tuesday thoughts: {my relationship with running}

Hi friends!

Happy Tuesday!! I really want this week to FLY by so it can be time for Thanksgiving. Anyone else?!

Today I wanted to talk about my relationship with running.

I am super jealous of all of you crazy people who can run a gazillion miles 6 days a week… but I just can’t. My body does not do well when I overdo it with running. I often find myself going through huge phases with it as well.

Sometimes I can run everyday for weeks straight. Sometimes I crave running…. and other times I absolutely despise it and would rather do anything but run. I go through phases where my main form of exercise is yoga, walking, HIIT intervals, strength training or running.

I have no idea why this is either? During those times when I am not into running, I obviously do other kinds of workouts because I don’t want to push myself and be miserable.

Right now, I think I am getting back into my running groove. I have found myself craving long, slower jogs. I am not complaining one bit because let’s be real.. there is no other feeling like the “I just ran 7 miles” endorphin high.

Thanks for listening to me ramble… Just thought I would share πŸ™‚

Question: Do any of you go through ups and downs with running or other kinds of workouts?!

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mimm: {pictures from our weekend}

Hi friends!

How are you?! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Mine was so much fun. I will give you a little recap:

{As always, thanks Katie!!}

Dinner at Saint Ann’s with best friends… breakfast at Whole Foods… run on the Katy trail… lunch at Company Cafe and East Hampton… Kite and Key formal… driving back home… cuddling with my bestest furry friend.

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I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! Check back with you guys soon.

mimm: {randomness galore}

Hi friends!

Hope you guys all had a beautiful weekend. Mine was awesome! It was really, really relaxing and a nice change of pace compared to the craziness of last week. Except for not getting to spend the day with this guy on his birthday.

Is it Monday already?!? What kind of marvelousness have I been up to? As always, thank you Katie for hosting this!

Friday night I went to dinner at Mi Cocina with my godmother Kate and her two cute friends. I had a mambo and guacolmole with chicken fajitas! Mico hits the spot every. single. time.

I should have NEVER posted about my fall favorites on Friday because I am pretty sure that I cursed myself. It got so cold here this weekend. I woke up Saturday morning and was in a wretched mood. I hate to be cold. My plans for a nice long run went out the window almost immediately.

After lounging around for like ever and getting some homework done, I finally convinced myself to go to the gym. The gym. The dreaded place that I hate. Okay, I do not hate it… I even kind of like it once I am there… but the gym at school just reminds me of winter and I really don’t like winter. I LOVE doing interval runs outside here and then just doing some little free weights in my room. But since I would rather die than be cold, it looks like it is time to get back to the gym.

I babysat most of the day on Saturday…. Did I mention that I am the world’s coolest babysitter and the real reason I like to babysit is to play with the family’s dogs? It’s fine and normal.

Then we went to grab drinks for Hillary because she finished the LSAT!! YAY CONGRATS! GO HIL!!!!!!!!

Sunday morning I went to a new workout class with Mary Kathryn and then we had a 2 hour coffee date. The class was at Tread Fitness and I reaaalllyyy loved it. Expect to see more almond milk lattees around here… it was amazing. It was the perfect Sunday morning!

Mal and I went to the Galleria to shop for a bit but I did not get anything becaussseeee… MY MOM is coming TUESDAY night!! WOOHOO!! Can’t wait.

My parents are usually in Dallas quite often but with Rollins in California, since I am supposed to be like some old senior or something that doesn’t get homesick… they have had to split their time 😦 But I can not wait for her to come so we can shop, shop and shop.

I am in major need of a few things…especially for Vegas this weekend!!

What did I say.. VEGAS??!?!? Yes! I am so excited. Well, kind of. I am not sure if Vegas is really my scene (hence all of myΒ really wild weekends ;)) but I think we are going to have a blast. Mostly all of my best friends are going and a ton of other friends from SMU! I know it will be great once I get there.

Well now that you are all caught up on my life.. because I know you guys anxiously sit around and wait for my Monday updates… I am off!!

Have a happy, healthy, yummy Monday!

MIMM: {Our Goal}

Hi friends!

Can you believe it is already MONDAY?! Me either! There are so many marvelous things going on right now! So I wanna jump right into it. Thanks Katie for hosting this!

1. This weekend!! Date Party “Glow with the Flow” Friday night with Kappa, Pi Phi and Theta. It was SO much fun! Boulevard Saturday. Get my life together Sunday!

2. Check out my article for today’s Health and Fitness column: Start: β€˜Real Food Fast’ on Greenville

3. Okay so let’s chat about something. Sooo… since being back at school I have definitely fallen off the bandwagon. Not like terribly and I usually eat healthy because I PREFER the healthier option, but I can not seem to get my munchy little fingers out of anything these days. There is absolutely NO reason for me to have multiple chocolate chip cookies in one sitting. I need to eat ONE and move on. Gross. Time to REEEEEEL it in and I have the perfect way!

You guys remember those days when I used to be able to run and run and run? Yeah.. I hardly remember them either. Saturday was the first time I have actually run straight without stopping for 4 miles. I am craving to get back into the running groove.

Soooo… P and I were talking about what we wanted to do about gifts, etc. this year we decided that we will spend our money on plane tickets and traveling to see each other! And when it comes to birthdays we will focus on doing something that the other loves to do.

Lucky for Parker my mind runs ninety gazillion miles an hour and I already knew exactly what I wanted to do for my 22nd birthday coming up in November. Like any other normal person would ask for…. THE TURKEY TROT! My birthday is the day after Thanksgiving and I have always wanted to do this (okay I really just want him to start running with me…).

Parker wants to get more into running so we can have something we enjoy doing together, and my short stumpy legs run a LOT slower than his… so we decided to do a “couch to 8K” plan.

Our goals: He will work on distance and I will work on speed.

Perfect, right?! I am hoping the running bug will hit me again. I already ran my .5 mile super fast and was done before I knew it (I also walked a mile!). Now I KNOW that these distances are not long at all.. but they are the perfect way for me to spend time building up speed and for P to have enough time to build his endurance! YAY!!! I can not WAIT!

*Note: I will do all of my other workouts normally and do these speedy runs in addition to my workout for the day 3 times a week since they are so short and will take me no time at all!!!!

Here is our little plan:

Off to class. Ugh is it really Monday!?!!!?

Have a great day!

Sweat It Out Saturday: {A Break from Running}

Hey friends!

Happy weekend! How are you guys?! I had planned on posting yesterday but I just kinda got side tracked and ended up not feeling like cranking out a post. Right now I am about to leave for Lake Bruin with my bestie, Katie, from high school!

Cruise 2009 Senior Trip… Good times!!

I spent so many weekends at Bruin during the summer when we were growing up and I am so excited to go back. AND happy to spend much needed quality time with her πŸ™‚

Last time I was at the lake! Summer going into my freshman year of college.

I have been meaning to participate in Stefanie’s, “Sweat it out with Stefanie” for the longest time but I keep forgetting! The rule to participate? Link up a post to her blog about anything sweat-related in my life during the week. Easy enough!

I am NO fitness guru and I am FAR from being an expert about anything fitness related but I love that she does this. It is a great way to share fun workouts, tips and motivation! I am going to try to make a habit of it more often.

So let’s chat for just a minute. You guys know I have been participating in Tina’s bootcamp and I am LOVING it. One of the reasons I joined is because I really needed a bit of a challenge and a kick in the butt. Usually running gives that to me but my crazy hip has been killing me so I have not been running for long periods of time at all lately, mostly just short little bursts. In fact, the last time I ran a really long distance (I think probably 10 miles… that is long for me!) was a month before I started this little blog.

One thing I am learning from Tina’s plan is that not every workout has to be completely crazy. In fact, some of the shorter routines I have done have been the hardest ones! AND not every single workout has to include cardio… who would have thought?! I have always known this but just ignored it. I never thought I could get the same kind of endorphins from strength training as I could from running. Now I am realizing that it does not really matter what the workout is for me, as long as I just do it.

Workouts from the week:

Monday: 5/5 Intervals + Core

I wish I had written what I did down, because I was a sweaty mess when I got off of the treadmill. I did a mishmash of speed walking, incline walking, recovery walking, etc. It was a great workout!

Tuesday: Workout A (upper/lower body) + Circuit Intervals + Walked the dogs

I was SO sore after this workout!! For the circuit intervals I did:

Warm up 5 min walking > Superset 1 > increasing run intervals for 5 min > Superset 2 > increasing run intervals for 5 min > Superset 3 > walk for 5 min cool down

Confused about what a superset is? A superset is when two strength moves are performed back to back without stopping. Then I repeated this twice for a total of 3 times through each.

If you are interested in trying a superset cardio workout, I found these for you guys from Women’s Health Magazine: The Superset Plus Cardio Workout and one without cardio, Hot for the Holidays superset routine.

Wednesday: 30 minuteProgressive Intervals + Core Work

I did my progressive intervals (I followed Tina’s plan exactly time wise) outside because I thought they were going to be easy and short, never mind that it is so hot in Mississippi right now I die walking outside. These intervals ARE perfect to do outside and I will be saving them again for a beautiful spring day!

My intervals look liked this:

Thursday: 70 min walk + 10 minute Yoga Flow

A Cold Front… Yes I know… A COLD FRONT came through Jackson so it was in the high 70s and 80s. It felt amazing!! I was STILL sore from Workout A so a nice long slow walk was perfect! I also did this 10 Minute Yoga Flow from FitSugar. If you are looking for a quick, effective way to do a little yoga and stretch after some cardio… this is great!

Friday: Workout C + 15 min dog walk

This workout was short but I am having a hard time sitting down to type this post. 3 10 minute circuits, for a total of 30 minutes!! Each had 3 mini strength moves and I had to see how many I could do in that 10 minutes nonstop. I was sweating like crazy!!

Positive, motivating thoughts from the week:

Overall, it has been an awesome week of workouts! I hope the running bug hits me again as soon as the weather cools down πŸ™‚

Did you guys do any fun workouts this week?! Anything you want to share?

Thanks Stefanie for letting me participate in your link up πŸ™‚

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend. Hopefully I can catch some rays. My skin is glowing it is so pale!!

HAPPY SATURDAY!

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This Week’s Set Up

Hi there!

How are you guys?! I hope everyone had a MARVELOUS Monday πŸ˜‰

Yesterday when I left you there was still some things I wanted to share… but the length of my post was getting a bit out of control!

Have you forgotten that a major part of this blog is about nutrition and fitness?! Haha I sure have… not that I am complaining… there has just been too many other exciting things going on. However, that is NOT to say that I have not been focusing on my workouts and clean eats, I definitely have, but I have just had other things going on that I wanted to share.

I kinda want to start doing a little weekly set up of what my week will look like. I may not post about it every week but I think by sharing what I hope to accomplish that week with you guys… it will keep me on track.

So let’s talk a little bit about has been going on around here healthy living wise!! Since starting Best Body Bootcamp, each week Tina encourages us to pick 2 goals for that week.

Mine last week were:

  • Eat clean and fit in exercise when possible but enjoy myself and the time I had with my grandparents! Goal accomplished! I started eat day with a healthy breakfast and exercise and then enjoyed myself but I never felt like I went overboard.
  • Be in bed by 10. Asleep by 10:30. Done and done. This really is no problem for me seeing as how by the time 8 pm hits… all I want to do is lie in bed and read or watch Netflix. I know I suck but whatevvverrr.

This week my goals are:

  • Eat clean, eat clean, eat clean and get in at least 5 really good workouts.Β 
  • Foam roll and stretch more. This may seem like a silly goal to you BUT my muscles are so stinking sore and they are really missing my Bikram yoga… I think my foam rolling and stretching more this will really help!

How am I going to accomplish these little goals?!!

1. Meal Prep.

On Sunday I did some serious meal prepping for the week. Since I am leaving DC on FRIDAY (Can you believe how fast the summer has gone by?)… I really needed toΒ  get rid of a few things in my freezer/ fridge.

A few weeks ago, I saw this recipe “Kitchen Stash Supper” from Iowa Girl Eats. I love every single recipe she posts and this one I especially could not forget because it was about making dinner with stuff you already have. I started with making a big pot of whole wheat penne pasta and basically followed her entire recipe step by step. For the 2 tbsp of flour I used whole wheat flour, and for the cheese I used 2.5 Laughing Cow swiss wedges. Look how creamy the pasta turned out.

I think I will have plenty to eat throughout the week. I used every veggie I had in the fridge AKA I cooked up an unbelievable amount of vegetables to much on for the week!

I really like to make one fun little snack for the week and lately it has been amazeballs but yesterday I decided to make some of Katie’s Mini Chocolate Chip Love Bites. For the fruit (since I am not a huge fan of rasberries) I used 3 tbsp of blueberries.

These are really, really good and a perfect after dinner snack. Last night I had 2 (microwaved for 20 seconds) and topped each with a smidge of almond butter. Oh my.

2. Planning my workouts.

Finally I feel like I am getting back into a fitness routine! If you have been reading for a while, you know that it has been kinda off the whole summer because it was clear my body needed some serious rest. I love the bootcamp! It is very realistic and manageable but it is pushing me pretty hard.

Instead of planning out a routine for each day I am just going to set out the workouts that I hope to accomplish based of of the Best Body Bootcamp plan and will do what I am feeling like on that particular day. If I do not get to everything… oh well! Haha

Cardio:

  • 20 min 60/60 HIIT (sprint for 60, jog for 60)–> already done! Ended up doing about 40 min of HIIT Monday
  • 2 x 20-30 min steady state cardio (power walking, jog, elliptical, whatever)
  • Long walk (because these are my favorite and make me happy)
  • 1-2 x 45 min intervals

Strength:

  • Workout A (upper body)
  • 2-3 x Core
  • Workout B (lower body)
  • Yoga (class or DVD)
  • Workout C (full body)

Rest:

  • At least one day of total rest and if I feel like I need more, I will take 2 rest days!!

3. Listen to my body. First and most important priority.Β My #1 overall goal when I was starting the bootcamp was to listen to my body which is exactly what I have been doing. The last thing I want to do is go into another over-trained phase. No thank you!!

4. Have fun and enjoy life!! This is something I have to remind myself of on a daily basis. Per my very type A personality, I tend to get fixated on one thing and get completely undone if my routine is thrown off (my best friends are like… uh, YEAH). This is something I am really trying to work on!

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I think that is about it… I like sharing my weekly set up with you!!

Questions: Tell me what you think about setting up your week?! Would you like to see more of these posts from me? Do you have a set up for this week?!!

WIAW: {Summer Staples}

Well hello there!

Can ya believe it is already Wednesday?! Me either! I am super excited for this week because my precious grandparents will be in town with their friends. I am looking so forward to seeing them and spending time with them!

Well… this week has been quite a whirlwind and the past two days have been crazy! My eats have been super quick and random (except for my salmon teryiaki Monday night!!) and to be honest I do not really even have any pictures of recent eats over the past few days for WIAW. Soooo… I decided to tell you guys about what my favorite foods have been lately ESPECIALLY in the hot summer months! Thanks Jenn for hosting this.

While I am ALWAYS more of a meal person than a snacky person… in the summer I seem to eat more throughout the day in smaller portions and in the winter I just eat 3 giant portions. Do not ask why… I could not tell you.

Snack plate πŸ™‚

1. Fruit. When the temperatures are blazing outside there really is nothing better than a giant bowl of fruit. I especially love any and all berries (I lied… I HATE rasberries) and melons and grapes in the summer. I eat a lot of fruit anyways, but in the summer I seem to incorporate it in just about every single meal AND snack. I am on a BIG white peach kick lately after finding those beauties at the store the other day.

2. Yogurt bowls. I LOVE yogurt bowls (especially with Chobani!). They are so refreshing and you can do just about anything with them. Fruit, granola, chia seeds, chocolate chips, whatever!!

3. Green Strawberry and Banana Monsters. Can you really beat a smoothie when it is 788918219 billion degrees out? I have had a few of you ask me what my smoothies are like so here is the low down on this one: Β 1/2 frozen banana, as much spinach and frozen strawberries as your little heart desires, a container of greek yogurt, water, chia seeds…. when I go home I am looking forward to adding a splash of OJ to them… but for now I am too cheap to buy OJ because it would take me a year to go through the whole bottle πŸ˜‰

4. Turkey sandwiches. Wraps, whole wheat bread, mini bagel, whatever. I LOVE turkey sandwiches and especially in the summer with lots of spinach and tomato. They remind me of my mommy and it makes me happy.

5. BBQ Pop Chips. You may be thinking… these are “not as good for you as you think.” I am 110% aware of that but they are a trillion times better than what I could be eating. And speaking of turkey sandwiches… mine always taste better with a BBQ chip. Just saying.

6. Tart fro-yo. I never though I would say it… Baxter are you reading this??? I LOVE the tart kind of fro-yo. I used to only eat the kind that tasted like ice cream.. but my roomies and new friends this summer have gotten me hooked on this stuff.I LOVE IT. Good thing we have a sweet green .1 miles away from our house?

7. Salmon with roasted sweet potato and brussle sprouts. I think this may be my favorite summer dinner. The combination of everything is heavenly and not to mention, pretty darn healthy?! I think the second best summer meal is homemade turkey burgers on the grill… which I have only had the pleasure of having once this entire summer. I just hate buying a whole thing of ground turkey for one… and it is kinda sad to grill alone. Mom, Dad… my homecoming celebration meal August 5th???? πŸ˜‰

8. Anything and everything GREEN. Stuftmama I am convinced you are a complete genius.

9. Quinoa bowls. Oh what you can do with these little things!! You can put quinoa in your salad for some healthy carbs, make some protein packed “fried rice”, make a cheesy chicken quinoa bowl, etc. . Perfect if you want to cook up a big batch on Sunday and then just add it to anything and everything you eat especially when it is just too hot to cook and labor over a 5 star quality meal.. okay not that there are any 5 star meals being made over here but ya get my point.

10. Giant cereal combos. Sick of seeing this?! sorry πŸ™‚

11. Fitnessista’s amazeballs. Β I make these with 2 tbsp of Vega chocolate smoothie mix and add a tbsp of chia and 2 tbsp of oats. Delicious! My batch usually makes about 6-7 little amazeballs. A PERFECT snack to kick my sweettooth to the curb or before a late afternoon pre-workout snack.

12. Some foods I eat almost everyday no matter summer or winter: Coffee, dark chocolate, almonds, chia, almond/ peanut butter, anything PB + banana, mint chocolate chip ice cream, pizza, Mexican (I MISS my Tex Mex)…. oh you know… JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING!! And wine and margaritas. Does that count as food?!

Fitness this week:

Per every other WIAW this month…. I am going to talk about my Fitness! Woo! Like it has been this whole summer… nothing too crazy or exciting going on around here on the fitness front. Just still kinda listening to my body and doing what is best for it that day.

However, I DID join Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp that started on Monday!! I am absolutely loving it already. Her workouts are awesome and very realistic yet challenging. I also love the facebook group and all the support that you get from everyone doing it (with 500 participants… it is pretty insane!!). I think it is the perfect little push that I needed to get back into the groove of things. I am also moving things around to fit my schedule best!

My workout schedule for the week looks like this (hopefully!):

Monday- I did Workout A (burning arms!) + 20 min HIIT running on the treadmill (60 min spring, 60 min jog, alternating)

Tuesday- I got home from work so late and I was so dang HANGRY so I set out for a 25 minute run and called it a day. It was a “20 minute steady state” cardio day for the Bootcamp + Workout B so I am going to do workout B today!!

Wednesday- Workout B (lower body) + 20 min walking intervals + core

Thursday- 45- 60 min cardio + core

Friday- Workout C (full body strength) + intervals

Saturday/ Sunday- Totally depending on what my weekend with my grandparents looks like! If I do not have time for a workout, who cares! I am thinking maybe a long walk + a little yoga on Sunday?!

I am leaving you all with this because today what I am craving most is love with this lil gil. I miss her more than anything in the world!!! 10 days!

Love Mint Chip tip for the day: Never forget your friends, family, and overall mental health and well being are more important than any silly diet or workout. Don’t miss out on life because you are too worried to slip up. And if you do slip up, take a breath, go on a walk, and fix it.

I hope you have a yummy, healthy, happy Wednesday!!

Fitness Friday

Hello friends!

So while I am en route to Saranac Lake, NY to see P… I thought it would be fun to put together something a little different for you guys.

Earlier in the week, my friends over at Beach Body reached out to me and sent me a few of their programs to review and share with ya.

*Just so you know, this is not “advertising” for them and this post is 100% my opinion!

I love Beach Body. I think they have some really great products and if money grew on trees, I would buy more. At the beginning of this blog in January, I was just finishing up one of their most popular, P90X.

Here are the programs I chose to review and talk about with you all:

1. P90X: I had a great experience with the program. Although I did not come out of it looking like a fitness model (haha), I could tell a HUGE difference in my strength and endurance and it was a nice break from cardio. I tend to get into cardio ruts and this program was a great way to break out of that. With that said, I MISSED running and my yoga. I like weights but not as much as I like running and yoga. I know P90X has yoga once a week, but I have to be honest with you and tell you that while I usually look so forward to doing yoga, the P90X is not my personal favorite. But I know some people love it, that is just my opinion! I really loved the Plyometrics day… it never failed to kick my butt.

However, my overall appearance did not change that much. I did not do it to lose weight or get ripped, but I was kinda dissapointed I didn’t look all that much different. I did not follow the diet which probably has a lot to do with it. Why did I not follow the diet? It just wasn’t for me. I kinda do my own thing anyways and don’t really like “diets”. It was too much to think about but I am sure following the diet produces the maximum physical results.

Needless to say, P90X was a great 90 days of breaking out of my usual exercise habits. Never hurts to keep your body guessing!

2. Insanity: I am DYING to try this. I have heard nothing but great things about this. Because I know my body and what level it is able to perform at, I do not think I could do this everyday but I think it would be an amazing workout to incorporate 1-2 times a week.

3. Ultimate Reset Cleanse: I have not tried this either but read a lot about it. I am not much of a “cleanse” person and I do not intend to try this, however, if you are looking for a way to kind of “reset” your system, this sounds like a great one. It does not seem like the typical cleanse and along with the 6 essential supplements of the cleanse, you receive a full cook book of recipes to make during the 21 days. You also eat 3 meals a day so it is not a starvation cleanse. May be worth a shot if you are looking to totally “re-boot.” However, a diet filled with clean eats and a lot of fruits and veggies is the best cleanse for me πŸ™‚

Thanks again Beach Body for contacting me! Hope you guys enjoyed this little review!

Have a great Friday. See you on Monday!

What beach body programs have tried? What workout are you doing today/this weekend????!!?

Fitness Friday

Happy Friday friends!!!

Do you ever just have better things to do than be in the gym?! I know I certainly do and this week on the 4th was one of them. Try this little 20 minute routine. It is not so hard that you will feel dead afterwards, but it is a great way to bust out 20 minutes in no time and work up a little sweat.

Adjust the speeds to fit YOU and YOUR needs πŸ™‚ What is a sprint to me on my short legs is a jog for some of my friends blessed with long ones! You could also do this with walking if running is not your style.


If you want just aΒ  little just “extra sweat” right at the end of your workout try this to end your workout with a bang. The other day I had a great strength training session but just wanted to get my heart rate up for a few minutes so I did this 3 times. Perfect way to round out a workout!

Both are quick, easy and effective.

If you try it, let me know what you think!!!

What are you guys doing this weekend? Fun plans? Any new workout routines you want to share??

Thursday Things + a New Workout

Hey friends!

How’s life?!! Mine has been pretty uneventful this week. Great and relaxing, but uneventful!Β I love being home but I am getting really excited to leave for DC.

Today, Becca and I met my grandmother for lunch and then we ran errands all day. She is leaving to work at a Young Life camp in Arizona for a month tomorrow. I did this in high school and I am SO excited for her!! Really, really hard work but so humbling and an unforgettable experience.

When I last chatted with you on Wednesday, I ran for the first time in over a week and my knee felt great! But I am still trying to take everything slow and build back up BUT today I was really in the mood for a good sweat.

I created this fun little cardio + strength circuit workout. I was jamming my music super loud and it FLEW by!! I wanted to share it with you all in case any of you are in a rut like I am with your workouts.

**During the cardio parts do whatever you want! Run, walk, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, jump rope or whatever else you please. I did running/ walking intervals on the treadmill and that worked great for me.

**I did each circuit twice. Each strength move for 30 seconds and moved on to the next one with no rest in between. Once I completed the circuit, I rested for 30 seconds and did it again! I forgot to pay attention to the time but I estimate it took me between 50-55 minutes.

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Repeat Circuit + 5 min Cardio Workout

Warm up: 5 minutes

Circuit 1 x 2:
Reverse Fly with Dumbells
Push Ups
Skull Crushers
Cross Jab with Weights

5 minute cardio

Circuit 2 x 2:
Sumo Squats
Walking Lunges
Steady Lunge with Bicep curl
Calf raises with weights

5 minute cardio

Circuit 3 x 2:
Side to side crunches
Side to side plank
Twisting knee plank
Steady plank hold

5 minute cardio

Circuit 4 x 2:
Tricep dips
Dumbell pull overs
Bicep Curls
Shoulder press

5 minute cardio

Circuit 5 x 2:
Front shoulder raises
Side shoulder Raises
Plie squats
Bicycle crunches

Cool down: 5 min cardio (I actually ended up cooling down for a bit longer and walked a slow mile!)

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Hope you like it!! I would love to know your thoughts?!!

After my little workout I foam rolled for like 20 minutes. I am addicted to this thing.

When Dad got home we went to Wraps and I got the Talapia salad. I know it is hard to see all the veggies under this massive piece of fish but there are enough cucumbers and tomatoes on this salad for an army πŸ™‚ And you know I cleaned my plate.

Oh, I thought I would show this to you all if anyone needs a good laugh?! When we got home from running errands we found Boy in the driveway sleeping like this. It is a ROUGH life being a Parker animal.

Thats all I have for today! Have a great night πŸ™‚