Yesterday was one of the best Saturdays that we have in a while! First, I have to share this workout that I did yesterday…normally I just post them in my ‘daily workouts’ tab, but this one is definitely worth sharing!
I started out with Julie’s 30 minute interval workout on the treadmill:
Careful on those 10 speed intervals- feels like you might just fly right off 😉 I also added a little more running at the end, instead of the incline walking..I was just feeling like a good run 🙂
After the cardio portion of my workout, I added over to the weights to do a full body weight workout. (idea from Lindsey )I did each portion circuit style & completed each three times.
Ab/ Chest Circut
Ball Crunches- 20
Side to side oblique crunches w/ medicine ball- 12 each side
Plank Holds- 30 sec.
Hip Lifts- with 10lb. on hips
Back/ Shoulder/ Tricep Circut
Bent Over 1 Arm Row- 15lb- 12 each side
Lateral & Front Raises- 5lb.- 12
Arnold Presses- 10lb. each- 12
Overhead Tricep Extension- 25lb.- 12
Combination Leg/ Upper body Circut
Plie Squats with Upright rows- 15 lb. each- 12
Lat Pulldowns- 50lb. – 12
Stationary Lunges with Bicep Curls- 10lb. each- 12
Tricep Kickbacks- 5lb. each- 12
Biceps/ Chest/ Triceps Circut
Dumbbell Chest Press- 15 lb. each- 12
Cable Cross overs- 50lb. total- 12
21s- 20lb. barbell- 12
Bench Dips- 12
After completing all of this, I was D-O-N-E! It was a GREAT workout though & I felt fantastic after! I love those kind of workouts that just make you feel so good afterwards. Know what I’m talking about??
Once we got home, I made myself a protein shake for lunch. We were having a early dinner, so I didn’t really want to eat anything- a protein shake sounded perfect!
Last night we went to my sister & brother-in-law’s house to visit with them & to see my absolutely ADORABLE nephew! Get ready for some picture overload—
^Isn’t he PERFECT?! Oh, that little red spot on his head is totally normal- it’s just called a ‘strawberry’ or ‘stoke bite’ or ‘angel kiss’- but it eventually goes away.
^Craig thinks he looks bad in this picture, but I think it’s cute 🙂 Uncle Craig & Ethan
Ethan & Mommy (my sister 🙂 ) You CANNOT even tell she had a baby- she looks FANTASTIC!
I love that little man SO very much. He is just such a good baby. I held him as much as I could, I even got to give him a bottle- Erin told me I was the first to ever feed him besides her! I’m such a proud aunt 😀
Erin’s birthday is on February 8th & I knew exactly what to make her! You see she LOVES Snickerdoodles. I had never even heard of Snickerdoodles until she told me about them. I just really like the name of them! 😀 I don’t remember how old I was when I started to make them, I think it was like 10 or 12. Something around then. Once I found the perfect recipe for them, I used to make them all of the time growing up. Even after my sister moved out, my parents always requested that I make them 🙂 My Mom told me that I made them perfectly- because they have to be cooked JUST right- not too long, but not too short. Now whenever I go home, my parents always ask me if I brought them snickerdoodles- I think they are spoiled 😉 Lucky for them I love making them!
Figuring out what to make Erin was easy- SNICKERDOODLES of course 😀
A lot of recipes for snickerdoodles call for shortening. Personally I HATE cooking/ baking with shortening. It just creeps me out- it looks like pure lard. Yuck! Another key to any snickerdoodle recipe is cream of tarter.
Here’s the recipe that I have used for years– I think it makes the best, fluffy snickerdoodles!
(adapted from this recipe)
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar <– that’s key!
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
- Combine 1 1/2 cups white sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
- Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Blend well.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Roll dough in sugar/cinnamon mixture and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
Just make sure you keep the cookie monster away! Otherwise he will creep into the kitchen & try to sneak a few cookies out. You can just occupy him by giving him a ‘sample’ & telling him that he has to be the guinea pig to ‘make sure they taste good.’
Then just sit him in front of the tv & put Seinfeld on…it will keep him occupied for HOURS. 😉
It was a great night, with some great company 😀
Today we are going to watch lots of Dexter, head to the gym for a workout & then cheer on the PACKERS!!!
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Hope you have a wonderful day- I’ll catch up with ya later 🙂