Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Few Things from Other Bloggers

Today started with a fabulous lifting workout.   I found a great bicep and tricep workout on Eat, Spin, Run and Repeat.  I figured if I can replicate a recipe off another blog, why not a workout?    I did this one:

Set 1: Mainly biceps and triceps

3x:

  • Barbell curls, standing on the BOSU (either side facing up). This also recruits core muscles which help to stabilize.
  • Triceps dips – This can be done with hands on the edge of a bench, with knees bent (beginners) or straight (harder). To make it more challenging, put your feet up on a step or another bench.

3x:  Jacob’s Ladder 90 seconds

  • Assisted chin up (narrow grip) – Adjust the weight to as much of your body weight as you need to be supported. Using the other handles and altering your grip will work the muscles in the back.
  • Push-ups with a medicine ball – Get into pushup position, with one palm on the floor and the other on top of a medicine ball. After each push-up, roll the ball to the opposite hand, push up, and roll it back.

3x:  Jacob’s Ladder – 2 minutes

  • Overhead tricep extension – Can do this with dumbells in each hand, or using a cable machine
  • T-bar bicep curl – Attach A straight bar to bottom of the cable machine. Stand facing the machine and curl up, keeping elbows at sides.

The only thing I changed was to do a couple of minutes of Jacob’s Ladder in between the supersets.  My heart was pumping through the whole workout, so I know it was good! 

When I got home, I made a balanced carb and protein recovery meal.  Now, I’m not a fan of eggs, but I enough doughy goodness, and I can overcome that.   Eggs and leftover bread = French Toast.

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Plus half of a banana and light maple syrup. 

Remember my post on leftovers yesterday?  Well, this was leftover baguette from making this over the weekend;

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Crostini.

Thanks to Emily at A Nutritionist Eats, for the recipe, and my mom, for hand delivering some fresh rhubarb from her garden.  This was a wonderful appetizer, and has also been good as a jam stand in for breakfast.  I wish I had more rhubarb!

Do you make recipes or take food and workout ideas from other blogs?  What is one you’ve done recently?

7 comments:

  1. I make recipes from food blogs all the time!! I love Tina's recipe for Banana Bread Cookies from carrotsncake.com and TONS of recipes from Jessica's blog over at howsweeteats.com.

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  2. I get ideas from other bloogers all the time:)
    I don't usually make exactly what they make....but I am interested in how they eat overall! I know I come here for ideas all the time:)
    I also go to Oh She Glows and The Fitnessista!!!

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  3. I get inspiration from other bloggers all the time! Now you have me craving french toast :)

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  4. I use other bloggers recipes too as a way to try new things. I love Emily's recipes. She has a way of making everything so simple and taste so great!

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  5. I've never taken a workout from another blog but I'm always getting recipe ideas. Even if I don't replicate the exact recipe, I find I often learn good tips and shortcuts.

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  6. So glad you liked them! I'm sure it was better with rhubarb out of a garden!!

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  7. Thanks for the shoutout! :) I'm glad you had a great workout!

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