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I’m Crushing on Chard

Remember that little thing called the 100 push-up challenge? Yes, I’m still doing it. I just took a little break. On accident. Instead of waiting 1-2 days between workouts, I waited a week. But I’m back on track now. Sorry about that little hiccup.

I did the workout for Week 5, Day 2 last night, following column 1. As you can see, there are a lot more sets now but with fewer pushups on each set. I barely maxed out at 25 on set 8. I’m confident I could do 50 consecutive push-ups by the end of the program…but 100?? It still seems pretty ambitious at this point. But I’m going to keep following the program and shall remain optimistic about the final results. 🙂

How are all you fellow challengers coming along with your push-ups these days?

DAY 2

REST 45 SECONDS BETWEEN EACH SET (LONGER IF REQUIRED)

SET 1101819
SET 2101819
SET 3132022
SET 4132022
SET 5101418
SET 6101418
SET 791622
SET 8max (at least 25)max (at least 40)max (at least 45)

I was inspired by Emily and made a veggie egg scramble for lunch. I sauteed some mushrooms, spinach and a miniscule amount of red onion I had hanging around and then scrambled it up with two whole eggs and one egg white. Eggs for lunch is totally underrated.

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You know what else is underrated?  Chard. It’s so good. And so pretty. I mean, look at those colors. I have a little crush on rainbow chard.

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I chopped it up [including the stalks because I like the extra crunch but feel free to slice around and discard that part], tossed it in a pan over medium heat with a little olive oil and cooked it until it wilted to about 1/bajillionith of its original size.

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See 1/bajillionith of chard after cooking. [Also see Gossip Girl waiting to be watched. :)]

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Speaking of bajillions, please watch the first two videos [The Man Your Man & Did You Know] posted at this site. These commercials are hilarious. You’re welcome.

Alright, I’ve got to do laundry, make a playlist, and go to bed early watch Gossip Girl all night. xoxo 🙂

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  • Mom
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    You never seemed to be that excited about chard when I picked it from our garden and cooked it. Hmmm

    • Teri
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      I’ve grown up Mommy. 😉 I didn’t realize how good I had it.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
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    egg scrambles are grossly underrated…i LOVE them and don’t make them near enough!

    • Teri
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      I know! I always forget about them, then eat them for like a week straight, OD and stop ,and then forget again! 🙂

  • Ashley
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    LADY…hilarious commercials. You are not going to believe your EYES when you see my post tomorrow! So, you did 8 sets of pushups??? Yipes!

    • Teri
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      Yes, 8 set of push-ups. When do you start? 😉

      • Ashley
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        I already finished! booooya

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
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    My mom used to serve us chard + onions + sunflower seeds + raisins growing up. It was the worst to an 8-yr-old, but now I love it – super duper healthy!

    • Teri
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      k, not gonna lie, but that sounds like a crazy combo. And obviously I want to try it now. 🙂

  • Tyler Ramey
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    I am not going to lie, the rainbow chard terrifies me.

    • Teri
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      Why??? Tyler, you have to try it!! It’s so good and so easy to cook! It’s kind of like sauteed spinach but way better.

  • Katie
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    Mmm That rainbow chard is beautiful! I’ve never made it myself…but have had it before and love it.

    Also, I love Gossip Girl…I netflixed it all about 2 months ago. What season are you on?

    • Teri
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      We just finished up season 2 last night! I can’t wait until the Season 3 DVDs come out!

  • Emilyeatsclean
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    Multiple comments:
    1) Thank you for tagging me in your blog post…..I’ve officially made it big time! 🙂
    2) Glad that your eggs started out as a scramble instead of, like mine, becoming a scramble after it failed as an omelet!!
    3) What is chard???? Educate me, please!!!
    4) I love your mom’s comments. I’m starting to get that too…..What’s gotten into you…you never cooked when you lived at home?? LOL

    • Teri
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      1) haha! I’m not sure I can make anyone big time since I’m not big time. 🙂
      2) I don’t even bother with omelets anymore. They are always a FAIL.
      3) It’s a delicious leafy green. It cooks up similar to spinach, but way tastier! Check out Ashley’s post on it for some gorgeous pictures in its original form. http://edibleperspective.com/?p=5565
      4) I’m glad it’s not just me. 😉

  • Addie
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    Still doing mine…I fell a little behind as well but I have week 5 day 2 tonight. Hopefully by monday I will be all caught up and back to my MWF schedule. It’s tough! I feel the same…100 in a row still feels forever away but Trav is LOVING his pecks lately so this challenge has been great for him! haha

    • Teri
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      I’m glad you’re sticking to it and that I’m the only one who fell behind. 🙂

      That is hilarious about Travis!!!

  • trudy
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    just LOVING the new blog. so cool.
    chard? i am going to have to try it!
    i LOVE gossip girl sooooooooooo much!

  • Aline
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    hi im ur new reader but seriously i love ur blog =)

    • Teri
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      oh thanks! 🙂

  • Lauren
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    I always seem to get overly ambitious with pushups too! Geeze, they appear so simple but when I actually start doing them, its torture. Right now, my husband and I are attempting to do a 100 day challenge. 25 push ups, 25 crunches x 4. Yeah, we quickly realized it’s not very practical to start like this. So it’s more like 25 crunches, 20 pushups x 2. Hopefully, we will work our way up to 100.

    • Teri
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      That’s an awesome challenge!

  • marla {familyf fresh cooking}
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    I love swiss chard too. Funny how a huge bunch that looks like it would serve 10 ends up as 1 small veggie serving! A little bit o’ butter, fresh chopped garlic and smoked paprika is another simple, satisfying way to cook it.

    • Teri
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      ooh, that sounds great! I’ll try that – thanks!