Before I get to how lame I am, I’d like to fill you in about mine and Lisa’s training session yesterday morning.
We can always count on getting in a good workout with our trainer, Maggie. Some are more tough than others but, none the less, they’re always tough.
Yesterday, she had us do a million plank exercises. Lisa and I are having trouble with them, and practice makes perfect.. Right? . Anyways, I definitely got a good sweat from all the different planks we did. It came to the point where I wanted to cry if she said plank one more time! In the end, planks are amazing and should always be apart of your workout!
We did a few new exercises, one of them being “pike” push-ups (basically a push up in the downward dog position). I really suck at any push-ups but, I totally felt these in different areas (shoulders & upper back) compared to when I do regular push-ups.
So moving on about me being lame. I’ll be the first to admit it. I can be so lame sometimes. Want to know why?
Well here, just take a look at what book I just pre-ordered.
Yup, that’s right, Good old Sweet Valley High. I used to love those books in grammar/high school. I’ve always enjoyed
uneducated fiction girly books. Since the two main characters were twins, Jessica and Elizabeth, it was a given that I’d fall in love with this series.
I’ll admit, when I first heard that this book was coming out, over at Mommy on the Run, I almost peed myself from excitement. In my defense, this book will take place 10 years later where the girls are 27 years old. So, at least I won’t be reading about some teenyboppers
I like to read these kinds of novels for leisure readings, like when I go on vacations. (I have one coming up soon) Thank goodness I have a Kindle so no one will see what I’m reading! No worries, I also like reading novels that contain some useful information. Especially books that are health, fitness & nutrition based.
Now that I have completely said too much and embarrassed myself, I need to impress you guys.
Last night, I put together my most simple and tasty dinner to date!
Pomegranate-Orange glazed Cedar Salmon
See I didn’t lose all my brain cells from reading SVH, I can still whip up a semi- gourmet dinner
I came across this recipe in my Good Housekeeping Magazine last week. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew it was a winner. It looked simple and I had some frozen Salmon that I wanted to use up. Perrrrfect! I really need to declutter my freezer so I served the Salmon along with a side of edamame and sweet potato fries that I had lying around the freezer.
I’ve had a piece of a cedar plank since last year, that I have yet to use. I thought, why not use it for this recipe to spruce it up a little bit?
The hubby came home to find this on the kitchen counter and exclaimed, “So, I see were having some wood for dinner!”
I naturally stated in reply, “Why yes, haven’t you heard cedar plank is loaded with protein and fiber?” You should have seen the look on his face! I actually think he took me seriously for a second! I know I’m crazy, but not that crazy! Come on now!
The combination of the tart pomegranate juice and sweet orange juice was a perfect combo for me. I was seriously terrified to put a piece of wood in the oven. It just didn’t seem like a bright idea to me. Even though I soaked it for 2 hours I was really nervous. I seriously stood near by with my mini fire extungisher in hand and watched it the whole time. Somehow, I managed not to start a fire Thank Goodness!
Incase your interested I have included the recipe below.
Pomegranate-Orange glazed Cedar Salmon
Adapted from Good Housekeeping Magazine
1 1/4 cup 100% pomegranate juice
1/2 cup orange juice
4 pieces salmon fillets, skin on (5 oz. each)
Salt & Pepper
Cedar Plank, soaked for 2 hours (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine pomegranate and orange juice in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes over medium-low. I found that my sauce thickened more after letting it sit off the heat for 5 minutes. If using a cedar plank place it in the oven for 15 minutes to preheat. Meanwhile sprinkle salmon with S&P and drizzle with EVOO. Remove plank from oven and place salmon on it. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove salmon from oven and place the oven on broil. Glaze salmon with half of the glaze and return to oven for approx.. 3 minutes. Top salmon with remaining glaze and serve warm.
Do you guys enjoy plank excercises?
Were any of you fans of the SVH books?