Friday, May 18, 2012

Lemon Basil Pasta

For dinner I made this delicious Lemon Basil Pasta from The Gracious Pantry (without the chicken) and garnished it with a little extra grated parmesan :) It was so yummy! I couldn't get enough. I think I have definitely found a new favorite recipe. Creamy pasta without cream equals a win-win situation.


Instead of using whole wheat pasta, we tried using quinoa pasta. It was really good and with the sauce I honestly couldn't tell a difference! I definitely think I am going be using this more often because it's a good way to get in some extra protein.

You can find this at almost any grocery store. I got this box from Harris Teeter.


MMM... pasta... :)



Today's body weight exercises were pretty rough. I was so sore after lifting legs yesterday.

WOD:
Push Ups 3x15
Leg Lower Hip Lift Abs 3x15
7,7,7 Lateral Raises and Flys with Light Dumbbells x3
Split Jumps Holding Medball 3x30
Ab Plank on Stability Ball 3x15 rollouts
Tricep Dip off Bench 3x15
Russian Twists 3x20/side

Finished it off with sprints on the treadmill: 1 min on, 1 min off for 4 minutes. Then 10 seconds on, 10 seconds off for 3 minutes.

And that's it for today!!

Hopefully I will have internet in my apartment tomorrow and I can post more regularly...



8 comments:

  1. Okay, this might shock you even more than me saying I might like the kale chips, but I have always thought I wanted to try hot yoga...I think...it fascinates me, although I have to say I think I would only want to do it if I were the only one in the class so no one could laugh at me! =)

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    1. we may just need to try a class together this weekend...

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  2. ahh i want to try hot yoga so bad, but am so scared! i was scared to try spin though and i ended up falling in love so i know i need to just GO! :)

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    1. yes, i highly recommend trying it! it was a lot better than i thought it was going to be. like i said, i am not a HUGE yoga fan, but this was wonderful!

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  3. So glad that you tried Hot Yoga! It's so usual for new students to be scared, but after they come out of class most of them are totally hooked! Hope you make it back to the hot room again some time.

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    1. I know I was so scared, but totally worth it! I'll definitely be back!

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  4. What are the features of Hot Yoga classes compare with normal yoga classes...

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    1. Well I'm not sure what it is specifically intended to do, but for me the heat forced me to focus on the individual poses. It kept my mind from wandering.

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