Hello all, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Some of us more than others perhaps? Ladies at Pizza Pomodoro I’m looking at you!
One of the highlights of this weekend was dinner at Peruvian restaurant Coya by Hyde Park Corner with Brian’s Hong Kong colleagues and one of my old Yahoo friends who is here in London on a brief work assignment. We feasted on small plates and seasonal cocktails in a hipper than usual ambience for this old mum. Today we got out for a quick jog in the morning followed by an intense packing session at home (we’re moving next weekend!). Everything we placed in a box was promptly removed by Micky. He seems to be partial to small, sharp, and/or poisonous objects. Good times. I look forward to hearing about what you all were up to! Ainsley how was the move? Julie how are you feeling? Are you mentally preparing for the Red Sox to smoke the Cardinals in the World Series? 😉 I look forward to hearing what the rest of you were up to in class tomorrow! Here’s what to expect:
Monday: Simon Says! Does anyone remember this game from growing up? Simon says you will be getting a very good workout tomorrow so don’t miss out.
Tuesday: HIIT! High Intensity Interval Training is on the lips of every celebrity trainer here and abroad. Come find out why this workout is a favorite both of beginners and of seasoned athletes. We will be intermittently escalating the intensity on all exercises, and follow with brief periods of rest to rev our metabolism, burn fat, and feel 1,000 times better than you did when you dragged your lifeless body out of bed that morning.
Wednesday: who was sore from last week’s stair workout? We will be experimenting with new exercises to complement our stair routine this week. Get involved.
Thursday: Yoga and cardio has been a hit! I’m really glad you are enjoying it. We will freshen up the routine with new calming poses to keep our energy levels high and get the endorphins flowing.
Congratulations to Katy Davis, winner of last week’s Fall Fitness Challenge! Don’t forget to check here for a list of ways to earn points:keepcalmandcarrylollipops.wordpress.com. You are all doing so well and I hope you are enjoying the group recipes and workouts. Don’t forget to email me your weekly and cumulative points as there is a pretty great prize for the winner: 10 free classes and 5 for a new friend to try it out with you!
Here is your weekly recipe:
Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato and Zucchini Fritters
1/4 cup “Pure” butter (sunflower seed butter)
1 large egg (or flax egg)
2 tsp chipotle seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp alond or oat flour
3 cups coarsely grated sweet potato
2 cups coarsely grated zucchini (Bonus: you get a bicep workout from all the grating!)
combine sweet potato, zucchini, chipotle seasoning and salt with a couple tablespoons of the flour, melted “butter”, and a beaten egg/ flax egg. Form the patties (it will feel like soggy globs of vegetables, forge on).
Bake the fritters at 200C for about 10 minutes. Lower the temp to 190C for another 15 minutes, then carefully flip patties over and bake until sufficiently browned (about 10-15 more minutes). Tastes delish with Franks Red Hot Sauce or spicy honey mustard!