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Bar Challenge

Tonight’s post is coming to you a little late. I had a busy day today but you’ll have to wait until tomorrows post to find out why.

Yesterday was a pretty chilled day. I decided to sleep in a little bit and when I finally got my butt out of bed the first thing I did was hit the gym.

Yesterday’s workout was a great one. It started with a 5 min warm up on the treadmill followed by a weight sesh (each of the following exercises were performed 3 times)

Exercise Weight Reps
Bent Over Fly 20 lbs 12 Reps
Frog Crunches 15 Reps
Plie + Bicep Curl 20 lbs 10 Reps
Bench Dips 12 Reps
Bent Over Row 20 lbs 12 Reps
Reverse Crunch 12 Reps
Overhead Press 20 lbs 10 Reps
Stability Ball
Hamstring Curl
12 Reps
Plank 20 Secs

After the weights I hopped on the treadmill and did a short interval run walk.

  • 1 min @ 6.0, walk 1 min
  • 1 min @ 6.3, walk 1 min
  • 1 min @ 6.5, walk 1 min
  • 1 min @ 6.8, walk 1 min
  • 45 sec @ 7.0, walk 1.25 min (x2)
  • 30 sec @ 7.3, walk 1.5 min
  • 30 sec @ 8.5, walk 1.5 min

After the gym, I came home blogged and then headed to an hour long yoga class.

After all that exercise I was starving. Dinner last night was another winner. Mama Pea’s Noodle Salad with Peanut Mmmm Sauce.

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You can find the original recipe here. I followed her except I left off the peanuts.

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Mine turned out a little more like a stir fry then a salad it was still delicious. I’ll be making this for the husband next week when he get back.

After dinner I spend some time in the kitchen doing a little baking.

I made Jenna’s (Eat Live Run) Double Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars.

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These were good but I’d say a little too many chocolate chips. I’d cut them by a 1/3 next time I made them.

I also made Lynn’s (Lynn’s Life) Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars.

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These are ok but definitely not enough chocolate chip or peanut butter. I’d double those the next time. You can hardly taste them and the just crumbled apart when I cut them. They need more for everything to stick together.

Finally, I made a batch of my homemade granola bars.

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I subbed the dried cranberries for dried cherries and it turned out wonderful. These are always my favourite bars not matter how much different types that I make.

Do you have a favourite homemade granola bar recipe? Send me the link. I’m always looking to challenge my favourite.

Single Lady

If you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

This week the husband is away so I am single for the next 5 days and with the lack of meat and other manly purchases at the grocery store I thought it would be fun to share with you what I purchased yesterday.

Fruits:

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  • Cherries
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • A huge container of blueberries

Veggies:

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A little hard to see with all the bags but the pictures shows:

  • Mushrooms
  • Red Pepper
  • Baby Grape Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Cilantro
  • Bok Choy
  • Red Beets (with their greens still on them)

Random Fridge Items:

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  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Pineapple Yogurt (I’ve been looking for this ever since Jaime mentioned it on her blog a few weeks ago)
  • Earth Balance
  • Goat Cheese
  • Cranberry Goat Cheese
  • Fresh Basil

Bread Products:

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  • Whole Wheat English Muffins
  • Multigrain Bagel Thins
  • Rice Noodles

Baking Products:

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  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Canola Oil
  • Rolled Oats
  • Sliced Almonds

Random Cupboard Items:

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  • Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • Dried Cherries (I usually buy dried cranberries for granola bars but when I saw these at Costco I just couldn’t resist)
  • Light Coconut Milk
  • Nutritional Yeast (I’ve never tired this before but have heard so many good things about it I thought I’d give it a shot)

That’s it. Since the husband is away I thought I’d pick up a few things I’ve been wanted for baking and such (cocoa powder, canola oil, etc) but hadn’t had a chance to get them.

I also wanted to share my dinner from last night. This is a MUST MAKE! It is so good.

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.

I got this from Emily a few weeks ago and this is probably the third time I’ve made it. Honestly it’s that good. I follow her recipe exactly except I leave out the olives (since I’m not an olive fan). Last night I also topped it with a little feta.

Go make this now!!

And make sure to make extras. I think it’s even better cold the next day.

Happy 4th of July to all those south of the border!