OF Day 8 and 9 -

after class
Last night's tabata class was nuts. The instructor was sick so her husband did the class...he did an Insanity based tabata class. 8 rounds. Holy crap - I burned almost 500 calories and got my heart way up for almost 45 minutes...much more than the usual 20 or 25 I do in the mornings. I felt amazing afterward. The insanity moves are a lot easier to take when they're only for 20 seconds. The 45 second intervals on my workout this morning seemed like they were FOREVER in comparison.

Last night for supper we tried a new recipe - it was on the Ten Thousand Villages international calendar we picked up for the kitchen.Each month has a recipe from around the world...and this was so good.  It was fresh and filling and delicious - we had them with homemade burgers (no bun for me) and it was a great reward for a great workout.

Pineapple Avocado Salad (African recipe)

-2 avocados, cut up small
-4 slices pineapple diced up small (about 1 cup canned pineapple pieces)
-2 generous T of cottage cheese
-Handful of cashews diced up
-dressing:1-2T lime juice, ~1/2 T olive oil and 1/4 t paprika, with salt and pepper to taste. Mix up and pour on and stir it all together well. Let it sit in the fridge for a bit to mix flavours (I made mine before class to eat after). It keeps the avocados from browning and adds a fresh taste.
To serve tear up a few leaves of romaine and place the salad on top. Grate a bit of fresh pepper on it and dig in.

Nom. Totally making this regularly. No pictures because I was too damn hungry after class to remember to take one and too rushed beforehand getting between work and class. Tabata is at 6 right after work for an hour so I don't eat until almost 730 on wednesdays...

Gotta run. Time to go be sciencey. Just wanted to log....

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