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BikiniSeries Day50 5DSD Day1

June 16, 2014

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Workouts:
5k run
TIU Bikini Arms
Move of the Week
Leg workout:
50 squats
50 squat jumps
50 lunges – each leg
50 Dumbbell swings 20lb Kettlebell
50 squat and reach – each leg
25 Burpee Tuck Jumps
TurboFire 45EZ
BikiniAbs
Sunkissed Abs x2
2min plank

Meals:
M1: banana
M2: slim down scramble w/ bell peppers
M3: Hawaiian Chk salad w/ herb mix, cucumbers, dried cranberries, coconut chips, tomatoes
M4: PerfectFit bar
M5: grilled salmon and roasted asparagus

Gio was coughing a lot this morning so I didn’t take the boys to the gym with me. I went for a run and did the arms workouts. Trying to do 2 a days this week for the 5DSD. Did TurboFire for 2nd cardio after boys went to bed. Mondays are usually a leg day so I did one round of a leg workout I usually do 2-4 rounds of. Then I did the ab workouts.

I was tired all day from the driving over the weekend. We did a lot in a 24hr period. Had lots of fun with my family and friends so it was worth it :-)

Sunset challenge was to make our favorite PerfectFit recipe. Smoothies and protein pancakes are my favorite but I’ve been wanting to try the banana bread recipe so I did :-)

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BikiniSeries Day46

June 12, 2014

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Workouts:
1mile warmup
Arms:
Shoulder Press 10×3 40lbs
Assisted PullUps/Dips 6×3 10lbs
30min Bike Intervals (3miles)
TIU BikiniArms
TIU Pura Vida x2
TIU BikiniAbs
BestAbRoutine 9:01
2min plank

Meals:
M1: egg whites/strawberries/banana
M2: cherries
M3: PerfectFit Green Smoothie: banana/avocado/spinach/cucumber/celery/almond milk
M4: LunaBar
M5: Grilled Tilapia/broccoli/cauliflower mash

Went to the gym later in the morning to go with Ben. He wanted to start working out again now that his stomach is doing better after his surgery. He warmed up on the elliptical and I ran on the treadmill. We took turns on the shoulder press. I used the same weight as
Ben and it’s the heaviest I’ve ever done for shoulders. While he did biceps and triceps on the machines, I hit the pull-up machine. I did pull-ups and dips to work my biceps/triceps. The last 2 reps of the pull-ups are sooo hard but I know those are the ones that count the most :-)
We both did the stationary bikes for cardio. I did my own intervals. Switching from 30sec/1min to 1/1 intervals.
TIU toning workouts after boys went to bed. Made up the Arms workout from Wed.
My 4th day making my water goal and getting 80+ oz of water :-) I’ve been having at least 11oz of coconut water each day. It’s so refreshing after a tough workout.
Didn’t do the Sunset Challenge because I am not a fan of peanut butter. I might try to modify and make it with almond butter instead. I need to get a few of the ingredients first though. I have the TIU cookie cutters and I am looking forward to using them :-)

Bikini Series Day23

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May 20, 2014

Workouts:
1.4 mile bootycall walk
Spring Into Summer Cardio on Bike (4miles)

Upper Body Workout:
Assisted Pull-ups/Dips 6 x 3 (15lbs)
Seated Cable Rows 10 x 3 50lbs
Standing Cable Rows 10 x 3 50lbs
Bench Press 10 x 3 65lbs

BikiniBody2 workout 8/10lbs
2min plank

Meals:
M1: egg whites, honey chia toast w/ cocoa almd butter, banana
M2: Larabar
M3: leftover TJ’s orange Chk, quinoa, broccoli and Brussel sprouts
M4: rice pudding/shrimp crackers
M5: tilapia w/ bell pepper and spinach

Got up a little late but I squeezed in my 20min walk this morning. Decided to do the Spring Into Summer cardio on one of the bikes at the gym. Loved it! Sweated like crazy. Almost as much as I do when I take a spin class. I probably went slower during the rest periods on my own but I’ll work on keeping the speed up next time. I did a short upper body circuit because I don’t have a lot of time on Tuesdays. I volunteer at the boys’ school and I have to be finished by 10a in order to make it to the school on time.

I’ve been working on my pull ups. I know some day just do what you can and you’ll get there. I do that sometimes at home on my bar. But I do like the assisted pull-up/dip machine. I use as little weight as possible so that my arms do most of the work. I’m down to using only 15lbs of assistance :-) Bench press is another favorite of mine that I haven’t done in a while. 65lbs may not sound like a lot to some but it’s over half my weight and without a spotter it’s hard for me to go too much heavier and even get it off the bar.

I did the new BikiniBody routine at night as usual. This really added to the weights I did in the morning. My arms were tired. I used 10lbs except for the second round of the lunges which I used 8lbs. I was able to do 50reps of the the Total Ab Toner exercise :-) I am saving the Bikini Booty workout for Wednesday since that’s my Booty/Leg day.

Talked with my brother and niece via FaceTime for the sunset challenge :-) My brother PJ is the only one who calls me and he is a FaceTime fanatic. I don’t mind because it’s the only way I get to see my adorable niece. I wish they lived closer so I could spend more time with her. My nieces give me the chance to shop for girls. I’m glad I don’t have a daughter of my own because I would be in trouble ;-)

Bikini Series Day22

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May 19, 2014

Workouts:
3mile bootycall run
Leg Workout:
Machine Leg Press Plyo Jumps to Single Leg jumps 10/20 x5 100lbs
Leg Extensions 10 x 3 65lbs
Lying Leg Curls to Single Leg Curls 10/5 x3 55lbs/25lbs
1hr 15min Kickboxing/Core Class (5miles)
BikiniArms
IttyBitty Bikini x3
2min plank

Meals:
M1: egg/banana pancake w/ cocoa almd butter
M2: banana
M3: leftover orange Chk, broccoli, quinoa, and Brussel sprouts
M4: kind bar
M5: BBQ chicken, quinoa, broccoli,Brussel sprouts

Started my week off great with a Great leg day. I got up and got in a 3mile run for my bootycall. I don’t usually do a run the day after a long run but my legs felt pretty good. I love running the trail early because the deer are out on the trail. It’s so peaceful and quiet.

I really wanted to go kickboxing so I did a short but intense leg workout. The plyo jumps on the machine leg press really burn the booty. Pushed myself in kickboxing during the squats and kicks.

Did a mini grocery shopping then ran errands with Ben. He took an extra day off from going back to work because he didn’t sleep at all the night before. House cleaning then homework with the boys. Did BikiniArms and IttyBitty after putting the boys to bed. I love and hate the BikiniArms routine. Lol. I hate it while I’m doing it. I don’t say nice things to Karena. But I love it when I’m done. My arms burned. Itty Bitty is one of my favorite routines. I remember when I first did this workout and it was soooo hard to do the last exercise. I modified most of the exercises and I struggled with every rep. Now, I can do advanced versions of the moves and do more reps. It feels good to see progress :-) Ended with my plank.

Meals were not too bad. The BBQ sauce I used was organic and the boys loved it. I met my water goal :-) I ordered my goal bikini from Amazon. I will post pics when it arrives.

Bikini Series Day16

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May 13, 2014

Workouts:
2mile bootycall jog
Bikini Arms
Turbo Fire Fire60 (6miles)
Bikini Arms
Best Ab Routine 9:06
2min plank

Meals:
M1: Egg whites, banana, strawberries, Honey Chia toast w/ cocoa almd butter
M2: larabar
M3: Pesto Quinoa and Shrimp mix and grapes.
M4: Seaweed and Pork Jerky.
M5: 2 slices of Mushroom pizza

Didn’t go to the gym today. Felt like staying at home to spend some time with Ben before volunteering in Seppe’s class. I’m glad I went for a run in the morning because it was way too hot to run later in the day. I did one round of the new Bikini Arms when I got home. Followed it with Fire60. This is a long one but it’s a lot of fun and goes by quickly. I always get a good sweat doing Turbo Fire.
I loved having the extra filling from yesterday’s stuffed pepper for lunch today. Gio had a game today so after homework we were at the baseball field. I didn’t have time to make the smoothie I wanted to have for m4 and I forgot to pack my bars :-( I had some pork jerky at the game and some circus animal cookies. It was a stressful game that Gio’s team should have easily won but we let up at the end and the other team came back to tie it. I was so hungry by the time the game ended I ate a couple slices of mushroom pizza one of the mom’s bought for the kids. I wanted more but I stopped at 2. I’m glad I did.
I did another round of Bikini Arms after putting the boys to bed. Followed it with my plank and The Best Ab Routine. Beat my last time by a minute :-)

Ben being home changes my schedule a bit. He’s doing well recovering but I still don’t like to leave him alone for too long. Keeping my gym workouts short this week and doing more at home :-)

BikiniSeries Day9

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May 6, 2014

I was Not in the mood to do anything today. I didn’t want to get up. I was still so tired when my alarm went off. All I wanted to do was stay in bed. But I didn’t.
Got up and did HIIT the Beach II. It was tough for me. I was tired and sore from my intense leg day on Monday. I got through it and got some energy. I dropped the boys off and went to the gym for spin. I didn’t think I’d be able to keep up but I did alright. Worked up a good sweat as usual. It wore me out.
Decided to save the rest of my workouts for later and get some stuff done around the house.
Finished up grocery shopping, prepped food, and cleaned up the house a bit. Started laundry and dishes. There’s no really finishing laundry or dishes. There’s always more to do.

I crashed after picking the boys up from school. It wasn’t that great of a nap because the boys were fighting. Had to get up and play referee.
Did the new BikiniBooty workout, SexyArms from zbodyfitnessinc, Sunset Workout, and plank right after putting the boys to bed. I thought about skipping the arm workout but I figured I needed to get back to working out my arms. I love Zoey’s arm workout and she has a great boy workout too. Definitely go and check her out!
The Sunset workout felt great. I really need to stretch more.

Meals –
M1: egg whites and banana
M2: Perfect Fit Bar and Zico
M3: Pesto Pasta, Chk apple sausage, Brussel sprouts and spinach
M4: Turkey jerky
M5: TJ’s Tempura Chk and broccol
Dessert – grapes
Met my water goal today :-)
I’m pretty happy about meals today. I was really craving chocolate badly but I was able to stop myself from buying a bag of choc pretzels :-) It’s getting easier to resist the junk and sweets. I take it one day at a time.

BeachBody Challenge Day39

The downfall of Day Light Savings is that now it’s dark again at 6a. I know that in a little while it will get light earlier again, but I was enjoying my quiet early morning walks. Not that I could have done it today.  It was pouring rain this morning – and All day long. It’s suppose to rain All Week :-( Pair that with my period and you get one very tired girl.  It’s just something about rainy weather that makes me just want to stay in bed all day. Instead, I got up at 6:30a and worked out. Started with Day13 of Mad Abs March Challenge. I like to to do this first before I wear my arms out. I am still doing regular pushups and today was 21. It was really tough, but I did it. I followed it with Tone It Up and Miya’s Beach workout. I used 5 lb weights and did 20 reps each X 3 sets.

Tuesday is officially my favorite day of the week now.  It is the 1 day I get 4 hours of “Me” time :-) And I LOVE it! I am always thinking about what to do next for Ben, Gio, and Seppe. It’s constant and many times thankless job. I don’t always realize how much it takes out of me to Give so much of myself. It was very nice to have some time where I didn’t have anyone else to worry about, but Me.  I took advantage and relaxed for an hour.

Then it was time to get my sweat on! I decided to do TIU’s Lean Abs, Arms, and Legs Pyramids.  I used 5 lb. weights for the curls and also used them for the squats and lunges.  I did 30 lunges each leg. I went straight to the gym to do the Short and Sweet Shredmill. I thought that it would be easier this time around, but no. I was huffing and puffing like last time.  Adding an incline really makes a difference. I think I was able to go faster but it was tough. I was drenched with sweat and breathing heavy when it was all done.  I will be doing this one often to help train for running on hills. It’s pretty flat where I live so this incline HIIT is great for me.

Short and Sweet Shredmill. Warmup was at 6.5mph, Intervals were between 7mph - 8mph and Cool Down was at 6mph

Turbo Fire Day 37

Strength Training with Sculpt30

I was trying to do this before Gio got home, but no luck.  The boys did really well and played in their room while I did my Turbo Fire workout. I started with Sculpt30. After the pushups and Lean Arms Pyramid, my arms were already worn out.  The arm exercises were killer for me today. I did do the pushups on my feet and with the resistance band this time.  I had to go to my knees for the tricep pushup though. I also really felt all the squats and lunges because my legs were so worn out from the Shredmill earlier.

So Much Fun!

Fire30 was a little tougher today too, but I still did pretty well.  I love the second combo in this one. I think the Fire Throw is one of my favorite moves.  I went for the jumps and star jacks in the fire drill. The jump during the high low combo in this one I didn’t do because it just throws me off for some reason. It’s hard to Not have fun doing a TurboFire workout :-) The music is great and Chalene is always so motivating and full of energy.

I wanted to try out Tone It Up’s New Max Burn workout but ran out of time. I’m might give it a try tomorrow after my long run, but we’ll see how I’m feeling. I’m going  for 8 miles tomorrow – rain and all :-) If I don’t get to the new workout tomorrow,  I will definitely do it on Thursday. Ended with a 2 min plank.

Haven't done a straight plank in a while so I decided to do one tonight all on my forearms.

Meals – Ate a little bigger portion sizes and had some more carbs to help fuel up for tomorrow’s long run.

M1: Chobani Champions Vanilla Chocolate Chunk with Almond butter and chia seeds.

M2: TIU sister Kari posted a pic of her fruit salad with strawberries, apples, and oranges and it looked so yummy that I had to make the one too :-) Also added a few almonds on the side.

Fruit and Nuts

M3:  Salad with left over panko chicken, spinach, carrots, cucumbers and an orange. I love adding fruit to salads :-) Also had some Snapea Crisps on the side.

Green and Orange Salad

M4: Almond Coconut Kind Bar.

M5: Broiled Panko Rainbow Trout with Brown Rice and Broccoli.  I usually go for pasta but I haven’t had rice in a while and I missed it.

Fish and Rice :-)

80 oz. water and 1 Zico