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Cooked last night, made fajitas but with lettuce as the wrap.  It worked ok but I need other suggestions for wrap alternatives.

 

Did my workout this morning:

 

6x2 5x1 Assisted Pistol Squats

6x2 5x1 Decline Pike Pushups

6x2 5x1 Straight Leg Leg Lifts

6x2 5x1 Full bodyweight dips

6x2 5x1 Elevated Leg Inverted Rows

45 Second per side Side Plank

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Cooked last night, made fajitas but with lettuce as the wrap.  It worked ok but I need other suggestions for wrap alternatives.

 

I'm a noobie cook, so I could be way off here.  But what about flatbreads or cabbage or something like that? 

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I have an easy breakfast for you.

 

Scrambled egg, half an avocado, half a cup of salsa.  Shred some cheese on top if you're fancy.  Chipotle rubbed old cheddar if you're super fancy.

 

Now for dinner.

 

Take a pound of beef.  Shred a zucchini.  Crack an egg.  Chop some green onions and a jalapeno.  Mince a clove of garlic.  Mix.  Bam.  Oat-free burgers.

 

To accompany, bake a sweet potato like you would a regular baked potato.  These are super easy because you can pop them in the oven (or barbecue if you have access to one) as soon as you get home and take your time with everything.  It's just wrap in foil, put in cold oven, turn on and leave a timer for 45 min - 1 hour.  

 

Where's the greens, you ask?  

 

Baby spinach, chopped red onion, strawberries, feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Increase volume for leftovers or bulk cooking.

 

You're welcome.  

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Wednesday in class got in my first bit of stick work for the week, 25 minutes

 

Friday Workout:

 

6x3 Assisted Pistol Squats

6x3 Decline Pike Pushups

6x3 Straight Leg Leg Lifts

6x3 Incline One arm pushups

6x3 Elevated Leg Inverted Rows

60 second wall plank

 

Saturday in class I got my stick work done, 35 minutes.  I was lucky because a green belt I was working with was getting ready to grade and stick work is first introduced at that rank, so I got to do lots of stick work with them.

 

Saturday night I cooked again!  This is really the area that I'm doing well in, I'm exceeding my own expectations in a huge way and it is making me very happy.

 

Eggs with veggies scramble with bacon and sweet potato pancakes.  grated sweet potato very fine, added onion and egg made them into patties and fried them in the bacon fat.

 

Only thing that could have been better would be if I had drained the sweet potatos more after I grated them, there was a lot of water and that impacted the eggs' ability to hold the patties together while I fried them.

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Ooooooh. I thought those were Dragon flags! Now I see they are the same :)

Now this thread is making me drool.

 

mmmmhmmm... how much time did you spend watching the other videos on that channel?

 

Food porn and awesome workout videos.  You can do those?  Awesome!

 

I can, they burn but I can crank out a decent set in good form.  I just wish I had a base that would let me do them at home.

 

Yup. Dragon flies/flags are not for the weak. If you can hit that full range, then you're pretty powerful in the core place, and if I wasn't following a program, I'd be able to ply you for secrets. :)

 

I've been thinking about that myself K, because I didn't expect to be able to do them as cleanly as I did.  My theory is that I've lost about 20 lbs or so over the past year and a bit and that made all bodyweight exercises that much easier as a result.  Also one of the yoga/stretch routines I do involves a shoulder stand into plough which probably helped.

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Ooh, that makes perfect sense. Shoulder stand into plow is basically the eccentric portion of that contraction. So, when you do that routine, you train the more powerful muscles involved in that movement. A concentric contraction would be feasible, in theory, given that you got better at controlling that transition over time, which I'm sure you did.

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So Monday night I cooked, BBQed for the first time on the new BBQ.  Made burgers and veggies but I made the patties myself!

 

Also did my workout on Monday

 

7x1 6x2 Assisted Pistol Squats

7x1 6x2 Decline Pike Pushups

7x1 6x2 Straight Leg Leg Lifts

7x1 6x2 Full bodyweight dips

7x1 6x2 Elevated Leg Inverted Rows

4x3 Dragonflies

 

Went to class on Tuesday and got more stickwork in teaching some greenbelts.  Helped one of the kids grade after class too.  I'm often used for gradings because I'm in the "Goldilocks" zone of height and weight that allows me to work with practically anyone.

 

Skipped the workout Wednesday, I was starting to feel a bit creaky in the joints so I figured that I wouldn't beat myself up too much about it.  Also I actually participated in the general fitness portion of the class on Tuesday so that helped me not worry about it.

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Boo for creaky joints!

 

But you're definitely active enough that creaky joints make sense.  Plus hapkido.  All the joint meanness.  Hope you're feeling less creaky today.

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Haha. Goldilocks. :)

 

 

 

Been cooking anymore?

It is to the point that our Grandmaster is making jokes about it, he feels bad always asking but at the same time I enjoy doing it.

 

and yes!  I made burgers!

 

I think I'm gonna do lettuce wrap fajitas again tonight.

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Boo for creaky joints!

 

But you're definitely active enough that creaky joints make sense.  Plus hapkido.  All the joint meanness.  Hope you're feeling less creaky today.

somewhat, it has mostly shifted into muscle pain... mostly.  Knees are still a bit off but they've always been my creaky joint at the best of times.

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I usually only ever cook when i'm at my sister's house. The other day I made the most amaing curried chicken EVAR. :)

 

You use the heart of Romaine for the wraps? I know last time you said they got a bit messy. The Hearts of Romaine tend to be bigger and stronger than some letuceseseseses.

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