Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Work Out and Cool Down

It has been almost a week since my last post! Sorry, I have been a slightly busy girl this past week! One thing I have had a lot of time for though, is work outs! This weekend has been full of some great work outs! Friday, we went hiking for a total of about 5 miles (up and down a mountain), talk about a great work out! I am still feeling sore from that! On Sunday, my husband and I went for a run around our neighborhood and the lake near our house and it was actually a great work out and I am looking forward to doing that more! Oh, and I have been taking those Gravity classes I talked about in an earlier post- definitely loving those! Now, today's work out is an upper body strength session that took me about 25 minutes. (I got this work out from a book Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads).   Its broken up into sections, covering Chest, Shoulders, Back, Triceps, and Biceps. This is what I did: 
Dumbbell Bench Press: 10 lbs - 15 reps 
Dumbbell Bench Press: 10 lbs - 15 reps 
Push Ups : On knees - 10 
Seated Overhead Shoulder Press: 8 lbs - 15 reps 
"                                "                : 8 lbs - 15 reps 
Side Lateral Raise: 3 lbs - 15 reps 
"           "              : 3 lbs - 15 reps 
Standing Bent Row: 5 lbs - 15 reps 
"             "             : 5 lbs - 15 reps 
Lat Pull Down- Using rubber bands 
Tricep Push Back- 5 lbs - 15 reps 
"                  "      : 5 lbs - 15 reps 
Dumbbell Extension(Seated) : 8 lbs - 15 reps 
"                  "                       : 8 lbs - 15 reps 
Seated Dumbbell Hammer Curl : 10 lbs - 12 reps (alternating arms) 
"                       "                       : 10 lbs- 12 reps 
Standing Bicep Curl: 8 lbs - 12 reps 
"                "           : 8 lbs - 10 reps 

If you have any questions about the moves or work out, don't hesitate to ask. : ) Now, onto the "cool down" which is actually a delicious homemade Orange Sorbet Recipe that I made last week and it is amazing! It is light, refreshing, sweet, and the perfect healthy treat to cool you down! 

1 Cup Sugar 
1 Cup Water 
1 tsp Orange zest 
4 Oranges 

Combine Sugar and water in a saucepan and heat on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and don't stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat and then set aside. Zest the oranges until you get 1 tsp zest.  In a 4 Cup measuring cup, squeeze all of the oranges and remove seeds. Stir in water/sugar mixture and zest to the orange juice and then add enough water to make 3 1/2 Cups of liquid total. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour and then transfer to your ice cream maker and let it do its thing! (Mine took about 15 minutes) After it is done, transfer to a freezer proof container and freeze! Enjoy! 

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