Today's workout I went to PF and did 35 minutes on the stepper on the hill setting. Then in this month's issue of Health, they have a great circuit workout that constitutes nine exercises 5 involving handweights, 3 "cardio blasts" and one with an exercise ball. They were each 1 minute workouts and I did two full circuits. And let me tell you, I was sweating and feeling the burn. The workout suggested three full circuits, but I think if they were the workout by itself.
One of the things I love about being home is having full control over what I eat, for the most part. My mom loves having me home since I have been helping with the cooking. I cook a meal or two a week! I really enjoy trying out new recipes and my mom enjoys not having to cook! Tuesdays is usually when my mom goes shopping and every time I go with her she always jokes about how her bill is so much more expensive when I got with her cause of all the healthy stuff I throw in the basket, but she continues to ask me to come each week. Doesn't seem like she minds too much, now does it?! Your health is an investment. I do believe you should spend the money on quality food.
Tonight before spending the last night with my best friend, I made dinner! What was on the menu you ask?! Salmon! Yummmmmy! I put the salmon in a dish with lemon juice, capper and scallions, and attempted artichoke hearts...have you ever tried to make artichoke hearts? I tried today, not easy. I put it in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes. I served with herbed couscous with pine nuts and sauteed mushrooms and onions. I thought this meal was quite a success, especially with my first time cooking salmon. My parents were pretty please with it as well. My dad however is not the biggest fan of couscous, but he still cleaned his plate off!