10 minute warm up on the elliptical
Tabata style push-ups (more on this in a minute!)
Seated Row, 40lbs, 10 reps, 3 sets
Dumbbell Bicep Curls, 15lbs dumbbells, 10 reps, 3 sets
Tricep Pressdowns, 20lbs (I can usually do 50lbs, so I’m not sure what was going on?), 10 reps, 3 sets
Lateral Raises, 5lbs dumbbells, 20/15/10 reps, 3 sets
Leg Raises, bodyweight, 10 reps, 3 setsWheeeeew! My arms are still slightly shaky.Ok – so you noticed my little note beside “Tabata Style Push-Ups”, well… this is what it is! Tabata is a type of interval exercise, where you work for 20 seconds, and rest for 10 for a total of 8 rounds, which means the whole thing takes 4 minutes – easy peasey right!? Well, I was given a Gymboss interval timer by Gymboss to review, and I think they’re amazing! I don’t usually use things like a timer when I’m working out, but it helps so much when doing tabata, and I love tabata! The Gymboss timer allows you to set up exactly how you’d like your intervals to go, so it doesn’t have to be just a 20:10 interval, it can be whatever you want! When the end of the work period is over, it beeps twice letting you know you can rest, and then beeps twice again to tell you to get your ass in gear! JOne of the best things is how small it is… check it out!
It was a perfect addition to C’s AMAZING steaks and the chicken skewers… see?
As soon as I tasted the frittata I knew it was going to be a staple and I instantly started thinking of fun new things I could use in the frittata. My first idea was to use chicken, very finely chopped. Then I had the best idea, a breakfast frittata!! I could use grated potato and finely chopped bacon… wouldn’t that be amazing?? C already said we need to try it, so maybe that will be my next venture in the frittata world.I was feeling foodie-inspired this weekend so this afternoon after my workout I decided to tackle home made Lara Bars. I’ve had the recipe saved on my computer for months but I just haven’t gotten around to trying it, until now! I had picked up the ingredients at the bulk barn earlier this week, so I didn’t need to go pick anything up which is always fantastic. I started by putting about ½ cup of dates in my Magic Bullet and blended it until it became a paste. Set it aside in a bowl (a medium sized bowl, no need to do extra dishes!).Then I put 1/3 cup of almonds and 1/3 cup of cashews in the Magic Bullet and blended it until they were very finely chopped, almost powder. I added the nuts to the dates in the medium sized bowl.Then I added ½ cup of organic shredded coconut and ½ tsp of pure organic vanilla extract.Mix it up with your hands!
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