My workout this morning was a challenging one. My muscles have been missing the muscle burn. For the last few weeks, I have been enjoying more cardio type of workouts….running, hiking and indoor gym workouts.
I wanted to try something new to get back into strength training and this DVD is new to me. I’ve done a few workouts already from Personal Training with Jackie and I like that the DVD includes a full circuit workout or you can do specific workouts like Upper Body, Lower Body or Abs.
Today, I did the 15 mins Upper Body Circuit workout (twice) and 20 minutes of cardio afterwards. It was a good one 🙂
Last night, Chris and I had dinner at Souplantation. We don’t dine out often but when we do, we have our favorite places to go. Souplantation is one of our favorites. There’s a variety of food that satisfies both our cravings. We each have our favorite dishes.
This month’s menu includes Cuban inspired dishes. I had the Havana Banana tossed salad last night. I really didn’t expect to like it but wanted to taste it. Banana on salad? Who would have thought it would taste good. The salad included corn, black bean, cilantro and lime juice vinaigrette dressing. Now I have a new salad combo I can try to recreate at home.
Another addition to the menu is Cuban rice and bean salad. I tasted a little curry and turmeric in the seasoning with a hint of lime and honey. We both like this dish but I would try to make this with brown rice if possible. I added garbanzo beans to the dish too.
Shared dessert plate. Ok, it was mostly my dessert plate. I wanted to try each one and after I was satisfied, I offered the rest to Chris.
Our dinner would not be complete with our favorite buttermilk cornbread. If I can only take home one item from the restaurant, I would fill a container with these cornbread. Topped with whipped honey.
Our shared dessert was soft serve ice cream and blueberry muffin top, topped with more buttah.
I’m off to enjoy this very hot weekend. The temp already read 85 degrees at 10am. Yikes!
Have a fun weekend 🙂