And then let’s take a look at my latest kitchen experiment–Simple Chickpea Patties.
The weekend went by quickly as always. Workout-wise, it was pretty low-key for me, as I worked out quite a bit during the week and simply felt tired.
I’m working on a new course now (find my first one here) and I’ve been shooting videos for it. I can’t tell much about it yet, but let’s just say that the workouts are, as you may have guessed, high intensity workouts, and they are hard. I mean, hard.
Throughout the past several weeks, I tried out every single one of them (and some of them more than once to make adjustments as needed) and boy, I was spent after each one of them.
Therefore, when I finished shooting videos on Friday (in the middle of the day when it was 1000 degrees outside), I knew I had to take it easier in the weekend.
Weekends Are For Walking & Skill Work
On Friday and Saturday, I got in a lot of walking though. I’m using Fitbit on a regular basis and keep my eye on my steps and miles account. Or actually, I should say kilometer account, because 10K that I try to walk every day simply sounds better than 6.213 miles.
On Friday I logged in close to 20 000 steps and 14.2 km, on Saturday 16 600 steps and 12,2 km, so I did pretty well both days.
I really like to walk–there’s nothing better than a refreshing morning walk. Also, whenever you walk in San Francisco, you can’t really avoid hills, so that’s even better.
My Sunday was easier walking-wise, but I worked on some bodyweight skills. I like to take my time on Sunday mornings to do bodyweight work that I don’t usually have too much time for in the middle of the week. I take a walk to the nearby playground. That usually happens early enough so it’s still nice and quiet there, and take time to practice chin ups, handstands and pistols.
When I’m practicing my chin ups, I usually do as many reps of each round as I can unassisted, and then use a resistance band for the rest. I usually do 2-3 unassisted and then 3 or so more with the band. The more rounds I do, the less I can do without the band, so the last rounds I work only with the resistance band.
Saturday Morning Bootcamp II
Saturday was a rest day for me, but not for my bootcampers! On Saturday, the first part of the workout was sprints that I’ve been loving a lot lately. For the second part, we did a cardio-heavy bodyweight and stair workout.
Cerrito Vista Park has a nice set of stairs with about 40 steps, so we took advantage of that and threw a bunch of stair runs in between box jumps and push ups.
Here’s the workout:
So, that’s a workout ladder, and the number of box jumps and push ups decreases every round.
We did it as 15 minutes AMRAP workout–as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes–so we actually didn’t finish the workout. During 15 minutes, most people got to the round where they did 16 box jumps and 6 push ups. But if you have more time, you can do the full workout. Depending on how long your stairs are, it will take you about 25 minutes.
If you do the workout, let me know how it went!
Simple Chickpea Patties
Now, let’s switch gears a bit and talk about food, because I made some pretty good food last week.
On Thursday, I wanted a simple side dish to go with some grilled chicken. Another salad would have been the simplest option, but I simply didn’t feel like it.
I remembered that my vegetarian friend had once made us really good chickpea patties. I love meat, but I good vegetarian food is great too. Besides, I really love the nutty flavor of chickpeas.
The simpler, the better, as always, so I put together just five ingredients. I thought that chickpea patties can’t be so much different from regular beef patties, so I used two eggs, some flour (I used gluten free) and garlic. I really love cilantro, but I didn’t have that. I had some parsley in the fridge instead, so I chopped a good bunch of it and added in the mix.
They came out delicious and were also good cold the next day, when I came home from working out and was hungry as wolf 🙂
Here’s what came out, and the full recipe is below.
Have a great week!
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