Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Belated Mother’s Day Gift



No, it was not an insult or a suggestion, I actually ASKED for this.  I’ve been finding less time for going to the gym, so I thought it would be nice to have something I could do while she is napping.  My plan is to use it to fill in my other workouts, not do the full 90 days in succession.  For those of you who have done it, have you done all 90 days or have you used it as a workout on occasion?  I know Melissa has done all 90 days and had great results.

Soooo…this morning I just bit the dust and did the bicep, tricep, and shoulder DVD.  It was GREAT.  I liked the different takes on regular bicep curls, and the way proper form is reinforced.   I can’t wait to try others.  A great way to mix up workouts! 

NOW, on to the food…

The other night we did some grilled shrimp and veggies.  Boring right?  Not when you make and orange, ginger and cilantro sauce to pour on top of the shrimpskies.  Obviously you can see in the picture that I forgot to buy cilantro, so I substituted fresh chives out of the garden.  Just as good people!  


This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light.

GINGER ORANGE SAUCE - from Cooking Light

  • 1  cup  orange juice
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2  tablespoons  reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1  teaspoon  grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1  teaspoon  fresh lime juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground red pepper

    To prepare sauce, bring 1 cup orange juice to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat; cool completely. Stir in 1 tablespoon cilantro and next 7 ingredients (through red pepper); set aside.

  • I will be using the leftover sauce over tofu tonight.  Tofu Tuesday anyone?

    I prepared this delicious salad to go with the meal.  Spinach, blackberries, fennel, shredded goat cheddar and lemon poppyseed dressing.  Make.this.now! 


    What is your workout if you can’t make it to the gym?


    1. I was so excited when I saw the picture of the P90X box! Yeah for you!!!!! I just did one of the videos today. You need to try Plyometrics. Be prepared to have your a** handed to you. :)

    2. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods! That looks wonderful!

      Good luck with the new exercise program:)

    3. That sauce sounds amazing! I can't WAIT to hear what you think of P90X!! I've been tempted to buy it a few times now!

    4. yumm! shrimp are awesome aren't they? i've been eating tons of them lately! my workout, if i can't make it to the gym, is usually to go out for a run, or some sort of at-home exercises, like a circuit of pushups, lunges, ab exercises, squat jumps, and lunge jumps. i've thought about doing p90x in the same way that you're doing it - just to mix up workouts, rather than to do the entire 90 days consecutively. let me know what you think of it! :)

    5. Love me some p90x!! I want to move up to Insanity but not this summer!! I think indoor workouts are more of a winter thing for me! There's too much running/cycling/mowing/digging in the garden to do in the summer! In short....I LOVE to be outside:)