This afternoon we got off to a great start- went to the gym & I did some upper body work plus cardio.
I used a workout that I found on Janetha’s site. I have been all over her site today- breakfast & my workout :) Her blog is a typical ‘go to’ for pretty much anything :D
|front raises||7.5# dumbbell each hand||20||shoulders|
|upright row||7.5# dumbbell each hand||20||shoulders|
|overhead press||7.5# dumbbell each hand||20||shoulders|
|narrow pushups||body weight||10||triceps|
|skull crushers (on ball)||12.5# dumbbell each hand||20||triceps|
|french press (on ball)||12.5# dumbbell each hand||20||triceps|
|ball crunches||12.5# dumbbell on chest||20||abs|
|left oblique crunch (on ball)||body weight||20||abs|
|right oblique crunch (on ball)||body weight||20||abs|
|back extension (on ball)||12.5# dumbbell in hands||20||back|
|low to mid biceps curl||12.5# dumbbell each hand||7||biceps|
|mid to high biceps curl||12.5# dumbbell each hand||7||biceps|
|full range biceps curl||12.5# dumbbell each hand||7||biceps|
I then ran 5 minutes @ 6.8 speed.
I did this circuit THREE times (with the 5 min. run after each weight circuit) I then did some more ab work:
-60 hands on knees crunches
-60 bench tuck crunches
-50 crunches with calves on stability ball
Total time at gym: 1 hour 9 min., Max HR: 173, Avg. HR: 123; Calories burned: 382
When we got done with the workout, we were both super hungry!! So I ran into Publix really quick- Craig sat in the car. He despises the grocery store…but I LOVE it. Thankfully for him I was just running in to grab a few things for tonight’s dinner.
Does your significant other mind going to the grocery store??
This morning I saw on Courtney’s blog a picture of baked ziti with salad & bread…and that was IT. My dinner was decided ;) But THEN Katie mentioned something on my comments about using Carba Nada noodles & Laughing Cow cheese for a sauce…so then I was all mixed up. I decided to do a combination of BOTH. Since we both were hungry, I made a pretty big dinner. First, I started out with a spinach & strawberry salad.
I love Athenos feta cheese- they always have good flavored ones & also the reduced fat is delicious as well.
For the main meal- I made a sauce for the pasta that was a sort of Alfredo/ Tomato Mix, it included:
-2/3 cup skim milk
-4 wedges Laughing Cow garlic & herb light cheese
-1/2 tbsp. margarine
-about 2 tbsp. minced garlic (LOVE garlic..)
-2 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
and about 1/2 cup tomato sauce- just the plain stuff from the can. I then threw in 2 Boca Burgers- Bruschetta flavored. I broke them up into the sauce.
And for the main course, I HAD to try my Carba Nada noodles. They were just staring at me every time I would open the pantry.
I still am in TOTAL shock about little calories there are in these- especially for pasta! ONLY 140/ serving. And there are 5 serving per bag. And, let me tell you they are BIG servings. SO AWESOME. I think I have found a new L-O-V-E. Now I see why Julie always makes them!!:)
I also made some bread that I picked up at Publix on the side:
YUM YUM YUM!! Those noodles are SO good. Loved it! I just wish I could pick them at a local grocery store, instead of having to order them. I’m hoping I can order them in bulk at a discounted price because then we would just eat these from now on instead of regular pasta. I mean, it’s not bad- only $3.99 per bag…but if I could get them in bulk maybe they’d be cheaper…?