I am officially bringing Jillian Michaels back into my life (her fitness DVDs, that is.) Leading up to our wedding over a year ago I completed her 30-Day Shred workouts and really enjoyed them. Well, perhaps “enjoyed” isn’t the right word; I felt whatever it is you feel when you are successfully motivated by someone yelling, “Get up! Get up! Get up! I have 400-pound people who can do this… so can YOU!” through the TV screen. 😉 Around the same time I purchased Jillian’s Ripped in 30 DVD. I used it a few times, then fell off the wagon. Yesterday I pulled it off the shelf, put it in the DVD player, and allowed my butt to be kicked.
I’d forgotten how much I love her workouts, and how much harder I push myself when, well, someone else is pushing me! I am definitely feeling the good kind of sore today–like I worked hard. Jillian is back in my regular workout rotation, and I am pretty excited about it. 😀
Transitioning from fitness to food, last night we cooked some green beans from our garden for dinner!
We picked exactly thirty green beans. Thirty beautiful, fresh, delicious beans.
Along with the green beans, which we lightly sauteed, we made mahi mahi, brown rice, and side salads. We used this recipe for the mahi mahi, but we baked, rather than seared, the fish, and used a dairy-free buttery spread rather than butter for the sauce. We also used fresh basil from the garden!
It’s interesting how careful we’ve been to not waste food that we have grown. Typically when preparing green beans, I snap off more of the bean than necessary for the sake of doing it quickly. Last night I was so careful to only break off what was necessary. It takes hard work to grow every centimeter of those beans! I really think home-grown food tastes better too. We have one zucchini and a few yellow squash that are about ready to pick, and I am so excited to eat them, even though they aren’t my favorite veggies.
After dinner we went to Ray’s for ice cream and DF frozen ice with our good friend Amy (she has an awesome blog you can check out here!) She teaches in Florida and is town visiting for the week now that school is out for the summer. It was so good to catch up, and made for a nice end to a great Tuesday. 🙂
Have you harvested/eaten any of your summer veggies yet? Have you done any Jillian Michaels workout DVDs?