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Weekends End Too Quickly!

The weekend has been flying by way too fast! I feel like it is just beginning and I’m already preparing my work week! Time slow down a bit would ya?

I started my morning off with more coffee with creamer (yay, I missed it!) and a light breakfast. I wasn’t that hungry so I settled for some corn cakes with jam

I love these corn cakes. I get the flax kind (Wegman's)

I love these corn cakes. I get the flax kind (Wegman’s)

Phoebe was literally dragging her carrier across the floor in the morning. I quickly took the hint that she was ready for G-Mama’s house, so we went. I guess she makes the rules?

My dad bought me these awesome Super Bowl goodies!

Superbowl champs mug!

Superbowl champs mug!

Ravens mug! Def saving this one :)

Ravens! Def saving this one 🙂

Not for drinking!

Not for drinking!

And G-Mama made a lovely pizza

Pretty Pizza!

Pretty Pizza!

My snack consisted of cucumbers and homemade crackers made out of Garbanzo bean flour! Letter G 🙂 I had hummus too for dipping!

Healthy plate!

Healthy plate!

Homemade Crackers. So simple to make and nice and crunchy!

Homemade Crackers. So simple to make and nice and crunchy!

I then hit the gym for LEG day! I decided to switch up a few things and it felt really good to do something a little different.

I started with a leg warmup:

  • bosu squats holding a 25 lb plate, 12 reps x 2 sets
  • Elastic band squats (stand on an elastic band with handles, squat against the band, side to side), 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Deep squats using the TRX trainer (this uses your body’s own resistance). I literally squat all the way down to the floor and pulled myself back up using the handles
 TRX ropes

TRX ropes

  • One leg TRX squats (one leg goes straight through the loop, squat with the other leg), 10 reps x 1 set each leg
Single leg squat

Single leg squat

Now that my legs were warm, I used the elliptical/stair stepper machine for 30 minutes! I really did long strides on it to get my heart rate up. I think this machine makes me sweat more than the arc trainer, but I guess I also do the arc trainer a lot!

Yep, that was really my heart rate, used my heart rate monitor again!

Yep, that was really my heart rate, used my heart rate monitor again!

I then hit the Smith machine. I never used it before because it intimidated me. I would always see the big beefy guys using it, and never any women back in that area. Well I decided that was going to change! And guess what? I LOVED IT! I really broke a sweat and my heart was POUNDING. The Smith machine allows you to pile on the weight, but gives you assistance so it’s easier on the knees. The bar alone weighs about 45 lbs, but differs from gym to gym, so once you stack the weights, you are squatting A LOT! Definitely a different kind of squat, but a great squat 🙂

Now here’s my killer leg workout: (when I say “extra lbs” that’s NOT including the bar!)

  • Smith machine squats with 70 extra lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Smith machine Plie squats with 70 extra lbs, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Smith machine squats holding the bar in front of you (instead of on shoulders), 50 extra lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Smith machine Hack squats (bar behind you at ankles, pick it up overhand grip and squat up and down- these are hard!), 20 extra lbs, 8 reps x 4 sets
My new toy!

My new toy!

  • Calf raises, 50 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
I used this machine today! I liked using real weights instead of depending on the machines.

I used this machine today! I liked using real weights instead of depending on the machines.

  • Good morning hamstrings. Place a weighted bar on shoulders (I did 40 lbs). Legs straight, bend from the waist with slight arch in back. Come back up. 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Curtsy lunges. 12 lb kettle bell in hand, 12 reps x 4 sets each leg

Also did my in between exercises: torso twists, oblique standing crunches, and side bends

I hit 15 more minutes on the elliptical and stretched it out really good!

I used an elastic cable to stretch out my legs

I used an elastic cable to stretch out my legs

My legs were SHAKING by the end!

Hard work for those legs!

Hard work for those legs! (see the dent from my heart rate monitor? It’s why I don’t use it a lot)

Muscle tone getting better!

Muscle tone getting better!

At home Phoebe and I watched some old DVD’s

I LOVED this show when it was on. Jessica was so beautiful!

I LOVED this show when it was on. Jessica was so beautiful!

It’s funny, as I was going through G-Mama’s cabinet (literally hundreds of DVDs) she said to me “why don’t you re-watch Newlyweds so you can see how much Jess has changed”, meanwhile it was already in my hands! I haven’t watched it in over 10 years. We are so alike 🙂

Phoebe also played around a bit

My cutie pie

My cutie pie

Hopefully I can make it to the gym again today. I probably won’t do as long of a session since these past 2 days I hit it hard!

Oh and Grammy’s are tonight! I’m not a huge fan of the red carpet because there isn’t much glamour, but I still watch. Remember the days when Joan Rivers would host the Grammy red carpet and she didn’t know who anyone was? She would just say “oh and YOU! YOU! look fabulous!” Cracked me up. And one year she called Mariah Carey fat… oh boy! Not cool. Anyway, I will be watching the show tonight of course because the man of my teenage dreams is performing, Mr. Timberlake! Can’t wait 🙂

Have a good Sunday 🙂

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. A recipe for homemade crackers?? That is so awesome. I totally want to give those a try!

    • Yes Ma’am! I ate them at my moms yesterday and she sent me a text this morning saying “I thought you bought those at wegmans!” lol totally a compliment! Try ’em they are good!

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