Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Feeling Fine

I'm a little sore today, but feeling just fine. What's most sore are my lats and biceps, from doing jumping pull-up holds last night. I haven't done pull-ups in a long time, and while it might have been a little much on my bicep tendon (it's sore today), it was so much fun! And my glutes can tell they were worked, but it's a good feeling.

Jen posted a link to another Crossfit video. I love how athletic the women are -- beautiful hips and thighs, awesome abs -- but more than that, I wish I could do a muscle-up (the move they do on the rings). My kids do that for gymnastics and it would be so great to be able to do the same thing. I think I could get strong enough, but the issue is shoulder stability. Would my shoulder stay in joint with that kind of pressure on it? Well, right now I'm working my way back to pull-ups, and maybe if I can make that happen, the muscle-up will be the next logical step?

On a completely different note, I've been cooking a lot recently. I don't do low fat or low carb stuff for our dinners. I figure with four active family members, I can just make what sounds good, and then Tim and I can moderate our intake by changing portion size. The cookbook I'm using is called "Don't Panic -- Dinner's in the Freezer" by Susie Martinez, et al. They give instructions for cooking in quantity and then freezing dinners ahead, but right now I'm just making the recipes to see if they're any good. So far the winners are Colorado White Chili (chicken, corn, white beans -- yum!), Lemon Glazed Chicken Breasts, and Sassy Sloppy Joes. Getting three solid recipes from a cookbook makes that book well worth the investment, in my opinion!


Brit-Man said...

I wouldn't worry about it Leslie, just go with the flow. YES, you could get the physical ability, and if it turns you you can't do what you want, then time will tell, but as long as you keep believing in yourself, and what you're doing, you'll have a better chance of making things happen.

You CAN do amazing things misses.


:-) :-).


Colette said...

Those dinners sound so yummy! You may have to post the recipe (like the chili). My mouth is watering...plus I'm so hungry right now, so that could be the reason ;) I may have to go out and pick up that cook book myself...thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, sounds yummy.

Lori said...

Someone from work emailed me that same cross fit video. I watched it before workouts and it got me pumped.


A said...

I am always on the lookout for easy, healthy meals. I'll have to check out the cookbook. Thanks for the tip.