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This is my life now. I try to exercise once a day. I am hoping it becomes a habit that I won't break. Right now I am doing In-Home Walking with Leslie Sansone. If you hate exercise like I do and want to get fit. try her DVDs. I have a Jane Fonda and some Zumba. I also have some yoga tapes that I cannot do right now because of my bum knee. I am hoping I can get to those soon because I need some toning. I am not losing weight but have lost inches and gained muscle. Sigh, It's one day at a time right now.
The other day we had dinner at a great restaurant here in Wilmington called RX. Along with my meal, was this kale dish with beans and bacon. It was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. That got me thinking about Kale.
Kale seems all the rage now. People are juicing it and cooking it and blah blah blah. After my Kale side dish at RX, I thought I should try making something with Kale. I decided that the best thing to make with anything is bacon. So here is my version of Kale and Bacon.
I used a pack of Kale. I should have used 2. About 6 slices of bacon and 2 cloves garlic.
Fry up the bacon.
Take the bacon out and drain. Saute the garlic in the bacon fat. Yum!
Add the Kale and saute.
Once the kale is wilted add the bacon and a little salt and pepper.
That's it and it was delicious. Of course, you can also use another green leaf veggie but kale is quite tasty and, supposedly, it is great for you. I am not sure with bacon but bacon makes everything better.
A few years ago I posted a play list that I used to get on the treadmill. I have a new one. I love this music because it keeps me focused and ready to do my 1.5 to 2 mile walks on the treadmill. I try to do 30 minutes of fast walking with 5 minutes of warm-up and 15 minutes cool down. Depending on how I feel, those times might change except for the 30 minutes. I need to get 30 minutes in regardless.
I have some great music on my phone so I use that to exercise with. I have gotten it down to a really good mix. Here is what I listen to. It varies sometimes but these songs are the core of my workout.
I like to start with something slow then work up to something faster. I start with:
All That Jazz - Cast Recording
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Waiting for Tonight - Jennifer Lopez
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
You Should be Dancing - Bees Gees
Su Sonrisa - Elvis Crespo
Ojo Asi - Shakira
Work B**ch - Britney Spears
Suavemente - Elvis Crespo
Te Aviso, Te Anuncio - Shakira
Paper in Fire - John Mellencamp
Maria - Ricky Martin
Happy - Pharrell Williams
3 am - Matchbox 20
Shambala - Three Dog Night
Cry Me River - Justin Timberlake
Landslide - Stevie Nicks
Let me tell you that once I get to Elvis Crespo, it starts getting intense. The most motivational song is "Work, B**ch" by Brittney Spears. That gets me going and along with Shakira and Elvis Crespo, you will get a really great workout. Check out some of these songs if you want to get moving!