The interval skipping afterwards is really important if you're trying to burn fat or improve your overall cardio health. I can't praise the jump rope enough. They're cheap, portable, work every inch of your body, and have the ability to blast up to 1000 calories an hour! If you don't have an interval timer you can always make up your own interval workout. If you're a beginner you can start with 50 skips then count to 10 and do it over again as many times as you feel. If you're feeling pretty good with your rope; do 300 skips count to 10 then repeat it ten times or twenty times or until you pass out. Whichever. Watching Zuzana do her workouts everyday and seeing the amazing shape she has put herself in really keeps me motivated. There are days when I get up and the last thing I want to do is workout, but you know what, I do it anyway and I'm always glad I did.
This is what I came home with last night after my trip to Sevananda....
|Get in my belly.|
|Aaaaand a 1, and a 2, and 1,2,3,4!|
About 1 lb dried chickpeas soaked overnight or probably two cans
2 zucchinis diced to bits
a few stalks of celery chopped up
1 onion chopped
6 or 7 button mushrooms sliced and diced
1 can diced tomatoes (I usually use fresh but the locals were over $5 a lb!)
1 can tomato sauce
2 cups of water
3 Tbs chili powder
a good squeeze of honey
4 cloves of garlic minced
good shake of crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
Cooke the onion, garlic, celery, and zucchini in olive oil until the onion softens a bit then stir in everything else and let it simmer for at least and hour and a half. Stir it every now and then. You may need to add more water if it starts to thicken up too much.
You can throw some cilantro in there, switch up the beans, add some tofu or tempeh. Get crazy with it.
|Tuesday is always zoo day. Straight to the goats!|