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No Whimpy Wednesday

Working out Wednesday
So today I almost managed to talk myself out of my workout. Even worse, it was going to be embarrassingly easy too! Once I realized just how easy it was going to be to skip out, I knew I had to get my butt up to the gym ASAP. I'm glad I did because it ended up being a good workout in the end, and I had so much more energy after. The original intention was to do my weights then spin. I ended up running for about 35 minutes then hitting the weights. I'm in my 3rd week of the Total-Body Training workout and the number of sets increased. So today was 4 sets of 8 reps of each of the following exercises. It was a great workout. I went to complete failure for a couple of the exercises on the last sets, so I know I was pushing myself:

Shoulders - Arnold Press

Quads - Hack Squats

Biceps - Incline Dumbbell Curls

Triceps - Overhead Tricep Extension

Chest - Incline Barbell Press

Back - Chinups

What is your favorite weight exercise? I love working out biceps and back. 


Easy Dinners Welcome
Even though I was feeling energized after my workout, I had absolutely no desire to make dinner. Creative juices have dried up today. It's night's like this when I'm really happy that I take the time to make and freeze up lentil burgers. So dinner was lentil burgers with baked sweet potato "fries." I topped the burgers as I almost always do with spinach and roasted red bell pepper. I did use some fantastic vidalia onion mustard that I picked up along the way. I'm a sucker for sauces of all kinds.

Is there any sort of food or condiment that you can't ever pass up?

Comments

  1. I like chest exercises! They make me feel like a warrior! :-)

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  2. Congrats on the great workout! Don't you feel great once you get that second wind and you just rock it!

    Great stuff!!

    XXOO

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  3. Heather,

    Definitely leg exercises. I am a glutton for squats, they are my favorite and make me feel so strong. Followed closely by anything for calves. I love working my legs.

    Condiments. Hmmmm. Definitely mustard of all sorts and types. I have been known to have 10 varieties in the frig at one time, and my husband is not a fan. My all time favorite is one I have been obsessed with for years called Sweet and Rough Mustard by The Silver Palate. Spicy and sweet with whole mustard seeds, it is a great mustard.

    have a great evening,
    Alicia

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  4. Hi there Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg ! I could see how doing chest exercises could make someone feel like a warrior! Hope you had a fabulous bday yesterday!

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  5. Kris | iheartwellness.com it's definitely a great feeling to get the much-needed 2nd wind. Even better when it's an awesome workout that you were initially going to blow off!

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  6. Hey Alicia ! I actually really like to work my calves too. I did extra calf work yesterday that I forgot to make note of. I like mustards too. I get that from my dad; he always has a million jars open as well (well, so do I to be honest)! They can be so incredibly flavorful. That Sweet and Rough Mustard sounds great!

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  7. great workout!! i love working my shoulders and butt mostly because they respond the most! I hate training biceps-funny because you love them LOL, I just am not a fan!! I do love walking lunges and military presses though :) I LOVE stone ground mustard! and honey mustard..basicalyl bring on the mustardddd

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  8. Thanks for stopping by Naomi ! Love your blog by the way. I like shoulders too actually. It's easier to see definition in them faster than anywhere else I think. Once I started trying real mustards, I can't even think about that yellow stuff! LOL.

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  9. I love doing biceps and shoulders for some reason - I think its because that's where you get the most bang for your buck, you know? I did a back/chest workout this AM (meso 3 STS) and, while I love the workout, back and chest aren't my favorite for some reason, weird huh?

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  10. Jessica (eatdrinkbreathesweat) I totally agree with you about biceps & shoulders! From years of ballet, I've always had nice shoulders so I guess I prob take that for granted. I've recently become slightly obsessed w/ back & I think it's b/c I don't have the same back strength/muscles as I did when I danced all the time. I do not know how you do meso 3 in the AM. I'm not awake enough to lift that heavy!

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  11. What a great workout!

    I cannot pass up salsa. It is my favorite condiment in the world...is it considered a condiment??

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  12. Hi Ameena ! Thanks so much for stopping by. I think salsa can be a condiment! I have 3 various flavors in my cabinet and 2 in my fridge right now! I love it over salads even on my veg. burgers. I'm a book lover too, so I'm going to definitely check out your reviews.

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