Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review Time

Good morning friends.  What’s on your agenda for the day?  I get to go to the dentist – woohoo!  No, I’m serious, I’m one of the weirdos that LOVES to go to get my teeth cleaned and checked.  If my insurance covered it more often I’d probably go every 3 months instead of every six.  Does anyone else have any weird quircks like that? 

Today I thought I’d post a review of a workout video that I tried when I was in Minnesota.  I took my P90X, but did not end up doing it, and did this Get Ripped & Chiseled by Jari Love instead.  The reason I chose to do this instead was that I wanted a whole body workout, since I knew I wouldn’t be doing strength training as often.  Love’s workout was a full body workout, that is often compared to the Les Milles Body Pump workouts.  (I can’t attest to that since I haven’t taken one before.)

I set up my 8 pound dumbbells (all I had at my parents’ house) and put in the DVD.  I’m usually very skeptical of workout DVD’s, as I’ve found a lot of them to be to beginner-ish to me.  This was NOT.  After the squats and lunge tracks my legs were feeling like jello.  And as much as I love to workout my arms, I could not make it through the biceps and triceps track.  Wow!  That said, there were a lot of reps, and I was using 8 pounds, which was probably a bit heavy for that many reps.  I usually like to lift heavy with less reps, for strength, but this was a nice way to mix it up, and I certainly felt it the next day.  The video was split up into tracks where you could just work certain body parts separately, or do the full body workout.  That would come in really handy on days when I don’t have an hour, and just want to do upper or lower body, or just bi’s and tri’s, for example.  I will do this workout again when I want to mix up my normal style of strength training.

Now, because I believe in balance, and one cannot live by exercise alone, I feel the need to review a new favorite indulgence.

Cost Plus World Market’s All Natural Sea Salt Dark Chocolate

World Market Chocolate Bars - Cost Plus World Market  (source)

 

Oh my, I’m usually not a big chocolate girl, but …oh myDark chocolate with notes of substantial sized but sparsely scattered sea salt here and there.  Such a lovely contrast of flavor and texture, it almost made my heart flutter.  They are 64% Dark chocolate cocoa that melts into perfect luciousness on the tongue.  I have tried the Lindt with a touch of sea salt in the past, and they don’t even compare IMHO.  I’m a chocolate convert for sure – at least if it this dark chocolate.

Do you do strength training?  If you do, what is your usual style?  Heavy weight, high reps, bands, body weight only? 

What is your favorite chocolate? 

13 comments:

  1. All the Cost Plus Markets closed here and I used to LOVE that store. I am so sad!

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  2. I think strength training is important and I am trying to make a conscious effort to add it back into my routine. And mm.... dark chocolate!!

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  3. I love strength training. I do it twice a week (Cardio Muscle classes). I like to mix it up...sometimes heavy weights, less reps and other times the opposite.
    I love all chocolate but I do prefer milk chocolate. I'm a sucker for Sees candy!

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  4. I have been loving the salty/chocolate combo! But have never had that brand!

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  5. I need to commit to strength training. I love cardio, but dread weights. Once I can exercise again (hopefully soon as the post partum recovery is going well after only a week), I need to incorporate more strength training.

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  6. The flavor is tasty or you can add it to other drinks as well. It depends on how you prefer the taste.

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  7. Yes, I do. And, I'm doing Strength training at home. I prefer the classic way though. I use Barbells and dumbbells. oceanside health clinic

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  8. Glad you shared this very helpful review. I would definitely consider it.

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  9. I definitely agree with all the comments above me. I prefer old way rather than the new ones. Using dumbbells and pulley system helps me a lot.

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  10. I also prefer to do exercises at home to save time and money. It also allows me to work out with my wife.
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  11. Oh my! I love dark chocolate so much! I am also doing light exercises to maintain healthy and have a regular visit in cosmetic dentist in boca raton to have dental care.

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  12. A Sydney Dentist once told me that there are pros and cons when you eat chocolates. Yes everybody loves it but then there are also disadvantages that you can get from it like damaged set of teeth. The best way to this is for you to have a proper diet, drink water and brush your teeth and have a regular check up with dentist.

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  13. My dentist always told me that there are advantages and disadvantages when you eat chocolates because everyone love chocolates a lot but after long time you can get from it damaged set of teeth. The best option is that you have to proper brush your teeth twice a day and regular check up with dentist. dentist gives you the best suggestion for your teeth.

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