Two New Upper Body Workouts

Okay, I know I already said this last night but seriously, where did the weekend go?!? I mean, weekends usually go by pretty fast for me, but this weekend totally flew by. Must have been because we were havin’ so much fun?

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Here’s what you may have missed:

The 3rd Annual Fall Festival

Kate’s Birthday Celebration

Night Time Makeup Look Tutorial (continued from Fashion Friday)

Last Night Was The Night

It was a fun weekend, indeed!

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Along with all that fun also came lots of indulgent foods and sweets, so this morning was no doubt going to include a trip to the gym. Our usual instructor was back today, so I took advantage and hit up the BodyCombat class. No spinning for me this week!

Typically, I like to follow up BodyCombat with an upper body weights session at the gym, but I decided to come home early and do it here instead. On Saturday, I briefly mentioned that I had completed some upper body weights but never gave you any specifics. Well, now I am, because I like to share good things. Smile

For any of my fellow Exercise TV fans, I have two new upper body workouts that I’m totally loving:

On Saturday, I did the Rock Hard Arms and was totally psyched to see that not only is that video available, but one of my old favorites, Rock Hard Total Body, is back! I can’t wait to give that one a go again. The Rock Hard Arms video not only works your upper body, but it also gives you a pretty intense ab workout, too. Jay and I actually both did this workout on Saturday and are both still sore from it (Marco Reed is no joke!). The only thing we both thought was lacking a bit was exercises for the triceps.

Today, I tried out the Strong and Sexy Upper Body Burn with Cindy Whitmarsh and I thought it was great. This video was a little more fast-paced, working in a pyramid-style system (higher reps down to lower reps) and while it hit more muscle groups than the first video, I also felt that it didn’t quite work them to fatigue as much as the Rock Hard Arms workout did.

That being said, I loved both videos and will probably use them interchangeably for the next couple of weeks; you know, until I get bored again. Winking smile

Breakfast

Today’s combo was a good one, folks. A little sweet, a little savory, and a whole lotta yummy.

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Savory: Egg scramble made with 1 egg, 1/4 cup egg substitute, salt pepper, and basil

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Sweet: A slice of Pumpkin Gingerbread heated in the micro and topped with PB

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Yes, Pumpkin Gingerbread…and it’s amazing. I saw this recipe on Holly’s blog a couple of days ago and had been waiting for a chance to make it all week. I finally got a chance yesterday morning and followed her recipe almost exactly, subbing pumpkin pie spice for the ginger, and I skipped the chocolate chips.

I must say, for being a practically fat-free bread, it is super moist and so full of flavor. The cloves are pretty prominent in the recipe, so if they aren’t your thing, then I’d probably cut back. I love it though – it’s seriously incredible!

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So much so that I also ate another piece before even plating this one. Winking smile

Lots to do today, so it’s time to get crack-a-lackin’!

Questions for the Morning:

WOULD YOU RATHER…

  • Have a stronger, more defined upper body –OR- lower body?
  • Eat your eggs scrambled –OR – over easy?
  • Bake dessert –OR- cook dinner?