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Trying to Get it all Done

Today was another long day for me. Trying to get it all done. Christmas is sneaking up fast! I spent most of the day trying to play catch up on chores. I also finished wrapping presents, made and jarred spaghetti sauce (family recipe I make and give as gifts), baked bread, and of course manged to squeeze in a workout.

The Workout
Today I stuck with the no DVD weight work. I did choose exercises, rep numbers, and rep patterns from Slow and Heavy for chest and shoulders. You do each exercise 3 times with a slow 8 count speed. It's hard to be disciplined enough to not speed up and rush through. Of course, it's the slow tempo that makes this workout so effective. So, I will say that with this one, it's a major perk having the DVD to keep you on track. Here's how it went:
  • Bench press flat bench - 6 up, 2 down
  • Chest fly flat bench - 6 down, 2 up
  • Bench press incline bench - 6 up, 2 down
  • Chest fly incline bench - 6 down, 2 up
  • Front raise - 6 up, 2 down
  • Lateral raise - 6 up, 2 down
  • Posterior rear delt raise - 6 up, 2 down
  • Overhead press, seated - 6 up, 2 down
I did cardio from Step Blast (too many cookies yesterday to skip) and abs from Step, Jump, Pump.

The Food
The sauce is an all-day event. It literally takes 8 hours or more to complete from start to finish. But, it's worth the effort. I know, you're thinking, "just another jarred gift." Oh, but it's not. Friends and family who get the sauce as gifts actually return their jars to be refilled for the next year. It's thick, rich, and one of a kind! Yum. I'm not partial or anything LOL. I also made French bread rolls and ciabatta bread. I mean, while I'm at it and all.





Comments

  1. You had a busy day.

    I love making spaghetti sauce too. It must be an Italian thing. ;)

    I hope you have a great day today,
    Alicia

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  2. Alicia , it was definitely a full day! I agree, it must be the Italian in me when it comes to spaghetti sauce. I'm super picky for starters. But we use this sauce on everything from pizza to "burgers".

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  3. Heather,

    That is so funny. I use cold spaghetti sauce on veggie burgers instead of ketchup. I thought I was the only one.

    Alicia

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  4. Yummm, spaghetti sauce!!!!

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  5. Stephanie don't worry, there's a jar with your name on it!

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