B-A-N-A-N-A-S

10 Apr

Good Evening All!

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend, full of family dinners and visiting, but are ready to get back at it (hopefully no one fell of the wagon too hard ;)). It ended up being a beautiful weekend up here, and we did get Easter Sunday off (yay!) so we decided to go for a quad ride at the Walker farm, and put a little twist on our Easter Supper. We brought chicken breast, which we cooked on a wiener stick, inventive I know. We also brought raw carrots, apples and of course you can’t forget the wine in a classy coffee mug. We brought our dogs along, and they love it out there, and so do we, so we spent all afternoon there enjoying the sunshine and peace and quiet.

     

Now on the workout side of things…..

I still follow Jamie Eason’s Livefit Trainer, but wanted to change things up a bit this weekend since we don’t have all the equipment the Livefit Trainer calls for, and try my hand at creating my own workout. This is what I came up with…

WARM UP

3 Sets of:

12 Jumping Squats followed by 1 minute of jumping rope (or jumping with a fake rope) with no rest in between sets.

WORKOUT (30-60 seconds of rest in between each set)

1) Walking Lunges – 3 sets of 20 reps (10 per leg)

2) SUPERSET

Wall Sits (back is against wall, and position your body as if you are sitting on a chair)

3 sets of 45 seconds

Single Leg Dumbbell Squat

3 sets of 12 reps

3) SUPERSET

Plie Squat

3 sets of 12 reps

Glute Bridge

3 sets of 12 reps

4) SUPERSET

Single Leg Deadlift

3 sets of 12 reps

Standing Dumbbell Calve Raises

3 sets of 20 reps

5-10 minute stretch.

My husband agreed to do it with me, and told me he would see if I could make him break a sweat. Guess what? I made him sweat (and myself) a lot!

Now back to eating (I do a lot of this). I am so excited to share with you all a recipe I tried this afternoon. It is called Polka Dot Banana Bread from the Chocolate Covered Katie page, and it is seriously good (almost too good!). I know I have the recipe under the “Snacks/Desserts” tab, but I did make a few alterations, so I thought I would share the new Polka Dot Banana Bread remix!

Polka Dot Banana Bread

Changes I made:

1) Added 2 scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein

2) Added 1/2 cup of applesauce

3) I opted out of adding chocolate chips

4) Used 1/4 cup of honey as my sweetener, since it is the only thing I had on hand

5) Used 2 cups of oat flour, that I made myself at home, instead of Spelt flour.

This loaf would make a great treat or I might also use it as a pre-workout snack, because of the high sugar content from the bananas and honey, and the oats are also a great energy source. It is so delicious, my Husband got home from work and now I only have half a loaf left! I better hide it, or my workout snack will disappear fast!

I know this post was a little all over the place, but that’s what happens when you have a lot to say, which I never fall short of!

I hope everyone started off their Monday training hard and eating clean!

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One Response to “B-A-N-A-N-A-S”

  1. jackie April 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    absolutely love your leg workout!!didnt feel like going to the gym today so did this at home and it worked me good. Thanks for making it easy for me to do at home. Just a word on my leg progress.. i have advanced from twig legs to getting some nice muscle cutting and shape happening. I am more excited about this than anything right now!!! yahh leg workouts!

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