Thursday, December 23, 2010

Some sleepy chili

I think the bowl is sleepy, probably from all of the holiday stress. I just can't wait until January 2nd, finally all of the Holidays will be over and there will be no more Christmas parties at work. Yai! I made a very tasty chili in my crock pot the other day.

Vegan Chili With A Kick:

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can whole tomatoes, toss the juice in and slice the tomatoes
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 cup of sliced mushroom
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 2-3 cups veg stock
  • 2 jalapenos, minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large vidalia onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cayenne (I like it hot)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into crockpot and enjoy! I did it on high for 4 hours.

While my mom was up I made her some breakfast for her and I after my workout. She never, ever, eats breakfast, so I'm trying to get her into some healthy habits.

I cooked us some egg white scramble, 2 kiwis, cucumber slices and the most delicious Asian pear ever. She loved her breakfast, and I was full from it for a quite a while. And if I say something makes me full for a while, then it is definitely filling, because I eat about every 2 hours, and am always hungry.

Today at the gym I worked on my legs, calves and abs. I didn't do any cardio today because yesterday I did a 60 minute (10 km) treadmill run with some HIIT thrown in there. It felt great, but I'm pretty tired today. My leg workout went around a pyramid scheme today: 1 set of lighter weights at 15 reps, 1 set at heavier weights at 10 reps, 1 set at your heaviest weight for 6 reps, then the second one again, and then the first set of weights again but to failure.

Leg Workout:
  • Plie squat ( 90 lbs (15) 120 lbs (10) 160 lbs (8) 120 lbs (10) 90 lbs (25))
  • Hamstring curl NORMAL SET 70 lbs (12,12,12)
  • Leg Press ( 90 lbs (15) 140 lbs (10) 190 lbs (8) 140 lbs (10) 90 lbs (30))
  • Leg extension NORMAL SET 75 lbs (12,12,12)
  • Barbell walking lunges (30 lbs (12) 40 lbs (10) 50 lbs (8) 40 lbs (10) 30 lbs (20)) each leg
  • Cable hip extension NORMAL SET 15 lbs (12,12,15) each leg
It was a great workout and I'm feeling pretty sore already. I work at 5, so I might try to fit in some yoga before then so that I'm not dead to the world tomorrow. Today is my last double shift before the holidays. Can't wait to have some time off!

Lot's to do today so I'll talk later! Hope everyone has a great and safe Holiday!

1 comment:

  1. The stew was extremely delicious and just hot spicy enought !!! and my beakfast was amazing , i will make it for my self alots!!! Good job little health monster !! Mom xxx