I love when Tim doesn’t travel because then
dinner is ready and waiting on Tuesday nights when I get home from the gym at 9pm he’s home and I get to spend more time with him.
Tuesday Night Workout
Last night was another great Two A Day Tuesday. After Liz’s class, I taught Circuit Training with a bench themed class that looked something like this:
I did each round through one time and the above with a warmup took about 50 minutes. Except I accidentally forgot to do the jumping jacks and plank jacks at the end, but that’s what I originally planned. I know one of you will call me out on that!
You could also change this workout up and actually do three separate workouts if you treated each round as its own circuit and repeated the moves through for three or four sets instead of just one. If you do that, you may need to decrease reps or time depending on how you feel toward your latter sets!
I finished up class last night with this “killer ab combo.” At least that’s what Ashley said! Thanks, Ashley!
Burn, baby, burn!
After my double workout sesh, I came home to some coconut chicken and grilled Brussels sprouts ready and waiting for me! I had seen a Paleo friendly recipe on Carrots N Cake a while back that I wanted to try, so I put it on this week’s meal plan!
Coconut Chicken with Grilled Brussels Sprouts
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (we didn’t have coconut oil, so used EVOO instead)
- Mix almond flour, shredded coconut, and sea salt together in a bowl.
- Beat egg in separate bowl.
- Dip chicken breast in egg and roll in dry mixture.
- Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat and add coconut oil when hot.
- Pan fry chicken until fully cooked.
I loved the extra coconut flavor on the chicken! And the Brussels sprouts were a nice side — Tim just tossed ’em in EVOO and some S&P, put them in foil, and grilled until tender.
You may be wondering why I was okay with pan frying the chicken instead of baking or grilling it. I’ve slowly been learning more about Paleo and primal eating, mainly through what my friend Slesh tells me (you can read about her experience with it here), and apparently frying is “bad” depending on what kind of oil you fry the chicken in. Coconut oil, from what I’ve heard, is the best option to use. Something about a high smoke point? EVOO is probably middle of the road, and vegetable oil is a not so great choice. So, I’m not sure if the fact we used EVOO and just made sure to do this on low heat makes this not primal/Paleo friendly, but since I am NOT following any type of diet strictly it didn’t really matter to me. I just think this stuff is so interesting!! Please don’t take my word for it though, I am not an expert by any means.
Any primal / Paleo eaters out there?
I am very excited for a healthy themed group luncheon today at work, and even more excited to catch up with my friend Erin tonight. Hope you can all find something in your day to feel excited about too. Happy middle of the week!
yay, I’m excited too! 🙂
I had so much fun!
Well.. I think I just found my workout for tonight’s total body class… haha thanks! Looks awesome!
Glad you could use it!
I love coconut oil! It’s an incredible product. The reason it’s good to cook with is because it has medium chain fatty acids, which can stand up to the heat of cooking. Read this article by Dr. Mercola, he explains its many health benefits: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/22/coconut-oil-and-saturated-fats-can-make-you-healthy.aspx