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Daily Archives: November 19, 2012

This morning while I ate my banana and a slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter, Jackson sat and stared at the sunspot, again!
 
After breakfast I went to the gym. It was nice because there was only like 2 other people there so I had tons of space to do my thing.

Chest/Tabata/and Abs Workout

Chest

Incline Press with dumbbell 3 sets of 10-  25lbs
Supine Chest Press Machine 3 sets of 10- 50lbs
Seated Chest Press 3 sets of 10- 50lbs Super set with Standing Abs with 25lb plate

Tabata (whole body workout):
Squats
Jump Rope
Burpee
Hand Release Push Ups
Jumping Jacks

A Tabata is a timed workout. I used my Gym Boss Interval Timer. But you can use any timer that you have.

Interval Timer

Abs (tabata style- 3 rounds):
Punch abs on ball
Weighted sit ups
Plank
The whole workout took me about an hour.

I had a chicken Cobb salad for lunch- no dressing. The chicken and blue cheese crumbles gave the salad tons of flavor. I also had a piece of my moms spinach flat bread. It was delicious!

After lunch we went to Starbucks and I got a chai tea, and we split a piece of lemon pound cake.

My friend Ashlee had her baby shower today and I knew there was going to be some treats there! Of course there was blue cupcakes!

 
I did eat one 🙂 That’s enough sugar for the week.
I’ll have to wait until Thanksgiving for another treat.
 
 Me                     Ashlee              Miranda
 

 
They had a good spread of food so the dog stayed outside a lot. She wasn’t very happy about this. This is Kia- aka: kika, kikers, whatever you feel like.

For Dinner we had chili, again. I had some whole wheat thin crackers with mine. Eric likes to load his up with cheese!

No snacks since I ate so much sugar during the day! The boys watched football so I cleaned a little. And then to bed. I have my fit test with the trainer Monday.







 

 
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Cupcake Wine. What a great combination!
 

 


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Cover Photo
 
Riesling is one of the white wines that I like to enjoy every once in a while
 
 
Food Pairing Recommendations:Enjoy with grilled halibut, Indian butter chicken, or simply as an aperitif.
 
Besides cupcakes and wine I love granola/granola bars so here is an awesome recipe to make your own. You know exactly what ingredients are in them! Perfect.
 
Quinoa Granola Bars
 

Quinoa granola bars
Makes 12
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter

Directions:

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment for easy removal of the bars.

In a medium skillet melt the butter or coconut oil over medium heat and add the oats. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until the oats start to turn golden brown. Transfer the oats to a medium mixing bowl. Add the quinoa, flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon and almonds to the oats.

In a small saucepan add the honey and peanut butter and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Pour the syrup over the oats and using a spatula make sure that all the ingredients are evenly coated. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and bake the bars for 20 to 25 minutes until the bars are golden brown. Let them cool completely, slice into 12 portions and serve.

I’ve made these a couple times. One time I added raisins. You could add/remove anything you want.

Check back later for an intense Sunday workout!





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