Tuesday

Valentine's Day Partner Workout

Happy Valentine's Day!
A perfect day to try out a new workout with your honey. A couple that works out together stays together, right?

Thanks to my lovely volunteer from the gym, I can share with you a wonderful partner workout. Complete as many as you can do of each exercise for 1 to 2 minutes and do 2 sets!



1. Lunge and Touch

Lunge toward an object, hands extending to reach it.
This allows you to lunge down low.

2. Russian Twist Pass


With feet a couple of inches in the air, do a twist with a very light ball.
Pass to your partner and have them twist as well.

3. Squat & Row


Let resistance bands (2) hang loose between you and your partner.
Squat down and row back simultaneously.

4. Bounce Pass


With a medicine ball, bounce pass to one another.

5. High - Low Pass


Back to back with your partner, pass ball high on one side and low on the other.
Half way through, switch high and low sides.

6. MedBall Push Up Roll


Do a push up on a medicine ball, roll to partner and they will do the same.
Roll to opposite side.

7. BOSU Ball Pass

Standing on a BOSU ball, pass a light medicine ball to
your partner (also standing on a BOSU ball).

Thursday

Chicken Caesar Salad


This was probably the best dinner Mark and I have made in a few months...It is just a salad, but what we put in it (with just extra stuff lying around our fridge) really took it up a few notches.

What we put in it:
  • 3/4 of a bag of leafy Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup of chopped chicken (advice: buy a rotisserie chicken at the beginning of the week and use the meat all week in salads for lunch or use for dinner in pasta or Mexican dishes)
  • 1/2 cup grape (or cherry) tomatoes
  • 2 strips of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of croutons (I made my own. Cooked in the bacon grease..whoops! I'll post the recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup or so of Ken's Lite Caesar Dressing
  • 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
What's good about this recipe is you don't have to follow the measurements or
ingredients exactly and if you want to put in other things, feel free to.

Recipe for croutons:
  • a few pieces of day old bread, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • a few tbsp of oil (I used bacon grease because I had it left over from cooking the bacon)
Directions for croutons..
  • Heat oil in frying pan
  • Drop in chopped bread
  • Season and fry up for about 5 minutes
ENJOY.