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 spent this morning studying for my biochem quiz and also squeezed in a workout in the form of this boot camp DVD that I was given at Fitbloggin’ last year.
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!