Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Creaks and groans, good eats and of course, Shirley
The Mr and I both felt a little beaten up by the workouts of the previous night. The funny thing is it was supposed to be the upper body that should've done us in but we were both feeling it from the hips down from the tabata portion. I used my back massager contraption to dig into my neck and lower back before I got out of bed. Good Lord man, I need to roll my foot arches over a tennis ball until my tendons snap, dig into my neck with the contraption to combat whatever weird position I've slept in and depending on how my shoulder feels, roll it on the hard spiky ball...all to get out of bed in the morning. Always how I envisioned middle age...not.
I had some "day old" challah I needed to use up from last Sunday's brunch. I know, that makes it more than day old. Stale, I believe is the word. However, what does one use past it's prime challah for, other than croutons?
Let's just say the Mr was quite happy with his pre-class breakfast. That never happens during the week but it fit nicely in the calorie range so I was glad to give him fuel for his day.
I got some work stuff done I needed to...still a lot more to do but knocked out what I could.
We went down for last night's workout - Powerstrike. (I typed Powerstroke like 4x and that just sounded like a dirty movie set in a gym or something.) It was quite comical at first because we were just still so tight from Sunday's workout so we were grunting and groaning until we got loosened up. Then it was time for dinner:
Ginger garlic shrimp over brown rice and veggies with a bao on the side. That is an ALL Trader Joe's dinner right there!
If you have one close to you, here's what you'd need to buy to make it. (Almost all of it is from the freezer section except for the sugar snap peas and chili jam. Quantities listed are for 2 people)
1/2 bag Red Argentinian Shrimp
1 bag Rice Medley (brown rice, barley and red rice I think
2 servings Organic Foursome (mixed veggies)
2 Char Sui Bao (pork stuffed bun...also called manapua in Hawaii)
2 servings Sugar Snap Peas (in the refrigerated produce section)
2 tbsp Hot & Sweet Chili Jam (with the sauces in the middle aisle)
Toss the shrimp in garlic powder and ground ginger, fry in 1 tsp coconut oil
So yummy and about 600 calories less than takeout. Woot!
When the Mr got back, it was time for our annual viewing of Airplane!
Thank God I grew up in an era where I can laugh at EVERY SINGLE LINE! I feel sorry for people who might watch it now and point out the 2,498 "offensive" things in it. Sadly, I still can't speak jive but it's a life goal. If you haven't seen the TruInside story behind Airplane, it is friggin' awesome. There was actually a lot of research by the actor who spoke jive and I learned a lot from it. Give it a peep, if you need something to watch tonight, it's a great behind the scenes look at the movie!
What hurts on you in the morning? What "un-PC" movie do you love?
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