Thursday, June 30, 2011

Welcome to the Gun Show

Hello and Happy Thursday to all 15 of my loyal followers!
Yes, that’s right – 15! And a huge thanks to Christina and her Fro-Yo post for the awesome shout out!

First and foremost, I am in LOVE… with microwave “brownies”.
I know I’ve posted them a million times, but look how pretty mine was today:

In the mix?
½ cup liquid egg whites
1 scoop VPX SRO Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Stevia (find it here)
½ OZ (1/2 square) Unsweetened Bakers Chocolate
1/8 teaspoon baking powder

Mix it all up, pop it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.  It’ll puff up and look gigantic, then it’ll deflate and taste amazing!

Today seems extra long.. Possibly because I’m a day closer to a 3 day weekend and I’m already in party mode!  Not only is Saturday our town’s 4th of July Celebration, it is also my baby sister’s birthday!! She’s hanging out on the boat with babe and I all day, and she’s a party-girl, so I’m assuming there will be LOTS of Jell-o shots (they’re her favorite).
By the way, this is my sister, and she’s awesome (and a RUNNER, gasp).  She’s my partner in crime for my very first 5k and I’m super excited!
No, she doesn't really smoke! Rob gave her this shirt...

That being said, time for my workout stats!

Last night was Arms (aka all time favorite lifting day).  I was scheduled to lift shoulders, but my back is still acting up (including my traps & rear delts) so I decided to play it safe.  I’m not complaining though – I LOVE lifting armsWhyBecause they look like this when I’m done..
Please note the seriousness of my face HAH. 

I lifted for 45-ish minutes, and then I ran! 

Superset; Dumbbell Curls and Tricep Rope Extensions
Curls (4 sets): 20lb DBs for 30 (15 each arm), 20lb DBs for 26, 15lb DBs for 34, 20lb DBs for 24
Extensions (4 sets): 45lb for 15, 55lb for 15, 55lb for 15, 50lb for 15
Tri-Set; Cable Curls, Tricep Push-ups, Dumbbell Hammer Curls
*Let me explain this one first, it’s a bit confusing…
I did a total (3) sets cable curls, (5) sets tricep push-ups, and (3) sets hammer curls.. The routine looked like this:
Cable (45lb for 20), tricep (+35lb plate for 12), hammer (15lb DBs for 30 – 15 each arm), tricep (+35lb for 9), cable (55lb for 15), tricep (+25lb for 10), hammer (15lb DBs for 40), tricep (+25lb for 10), cable (50lb for 15), tricep (Bodyweight only for 15), hammer (15lb DBs for 30)
Skullcrushers (on Decline Bench) (3 sets): 55lb for 10, 50lb for 15, 50lb for 15
EZ Bar Curls (Burnouts, no rest) (4 sets): 50lb for 15, 45lb for 12, 40lb for 12, 35lb for 15

Treadmill: 20 minutes = 2.06 miles… I think I jumped into this running thing a bit too quickly; I have bad ankles  to begin with, and they were slightly sore last night (pre-run), after 15 minutes of a fairly decent pace, I had to suck it up and walk the last 5 minutes.  I still managed to get in 2 miles though, so I guess I’m satisfied.
All business.

*Please, anyone and everyone:
If you are interested in (or already do) weight training and have any questions on what I mean in these workouts (or anything else, for that matter), shoot me an email!
I’d love to hear from you!!

That’s all for now, but stay tuned…

Some of you have been asking, so I’m going to tell ;-)
I’m working on a page listing all of the supplements I take (with pictures, of course).  This includes my protein powders of choice, and will probably include some random foods (like my favorite PB of all time) and maybe even the brand of hair dye I LOVE.

Have a beautiful day bloggers!!


  1. Gah CANNOT wait to try this brownie
    in 16 days!

    i heart chocolate more than ANYTHING In the entire world!

    Love that I have become one of your followers haha
    happy long weekend!

  2. Up skullcriuhers have become my new favourite! I also love tricep pushups. I don't know what it is, but working my tris makes me feel so strong!

    That brownie looks amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on that chocolate stevia! I'm going to check out a few of the health food stores here first and if that doesn't work out, I'll order it online!

    Your boat party is going to be SO FUN! Jealous!

  3. I meant "Um, skullcrushers" not "up skullcriuhers" hahahaha WOW.

  4. I am so glad you commented on my blog so that I could find yours! First of all the brownie idea makes me swoon, thank you for this idea!
    Those kinds of exercises are great, love the burn they provide

  5. GUESS WHAT I FOUND?!?! My local health food store didn't have chocolate stevia, but they had CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY!! I cannot wait to wake up and put some in my oats! So damn expensive ($25 - is that normal?), but I'm sure it's worth it!

  6. Nice guns! and hope you and your sis have a blast! Sisters are the best!