I am a brave woman… maybe

Hi bloggies, I forgot to mention that I decided to participate in Amanda’s Sexy Six Pack challenge.  Did you notice how much I love challenges? :)  

The sexy six pack challenge logo

The rules state that you have to commit to some kind of abs routine at least 3 times a week for 30 days.  Originally I said I’ll just do something for at least 10 minutes (abs class at the gym, abs class from my dvr, my own somethin somethin) and that’s what I started with, but yesterday under my bed I noticed a very dusty AB slide that was crying out for help.  I got this thing years ago in college and I can probably count on my 2 hands the number of times I used it.  This thing is so hard!  I mean, not only does it work your abs, but your arms have to be mighty strong if you want to get back up.  Now that sounds like my kind of challenge! 😀  So I’ll be using this baby at least 3 times a week and we’ll see if I can improve.

AB slide

Don’t let its cute appearance fool you!  This thing is a monster!  

Anyways, this is where I may grow some balls and actually show you what I’m made off.  I took a “before picture” of my abs yesterday.  I will not post it until February 17, hopefully along with the sexy six pack abs in the “after picture.”  Of course that’s only if I don’t chicken out.  Maybe I shouldn’t have eaten Barney Butter straight out the jar this morning, heh? 😉

So for my first AB slide workout, I did 20 straight rolls and 10 on each side.  I think it’s possible to roll out even further, but I’m not there yet.  It’s funny, because I think my ab muscles are pretty strong, but somehow this thing still kicks my ass… err, abs 😀  I’ll report on my progress with the AB slide in future posts.

REST OF MY WORKOUT

After doing a little rollin, I turned on my cable box for some yoga.  It’s totally my new thing!  I like that I don’t have to leave the apartment to have a little workout!  I just did a 20 minute routine that was nice and relaxing – lot’s of stretching.  I totally needed it!  My inner thighs were making a clicking noise that freaked me out a bit.  I felt better afterwards!

Then I did a whole lot of nothing but after a few hours put on my gym clothes and hit the gym.  I knew I wanted to do some weights and figured I’ll just see if I feel like anything else once I’m there.  Of course, once I get to the gym I’m like a machine, so it ended up being an extra long session.  Works for me! :)

I started with a 5 minute warm-up on the elliptical, followed by back/biceps/hamstrings/glutes and obliques workout from Jillian’s Winning by Losing book…. then 15 minutes on the bike and another 10 minutes on the elliptical.  I felt great afterwards, and the best part, because I pushed myself a little extra, I hit my weekly workout minimum (~8 hours) so I don’t have to work out today if I don’t want to (and it looks like it is going to be a lazy day so that’s good that I don’t have to drag myself to the gym).  Gym workout stats:

  • Duration: 1:40
  • Calories burnt: 735 (45% fat)
  • Ave HR: 134, Max HR: 189

BEST MEAL OF THE DAY

banana/mascarpone/chocolate stuffed french toast

I started the morning with some whole wheat french toast stuffed with 1/2 banana, mascarpone cheese and chocolate chips (using Arnold’s Double Fiber whole wheat bread as the base).  The egg mixture was just 3/4 of an egg with 1/4 cup skim milk and a drop of vanilla extract.  Here are the insides before cooking:

stuffed french toast insides

And the final product with some coffee:

banana/mascarpone/chocolate stuffed french toast with coffee

Gooey insides:

cooked stuffed french toast cross section

Yum! :)

OTHER EATS

organic gala apple

homemade lentil soup with goat cheese toast

Mmm, goat cheese…

goat cheese toast closeup

no pudge brownie with dried cherries

2 AK MAK crackers

banana bread larabar

And for dinner, we went to O Sushi restaurant.  I’ll do a separate post of dinner with my restaurant review :)

We also went to a Big Lebowski party (the Big Lebowski movie was playing in one room, we were all drinking white russians, and a few people were playing Wii Bowling in another room), so I had one of these:

white russian

How was your weekend?

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