Today, I have a real pain in my ass. Literally. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to join in a KILLER “Hunger Games” style workout at Daily Burn, with these ladies…
Daily Burn is a customizable work out program, both in traditional online format, and ipad/iphone apps. They also have an open-ended online nutrition program, and communities you can interact with. Though still in its infancy, I see a lot of promise with its format, if not just for the fact they seem to genuinely care about what their clients need/want/think. I really hope they can eventually take into account how many calories I burn running on Dunkin.
The workout we did, “Animal Core” which, to my surprise, was not porn involving two people dressed as cheetahs. It was a hardcore core workout led by a really entertaining PT Eitan Kramer. Though he was intense, he was also silly and fun, making the time fly by. The workout was a definite reminder that I need to work on my hips (holy tightness, Peeta!) and incorporate more plyometrics into my routine. Their trainers were KILLING me with the plyo! I haven’t hopped that much since my stint as an Easter bunny on a kids program. Currently they have 6 trainers, and I assume MANY combinations of workouts. We were led by fitness guru Lisa Wheeler, and she was great. Also? I loved her top and shoes. I should have taken a picture of them.
Most of the workouts require very little equipment, and the ones that do require equipment, have an all bodyweight option. If the workout I did last night was considered “intermediate”, I can’t wait to try the “advanced”, because i am a sick, sick puppy. Currently the nutrition and workout portions aren’t customized to the point that they can take into account for something like pregnancy or marathon training, but again, they are in their infancy. I have high hopes for their future.
In the words of Effie Trinket; “May the odds be ever in your favor!”
In the theme of
my overwhelming obsession for the next two weeks the workout I did last night, today’s recipe is Katniss’ favorite. Hunger Games Lamb with stewed prunes.
Hunger Games Lamb and Stewed Prunes
Prep Time: 15 minutes-overnight
Cook Time: 2 hours
Keywords: roast slow-cooker entree gluten-free
Ingredients (serves 8-10)
- 1, 4lb butterflied leg of lamb
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 6-8 oz pitted prunes
- 5 oz roasted almonds
- 1 individual sized container chobani plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- pinch of clove
- 2 tbsp chopped garlic
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1/2 cup red wine
- salt and pepper
combine all dry ingredients and rub onto the lamb, if you want a more intense flavor, let it sit overnight.
Preheat oven to 375F
in a roasting pan, combine ALL other ingredients
cover with foil tightly
roast for approximately 2 hours or until desired doneness. (check after first hour)
place in slow cooker on low-medium for 8-9 hours
serve with roasted potatoes or Peeta bread.
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