Last night’s dinner turned out very well. I attempted curry for the first time and hubby was impressed with the results:
Steve’s plate always looks a little different than mine. He had his curry over white rice with broccoli. I steamed a bag of Italian style veggies (and proceeded to pick out the lima beans, which I loathe!). It was so tasty and had just the right level of spice.
Chicken Curry in a Hurry (Heidi’s version)
1 1/2 lb. chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces
1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
Spray pan with Pam and cook chicken until done (about 6-7 minutes). Add curry powder and toss to coat. Remove from pan. Add garlic and cook until soft. Add tomatoes and chicken broth and simmer until thickened (I added 1 tsp flour mixed with water because it never thickened.. just cooked down). Add chicken to broth mixture and serve over rice or, like I did, by itself. Yum!
It was also a very filling dish! This morning had another good workout in store. I stole a circuit workout from Janetha! Started with 20 minutes on the elliptical then completed this circuit:
circuit #1 (three times through):
|barbell deadlift to bent over row||30#||15|
|bridge with dumbbell chest press||15# ea||15|
|step up+knee up w/ dumbbell hammer curl||10# ea||30 (15 each leg)|
circuit #2 (three times through):
|elbow-to-knee crunches on bosu||bodyweight||30 (15 each side)|
|jump-over-lunges on bosu||bodyweight||30 (15 each side)|
|weighted stability ball wall squat-and-hold||20# ball||15 w/ 3 second hold when in “down” position|
circuit #3 (three times through):
|squat to biceps curl to shoulder press (all while standing on bosu ball)||8# ea||15|
|barbell skull crushers to chest press||20#||15|
|burpees (inspired by HEAB.. ugh kill me)||bodyweight||15|
circuit #4 (three times through):
|hyperextension w/ alternating twist||10# plate||30 (15 each side)|
|reverse dumbbell flyes||8# ea||15|
|dumbbell pullover to crunch||8# db||15|
Holy moly.. I was so exhausted, but I squeezed out another 15 minutes as a cooldown on the elliptical. I checked out the Polar when I was done. I actually hit 183 as my hightest BPM. I don’t think I have ever seen that number on my watch! In a 1 hour, 45 minute workout, I burned 822 calories, 50% fat and had an avg. HR of 132. Nice! Time to refuel..
I had a spinach egg white bowl with minced onion (from yesterday’s Sam’s trip, garlic powder and a bit of salt), 2 very cute clementines and a Flat Out wrap with Laughing Cow. On top of my new obsession, flavored sparkling water, I am now stuffed! Time to prep for the day, which includes a 9-hour shift at the gym tonight and a bit of cleaning before I go in!
See you soon!