Weekend Round-up

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Sorry this is late! These 3 day weekends always thrown me off!

Last week’s fitness plan round-up:

Monday:         30m Stair Climber/40m Elliptical   DONE
Tuesday:        60m Strength/30m Elliptical/Core   DONE
Wednesday:   60m Spinning/20m Treadmill  MODIFIED: DAY OFF!
Thursday:      60m Spinning/20m Treadmill/Core   DONE
Friday:           45m Strength/30m Stair Climber MODIFIED: 45m Strength/30m Elliptical
Saturday:      60m Spinning/30m Run/Core   DONE
Sunday:        30m Strength/60m Spinning   DONE

Calorie Burn Goal: 4000   DONE (4426)

Boylston Street, Boston at Sunrise

This Week’s Strength Training Workout

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Yesterday was a strength training day so as always here’s my work out of the week!  Similar to last week it’s another long set, which I am a huge fan of 🙂

Equipment:

10lb Dumbbells
15lb Dumbbells
16kg Kettlebell
Flat Bench

Routine:

10m Self Myofascial Release aka Foam Rolling

3x:

Kneeling Side Leg Raise; 10 each side
Single Leg Bridge;10 each side

4x (circuit style, no rest):

Goblet Bulgarian Split Squats; 15 (15lb dumbbell)

Single Leg Kettlebell Deadlifts; 15 (video demonstrates with dumbbells, but I used a single Kettlebell instead)

Goblet Kettlebell Squats; 15

Bent Over Dumbbell Rows; 15  (10lb dumbbells)

Single Arm Fly; 15 each arm (10lb dumbbell)

Triceps Kickback; 15 (10lb dumbbells)

5m Static Stretching

***As always all credit for this work out goes to my trainer!***

Source: google.com via hermoves on Pinterest

Weekly Lineup!

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Happy Monday!  This week I really need to make sure I get my strength and core work in.  It’s been a real struggle lately.  It’s so easy to go to spin class or hop on a treadmill/stair climber etc.  I think this is because I don’t have to think too much 🙂  Unfortunately I know that when my body is at its best it’s when I’m focusing on strength and core.  So I’m making a serious effort this week.

Here’s this weeks fitness plan*:

Monday:         30m Stair Climber/40m Elliptical
Tuesday:        60m Strength/30m Elliptical/Core
Wednesday:   60m Spinning/20m Treadmill
Thursday:      60m Spinning/20m Treadmill/Core
Friday:           45m Strength/30m Stair Climber
Saturday:      60m Spinning/30m Run/Core
Sunday:        30m Strength/60m Spinning

Calorie Burn Goal: 4000

*All workouts include self-myofascial release pre workout and static stretching post workout

Weekend Round-up

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Nooooo the weekend is over!  It goes SO quick sometimes.  I had a pretty good week work out wise, however my appetite is out of control lately!  I’m trying to include more fruits and veggies throughout the day because the way I’m going all of the workouts in the world won’t stop me from gaining weight!

This weeks fitness plan round-up:

Monday:         60m Stair Climber/Core  DONE
Tuesday:        60m Strength/40m Treadmill   MODIFIED: 60m Strength/40m Elliptical
Wednesday:   60m Spinning/20m Treadmill   DONE
Thursday:      60m Spinning/Core   DONE
Friday:           45m Strength/30m Stair Climber  MODIFIED: DAY OFF
Saturday:      60m Spinning/30m Run/Core   DONE
Sunday:        60m Spinning/30m Strength   DONE

Calorie Burn Goal: 4000   DONE (4636)

Made this tonight! Parmesan Roasted Fennel. SO GOOD. SO HEALTHY. MAKE THIS!

This Week’s Strength Training Workout

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Strength training day!  I loved the workout my trainer created for me this morning.    It was one long set which I repeated 4 times.  It takes about 8-10 minutes to get through each run, and if you try to go faster than that you will start to see spots, feel your ears block and almost go down for the count.  Don’t do what I did!

Equipment:

10lb Dumbbells
12.5lb Dumbbells
20lb Dumbbells
25lb Dumbbells
18 inch Plyo Box
Bench

Routine:

10m Self Myofascial Release aka Foam Rolling

3x:

Kneeling Side Leg Raise; 10 each side
Single Leg Bridge;10 each side

4x (circuit style, no rest):

Reverse Lunge w/ Single Arm OH Press; 12 each side (12.5lb dumbbell)

Deadlifts; 12 (2 25lb dumbbells)

Transverse Step Up to Balance; 12 each side (12.5lb dumbbell held to chest)

Single Arm Tri Kick Backs: 12 each side (20lb dumbbell)

Bench Push-ups; 12

Skull Crushers; 12 (2 10lb dumbbells)

Seated Bicep Curls; 12 (2 10lb dumbbells)

5m Static Stretching

***As always all credit for this work out goes to my trainer!***

Weekly Lineup!

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Playing catch up today!  Sorry this is a day late!

Here’s this weeks fitness plan*:

Monday:         60m Stair Climber/Core
Tuesday:        60m Strength/40m Treadmill
Wednesday:   60m Spinning/20m Treadmill
Thursday:      60m Spinning/Core
Friday:           45m Strength/30m Stair Climber
Saturday:      60m Spinning/30m Run/Core
Sunday:        60m Spinning/30m Strength

Calorie Burn Goal: 4000

*All workouts include self-myofascial release pre workout and static stretching post workout

Last one I promise!  G-Men 2008 Daily News and 2012 NY Post front pages, LOVE!  Funny how both headlines say Giants stun Pats!

Weekend Round-up

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Hi! I know this is late, but the Super Bowl (GO GIANTS!) resulted in a slow start this week 🙂  Catch-up time!

This weeks fitness plan round-up:

Monday:         60m Treadmill   DONE
Tuesday:        60m Strength/40m Treadmill   DONE
Wednesday:   60m Spinning/20m Treadmill   DONE
Thursday:      60m Spinning/Core  MODIFIED: 60m Spinning/20m Walk
Friday:           60m Elliptical   MODIFIED: DAY OFF!
Saturday:      60m Spinning/30m Strength   DONE (added in a run too)
Sunday:        60m Spinning/30m Strength   MODIFIED: 60m Elliptical

Calorie Burn Goal: 3500   DONE (4620)

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Amazing-ness

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Hi Guys!  Let me introduce to you my 3 favorite smoothie ingredients:

PB Chocolate Banana Smoothie

PB Chocolate Banana Smoothie by Hermoves on polyvore.com

1 cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 frozen Banana (freeze in Ziploc bag after peeling)
1 tablespoon Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams

Blend and LOVE.  If the banana is really frozen you can microwave it for 15-30 seconds to help it blend easier.  Also, this is a great shake to add a scoop of protein powder to!

If you’re not in the mood for a smoothie then skip the almond milk, throw the banana into a mug (break it up a bit), top with the PB and whipped cream and it’s like an ice cream sundae…seriously.

You can also make this as a hot dessert! Throw a fresh (unfrozen) banana into a mug with the PB and microwave for 30-45 seconds.  Again, amazing.

I hope you try this and love it as much as I do!  The best part is that every one of these options is healthy and very low in sugar!

Just touched down from Hawaii!

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Hi Everyone,

This morning I hit one of my favorite spin classes, Stage5 Cycling.  Every other month the instructor brings in a projector and we simulate a bike ride through a new city.  This morning we got Hawaii…awesome!  Not a bad way to start off the first day of February.

Have you ever done a simulated spin class?  Do you think it is harder or easier than a normal class?

This Week’s Strength Training Workout

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Today was a strength training day with my trainer, so as always I will share my workout with you 🙂  This was a challenging one…I was about to throw up by the last set!  Again, I included YouTube videos for further clarification of the exercise listed.  If you only have time to watch one you absolutely have to check out the Kettlebell Swing video…you will die haha!

Equipment:

12kg Kettlebell
10kg ViPR
7.5lb Dumbbells
8 inch Step

Routine:

10m Self Myofascial Release aka Foam Rolling

3x:

Kneeling Side Leg Raise; 10 each side
Single Leg Bridge;10 each side

4x (circuit style, no rest):

Single Leg Reverse Dumbbell Flys; 12 each leg

 

Single Leg Step Down (alternating with curtsy step down, not shown); 15 each leg

 

60 seconds 10kg ViPR Shuffle Flips

 

60 seconds 10kg ViPR Overhead to Thread the Needle Squat

 

3x (superset, no rest):

Kettlebell Swings; 30

 

Plank Knee to Opposite Elbow Twist; 30 reps

 

5m Static Stretching

***As always all credit for this work out goes to my trainer!***

 

Last day of January: Back Bay, Boston