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What’s good, isn’t always good for you

23 May

Every now and then my husband has a craving for something I don’t make very often that he really likes. Like most of the population its usually something that isn’t good for you. This time it was ribs.
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I obliged because he says I make the best ribs. Who can say no to that! My rib success is not my own however. All the credit goes to Tony Roma’s and a book I picked up awhile back called Top Secret Restaurant Recipes.

So this is how the story goes, I am one of the millions addicted to Candy Crush, if you haven’t played it yet go now! What are you waiting for?

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Anyways… the point of my tangent was I spent time playing Candy Crush when I should have been making the barbecue sauce to marinate the ribs overnight so he could enjoy them for dinner today. I was so tired I didn’t want to spend another hour in the kitchen. I really just wanted to go to sleep. However, I finally got the sauce made wrapped them in foil and stuck them in the refrigerator at 1 am so they could at least marinate for around 12 hours. That’s love and procrastination at work!

Here’s how they looked just before grilling, slathered in sauce…20130522-193757.jpg
The fun part of this story is that lately my husband has been learning about all the food items I have been telling him to avoid for years. This is what he sent me this afternoon http://dreamhealer.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/processed-meats-declared-too-dangerous-for-human-consumption. Then he tells me we should only eat fish and chicken which I have been saying for years now! I love him and want to keep him around and healthy for years to come, so I’m glad he’s finally come to this conclusion. I just wish it was before I invested so much time, money and energy into making a meal I can’t even eat. Hopefully we will be having more healthy meals as time goes on.

By the way, in case you didn’t know those tasty black lines we make when we grill our food are also carcinogenic.

If you still want to make these ribs here’s a link to the recipe that I found online. It tells you how to make the sauce. In the book Todd Wilbur gives excellent detailed instructions on marinating, slow cooking and grilling these presumably tasty ribs. I had never made ribs before this recipe so I found it very useful. You may be able to find it somewhere else on line I haven’t searched for it personally since I already have the book. Happy grilling (in moderation)!

Be careful what you eat…

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4 minute workout! Really!

8 Apr

While hanging out on Pinterest I stumbled upon this 4 minute workout of course I was curious to try it out. I usually skip working out on Sunday (and any other day I can find more important things to do LOL) but I’m trying to get myself back on track and make exercise part of everyday so I won’t come up with excuses not to workout or eat right. Needless to say I tried it just now and it was a bit tough. I’m still breathing a bit heavy and my chest burns. The actual workout really only lasted 4 minutes. You do 20 seconds of an exercise and then ten seconds of rest. There are only four exercises including jumping jacks and high knees to name a few. I wore my heart rate monitor to check out the claims. They say it will boost your heart rate and increase your metabolism over the next 12-36 hours! This is quite a claim for a 4 minute workout. I am suspicious that perhaps all exercises do just that. Well so far I burned 27 calories during the exercise itself. For a period of time after that my heart rate was at 191 since I have been sitting here typing it has lowered down to 93 (my heart rate just before the workout was 85). I’m going to church today so I won’t be wearing this contraption all day but I will keep it on until it’s time to leave and check out my heart rate later today as well then update this post with the results!

It’s been about an hour… I’ve made/ate/cleaned up breakfast and now I’m sitting here feeding the baby. When I checked my heart rate monitor I was at about 85 and had burned 174 calories. Now I’m down to 82 at 198 calories. I’ll check back with more on this 4 minute workout in a few hours…

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