Friday night and Saturday morning we're both spent visiting friends and baking goodies:-)
Saturday morning I really wanted to go and hit up the gym to get back on the bike but little girl was taking advantage of sleeping in and I'd feel like quite the terrible mom waking her up early on a Saturday (if you wake her up before 9 AM she may bite you....haha). So I improvised and decided to do the P90X Legs and Back DVD.....sort of. My DVD won't work anymore, so I looked up the different moves online and did them that way.
Holy crap. My legs were DONE that night and the next day. It made a HUGE difference that I wasn't trying to keep up with the instructor or the clock. I was able to take my time, focus on form, and get in every rep of every move.
One legged squats, I couldn't hate/love you more. I will definitely be doing this again. I'm thinking doing the Ab Ripper this way will also increase the benefits.
Saturday night we all headed out to dinner at a friends. I was on dessert duty.
(Yes, I am totally shameless and took a bite and a picture without taking time to make sure their wasn't any chocolate on my fingers)
Taking inspriration from the Hungry Runner Girl, I made Brookies! I made Ghiradelli Chocolate Chip Cookies on the bottom and Bakers Brownie Recipe on the top.
It may seem incredibly crazy and fatty to bake brownies on top of chocolate chip cookies but it was so worth it and didn't dissapoint:-)
**I think next time I am going to do more cookie, less brownie. My boyfriend also suggested doing them with PB cookies instead of chocolate chip. I think he's on to something genius**
The next dessert I made was Brownie Bottom Coconut & Chocolate Cream Pie.
I see lots more of these in my future! It was SO incredily good. Every body was going nuts for it. The only thing that needed adjusting was my chocolate mousse layer. I needed to cook it just a few minutes longer because, as you can see, it was a bit runny.
I also think I'd half the mousse recipe because it really takes over and you can barely taste that amazing coconut cream layer and toasted coconut on top.
Sunday's interval bike workout was money!Warm - Up:
10 minutes elliptical
2:00 wall sit
6 sphinx push ups
9 wide push ups
25 sit ups
25 calf raises
12 minutes on bike (sprint 60 seconds, recover 60 seconds)
I walked out of that gym with seriously burnt legs. During this running down-time I'm really trying to focus on body weight training. Time to get lean and ripped!
I finished off the weekend with an amazing dinner as well.
Falafels, brown rice with kidney beans, grean beans and Cholula, avocado and Sabre Supremely Spicy hummus.
Loading up on those healthy fats and fiber:-)
I was even impressed that my little girl ate every.last.bite. I'm so lucky she likes a variety of foods.
Are you children morning people??
Have you do P90X? What is your favorite video?