Tonight I decided to come home and cook dinner instead of going spinning. I didn't skip exercise all together though...more on that in a second. First I got creative with the contents of the fridge. I had some chicken tenders and giant containers of spinach and mushrooms from Sam's Club that needed used. I also had some wine hanging out. True Confession time: I don't really like wine unless it's super sweet and dessertish. I bought this wine because it had a picture of a giant pancake on it. Who wouldn't love a giant pancake? Anyhow I sauteed the chicken and then added wine and butter. I reduced that down and then put the chicken to the side while I made the mushrooms and spinach. I threw some wine and butter in with them too. Then I added the chicken back and served with brown and wild rice. To drink I made some Earl Grey iced tea. I drink more tea than anyone I've ever met. Hot, cold, whatever. I love it. This tea was a gift from my wonderful friend Jessi. This girl is great! I drove her to and from the dentist because she was being sedated and she hooks me up with this awesome organic tea!
After dinner I watched some TV and then decided it was time to exercise. I've just gotten over mono so I haven't really been lifting weights recently. To get back in the swing of things I pulled out my old school favorite exercise video of all time. The Firm Tough Tape! It lives up to it's name that's for certain. I love the old Firm videos...I don't like the new ones at all though. This particular video is literally a video. Yep like a VCR video. Remember those kids? :) Anyhow this video kicked my ass. I loved every second of it though. According to my heart rate monitor I burned 381 calories. Max HR of 186 (that killer giant step). Afterwards I had a delicious post-workout smoothie. No picture of it though. It contained 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder. Handfull each of raspberries and blueberries. Milk. Ice. Delish!