Booty, booty, booty, booty, BOOTY! Everyone knows how obsessed I am with growing a nice ass, so here’s some progress shots I took on Sunday.
I’m not where I want to be, but I feel like I’ve been making slow progress! I see the ‘lift’ action going on! This week marks the beginning of my ‘two-a-days’ as you may know. I’m doing 3 ‘two-a-days’ a week for February, running home from work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For the first two weeks I will be doing 4 miles those days, the last two weeks I will be doing 5-7 miles those days. I really like the results I get from outdoor running! Not only does the outdoor terrain shock my muscles and challenge my body, but it really helps clear my mind as well. I need to buy running gloves, my hands were FROZEN last night! Cardio is really gonna help shed the ‘softness’ around my curves and display that lean muscle I’ve been building underneath.
My Polar FT4 came in from Amazon.com yesterday! I was so amped to use it this morning! I’ve always wondered the ACCURATE number of calories I burn during my workouts….. it looks like I’ve been underestimating them this whole time, by a couple hundred! No wonder I’ve been eating ‘second breakfast’ everyday!
This heart rate monitor is also a great awareness tool. Instead of dilly-dallying up the stairs to do my heavy lifting supersets in between sprint intervals, I RUN up the stairs to keep my heart rate up and ultimately *TORCH MORE CALORIES!* I’ve also noticed that lifting really heavy (well, heavy for me, workin’ on packin’ more weight around) keeps my heart rate up as well. Upper body and certain ab movements are on the lower side. Ironic because I read two articles correlating with this topic yesterday! Check ’em out:
Rev Up You Metabolism by Tracey Greenwood with FitnessRx
8 Reasons Women Should Lift by Kellie Davis with Bodybuilding.com
Now I can eat more Quest bars riiiiiiighhht?! Haha, NOPE. I will be giving those up March 1st, which is a bummer since I have 2 more boxes on the way: Strawberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough….. YUMMMM! I’m sort of obsessed with them, you have no idea. They are especially bomb when you heat them up in the microwave for 15 seconds! OOoooey goooooey delicious-ness! I want to try this gem out soon:
Yummmmm! Magnifico! I have PB2 now so I can actually make the frosting…… *DROOOOOOL*
– ½ Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar, cut in half (making two ¼ Quest Bar squares)
– 4g sugar free butterscotch pudding mix
– 2 Tbsp PB2 (may also use powdered peanut butter)
1.) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2.) Place a silicone cupcake liner in a cupcake pan (You’ll want to do this step so you can mold the Questbars to the cupcake liner)
3.) Place Quest Bars on plate and microwave for 8-10 seconds.
4.) Press one of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar squares to bottom of cupcake liner, molding it to fit the entire bottom/sides of cupcake liner.
5.) Place the Peanut Butter supreme Quest Bar on top of the chocolate peanut butter Quest Bar, molding it to fit the middle/sides of the cupcake liner.
6.) Take the last Chocolate Peanut butter Quest Bar square and flatten with your finger to about ¼ inch thick. Place it on top of the peanut butter supreme layer, molding it to fit the top/sides of the cupcake liner.
7.) Place Quest Bar cupcake in oven for 5 minutes.
8.) To make the icing, mix together pudding mix and PB2 with water until desired consistency is reached.
9.) When Quest Bar cupcake is done, top with icing.
243 calories, 25g protein, 11g active carbs, (19g fiber, 2.5g sugar), 9g fat
Sorry my blogs are all over the place! That’s just how my mind works, happy Tuesday 🙂