Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Sunday Funday! Hope your morning is going well thus far. I had a wonderful weekend spent watching Christmas movies, eating eggnog ice cream, and seeing The Nutcracker ballet! I'd call that a pretty festive weekend. BUT next Saturday I will be HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! If you couldn't tell I've been looking forward to this trip for quite some time now. Looking forward to seeing everyone I have missed and celebrating with the ones I love. Awww, they should make an abc family movie on my life now...

In the meantime I have been kicking some major boo-tay in the kitchen and in the gym (gym being my room). I have a killer lower body workout for you that left my legs screaming. Hopefully they won't wuss out on my during my run today!

Last night I made a delicious dinner for thyself. Parmesan Tilapia from Rachael Ray, and mashed potatoes with (gasp!) gravy. This is where the title comes in to play. From a carniverous perspective this isn't a biggie, but from a 5 year vegetarian it's quite the scandal. Yes, I used a can of chicken broth for the potatoes and gravy. Oh the horror! BUT to my defense it is as possible to find a can of vegetable broth in the grocery store as it is to have Miley Cyrus ringing me through the check-out line. Okay, maybe Miley Cyrus was a bad example but my point is veggie broth is no where. Nada. Zilch.

I probably won't be buying broth after my craving for gravy is filled this week. It was pretty dang salty to me so not really worth veggie sinning over. I will recommend using broth for mashed potatoes though, an idea from Ellie Krieger. It adds more flavor without the need for butter. I just added broth, milk, salt, and pepper. Plus if smothered in gravy I'm sure you'll hardly notice the absence of butter.

Now that I got that off my conscious here's a workout for your Sunday afternoon! Just a set of hand weights and a timer is all you need.

Lower 'Booty' Circuit ~34 minutes

Perform each exercise for 1 minute, for a total of 3 rounds. Try to rest minimally, but take breaks of you need them.

Single leg Bridge (30 sec. each leg)
Squat Kicks (1 min. each leg, 3rd exercise in link)
Squat Jumps
Inner Leg Lifts
Plie Squat with weight
Split Jumps
Wall Squat
Boot Squat
Jumping Jacks

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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