I’m heading off to biochem and then leaving straight from school for the airport to fly to Miami! Since I knew I was leaving town this weekend, I’ve been trying to eat up everything in the fridge and not buy anything new. Last night’s dinner was perfect — used up some bok choy I had sitting around as well as some leftover brown rice!
I simply sautÃ©ed the bok choy and some frozen shrimp in a wok with a little sesame oil, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Once they were both cooked, I added the leftover (already cooked) brown rice to the mix and voila!
Dinner is served.
Tasty and easy.
I’m not normally into workout DVD’s (my house has way too many distractions and it’s hard for me to focus — plus, as you guys know, I love exercising outside), but I’ve been doing this one about once per month in a pinch and I actually really love it. It’s good motivation to get some strength training in, too — I’ve been slacking on it besides yoga and swimming!
As far as I’m concerned, three things make a good workout DVD:
1) The host isn’t annoying. The girl in this DVD is motivating but not overly intense or perky — I like her. The only lame thing is the military boot camp theme she has going on — it’s really cheesy. But thankfully not often referenced.
2) The workouts keep me entertained. These definitely do — I love that the workouts are all 10 minutes long! Breaks it up nicely and makes it go by faster. Plus, I can easily do a shorter or a longer workout depending how much time I have. Check plus again!
3) The workouts are actually a good workout. If I’m doing a workout DVD, that usually means I’m crunched for time — so I want to get some bang for my buck! This one definitely fits the bill here, too.
There are five 10 minute workouts on the DVD — one upper body, one lower body, one abs/core, and two total body workouts. I did the ab/core workout, the upper body workout, and one of the total body workouts this morning, for a total of 30 minutes. Better than nothing, right? And my heart was seriously pumping! I also did about 10 extra minutes of stretching and hip strengthening moves. Quick workout win.
Do you like workout DVDs? What do you think makes a good one? Do you have any favorites? I also really like Bob Harper’s “Yoga For the Warrior” DVD, as you guys know! But only when I can’t make it in person to Franklin Street Yoga.
It’s time to head off to class. Catch you guys later from (hopefully) sunny Florida!