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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 Day15

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May 12, 2014

Workouts:
Legs:
Leg Extensions 10 x 3 65lbs
Leg Curls 10 x 3 65lbs
Glute Pushdowns 12 x 3 94lbs
Plyo Leg Jumps 10 x 5 to Single Leg Jumps 20 x 5 85lbs

1hr 15min Kickboxing class – used 10lb dumbbells for boot camp part

BikiniBody x 3
2min plank

Meals:
M1- egg whites, strawberries, banana
M2 – larabar and grapes
M3 – Lettuce wraps with refried beans, quinoa, avocado and ground turkey topped with cherry tomatoes. Also had a few snapea crisps
M4: Kind bar
M5: Pesto Shrimp and Quinoa stuffed bell pepper

I didn’t get up for a bootycall today. I went to bed late on Sunday so it was tough to even get up this morning. I decided I’d go to kickboxing to make up for it. Went to the weight room first for a quick leg workout. Kickboxing is one of my favorite classes. All the kicks, jumps and squats gave my legs even more of a workout. She does a short boot camp and core work at the end of class so it’s a great total body workout.
Ran to the store to pick Ben up some broth, juice and jello. That’s all he came eat right now. Had to help out in Seppe’s class for an art project then came home to eat a quick lunch. I basically put a bunch of leftovers together and put them inside a lettuce leaf. Dinner was my favorite. I made it yesterday and I couldn’t wait to eat it. It tasted just as good as I thought it would. I have extra of the filling so I can make more or just eat the filling :-)
Did 3 rounds of the Bikini Body workout and my plank after the boys went to bed. Did ok with my water. It’s heating up here so I need to make sure I stay hydrated. It’s going to be a busy day tomorrow so I’m off to bed so I don’t skip my bootycall tomorrow.

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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