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Daily Archives: December 13, 2012

Last night I had sushi for dinner with some of my girl friends! We split three different rolls and we also split chicken Pad Thai. I was so hungry and it was all so delicious!  I could have eaten like 35 rolls.

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We dug right into the Pad Thai before she could even bring us extra plates!

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This morning for breakfast I woke up very hungry so I made

Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal:

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Directions:

I made mine in the microwave since I was in a little bit of a hurry.

Mix oats with almond milk, water and egg whites ( I didn’t measure anything) and microwave for one minute.  Stir, add in one heaping scoop of pumpkin and more water to make it the thickness you desire. I also added the stevia at this time too.  Microwave for one more minute.  Add pumpkin pie spice.  Top with pecans and granola.  No peanut butter this morning. 😦

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After breakfast I went to the gym with my sister. We 20 minutes on the elliptical followed by a chest workout.

Chest:

Bench Press – We did reps of 12,10,8,6  increasing in weight

Incline Chest press with Dumbbells – super set with flys with 10 lb dumbbells

Cable Chest Flys  – superset with chests flys on “pec deck”

“Pec Deck”

We were done after this!  I hate doing chest exercises, but I still do them  🙂  I burned 671 calories, 43% of which were fat calories!

You can see my other chest exercises on my fitness page!

Even though I don’t always enjoy working the chest muscles, I still do because you shouldn’t skip over muscles.  Doing the bench press can actually help work your triceps too!

We (my sister and I) usually do not do push ups on chest day, simply because I would only be able to do like 5!  We super set other exercises with push ups usually on back/shoulders & bicep days.  Since the chest is such a large muscle area, training it will burn more calories than training smaller muscle groups and will lead to a better rate of burning fat!

To the women out there--to completely avoid chest training is simply a bad idea.

Question:

What is your least favorite workout??

And don’t forget to leave a comment on my previous post for a chance to win free Chobani Greek Yogurt!!

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I am so excited to announce I am hosting my first FREE giveaway! 

FREE GIVEAWAY!!

Chobani was so gracious enough to send me a case of their greek yogurt to sample some flavors that I have never tried!  I am so excited to receive this. I absolutely love Greek yogurt and if you love it to you can get your chance to win!

“Many people think that “Greek” yogurt refers to where we make our yogurt, but it actually describes how we make our yogurt. We make Chobani Greek Yogurt the authentic way, never adding any thickeners, gelatins, or stabilizers. Instead, we strain our yogurt to remove excess liquid. This is why Chobani is so thick, creamy, and packed with protein.” : Chobani.com

You will find at least 13 grams of protein in each yogurt cup, if not more!  Chobani’s protein content found in each serving makes it the perfect pre- or post-workout fuel.

To enter:

To win a case of chobani greek yogurt simply leave a comment below stating why you want to win this!

To get an extra vote “tweet” or “Facebook” something of this sort: “I just entered to win a free case of Chabani greek yogurt on fitcupcaker.com”  Be sure to leave a second comment below stating that you did so to get the extra entry!

I will pick a random  winner this Friday or Saturday morning so stay tuned!

Good Luck!



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