Dinner, Gymboss, and Nike
I think it’s amazing that so many of you are like me and still sleep with your baby blanket or a stuffed animal! We’re just all kids at heart right? 😉
So, this week I’ve been doing pretty good with the back-to-school goals that I’ve set for myself! I’ve already completed ab work 3 times this week…and that’s about 1 more time than I usually do. Also, last night I tried a super delicious recipe!
I followed the recipe pretty much exactly. The only things I changed were using low-sodium chicken broth instead of regular, using 1 garlic clove that I minced instead of 2 chopped garlic scrapes, and using 2 TBSP of olive oil instead of 4!
This dish was super tasty and very filling! Plus, it made enough for 4 big servings…which is fabulous because now I have leftovers :).
The feta cheese and basil added a really nice flavor boost that also wasn’t too overwhelming. I’m really glad this turned out so well! If you want to see the full recipe just click on the link that I provided above! I highly suggest you try it out.
I hadn’t mentioned my Gymboss timer when I got it because I bought one for Chris as a Christmas present and I didn’t want him to know about it haha. Anyway, I am seriously hooked on using this little gem. It is absolutely perfect for tabata workouts or any workout that you want to time the intervals and rest periods. The timer is small and just clips onto your pants. You can set it to either beep or vibrate at the end of the interval (the vibrate is good for when you don’t want to annoy someone else!).
The other really neat thing is that you can set the timer to repeat a certain number of times. Again this is really helpful. I remember the first time I tried to do a tabata workout and I just used a stopwatch…that didn’t work so well. Not only was I constantly looking at the time, but I probably rested for longer than 10 seconds (without meaning to). I definitely feel like I work harder when using this timer because I know that I need to push myself until I hear that beep or feel the vibrate!
Finally, another great thing about the Gymboss timer is the price…it’s only $19.95! Talk about a great deal for something that is an awesome fitness tool! So yea, in case you can’t tell, I highly recommend investing in one of these if you like to do tabata and interval workouts that require a timer of some sort!
And I got a sweet pair of Nike Free shoes. They are awesome. And I love the bright color :).
They are SO light and very comfortable. I haven’t worn them for running and I don’t plan to because I tend to need a lot of cushion and support when I run. That being said, I absolutely love wearing these for cross training, lifting weights, and tabata workouts. And I also think they are so fun that I will probably just wear them with some of my cuter “sporty” looking clothes :D. Hey, who says that fashion and fitness can’t mix?
Anyway, enough rambling for me. I have my first class of the semester this morning from 8:30-11:30am. Let’s hope those 3 hours go by quickly!
I hope you all have an awesome Friday!!
What is your go-to, easy dinner recipe?
Do you have a Gymboss timer? Do you like it?
Do you like Nike Free shoes??