Monday, 30 March 2009

Cupcakes and workouts

Here's some cupcakes I made for my cousin's birthdays they both visited this weekend, so any excuse to get baking! They're the basic chocolate recipe from every vegans cupcake bible, vegan cupcakes take over the world, they seemed to go down well I didn't have one cause I didn't really like the frosting, my dad said it was good but I thought it tasted fatty.. Maybe the shortening I used wasn't right, I used Trex any UKer's use trex and have good/bad results? It's the first time I've used it..

Trudy likes the sun!

A Few Workouts I've done since I last posted
Jogged to uni 1 mile
15 50m sprints with 50m jogs in between each sprint
jogged home

Strength Work
I did the nightmare workout again!! This time I kept it closer to the original and it was maybe even more horrible than last time but I felt great when I completed it, I did 5 rounds with 2 6kg dumb-bells.
-Bent Row
-Upright Row
-Military Press
-Split Squat (left/right)
-Straight-Legged Deadlift

I did a few other strength based workouts too but they weren't terribly exciting, I've been really tired lately and I've been finding the strength stuff harder than usual.. I've started a pull-up programme and a push-up programme so I'm hoping my numbers for each exercise will begin to improve soon, I'll keep you all posted!


  1. Cool workout! I am really getting into strength training now and love the feeling I get after completing a really challenging workout!

    I look forward to hearing about how your numbers improve as you progress with your programme!

  2. Those cupcakes are too cute!

    I'm trying to increase my running's going...okay. I'm neither mentally nor physically a runner, but I love how I feel the rest of the day...


  3. Those delicious cupcakes are killing me! So much chocolate, so little time!

    Trudy is so cute there all sleepy and comfy!

    I'll have to google "military press", no idea what that is but it sounds hard core! :)

  4. Ok, I gotta 'fess-up here - for my cupcake frosting I use... Crisp n'Dry solid vegetable fat (!). I know, it sounds ridiculous and a bit disgusting but it gives a much better flavour (or lack of flavour) than trex while giving the necessary structure. Plus it's cheaper. Try it!

  5. Hi there! That looks like a great strength cricuit - I am always looking for new strength routines. I had a few questions, though - so you repeat the whole circuit 5 times? But how many reps of each move do you do on each go through?