Hey everyone!! Hope you’re having a happy Monday so far 😀
We’re back in Valdosta and getting back to the grind over here. Even though I have a boatload of laundry and cleaning to do, it always feels nice to come back to the casa after sleeping in a hotel for a couple of nights. I like our house, I guess 😉
1. The Winter Shape Up
I didn’t design new workouts for this week because there are two that I’d like love for you to try if you’re participating in the shape-up.
Beginners: (from this post)
–jumping squats (1 minute)
–wall push-ups (1 minute)
–couch dips (30 seconds)
–high knees (1 minute)
-plank (20 seconds)
–side plank (20 seconds)
-switch to the other side (20 seconds)
–plie squat (1 minute)
–chair calf raise (1 minute)
–Pilates swimming (1 minute)
* Repeat the entire circuit 2-3 times
Int/Advanced: (from this page)
1. Bent-Over Row and Kickback
It works: Latissimus Dorsi (Back) and Triceps
2. Plie and Bicep Curl (I would reduce the amount of sets of this one to 1 or 2 since the following exercise works similar muscle groups)
What it works: Biceps, Inner thighs, Glutes (booty) and Quads (top of thighs)
3. Ballerina Plie
What it works: Quads, Inner thighs, Glutes (booty) and Calves
4. Chest Flye and Reverse Crunch
This works: Chest and Abdominals
Keep your weights from touching the floor and try to keep your legs at the same angle they were at on the ground and crunch your abs. As you gently bring your feet back down, bring the weights back together and squeeze your pectorals (chest).
5. Lunge and Lateral Raise
This works: Quads and Shoulders
6. Oblique Crunch with Dumbell
7. Swimming back extension
Works: Lower back (erector spinae) and the backs of your shoulders (rear deltoids)
Repeat the entire circuit 2-3 times
2. The Raw Cacao Crunchies
So, remember the raw cacao cookies I made last week?
When I did another recipe test last night, the dough came out like this:
Can you believe that’s RAW?!
Not to do any horn-tooting or anything, but that cookie dough is everything I wanted it to be 😀
I even had a
hefty little taster to make sure 😉
I rolled out the raw cacao cookie dough:
Cut it into cute little hearts,
and put it into the dehydrator to dehydrate to perfection for 24-36 hours.
I can’t wait to see how they turn out! I have a good feeling about them 😀
January 2010 was the best month the bloggy has EVER had! Thank you SO so very much for reading my little blog and for sticking around with me- I hope you know how much I appreciate it <3 You all make this such a fun place to talk about food and fitness, and I’m very lucky to “know” all of you.
As a little thank-you,
I’ll send half of the raw cacao cookies to a lovely bloggy 😀
(+ some fun goodies I’ll throw in there)
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment and tell me which dessert you’d love to see a raw version of.
For me, it’s Funfetti cake! It’s my mission to do it one of these days 😉
I’ll pick the cookie winner tonight at midnight EST.
Ready, set…. GO!