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Monthly Archives: November 2012

HAPPY FRIDAY!

After Christmas shopping last night I came home to make dinner. That’s obviously not me but I think I looked that happy when I was shopping!

I got a few things for Alec and Eric. My mom got some good stuff too! I’m still far from done!

Have you made a Christmas list?

Mine includes the following:

  • Dicks or Lululemon gift card- or any kind of workout clothes- I have to be in style for my Pure Barre classes!

  • Kindle- So I can blog on the go!

  • A new camera- So I can take better photos 🙂

  • Eric wants the Nike Free Run 5.0
  • A new winter coat

  • Pony Skull Cap- Great for running outdoors! I like Nike the best.

I was supposed to make pot roast for dinner but the boys wanted spaghetti. I wasn’t in the mood for spaghetti but after I smelled it I was! Well I just had chicken with pasta sauce and some veggies on the side instead.

I know it doesn’t look that pretty and it’s boring- but it tasted good.

After dinner I had to small pieces of dark chocolate. That’s what happens when I keep candy in the house!

They say there are health benefits to dark chocolate so that’s why I eat it. Or because I just like it too 🙂

According to FitDay, dark chocolate is good for your heart and your brain and it contains vitamins, minerals and theobromine. It still has sugar in it though so you can’t go crazy!

After dinner I headed to our last volleyball game of the winter season. So sad. We won our first game but lost our second.

Here’s the team!

We played hard!

After volleyball I was starving so I came home and ate some Special K Protein Plus cereal with Almond Milk.

Have a good weekend!!

Question:

What is on your Christmas List this year??

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It’s time to workout and Christmas shop today!

Before my workout today I needed a good breakfast! I had a paleo pumpkin walnut muffin from last night mixed with a banana and a big scoop of melty smart balance chunky peanut butter!

It was delicious and I knew it would hold me over until after the gym!

While I worked on my computer, Jackson laid under my feet…

I drank my fruit punch pre workout drink called White Flood, just mixed with 8 oz. of water and headed to meet my sister.

8M-00173 - White Flood Furious Fruit Punch

And I was ready to go!!

Today’s workout:

Chest/Cardio:

Chest is the hardest for me because I am so weak in this area! If I continue to work at it I will get stronger though. Starting out with little weight is better than no weight right!?

  • Incline bench press- 4 sets of 12

  • Flat Bench Press- 3 sets of 10 superset with chest fly machine Pec-Deck
  • Cable Flys
  • Incline chest press with dumbbells – superset with dumbbell flys
  • Incline abs with 25 lb plate- 3 sets of 15

Cardio for 20-25 Minutes. I did the elliptical. 10 minutes at incline of 7-8 to work the gluteus, hamstrings, and quadriceps. 10 minutes at level 3-5 to add in the lower calf muscles.

I burned 595 calories- 35% fat burn. On the way home I drank my protein shake.

When I got home I made a quick lunch.

And Lily watched me- she photographs so well!

I made an egg white and cheese sandwich on a microwaveable English muffin made with almond flour! It was so buttery and sweet tasting.  I used thin Swiss cheese which has 9 grams of protein and only 40 calories!

The English muffin has about 280 calories and 6g of carbs!

After lunch I went Christmas shopping with my mom.  While we were out I got thirsty so I bought a mango smoothie with added protein powder! Mango is one of my favorite fruits.

When I got home I ate another paleo pumpkin muffin. I just can’t get enough of these!

Off to make dinner then headed to volleyball tonight. It’s tournament night so I hope we play good!

Question of the evening:

Do you use pre workout/post workout supplements or shakes?



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