Friday, August 17, 2012

Triple Workouts and Quinoa Bars

I have done plenty of doubles in the past (actually pretty frequently) but I can't remember ever doing a triple workout until yesterday. What a day, without the not so wonderful afternoon of eating it would have been great. I got home late and needed a quick lunch, grabbed Winter Squash soup and veggies and hummus but this soon led to some not great choices and lots of snacking.

My Triple Day:
  • 5:30 am Boot Camp: Core Work and Ladder
    • Crazy Core: 30 seconds each of Crunches, Plank, Side Plank, Pulse Ups, V ups, Plank Legs Raises, Spidermans, Mason Twists, Oblique Crunches, Stars
    • Ladder: 1 minute wall sit followed by 10 squat jumps, 20 push ups, 30 lunge jumps and 40 V sit ups
  • 8:00 am Strength Training with speed intervals on the treadmill mixed in
  • 5:00 pm 45 minute windy run (no Garmin) pushing BOB to pick up CSA veggies
That brings me to August Challenge Day 17: My Favorite Workout I have workouts I always hate, pushups! but my favorite besides running is always changing. I loved the Crazy Core workout above but overall my favorite workout is the one where I can feel accomplished and pushed when I am finished. What is your favorite workout?

And now for the solution to yesterday's hunger fest...

Quinoa Snack Bars
1 cup dates- soaked
1 banana
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup applesauce
½ cup cooked quinoa
1 cup oats
½ cup coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)
½ cup seeds (I used pepitas and sunflower)
½ cup dried fruit (I used raisins)
In food processor puree dates, banana, honey, vanilla and applesauce until smooth. In separate bowl mix quinoa, flour, oats, cinnamon, nuts, seeds and fruit. Add banana mixture to dry and combine. Pour into greased 9x13 baking dish and bake in 250 preheated oven for 30-35 minutes

Fitness Friday
Happy Friday (finally) can't wait for my half marathon tomorrow and fun day of food and birthday fun on Sunday. What are your weekend plans?

16 comments:

  1. Way to go on the triple workout! Those bars sound pretty good :D

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    1. I needed to use up extra quinoa so thought I would give this a try and it turned out realy good:)

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  2. Wow, impressive day! Your 'treats' are always so healthy and yummy, these sound so good!

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    1. The bars are half gone already in only a day, they are really good.

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  3. Sounds pretty intense! I am sure you got a great nights rest! Haha Those bars look delish!

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    1. I did sleep great, hadn't even thought that might be part of the reason.

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  4. Wow, a triple workout is quite impressive!

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    1. Thanks, I don't think I have ever done a triple before but it just worked out that way.

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  5. Happy Friday! Great workout. How do you fit it all in?! It's Saturday here, and I just got my long run over and done with. I love my interval sessions (HIIT style) - they make me feel like I worked HARD.

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    1. The advantage of getting up early on my day off! I love intervals too :-)

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  6. Those bars look delicious! Great job with your triple! That is hardcore! SPA Love!

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    1. Thanks :-) Pretty sure it won't become a regular thing.

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  7. Thank you for stopping by our Gluten Free Fridays link up http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-friday-recipe-link-up-1/
    I have pinned your recipe to our Gluten Free Fridays (recipes) board on Pinterest! Thanks again for making it a huge success! We had over 100 gluten free recipes this week :)
    Cindy

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  8. Your triple day is really interesting! I love the way you organize your workouts. Yummy snack bars,sure to try this.

    http://healthyaction.com.au/tribulus.html

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    1. Thanks Noel! I need to make these bars again :)

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