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Sore Booty Friday

As I sit here typing up this post, several thoughts are running through my mind, but two really stick out. For starters, incorporating more veggies into my meals has started to pay off and I find that I’m actually craving them now.

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As a result, my jeans are a little looser and the number on the scale is dropping. The second thought running through my mind is in regards to how tight and sore my butt muscles are.

Holy cow halleluiah, Heather seriously kicked my booty yesterday in my training session. I went into the session thinking we’d be focusing on my core since she mentioned she’d give me an entire core workout before killing my legs again. Well, she gave me both, and let me tell ya, I was dripping sweat and in pain when the 50 minute workout was over.

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Butt blaster, one legged squats, burpees, TRX hamstring curl. It’s all child’s play. Gag me with a rusty spoon. Those TRX hamstring curls actually caused me to whiter up in a ball on the floor not once, not twice, but THREE times because my left calf muscle kept seizing up. In that short amount of time, somewhere close to 6 F bombs were dropped while I fell victim to calf cramps.

My favorite move was actually the butt blaster, which is a move I can only do with someone spotting me, which really bums me out. I got down on all 4’s under the smith machine and lifted one foot so that it was under the bar. With Heather’s assistance, I tucked that leg into my chest and then pushed back and up as high as I could. It felt soooo good, but my butt is feeling soooo sore today!

I was supposed to try Zumba last night for the very first time, but I didn’t want to overdo it, especially with a sore calf muscle, so instead I went home, did a little work, enjoyed a bowl of Peanut Butter Banana & Jelly oatmeal, and spent the rest of the night talking with The Prospect.

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I’m in charge of date night on Saturday so I’m still scheming and trying to come up with something fun! He mentioned he’s craving pizza so I’m thinking we make our own healthified pizza and then either stay in with a movie (kinda boring) or go out to: play pool, the movies, or bowling.

Friday

I knew when I went to bed last night that today would be an easy cardio day and that a great run wasn’t going to happen.

Instead, I jumped on the treadmill and planned on a walk/run interval workout. No stress in trying to cover 4 miles, just listening to my body. I started off with a half mile walk before running a mile and then alternating between .25 mile walks and .50/.75 mile runs. In the end, I covered 1 mile walking and 3 miles running. It was nice to take it easy in regards to running. Perfect way to start my Friday!

Morning Workout
• 3 mile run, 1 mile walk
• 1 minute plank, :30 second side planks
• 50 heel touches
• 50 toe touches
• 50 crunches
• Stretching

Oh and to end this post on a sweet note, Linds and I had our “fro-yo for dinner” date on Wednesday and I went for a bowl of plain tart and coconut fro-yo, with strawberries, blueberries, rainbow jimmies and whipped cream.

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Best combo I’ve ever made, so good!!

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Beets & Gorilla Glue.. I’d Cap That

Last night after work I had nothing planned, and was excited to have the opportunity to kick back and relax for the night. Have a little me time and not worry about meetings, rushing around to meet people or to run errands. I also wanted a break from my computer, hence the no blog post last night.

I have some catching up to do! For a relaxing evening, I feel like I sure didn’t relax too much. Every Thursday, a local farm owner brings a box of veggies to two ladies in my office, one being my marketing coworker, Jen. Since both Jen and Judy were on vacation, they allowed Nichole and I to divvy up the veggies. That might have been the highlight of my day. I walked away with purple tomatoes (?!), which I demolished before leaving work, 3 beets, green beans, and some type of lettuce.

I’ve been wanting to try beets for quite a bit now so I jumped on the opportunity to snag those babies. After scrubbing those suckers down, I wrapped them in tinfoil with baby carrots and a little olive oil, and baked them for what seemed like 50 or so minutes at 375. I wasn’t hungry when they came out of the oven, so the final verdict will come tonight!

While my beets and carrots were roasting, I walked a mile on my treadmill while trying to read my Runner’s World magazine. Eventually I gave up and watched How I Met Your Mother. That show kills me! I then proceeded to have a little DIY repair project to salvage my iPod band for just a little bit longer. Yes, I did get a considerable amount of Gorilla Glue on my fingers. It’s still stuck on my fingers and beyond annoying. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen Goo Gone around the office a few weeks ago so I might conduct a search party shortly.

While I was talking to my friend in bed last night, he introduced me to an app on the iPhone called, “I’d Cap That.” You can take a picture or choose one from your phone’s library or off of Facebook, and it will put a random caption on it. You can choose to refresh the caption once, but I found a way around it. Some of the captions aren’t for young kids eyes, but there are also some really funny ones.

That was my favorite I got last night! It’s completely true too. 🙂 I cannot stop using this app, talk about a quick addiction! Side note: When I went to add the tag for this, I accidentally wrote, “I’d Tap That.” Geez, looks like we all know where my mind is!

This morning I woke up 3 minutes before my alarm went off. In my head I was hoping that when I glanced at my phone that I’d still have a few more hours of sleep ahead of me. NOPE! Don’t you just hate those moments? I seem to get them quite often. I’ve also been waking up at midnight on the dot the past few nights this week. What gives?! I don’t remember the last time I fully slept through the nite.

This mornings workout was much better than yesterdays. I squeezed in a 3.4 mile run, got my planks in, additional core work, and then alternated between sets of squats and jump rope.

Morning Workout

  • 3.4 mile run
  • 2 sets of 1 minute plank holds
  • 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
  • 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
  • 13 squats with overhead 8 lb. dumbbell press, followed by 50 jump ropes, repeated twice
  • Stretching

The quick workout felt good, and am very eager to get quality workouts in this weekend. This morning also marks the first day of trying my new Herbalife protein! I ordered the Cookies & Cream flavor, and once I received it I was apprehensive about the taste, thinking that it’d be too sweet, but ya know what? It is the bomb diggity! The shake is incredible, and while it is sweet, it’s not excessively sweet.

Cookies & Cream Protein Shake

  • 2 scoops of Herbalife Cookies & Cream Protein
  • 3/4 cup of skim milk… I was all out of my Almond Milk
  • additional water
  • Ice cubes
  • a heaping scoop of Fage 2% Plain Greek Yogurt

As part of the program I am beginning as of right now, I will be consuming two protein shakes a day, a protein-filled snack and a regular dinner. Or you could choose your meal to be breakfast or lunch, it really depends on what you’re craving that day. These shakes are supposed to help increase your protein (well duh Allie!), curb your hunger and help you lose the weight you’re looking to shed. I’m extremely excited about this program and being a Herbalife distributor.

I made a big purchase last night of various Herbalife products, including: French Vanilla protein powder, Dutch Chocolate protein powder, vanilla almond, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate coconut protein bars, vitamins, Vitamin C face moisturizer (super excited!) and various other products. Once I receive my humungo box of goodies next week, I’ll showcase all of the items.

Hope everyone’s Friday is off to a great start so far! I’m so excited for the weekend and to take charge of my health!

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