Thursday, September 3, 2009

Shred - Day 2

Shred - Day 2 = Uninterrupted Success    YAY!!!

Hmmmm, Day 2 seemed easier.  Maybe it's because I didn't run BEFORE shredding this time.  That would make sense ... DUH!  Still drenched in sweat, still muttering during certain moves (push-ups, squats with presses, and mostly during those side lunge front raise things ... grunt).  But I managed to do the whole first set and two-thirds of the 2nd set of push-ups in big-girl position before dropping to my knees.  My next mini-goal is to do both sets all the way up.
I'm surprised how excited I get before I do the video.  I'm literally SKIPPING down the hallway.  Though I'm sure that won't last - hahhaa.  It's just like I feel that I'm doing something big and positive and I can't wait for the results.


I had a group run planned for today but after I got home from work I just wasn't into driving all the way back into town again.  It sure would be convenient if their run time was a little closer to my after work time.  I'd have to waste about 2 hours in town waiting to avoid the extra drive.  It's a good 20 min drive each way and with my fuel tank on the lower side (as well as my bank account) I figured I could just run from home tonight.
But .... as plans will go, that didn't happen.  After I did the shred, I made dinner, cleaned up, and then I was just done.  I was in bed just after 9:00.  I never go to bed that early.  Good thing I did because we got an INSANE rain storm last night, seriously I thought the house was going to float away.  It kept me up for a good hour or so in the middle of the night. 
Here's the new recipe I made last night.....

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 small-medium carrots, sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth (not condensed)
  • 1 can corn
  • 3 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • pepper, to taste 
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped fine
  • hot sauce - optional
  1. Saute onion, garlic, carrot & celery in oil for about 5 minutes until onion is softened.  Add ground cumin and chili powder, stir through. 
  2. Add lime juice, broth, 1 can ONLY black beans, corn, and pepper.  Stir and bring to a low boil.
  3. Puree remaining two cans of black beans and tomatoes.  Add to pot, stir.  Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes until carrots are tender.  Add hot sauce if desired.
Makes 16 cups
Nutrition per cup:   114 calories, 0.8g fat, 4.8g fibre


Syl said...

I get excited too Heidi you are not alone! I think it's just because I can't wait for it to end and see the results :-)

I had no problems doing day 3 of the shred today for obvious reason, I was quiet ticked when doing it!

Tonight, I will be running with water damn it :-)

Syl said...

you are going to laugh when I tell you - walmart! it was $12.00!

Anonymous said...

First Shred I did was right after running as well... not an easy task!
Tonight I will do before my run!

The soup looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm...that looks so yummy!!