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Bikini Series Day4

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May 1, 2014 –

Woke up sore today. I definitely feel my workout from yesterday. My forearms are sore from last night’s volleyball game. There was one rotation where the guy had some killer serves that were painful. It was really really hard to get out of bed. I had hard time sleeping last night because I was so stuffed up.

But I got out of bed and did the Sunrise Routine for my bootycall. It was perfect. Just what I needed to help me wake up.

After dropping the Seppe off(Gio was still sick and stayed home w/ Ben) , I decided to go to the gym and do Spinning. I haven’t done a class in a while. It wears me out and I don’t have much energy to go and lift afterwards. Spinning is something I Love and Hate at the same time. It is very challenging for me. I love the sweat fest and the music. I hate turning up the resistance. Lol. But I do my best to make sure I am working hard the whole time. I did better than I thought I would. I’ll be trying to go every Thursday for the Bikini Series :-)

I went straight home and got ready to go into to city. Ben had clothes to pick up. Then we dropped off Ben’s car to get the brakes checked and tired rotated. After his car was done, we picked it up and dropped off my car.

I finally had time to the Cowabunga workout after the boys went to bed. This is a tough one. Definitely a good total body workout. I did 2 rounds. I wasn’t feeling too great and I was so congested. I did my 2min plank and called it a night.

My M1 and M2 were pretty much the same because Ben had made breakfast for me when I got home from the gym. And I was really hungry after spin. M4 was a Perfect Fit protein bar. I realized today, just how much of a drug sugar is. I wanted some chocolate or candy. But I’ve been really focusing on staying away from sweets. It’s an addiction that I know is not good for me. I’ve been turning to fruit instead of candy. It’s hard but I’m taking it one day at a time.

The Sunset Challenge for today was to reach out to our friends and let them know how amazing the are. I chose 2 of my best friends that I’ve known for a long time and a new friend. These ladies have had a positive impact on my life and I am so grateful for their friendship.

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Hourly Plank

BeachBody Day76 

I love doing plank to workout my core. I’ve been doing pretty good with the PlankADay challenge – doing a plank once a day. Today was Tone It Up’s Happy Hour Friday Challenge – you can find it on their monthly calendars :-) For this week, it was 30 reps of any exercise. I really couldn’t decide what to do when I got up this morning. I kept going back and forth between plank and pushups. I went with a 30 second plank :-) Headed out for a 3 mile run for my bootycall and started the happy hour challenge at 8a. Made it through 1p before I missed 2p and 3p. To make up for it I did a 1:30 plank.

Friday Happy Hour Challenge

Did my 5p Plank under a tree at the Park

Turbo Fire Day 74 – Part of the reason I missed the planks at 2p and 3p was because I did my Fire55EZ workout. I did all the jumps, tuck jumps, and jacks. I accidentally chose to Fire Up the music so I couldn’t hear the cues as well but I only fell behind a couple times. It was fun with the music turned up though :-) I think once I have the routine memorized and don’t really need the cues, I’ll be firing the music up again.

The Bikini Series Challenge was to do the Drop10 Slim Spin – 40 minutes of my favorite cardio. It was already dark when I could finally do it. I almost decided to skip it and do it for my bootycall tomorrow. But headed to the gym anyways. I’m not really sure I’d be able to head outside for my bootycall tomorrow either.  My knees were really tight so I went to the elliptical. I did a cross training program that had me pedal backwards and forwards.  It was different going backwards but I liked the change up.

Drop10 Slim Spin on Elliptical

Ended my hourly plank at 10p. Going to count that as my PlankADay :-)

Meals:

M1 – Multigrain raisin oatmeal with banana, almond butter, and chia seeds.

M2: Grapes and Zico.

M3: Beefless – beef lettuce wraps with tomatoes, avocado, and carrots. Yes, I have been having lots of lettuce wraps lately. I love them. They are so easy to make :-)

Made with TraderJoes Beefless Beef Strips

M4: Dark Choc Cherry and Cashew Kind Bar.

Craving some Dark Chocolate :-)

M5: Peppered Pork, bell peppers, and  black beans mixed together topped with avocado.

My Colorful Dinner

60 oz. water. 1 Zico.