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BeachBody Day77 & Day78

Saturday was Ben’s first day back to his normal work schedule :-) And now that Big Sur is done, I’m going back to my normal workout schedule this week. Took it easy because I was super tired. Ben has a rotating shift, his hours change daily so I have to work around his schedule to get my workouts in. It’s not ideal or perfect but I do what I gotta do. I’ve decided to change my long run day to Thursday because that’s when both boys are at school and I can train uninterrupted :-) I’ll be starting my half marathon this week and finishing up my Turbo Fire.

Workouts: Bootycall was Drop10 SculptingX3. This was a late bootycall since I slept in until 8a. I would have gotten up earlier to do a bike ride but my body was telling me it needed some rest so I listened :-)

For the next couple weeks, Saturday mornings will be dominated by the boy’s tball games. I didn’t get a chance to workout again until before dinner time.

Turbo Fire Day 75 – I used up a lot of energy doing HIIT25. I really really focused on getting my knees up for the tuck jumps. Those are so hard and there are so many in this one! lol. But I am getting better at them. Sculpt30 really works my arms out. My shoulders and biceps always burn with this workout.

Ended my day with a 3min plank alternating with low, side, and high.

Meals:

M1: Chobani Champions Very Berry with Chia seeds and almond butter.

M2: 5 dark choco almonds.

M3: Left overs pork/black beans/veggies wrapped in whole wheat tortilla. Plus 2 clementines.

Had two of these burritos :-)

The second one was a little bit bigger.

M4: Roasted Seaweed and half a mango.

M5: Quinoa, chicken, black beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, and bell peppers mixed together seasoned with sea salt and garlic. I am loving black beans right now :-)

Quiona and black beans is one of my favorites.

60 oz. water.

Sunday – Got to sleep in again. I’ve been feeling so tired lately. I think I’m catching whatever the boys have :-( Being congested makes it hard to sleep well. I still did a bootycall run. I had half a larabar before heading out and went on a different route. I don’t like to go this way too often because it’s on the streets but I did it for a change. I actually found a way to avoid the light I always get stopped and added a little bit of distance. Went 4 miles :-)

Turbo Fire Day 76 –  I did Fire30 for my afternoon workout. I’ve gotten so much better with the fire drills and doing the tuck jumps. I’m still not as good as the people on the DVD but I can get my knees up a lot higher :-) I’ve also gotten better with the kicks. I jumped in between all the high low combos. It never fails to get me sweating. Followed with Stretch 10.

The deal was that I’d take the boys to the pool after my Turbo Fire workout. They were very good and played in their room while I worked out so I took them to the pool so they could get their exercise in :-) I’m so glad that the weather is warmer now. We will be at the pool a lot from now on. I didn’t swim but I plan on incorporating swimming into my workouts soon.

Meals: 

M1: Larabar.

M2: 2 Clementines.

M3: Quinoa/blakbean/ veggie mix lettuce wraps and Pop Chips.

Leftover lettuce wraps and pop chips.

M4: Tried a new Luna bar: Peanut Honey Pretzel. Found it at Target and had to try it out. I’m not a big peanut fan but I really liked this one. Definitely will be getting it again :-)

Another favorite added :-)

M5: Turkey meatballs and broccoli.

I actually had 5 meatballs but ate one before I took a pic :-P

60 oz. of water and 1 Zico.

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I’m Going to be an Aunt!!

The Best news of the day: My brother called me tonight and told me that he and his wife are pregnant!! woo hoo! I’m finally going to be an Aunt! I am very excited and happy for my brother. He is going to be a Wonderful father.

Other good news: Ben is finally got his medical clearance to go back to work. It’s been over a month and it really didn’t have to take as long as it did. That’s the government for you :-P

BeachBody Day76 – I would have loved to do the Bikini Series challenge of the Drop10 Mojo Maker for my bootycall but Ben was at work early in the morning so I had to wait until after I dropped the boys off at school. I did the Drop10 Sculpting 12 reps X3s sets for my bootycall.

Morning Workout: Drop10 Mojo Maker on the elliptical 30 min. Followed with Turbo Fire.

Drop10 Mojo Maker

Turbo Fire Day 74 – I went for all the tuck jumps today for HIIT25. omg! That was soooo hard. I’m glad that I did the elliptical earlier because my knees were feeling it after I was done with the HIIT workout. I’m still sore from the Bikini Bootcamp workout so Tone30 was a little tough for me today. I really like the exercise with the lower body band that works the quads.

Afternoon Workout: I didn’t know what to do for my later workout. Part of it was because I wasn’t sure when Ben was coming home. If he got home early enough I thought I’d go for a bike ride. But he didn’t. Luckily Tone It Up posted their Throw Back Thursday workout: Beach Babe from last year’s Bikini Series. I really liked this one. When I looked at today, I realized that I was doing reps but the print out had 20-30 sec intervals.  I created an interval workout with my gymboss timer app and did 30 seconds for each exercise X3 rounds. This had me sweating!

Beach Babe X3

Another part of today’s Bikini Series challenge was a 30min walk after dinner. I loved this idea – only problem was that it was raining and the boys were really fussy tonight. I had to wait until after I put them to bed and then I hit the gym. Walked on the elliptical for 30 min with an incline.

30min walk on an incline – Started at 8 ended at 3.

Found a 5min ab routine from Self Magazine that I wanted to try out. It took me a little longer than 5min. It was really tough. The reverse plank move was the hardest for me. I wasn’t good at balancing myself while crunching. Ended with 25 pushups and a 5min plank with tummy tucks and side planks.

1min plank, 1min tummy tucks, 30 sec side plank each side, 1min tummy tucks, 1 min plank

Meals:

M1: Chobani Champions Very Berry with almond butter and chia seeds. My favorite go to quick breakfast.

M2: grapes

M3: Lettuce wraps with shredded chicken, tomatoes, mangos, and avocado. Snapea Crisps on the side.

Lunch!

M4: Luna bar.

M5: Left over Panko Chicken with Turkey Spinach Red Sauce on top. Broccoli on the side. Basically just finished off all the left overs that no one else wanted to eat.

80 oz. water.

Taking It Easy

BeachBody Day73

Even though I was still very very tired, I forced myself out of bed. It was one of those rare days that I could actually go outside for a bootycall because Ben was home. I would have gone for a run but I decided give my legs a little rest. I went for a nice walk. My legs were still a little tight so I didn’t go at the fast pace that I usually do.

Beautiful Morning for a walk

Turbo Fire Day 71 – I kept it low impact for HIIT25 but it was still a tough workout. I was so tired before I even started. I didn’t really get all that much rest from running my race. But I gave it all I had. Sculpt30 was tough too. I was sore from it right after I finished.

Tone It Up’s Bikini Series challenge for the day was the Drop10 Calorie Torcher. I hit the gym but went to the elliptical to save my knees. I usually like to up the resistance for my work interval and not focus on going faster but just keep going.  I might not be going fast but my heart is racing on the high resistance. I didn’t have the energy for that so I lowered the resistance a little and “sprinted” for the 1min work interval. Worked up a great sweat :-)

Drop 10 Calorie Torcher on elliptical

Ended with the plank combo from Emma and Sophie: 25 pushups (on knees) and a 5min plank with tummy tucks and side planks.

Meals: I totally forgot that it was my meatless Monday day :-/ By the time I realized it I had already had some meat so I’ll have to do a different meatless day this week.

M1: Maple Nut Oatmeal with almond butter and chia seeds.

M2: Luna bar.

M3: Left overs of what the boys had last night – Brown Rice Spaghetti with turkey spinach red sauce and peas.

M4: Larabar

M5: Panko Chicken and broccoli

Panko Chicken and Broccoli

80 oz. water.

BeachBody Day69

If you’re wondering why my titles change…. One, I’m experimenting and seeing which way I like to title my posts. Two, sometimes I can think of a title that I really like. Three, and sometimes I can’t. lol. Tonight would be one of those nights where I can’t really think of anything creative. I guess I’m worn out from spending the day on my lap top :-/ Too bad I’m still way behind on videos for my boys :-( I’m planning on getting back on track after my race… which is only a few days away!! yikes!

Bootycall – Tone It Up’s Under the Sea 12 reps X3sets

Spent most of my morning working on my blog and organizing videos.

Turbo Fire Day 67 – HIIT25 didn’t feel that much longer. It’s 4 routines 2X each. I noticed that the routines were a little bit longer than the ones from HIIT15/HIIT20. We did a few more reps of each of the moves – which was quite tiring when it was the sumo squats and anything with tuck jumps.  But it still goes by fast :-) I modified the tuck jumps. With my race being a few days away, I decided that I better take it easy on my knees.  Sculpt30 was a little painful because my arms were still sore. Usually I am adding resistance but today, I eased off a bit so I could actually finish the sets. It still burned a lot! But I pushed through :-)

Tone It Up’s Bikini Series Challenge for today was SELF Magazine’s Drop10 Size Shrinker HIIT. I decided to do this on the treadmill on an incline.  I have no idea what the course is going to be like but since Big Sur is known for it’s hills, I’m assuming that there will be some hills even on my course. I figured one more day of hill training wouldn’t hurt.

Drop10 SizeShrinker with 1min warmup and 5min cool down. Incline between 3-5 and at 10 for cool down.

Still smiling after finishing Size Shrinker :-)

Seppe loves to go to the pool when I go to the gym. While I workout, Ben and the boys go swimming. We all get some exercise :-)

Ended with a combination of two plank challenges from two Tone It Up Sisters – Sophie and Emma.  Sophie’s was 25 pushups, 50 sec plank and 30 sec side plank each side.  Emma’s was that killer 5min plank with tummy tucks. I started with 25 pushups on my knees. My arms are so dead that I knew the only way I was doing 25 at one time was on my knees. But I will be working on doing 25 regular pushups :-) Then I did a 1min plank, 1min tummy tucks, 30sec side plank each side, 1min plank and ended with 1min of tummy tucks. It was tough! I will try to do this one more often because it is a nice challenge :-)

Meals:

M1: Protein Pancake with cocoa almond butter. All out of strawberries :-(

M2: Grapes with Air popped popcorn.

M3: Chocolate Shakeology with pineapple, mango, and avocado.

M4: Almond Coconut Kind bar.

M5: Left over Chicken, spinach, quinoa, mushrooms, and bell peppers.

Left overs for dinner. Using one the boys bowl.

100 oz. of water!!

Sign up for the Bikini Series at ToneItUp.com

You can also still sign up for Self Magazine’s Drop10 Challenge

BeachBody Challenge Day18

I am so sore from my workouts yesterday!! I set my alarm so I would get up to do a bootycall workout but it just didn’t happen. It’s something that I’m working on getting back to doing regularly. Got a little thrown off from my morning routine because I had to take both Seppe and Ben to the doctor. Turns out Seppe had an ear infection in both ears and needed antibiotics.  Ben had a virus that the doctor’s didn’t really seem to care about.  They didn’t even give him any suggestions on medicines to take. Not too happy about how they treated him. After the doctor’s office we went to the pharmacy to pick up Seppe’s medicine. Paid extra to get it flavored so he would take it without any drama. And yes, it was worth it!

Taking his Antibiotics with a Smile :-)

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HIIT25/Stretch10

Made sure to get this done before having to pick Gio up from school. Today was a new HIIT workout- HIIT25 with Stretch10. 4 workouts 2 times each. Yikes! I tried to push even harder the second time through. I even did a few of the jumps. This went by so fast.  It felt like I started and then it was over.  All the different moves really help make it seem not that long.

I was going to do another NTC workout, but then I saw a post from Tone It Up to do the Lean Legs Pyramid and the Shredmill back to back. I decided to do it for my second workout. It hurt to do the squats and lunges. I always have to take a couple minutes to stretch after the jumping jacks in the Lean Legs pyramid to stretch out my calves.  They get so tight. I do 100 jumping jacks instead of 100 seconds.

Then off to the gym I went to do the Shredmill. Lately, I’ve just been doing the running to help me for my speed training, but I decided to do the complete workout today.  I upped my sprint speed to 8.7mph. Working on getting to 9mph. For the plank I did 45 seconds. It never fails to have me dripping in sweat when I’m done.

Shredmill!

That pretty much killed my legs. lol. I could barely move after dinner. I wonder if I’ll be able to walk tomorrow? I love it though cuz I know that I’m really pushing myself.

Ended my day with a 2 minute plank.

PlankADay

Meals:

M1: Oatmeal with 1 tbsp of almond butter and a banana

M2: 2 Clementines and 6 dark chocolate almonds.

Meal 2 - 6 dark chocolates and 2 Cuties

M3: Shakeology with frozen pineapple, mango, water and ice.

M4: Nut Thins and Olive Tapenade. I count out 1 serving for the Nut Thins (16).

M5: Panko Chicken and Asparagus

Panko Chicken and Asparagus