Thursday, September 29, 2016

Arms and Abs HIIT, Yoga and a Recipe (just because)

It was arms and abs day yesterday.

This HIIT workout is intense. It is harder for me to do than the leg day workout.

The first circuit is doable. I eventually have to do the push ups from my knees, but I can keep a good pace through the entire 7 minutes. Both times.

Circuit 1 - Push ups, straight leg sit ups, tricep dips, straight leg raises

The second circuit is the killer. I modify the beginning and the end of this one because I cannot do all the reps. Eventually I end up doing 50 mountain climbers (dumping the push up) and I will never be a fan of commandos (aka forearm plank push ups).

Circuit 2 - mountain climbers + push up, toe taps, lay down push ups, commandos

After all the arm work, my yoga video was a blessing. We worked on balance and focused on some core movements. It was a nice complement and a good cool down to the HIIT workout.

What I'm wearing: this tank and Oiselle shorts


Last night's dinner is one of our favorites, so I thought I would share the recipe here on the blog. I used shrimp last night, but often use chicken breast. I also use gluten free pasta.

Shrimp Florentine with Penne Pasta

1 box penne (or farfalle) pasta
16 oz large shrimp
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 bag baby spinach

Bring a pot of water to boil for the pasta.
In a deep large skillet, combine shrimp, milk, yogurt, parmesan, and garlic. Cook until the sauce is thick and creamy.
Reduce heat and add spinach.
Add the drained pasta once the spinach has wilted.

We tried a new GF pasta and it was really good. More protein, more fiber, but less carbs than regular pasta.

Which is harder for you? arm or leg day?
Favorite way to cool down?
Have you tried Banza

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