Monday, July 19, 2010

Feeling it…

‘Sup bloggies?  How was your weekend?  With the hot weather, we got in a lot of pool time, gym time and even a little bit of cooking. 

Friday night we went to Flemings for their 5 for 6 before 7 happy hour.  If you live near a Flemings, try these great happy hour deals.  Five different wines, 5 different cocktails, and 5 different appetizers, for $6, before 7:00 pm.  We all enjoyed some appetizers, and cocktails while catching up.

Saturday we suddenly found ourselves without plans for the evening so we did a little last minute Trader Joe’s run after some pool time and came up with a fun dinner. 

I bought some nice looking turkey tenderloins at Trader Joe’s.  When I got home I threw them in a bowl to marinate with some Worcester sauce and a splash of red wine.  We had some watermelon in the fridge that was on it’s last leg, so I decided to make a watermelon salsa

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I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I improvised with what I had on hand. 

Watermelon Salsa

1 cup (approximately) watermelon cut into 1/4 inch cubes

handful of grape tomatoes, halved

3 green onions, white and green parts

1/4 avocado, cut into 1/8 inch cubes

2 tsp. capers

1 Tbsp. feta, crumbled

1 tsp. fresh squeezed lime juice

fresh mint, minced, to taste

 

SOOOO good!  I was eating it by the spoonful.  Oops, better save some for dinner. 

After the turkey had marinated for a couple hours we grilled it alongside of our weekly vegetable hodge –podge.  Mashed cauliflower rounded out the meal for a light summer dinner.  Not bad for a last minute meal. 

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We also enjoyed this malbec with the meal.  As you can see by the dark color this wine was rich and velvety.  A bit to tannic and bold for the poultry and salsa, but good nonetheless. 

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Today I started my morning with a little Tony Horton:

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Kicked my a$$.  It was my first time doing the pylometrics workout.  After yesterday’s weight lifting class, my legs were a burnin’ during the squat jumps.  I will admit, I only made it through about 35 minutes, before I called it quits.  I was just feeling a bit achy and worn.  My former self would have pushed through and did it anyway, but I’m proud to say I’m actually learning to listen to my body.  And my body definitely had enough!  It was a great workout, and I certainly was a sweaty beast when I turned it off.  I can’t wait to do the full workout when my legs aren’t already sore. 

Do you listen to your body when you workout?  Ever cut a workout short because you weren’t ‘feelin’ it? 

4 comments:

  1. I've been wondering about P90x? I'm so tempted to try it!

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  2. Oh my the P90X plyo is stuff!!

    I definitely listen to my body when I work out (in both directions) -- ie. yesterday I got a horrible cramp while running and took about 5-10 minutes to walk. ie. last week I felt great after running 3 miles making record times and decided to run another 3. I listen to my body and complete a workout that the body wants!

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  3. Watermelon salsa sounds great! I've been wanting to do something with watermelon and feta...
    I do usually listen to my body, but the most strenuous workouts I've been doing have been yoga and so far I've been able to handle it. P90x? Not sure how I would do with that :)

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