) We have all four days of morning workouts planned!

How do you like to spend your three-day weekends? 


  1. Nothing wrong w/ ending your night w/ some strawberry ice cream :)

  2. I love the idea of the cards workout, I think it is a great way to keep you guessing

  3. I'll torture myself with you and do the Bob Harper workout! My booty is sore today from whatever we did yesterday. I thought it would have been more legs, but it's definitely the booty. And you're inspiring me to do the healthier spritzer rather than the usual wine or cocktail!

  4. I would want to tweak the deck of cards workout to get to a total of 100 reps (the deck gets you to 95). But that's just the math nerd in me. Maybe something can be done with the jokers...