Tuesday, October 16, 2012

{my new favorite exercises & a lemon carrot mug cake}


My training with Tara ended last week so I decided to write up my own plan based on some research from those books I started reading. It's basically the same plan as usual but with some different exercises, some of which have a new spot at the top of my exercise LOVE list!

Kettlebell Clean & Press

Standing Military Press

Underhand Lat Pull Downs

Arnold Press

I am still loving my squats and dead lifts as always though! These will remain on the tippity-top of this list for all of time haha. I am slowly working on stabilizing my PR from two weeks ago...trying to get up to at least eight reps before I up the weight! It's exciting when you add weight, I love it. 

Moving on...

Today, after my workout I enjoyed a frozen banana-pineapple smoothie and a little while later I made this wonderful mug cake. Enjoy! 

Lemon-Carrot Mug Cake with Lemon Protein Frosting


2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
3 Tablespoons Egg Whites 
3oz Hooray Carrot Puree (or pumpkin, banana, etc)
1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Flavor
1 Dropper Lemon Stevia

Mix all ingredients together in your mug of choice. 

Pack it down and make it look nice. Pop it in the microwave for a good four minutes or so. 

While that is cooking, place a bit of protein powder in a bowl. 

Add some almond milk and lemon stevia and stir. 

Take the mug cake out of the microwave, add your protein frosting, sprinkle with bee pollen and eat up!

What are some of your favorite mug cake concoctions? Do you love them as much as I do?!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week! Keep working hard<3


  1. The mug cake looks delicious!

    I love working with kettlebells.

  2. Thanks for sharing your mug recipe girl :) Sounds delicious!

  3. What a cute little mug cake! I'm going to try it!

  4. Woof those workouts look legit!! I love the idea of the mug recipe!! yummm!

  5. I have really got to get some more coconut flour -- your lemon carrot cake sounds delicious! :)

    I think I really want to try the arnold presses in place of my regular shoulder presses. Change things up a bit. ;)

    1. :) The arnold press is great! I love it.