Category Archives: Workouts

Spinning Time!

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Had to share that little quote with ya.  I’m thinking I need this quote on a workout tank for the gym.  I know it would make everyone laugh.

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Thought I would share the outcome of yesterdays ravioli lasagna with ya.  It was delish!  This recipe is a definite in the “make-again” department.  Plus it was fast and easy to put together.  I’m thinking about switching out the chicken sausage next time with garlic roasted chicken breasts that I can shred up.  Definitely make this recipe.  It is perfect for those days when you don’t want to come home and have to spend a ton of time cooking in the kitchen.

 

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Back to Basics

Workout Wednesday 2

Well, I’ve finally had some time to type up a fun basic workout for the beginner.  Lately I have been working with a group of beginners to the fitness world.  They have been enthusiastic and very motivated, and I’m beyond proud of them!

Below is a great circuit workout that will introduce you to basic plyo and weighted moves.

Complete each circuit 2-3 times before moving on to the two individual exercises, and then on to the next circuit.  Feel free to end you workout with some abdominal work!

 

Back to Basics Circuit

Christmas Ride Time

Christmas Riders

Well, it is that time of year again.  Time to break out the holiday music and do our annual Christmas Ride for my Spinning classes.  I always ask everyone what Christmas music they want, and this year there is a Bieber song that was requested.  So, for all you Bieber fans out there you can get your fix with this ride.  However, if you are like me and avoid his music…Pop in those earplugs for 4 minutes and 43 seconds.  🙂Door Prizes

 

I have all the door prizes set to go for the lucky riders who come for the holiday rides!  I think I have about 35 door prizes or more, and they are all totally awesome!!  I also have glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces for everyone too!

 

And the Snow Begins

First snow 2013

Well, winter is here.  Thankfully we have a few days of temps in the 50s coming our way soon, so I won’t totally flip out about the snow on the ground this morning.  As you can see in the picture above, I need more time to get all my EarthBoxes and flower pots cleaned out and put away for winter.  Not to mention all the deck furniture.  I just need mother nature to give me one good day of sunny nice weather.

In the meantime, I’m keeping warm making my Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup and Funeral Sandwiches (recipe to come soon!) for our company that is in town visiting and hunting.

On the Menu

Spring-Challenge

I haven’t had a chance to add everything up in the points department for all my workouts and bonuses for the Spring Bootie Buster Challenge, but here is what my week looked like:

Monday: Shoulders, Jacks, and Abs, 30 minute elliptical workout, 20 min yoga

Tuesday: 120 min spinning class (taught 2 classes) and 30 min run

Wednesday: 1 mile run with my son, 300 Ab Workout, and 60 min yoga

Thursday: 120 min spinning classes (taught 2 classes) and 5 mile run, 20 min yoga and aerial yoga

Friday: 60 and 30 min spinning classes (taught 2 classes), 30 min stretching, 30 min run

Saturday: REST!!

Sunday: 60 min yoga, Full Body Burn

How was your week in the workout department?

menu planning

Monday:  Per my son’s request we are having Spaghetti and chicken.

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Tuesday:  Passover starts this day, so I’ll be making my Crock Pot Barbeque Brisket per tradition.

Thursday:  This day has turned into our weekly “breakfast-for-dinner” night, so I’m just going to stick with it for now.  I’m going to make Spinach Quiche Cups, to go along with fruit and yogurt.

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Friday:  Thai Spicy Peanut Chicken Enchiladas  from Closet Cooking.  My friend, Andrea, pinned this earlier in the week and it caught my eye.  I’m looking forward to making it as my new “pin” of the week to try.

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Weekend:  Crock Pot Indian Spiced Lentils from The Diva-Dish.  I’ve been craving Indian food like crazy lately.  Sadly there are no Indian restaurants anywhere near my home, so I’m going to have to make my own!

Crazy Eights

Yesterday was such a nice day.  The sun was out and that always makes me feel better.  I taught my two spinning classes in the morning and afternoon.  They were unusually small, but I had a great time laughing my way through one of the classes.  It is always nice when you have people in your class that make you laugh and smile through the whole ride.  It really makes my day.

Yonannas

My son only had school for one day this week (lucky little bugger).  He is officially on spring break now, so to celebrate, he asked to take out the Yonanas machine last night and make “fruit yogurt”.  I honestly love our Yonanas machine and have written a post about it before.  All you do is add fruit and push it through the machine, and it comes out like soft serve ice cream.  It is so easy, and my son is the one to always make our Yonanas fruit desserts.  Last night he made us a combination of strawberries, pineapple, mango, and peaches.  I loved it and had seconds without feeling guilty since it was 100% fruit and nothing else.

Swag

Today both my son and I are off to the gym.  He is running his St. Baldricks Virtual Race before swimming.  Check out the medal and great swag he all got for this race in the above picture!  After we are done at the gym, we are heading to my new favorite restaurant in Minot, Big Time Bistro with Rita and Devin for lunch.  I’ve been craving their Chicken Bruschetta sandwich since I had it last Friday for lunch.

Workout Wednesday 2

Today’s workout has a fun “8” theme to it.  For each exercise you will do eight 2 count reps, then eight single count reps, and finally eight reps pulsing.  You may feel the burn in your legs today sooner than usual.  Remember to stretch when you are done.
Crazy 8s Leg Workout

On the Meal Menu and Workout Menu

Spring-Challenge

I haven’t had a chance to add everything up in the points department for all my workouts and bonuses for the Spring Bootie Buster Challenge, but here is what my week looked like:

Monday: 60 min spinning class, Ab-Tastic 30, 20 min stretching

Tuesday: 120 min spinning class (taught 2 classes) and 30 min run

Wednesday: Strong Legs Workout, Beach Abs Pyramid, and 60 min yoga

Thursday: 120 min spinning classes (taught 2 classes) and 5 mile run, 20 min yoga

Friday: 60 and 30 min spinning classes (taught 2 classes), 30 min stretching, 30 min upper body weights with Rita. 

Saturday: REST!!

Sunday: 60 min yoga

How was your week in the workout department?

menu planning

On to this weeks menu…What are you cooking?

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Monday:  Rotisserie chicken with roasted root vegetables and Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa from Running to the Kitchen.  The quinoa recipe is my new “pin” to try this week.

Tuesday:  I had the best chicken bruschetta sandwich last Friday, and I’m craving more!  Therefore, Grilled Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken is back on the menu again.

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Thursday: Breakfast for dinner!!  Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes from Recipe Girl.

Friday:  Grilling burgers and turkey burgers

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Weekend:  Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Chicken