Thursday, April 8, 2010

Crazy Field Workout

Last night Matt came up with an outdoor boot camp workout for us. Since today was our morning off of running and we were suppose to hit the gym for some strength training I agreed to give it a try.

We got up this morning at 5:45 and hit the field just down the street from our house. Here’s a breakdown of our workout:

Set 1 – 30 sec      
Push Ups Partner Leg Raises – approx 3:15 in Step Ups 30 sec rest
Crunches Jumps over Partner Sprints 30 sec rest
Jumping Squats Partner Under/Over Jumping Jacks 30 sec rest
Dips Burpees Step Ups 30 sec rest
       
Set 2 – 1 min      
Push Ups Partner Leg Raises Sprints 1 min rest
Crunches Jumps over Partner Jumping Jacks 1 min rest
Jumping Squats Partner Under/Over Step Ups 1 min rest
       
Set 3 – 1.5 min      
Dips Burpees Sprints 1.5 min rest
Push Ups Partner Leg Raises Jumping Jacks 1.5 min rest

We actually only made it to set 2 this morning. We were running late, and tired so we figured next time we would try to add another piece to the workout. By the end I was dirty (I wish I at thought to take a picture this morning of how dirty myself and my clothes were), sweating and feeling great. I think we are going to try to incorporate this into our routine once a week.

After our workout breakfast was two scrambled eggs with cheese…

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And a glass of Tropicana oj…

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Snacks throughout the morning included a yogurt cup (unpictured), a kashi bar and a cheese string…

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Lunch was pj, carrots, banana, honey tangerine, and some pita chips (I picked up a bag of these at Costco the other day and I am now addicted – So good!)

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Dinner was healthy homemade chicken strips. I’ve adapted the recipe from this fantastic book…

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Healthy Homemade Chicken Strips

  • 1/2 cup of non-fat buttermilk
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups of corn flakes
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic (I had to use garlic powder today because I was out of frest garlic)

Directions

  • Cut the chicken into strips
  • In one bowl mix the buttermilk, red pepper flakes, thyme and garlic
  • In another bowl crush the corn flakes
  • Spray pan with oil (I use my EVOO sprayer)
  • Dip the chicken strips one at a time first in the buttermilk mix then in the corn flakes and put in pan/Pyrex dish
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Cook for 20 mins at 400. Simple, quick and healthy. I love this recipe. It’s my go to chicken recipe right now.

I served it up with a boatload of broccoli.

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And some sweet potato fries. So good!

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Frozen yogurt has been all over the blog world lately so the other day I picked up some Mango Frozen Yogurt. Dessert was some with a few mini eggs…

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Overall, it was a good day for eating and working out. Tomorrow it’s suppose to rain so I think my running will be at the gym on the treadmill in the morning.

I’m head off to watch Survivor with the hubby before bed.

~ Katie :)

3 comments:

Shrinking Jen said...

Holy CRAP you are great at getting in early morning workouts!! Your chicken also looks really delicious!

Janna said...

That workout was AWESOME! Congrats!

And the dinner looks DELISH!

Lynn @ Life, Health and Fitness said...

I've seen that book around blogland a lot... what did you think? I'm in need of a new cookbook. Those chicken fingers looks delish BTW!