Saturday, March 21, 2009

Core Synergistics Take 2

So Core Syn was much better today! I must have been tired the other day. It is also much easier when you've seen the moves before. I actually did the push ups on my hands and feet the whole time, and they are getting much better! It's so exciting!

I also put my workouts for next week into my calendar. I figure if they aren't appointments, it'll be easier to push them off to later in the day. School will get busier too and I'll have to schedule group meetings, so I'm happy to have the workouts on my calendar. I must be INSANE because I've penciled in Cardio X because I want to try out Doubles. Mostly it's because I want to throw in a run here and there. On days when it's nice or a friend invites me on a run, I'll substitute that for Cardio X. I have a meeting for the alumni association of my undergraduate university next Saturday, so I'm actually switching my Saturday and Sunday workouts because I'll have more time for doubles on Sunday. I'm excited to try it out and see if I can handle it.

Also, here's a recipe I recently tried (since I said I'd put recipes I like on here). I saw it in a magazine, but I changed it slightly based on what types of things I like. It's for onion soup. Onions are cheaper than most produce right now, but it can be hard to figure out what to do with them especially in a featured role. So here it is!

1 T oil (I use canola for the good fats)

2 cups of thinly sliced/chopped onions

1.5 cups broth (I use beef broth)

0.5 cup sherry or some other cooking wine

thyme (dried or fresh) to taste

1 bay leaf

salt and pepper to taste

Saute the onions in oil until they are really soft. It should take about 20 minutes, but it doesn't need to be watched over constantly. Once they are soft, add in the cooking wine. Stir the onions and wine until the wine cooks off and the mixture is a little syrupy. Add in the broth, bay leaf, and thyme. Simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Ooh, that sounds good!

    You're going to LOVE CardioX..I still do it on occasion, because it's definately a sweat fest, and just fun as can be. It incorporates alot of the other workouts into one.

  2. That soup sounds really good! And cheap is good for a poor college student! I am definately going to have to try it!

  3. Alissa,I am an onion addict! Seriously...I eat onions for dinner sometimes! ha ha...but nothing beats a good onion and green pepper sliced up and sauteed! (just wrap in a whole wheat tortilla with a sprinkle of fat free cheddar, a dollop of light sour cream and a drizzle of salsa) I had that 3 times last week for a meal!!
    Anyway, I've never tried onion SOUP but I'll have to give a try! Thanks for the recipe!
    Core Syn is one of my favorite workouts EVER! It is probably the one that kicks my butt the worst...other than plyo of course, which is the devil!! :o) he he he