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
Oh my, I’m usually not a big chocolate girl, but …oh my! Dark 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?