Remember last week when I said I sucked? This is not deja vu, not groundhog day. I just suck again. It seems my trips to California always get me eating and not working out. I just know I'm going to be deprived of delicious restaurant food once I get back to school so I take advantage of my time back home. I guess you can say I'm opportunistic, but I like to call it 'absolute appreciation.' Semantics... sometimes it changes everything. Plus, this just means I'll have some great restaurant reviews for you all in the near future!
I'm currently sitting in the airport waiting for my next flight to Chicago. I can't tell you how bummed I am about this, but I'll spare you the Debbie Downer soliloquy and move on to these delicious black bean burgers! As you can see, I first made them as little sliders using toasted whole wheat sandwich bread. I ate the leftovers with some spinach salad and lemon vinaigrette.
I don't know if you guys have watched any of Hilah Cooking's instructional videos, but I absolutely love them. She's hilarious (WARNING: she focuses on adult humor) and her videos are very informative and easy to follow. She kind of reminds me of Phoebe from Friends... but more like her evil twin, or triplet (she's not much like Ursula either).
Annyyyyway, I watched her black bean and quinoa burger video (here) and had to try out the recipe. She has a wide variety of videos, however. So if you're not into the vegetarian cuisine, you can certainly find recipes for other things like enchiladas, corn dogs, and tamales. I highly recommend watching her chocolate chip waffle video. If only for the introductory waffle rap.
Enough of the food, let's get to the fitness! Beware: it's not extensive. Blah blah blah, surprise surprise.
- Friday: 3 mile run, post-run stretch video (2x), strength training
- Saturday: 30 min cycling (I did the video on the cycling machine... and was reminded how good of a workout cycling actually is), leg presses (50 at 75 lbs), calf raises (40 at 75 lbs)
- Sunday: Denise Austen Yoga Metabolism Booster Workout (30 min)
- Monday: 5 mile run, post-run stretch video (2x)
Let's hope next week is better. I feel like it will be. Also, because I'll totally be doing this squat challenge and this stability ball ab workout.