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Getting my head back in the game

I am re-commiting myself to my goal of being healthier. There have been some personal issues that de-railed me for nearly a week, but I’m getting back to it now.

One big mistake I made was not prepping meals. Face palm. Reminder to self: abs are made in the kitchen. So I did some prep last night & today. Made some turkey/veggie meatballs, coconut curry, baked chicken breast, & broccoli rabe.

Turkey/veggie meatballs: 1 lb ground turkey, 3 eggs, 3/4 c diced carrots, 1/2 c diced celery, 1 medium onion diced, spices to taste (salt/pepper, sage, oregano). Preheat oven to 350. Sauté veggies in 2 tbsp olive oil until onions are transluscent. In large bowl mix turkey, eggs, veggies, spices. Form ~1in meatballs, place on lined cookie sheet. Bake for 30 min (until 165F by meat thermometer). *I loooove these. A great snack or entrée.


Coconut curry 2-3 large tomatoes chopped, 4 garlic cloves diced, 1 medium onion chopped, 4 tbsp minced ginger root, 1 14 oz can coconut milk, 2 tbsp garam masala, 1 tbsp yellow curry. In large saucepan sauté onions & tomatoes until onions are transluscent. Add garlic, ginger, spices & cook over medium-high heat for 5 min. Add coconut milk, cook for 2 min. Turn off heat & use immersion blender to make the curry into a smoother consistency or leave as is. *I use this sauce on chicken or fish…it’s super easy & makes plain old protein taste like a gourmet meal.

As far as workouts…here are yesterday and today’s:
-Backsquats: 10 x 5 reps. 145#. 2 min each set.
-HIIT Precor Trainer: Up & down resistance ladder (6, 8, 10, 12, 14). Every 2 min change. 30 min total. Max HR 184, min HR 162.

-4 rds…1/4 mi run, 25 squats, 25 situps. Time = 20:30

Now it’s time to study & then hit the hay. Busy busy!

Have a great night :).


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This entry was posted on August 14, 2013 by in Fitness, Good eats, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , .
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