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Super Workout, Super Saturday

Friday Recap
Surprise surprise, Friday ended up being Pizza night at the Iacobacci-Miller household. No complaints from this gal though. It was yummy. We played a few rounds of pool while the pizza cooked, then ate and watched Julie and Julia, well, most of it. We sort of pooped out and have 30 minutes left to finish.

Superwoman Workout
Today I did chest, back, shoulders this morning using a drop set method. I did each exercise using the same weight, but dropping the number of reps with each set: 12, 10, 8, 6. This is the same set up as last week, but I did increase my weights for all exercises.

Flat bench flyes
Flat bench DB presss
Incline flyes
Incline DB press

Double-arm row (flat back)
Underhand DB rows

Standing DB press
Side lateral raises 
Rear delt press

After weights, I did Shock Cardio HIIT 40/20 then the weights only portion of Weights & Plates abs from Abs Circuit. I felt really good today, most likely because I behaved and took a rest day yesterday.

Saturday = Errand Day
After working out, we had lots of errands to run. It was grocery day, plus Jason wanted to pick up some heavier dumbbells (who am I to argue with that request), a relaxing lunch at a restaurant with a patio, and then Home Depot for some plants. It was warm and sunny today so the urge to get some yard work accomplished was definitely present. They didn't have all of the veggies or plants/flowers, but I definitely have a good start now. I usually grow Roma tomatoes, Japanese eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, and herbs. We used to grow fantastic squash and zucchini until our soil was invaded by squash borers that we have been unable to get rid of. I also got plants for many of my planters around the patio and on the fence. Definitely makes the yard feel more like spring with the additional color.

I love being able to step outside and grab makings for dinner. Do you like to garden? What veggies do you grow?

Simple, Easy Dinner
Speaking of dinner, we sort of let the time slip past us while working in the yard. So we opted for a quick, easy dinner tonight: Roasted Poblano Black Bean Burgers with baked sweet potato "fries." I didn't have any pineapple salsa tonight so I just opted to top them with my favorite veggie burger toppings: spinach, roasted red bell peppers, and mozzarella.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


  1. Heather, I love your pictures...PLEASE make them bigger! Like, poster-size! It is a shame they are so teeny, because they seriously make me drool!

    I do not like to garden...I'm simply too irresponsible!

  2. Heather,

    I love that you guys have pizza Friday. We used to have sushi Friday until I got tired of making it. It is nice to not have to think too much about dinner one night a week. ;-) I need to get back to that soon. Thanks for the push.

    Taking a day off always makes the next workout that much better. The same thing happens for me.

    I also garden but don't do many veggies, mostly herbs. We always have the following: rosemary, chives, mint, sage (2 types), thyme (3 types), oregano (2 types), dill, parsley, cilantro, basil, tarragon, fennel (for the pollen and seeds) and lavender. I also grow lettuce and something else to be determined (last year it was purple Roman peppers). As you can see it is mostly herbs at our house.

    Sounds like a great Saturday! I hope your Sunday is just as good.


  3. Sophia @ Burp and Slurp I highly doubt that you're irresponsible! Thanks for the comment on my pictures!

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean I think it's sort of fun to have a themed night for dinner. Definitely takes the guess work out of dinner plans! LOL. I would love to grow more herbs, but for some reason I have a very difficult time with them unless they're fairly hardy. I guess my green thumb only goes so far.

  4. sounds like a kick butt workout!!! gotta love those :)

  5. I honestly didn't really like Julie and Julia. I thought it was REALLY boring. Definitely wish I was Julie though---what a fun life she leads now! :)

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  7. Hey Fit Lizzio ! Yep, good workout day all the way around. Amazing what a rest day can do for the body.

    Lisa @ I'm an Okie I could see how it could get a wee bit drawn out! I guess I didn't know what to even expect at all. We really enjoyed it. Of course, it did take us 2 days to watch LOL!

  8. Great bean burger! I am so craving one right now!

  9. Hey Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well. It's so worth the effort to spend time making up a large batch and freezing. I really liked the roasted poblano flavor in these!


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