Butt workout and “rice” stir fry ;)

Most delicious and satisfying dinner! This is great if you’re craving Chinese. I made this for dinner last night and my mom and kid brother both loved it!


I know what you’re all thinking. “Elyse, what are you doing with all that rice on your plate!? Carbs!? How could you!?” Now now, don’t get your panties in a bundle. It’s cauliflower! I never used to like it as a kid, ever – but it is remarkably similar to rice! It’s all about the way you cook it. Here are the ingredients:

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
  • 1 tsp each of minced onion and garlic (I used a garllic press for both)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp  Teriyaki marinade
  • 1 cup brocoli florets
  • Any other vegetables if desired
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken, vegetable, or beef broth
  • garlic powder if desired
  1. After cutting and washing your cauliflower, pulse it in a food processor until it is finely chopped.
  2. Heat your olive oil, onion, and garlic in a skillet until sizzling. Add cauliflower and stir for a few minutes. Then add 1/2 cup broth, stir, cover and let steam for about 6 minutes (or til your desired texture of ‘rice’)
  3. After the cauliflower is done, put it in a bowl and cover. To cook the broccoli, you can use frozen or raw (I prefer raw). Add the remaining 1/4 cup of chicken broth, a little garlic powder, a dash of olive oil, a dash of soy sauce, and a dash of teryaki. Stir, cover, and let steam – stirring occasionally.
  4. Top ‘rice’ off with broccoli and enjoy!! (p.s the chicken is just marinaded in Lawry’s teriyaki sauce for 30 min – and you can use chicken or pork)

The thing I am now in love with about cauliflower is you can use any spice combination you want and use it as a light side to any dish. I love rice, so I’ll definitely be using this a lot in the future 🙂

Now onto that butt workout! So, as I read from an article online from FitnessRx, The gluteus has three parts – gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. The fibers of the muscle attach obliquely, so different exercises target different parts of the muscle. Basically, it takes a varied approach to get the shape you desire.

The exercises we did today were:

Dead lifts (12.5 lbs, 3 sets – 15 reps)

Regular/Sumo Squat (15 lbs each side, 3 superish sets – 10 regular, 5 sumo)

Standing Cable Abduction (15 lbs, 2 sets – 15 reps on each side, 1 super set 10 side and 10 back on each side)


Can’t wait to have a shapely little booty 🙂

After strength training and some HIIT cardio, Kayla and I treated ourselves to some yummy iced coffees from the nearby bagel shop, Bagel du Jour! IMG_1173

We obviously needed the energy to fuel our little excursion to Echo Hill, an amish farmers market not too far away. I ended up with some Kodiak Cakes pancake mix, Billberry fruit spread, white chia seeds, and natural almond flour which will be used in my chicken and dumpling soup recipe later this week! 🙂


After that, I made a delicious salad which I’ll probably post for What I Ate Wednesday, then had my first shift training at LA fitness! I love it a lot 🙂 That’s all I’ve got for now, but check back for more workouts and recipes this week!!


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