Friday, October 1, 2010

10.1.10: Pure Evil (in the form of red velvet)

Last Night: I made red velvet whoopie pies. Oh my delicious. Seriously pure evil sandwiched between two equally evil little cakes. Freaking amazing. I scoured the internet for a recipe that was comparable to red velvet cake recipe I use, it was my grandmas and it rocks. I also wanted a recipe that the filling did not contain cream cheese. Red velvet cake DOES NOT go with cream cheese icing. I know some disagree, but I dont take my red velvet lightly and I firmly stand by my above statement. Yum yum. Pics & recipe to come...These will ALL be leaving my house because they would not stand a chance if they remained.

Thursday's Workout:
-Firm Cardio
-10 MS Tummy Toners (yoga abs)
*total w/o time 60 min + stretch

Today's Review: The Firm, Firm Cardio
Heidi Tanner, 1995 ***** (5 of 5 stars)

This is a 60 minute AWT (mostly strength) workout led by Heidi with a large number of background exercisers in the mansion set. You will need a variety of dumbbells, a fanny lifter or other adjustable step, and ankle weights for this. They also use an optional barbell. Im not sure why this is called "Cardio" because it is really a strenght workout. Though alot of the work will get your heartrate up.

This is a solid workout, hitting every muscle group. About 40 minutes of standing upper and lower body work interspersed with floor cardio, step, and 4 limb cardio and about 20 minutes of floor work. Some of the moves combine lower and upper but not all and the moves are combined appropriately so you can use the correct poundage.

The standing stregth work includes: leg press, lunges, dips, lunges, bicep curls, tricep dips w/ your feet on the box, hammer curls, overhead press, French press, lat row, lat raises, front raises, squats, etc. The floor work includes a nice long crunch series, pec fly, donkey kick variations, bridge, etc.

I would rate this a solid or high intermediate w/o depending on the poundage you use. Heidi is an excellent lead and cues very well. The moves are all straight forward and easy to catch onto. You can really work all your muscles thouroughly if you heavy up. The time goes by quickly but the pace is not rushed.

Today's Tip: Foods That May Only Sound Healthy #3: Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter

Reduced-fat peanut butter is not necessarily a healthier version of regular peanut butter. Read the labels to see why. Both regular and reduced-fat peanut butter contain about the same amount of calories, but the reduced-fat variety has more sugar. But isn't it healthy to reduce some fat? Not in this case. Regular peanut butter is a natural source of the "good" monounsaturated fats. Look for a natural peanut butter with an ingredient list that contains no added oils. More from Cooking Light here.

No lolz today- blogger is not letting me upload photos :( boohoo.

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