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Baked Lemon Garlic Shrimp


Last night’s workout was a wonderfully tough one. But I think that is exactly what I needed!

There was this one move, which I would like to call a super modified burpee. Basically starting standing up, you drop down into a pushup, then hop your legs up and widen your feet and then do another pushup. Then tuck, jump back out, tuck again, and stand up. It took me a couple tries to even figure out what I was doing (since I am not coordinated).

We also planks with a one arm row, dumbbell rows on the stability ball, pull ups using the rings, hanging tucks, lunges with an overhead press, a couple other fun ones.




Dinner needed to be something simple and a little on the lighter side.

Shrimp it is!

I used this recipe which is so easy because you can just leave it while you prepare other things and it is so simple and flavorful (<—you know I love both these things).

What I like about this is that you could serve them stand alone (like I did, with sides) or add them to pasta, salad, etc.


Simple Baked Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: About 3-4 servings


  • 6 tbsp butter or margarine (I used olive oil margarine)
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 lb of large shrimp (or more!)
  • 3 cloves (or about 2 tbsp) minced garlic
  • black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel, devein, and rinse shrimp. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter/margarine in microwave or pot on stove. Once melted, pour into 9×13 casserole dish so evenly distributed among bottom of dish.
  4. Slice lemon (about 1/4 inch thick slices) and spread slices out into dish.
  5. Sprinkle garlic evenly over lemon/butter mixture.
  6. Lay shrimp out over mixture and disperse evenly. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, until shrimp are cooked through.


I served mine alongside some cheesy penne and steamed asparagus with balsamic. The perfect, light dinner!


  • If you could specifically concentrate on strengthening/toning/etc just one part of your body right now what would it be?
    My thighs!
  • Which do you think would be easier for you to do right now – 100 push ups, 100 burpees, or 100 squats?
  • How many pull-ups can you do in a row? I mean full pull-ups starting from hanging position.
    Only 3 for me! Sad!
9 Comments Post a comment
  1. I would focus on toning my arms! I feel like I’ve never been able to get good definition in my arms no matter what I try. I’m hoping some hard core weight lifting sessions with my boyfriend will help that.

    I don’t think 100 of any of those things would be easy, ha. But if I had to choose one it’d probably be squats. Definitely not burpees!

    Sadly, I can’t even do 1 unassisted pull-up. Once again, I’m hoping lifting weights with my boyfriend will eventually get me to where I can do a few.

    June 19, 2012
    • my arms/upper body is pretty weak still. 3 pull ups was a HUGE success for me. i almost threw a party haha kidding

      June 19, 2012
  2. Those shrimp look so yummy! Shrimp are one of the only seafoods that Lee will eat so I’m always looking for new recipes! 🙂

    June 19, 2012
  3. mmmm i will def need to try out this shrimp recipe, sounds delicious!

    i would love to strengthen and tone my arms…i have a lot of loose skin though so its out of my control, but im such a weakling! i dont think i could do even 1 pullup 😦 i would say 100 squats, 100 burpees sounds like the absolute death of me…oh gosh.

    June 19, 2012
  4. I would definitely tone my stomach. I have a super strong core, but it’s buried underneath flabby skin. Blah. I’ve never been able to have a toned midsection – so frustrating!

    I could do 100 squats easily. I used to be able to do 100 pushups, but I think now I could only do about 50 before I collapsed. 100 burpees at one time would be BRUTAL – I did two sets of 20 this morning and thought I was going to die.

    I can probably only do 2 or 3 pullups. I need to work on that!

    June 19, 2012
  5. ABS!! 100 squats then burpees and push-ups wouldn’t happen.

    I can’t begin to do a pull-up. I need somewhere to practice more often!!

    June 19, 2012
  6. i could prob do 100 squats. I can’t even do ONE pull up so you are officially awesome!!
    That shrimp looks amazing!!

    June 19, 2012
  7. Love the shrimp recipe! And if I could have a flat stomach, I would be happy camper. But my body just doesn’t seem made that way. And I guess that’s OK. 😉

    June 19, 2012
  8. I am desperately trying to tone my arms! They have always been where my fat collects. My wedding dress is strapless so I have 3 months to get them toned and looking good!

    June 19, 2012

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