It has been outrageously hot this summer, and I love it! Admittedly though, the heat is not for everyone. There have even been a few days recently when it has been too hot for me to stay active outside. Despite my indoor workouts (at home and in the gym) I am usually a sweaty mess in need of some seriously good food. Here is one of my favorite 30 minute, at-home workouts and dinner option.
3-2-1 Yoga Workout
Time: 30 minutes
Equipment: stopwatch and mat
There are 5 circuits in this workout. Each circuit begins with 3 minutes of sun salutations, then two minutes of one a pose, and one minute of a reflection pose.
- 3 minutes: sun salutations
- 2 minutes: poses
- crescent lunge (1 minute each side)
- warrior II (1 minute each side)
- chair pose with prayer twist (1 minute each side)
- bridge pose
- side plank pose (1 minute each side)
- forward fold
- mountain pose
- forward fold
- cobblers pose
- corpse pose
This is very simple, but not necessarily easy. For my fellow yogis, let your breath lead you through the entire workout. You can definitely get into a moving meditation with this. Even if yoga is not your workout of choice, google the exercises listed above and give it a try. Think of it as a new version of a core interval challenge.
Disclaimer: I am not a chef or a recipe developer. I eye-ball a lot of measurements and adjust seasoning to taste. I will share with you the basics of the meal, and then turn the power of creation over to you. Enjoy!
Bacon wrapped asparagus (makes 2 servings)
- evenly divide 1 bunch of asparagus into 4
- wrap each asparagus bundle with 1 slice of bacon
- sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper
- bake or grill until the bacon is your desired crispness
Rice pilaf (makes 2 servings)
- in a large microwavable bowl chop 1 clove of garlic and 1/4 cup of onion, then microwave in 1 teaspoon of oil for 1 minute
- add a packet of 10-minute, boil-in-bag brown rice to the onions, garlic and oil, then add the recommended amount of liquid according to the package instructions
- use some sort of stock (vegetable or chicken) to add extra flavor to the rice
1/2 cup fresh pine apple chunks