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Let there be cupcakes!

February 10, 2010

I realized that two of my foods today were cupcake-like (okay, one of them was actually a cupcake!)

Woke up at 6am for training.  I swear, my body knows that I HAVE to wake up early and sleep is elusive.  Oh well, I think I did okay.  And my stats for the training session were great:  49 minutes, 415 calories, 207 max HR, 150 avg HR.  The high heart rate is probably due in part to this move:

TURKISH GET UP!! (source)   I did it with only a 6 pound weight and 10X each side, HOLY COW IS IT HARD!

After the session, I fueled up with two mini-quiches (IN CUPCAKE FOILS!)

At work we were having a bake sale to benefit the breast cancer 3-D, so here was my dessert after lunch:

HOW DELICIOUS DOES IT LOOK!?!  It tasted even better!

Did you hear about the giant snow storm that was supposed to hit the east coast? The kids were getting out of school early.  Work went on “snow policy”.  My mom called at lunch to inform me that her flight to California tomorrow (to see my brother off to his deployment for seven months!), was CANCELED.  She was freaking out (obviously), and asked my advice about how to get the airline to listen to her.  I have had my share of canceled flights (too many tears at the airport).   I told her to go to the airport and make them listen to her reason for traveling.  Luckily, it got worked out.  Now she’s flying out of Boston Friday morning (meaning we have two houseguests tomorrow night).

Anyway, how much snow?  When I left work at 9pm (11 hours today, woohoo!), we had a dusting.  That was about it.  Glad they canceled all of those flights!?!  SO FRUSTRATING!

And on a total different note, guess what came from Amazon today?

YAY! SLOW COOKER RECIPES!  Can’t wait to try some of these out.

Well, the house is clean (our bathroom was gross), and finishing up Ugly Betty.

Maybe I should eat more foods in cupcake shapes . . . what is one of your favorite baked goods?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2010 8:52 AM

    Ahhhh the TGU. not something i’ve dabbled in personally (just not in the schedule yet) but definitely a goodie.

    And as per always, a link 🙂
    http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/the_best_exercise_youre_not_doing

    • February 11, 2010 6:16 PM

      NICE!! I definitely had to look up all of the muscles he recommended foam rolling. Haven’t done that yet. Thoughts?

      • February 12, 2010 8:50 AM

        I LOVE FOAM ROLLING. the end. (or PVC rolling in my case- don’t waste the $$$ on a foam roller – get a $5 piece of PVC from home depot) those are my thoughts.

        Really though, I didn’t buy into it at first. I tried it once or twice and it was just awkward and painful and i didn’t feel like I was getting anything out of it. Now I do it for about 5-10 min a tleast 5x a week and it’s making a HUGE difference. I think it’s a big reason why my charlie horse has stopped for the most part. I can’t speak highly enough of it. I’d like to try some tennis ball stuff too, but one step at a time. And guess what…. links!:

        From hottie-bo-bottie adorable irish descent Eric Cressey and Mr Robertson (gurus of corrective exercises and rehab) http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/feel_better_for_10_bucks

        and you can find mike’s free smr guide download here: http://robertsontrainingsystems.blogspot.com/2008/10/download-free-smr-e-manual.html another EXCELLENT reference 🙂

        Enjoy! It sucks at first but you’ll learn to love it. If you do it often you really only need a few min at a time. easy easy to do in front of the tv 🙂

    • February 12, 2010 1:25 PM

      (assuming that we don’t exceed the “point of no return” on the stress-strain curve, which will lead to unwanted deformities

      Why is it that I thought about plastic deformation when reading this? Yeah, I’m a structural engineer!

  2. February 11, 2010 5:21 PM

    I think my favorite baked good is pie! Does that count? I could eat my weight in pie…seriously! When it comes that dessert (apple, cherry, blueberry, pecan, pumpkin…I do not discriminate) I can GO TO TOWN! haha!

  3. February 11, 2010 11:02 PM

    Ok, I had to laugh at this Turkish Get Up move. I’ve definitely never seen that before, and it looks intense! It appears to be quite complicated, too! That is a lot of steps for one exercise!

    • February 12, 2010 1:26 PM

      Looks complicated, but basically, lie flat with the dumbbell raised to ceiling. Stand up while keeping it vertical, and then lay back down. TA DA! Definitely gets the heart rate up, although you might look a bit silly.

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