Yesterday was a great day! I got to sleep in, got an amazing facial at Angelique Salon, went shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods and had some great training sessions with clients. I also got to bust out a fabulous 20 minute workout. Here’s what I did:
Weighted combo w/ 12# dumbbells: Burpee w/ overhead press, push up, row w/ rotation repeated 5 times in a row
Weighted (20#) dumbbell rear foot elevated lunges
Weighed (50#) barbel walking lunges
10 sec 90 degree Lat hang (Ouchey!!)
I made it three times through and called it a night!
In the afternoon, I filled up on some ground turkey with tomatoes and steamed asparagus. Asparagus is one of those tricky veggies that it’s easy to butcher. So, here’s a quick easy way to have deliciously crunch yet tender asparagus without cooking out all the goodies!
Roughly 10 stalks asparagus
1/2 c. water (or vegetable broth for more flavor)
salt and pepper to taste
Earth Balance Spread (optional)
Wash and trim 1 inch off bottom of asparagus. Heat up water in a large saucepan. Add asparagus and cover- let cook on medium/high heat for 4 minutes, or until bright green. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (or try a lemon pepper spice!). I like to drizzle a little lemon juice on mine too.
Asparagus is a delicious veggie that is super versital and can be used in many dishes. Some awesome health benefits include:
1 – can detoxify our system
2 – has anti-aging functions
3 – is considered an aphrodisiac
4 – can protect against cancer
5 – reduces pain and inflammation
6 – can prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
7 – reduces the risk of heart disease
8 – can help prevent birth defects
What an awesome veggie!!! It also is packed with fiber which helps feel full and stay full :0)