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After my afternoon run and smoothie, I headed out to turn in some resumes and job applications.  I then made a trip to my alma mater, Butler University, to hit up one of the group fitness classes called Pilates Barre Fusion.  Pilates, I know, but the Barre Fusion was all new to me.

The class was great!  It was a mixture of pilates and dance moves (such as plies and some leg extensions) that really focused on core and total body strength.  We did some exercises with just our body weight and some with light hand weights.  At one point, we even got up and used the ballet barre.  It was a fun new way to incorporate strength training into my weekly routine.

After the class and running a couple more errands, it was time to come home for dinner.  Somehow, I didn’t make it home until 8pm!  That is super late for dinner, so I was glad that I prepared it earlier in the day.

It was a simple mixture of quinoa, raw broccoli, raw tomatoes, red onion, left over haddock from last night, all tossed together with salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, and lemon juice.  Very simple, light and flavorful!

How to Prepare Quinoa

Quinoa is so simple to prepare, and it is a great source of vegetarian or vegan protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cup water
Directions:

Combine 1 cup of quinoa with 1 1/2 cups water in a medium sized saucepan.  Bring the water to a boil.  Once it is boiling, turn the heat down and allow to simmer for 15 minutes (no peaking!).  And that is it!!! Then, your quinoa is done and you can eat it any way you like 🙂

 

Now, I am off to prepare for a group fitness instructor audition that I have tomorrow and read more of the Hunger Games.

 

Have a great evening!

 

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