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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

A Killer Lower Body Circuit

This morning was beyond crowed with things I needed (and still need) to get done before I became busy with household chores (we only have 3 people in this house and there is enough laundry for a family of 10…where does it come from?),  volunteering at my son’s school and running my son to his various sports afterwards.  I needed to get in a quick workout that I knew would kick my butt and get my muscles going this morning.  I did jumping jacks in-between each set of leg exercises (not enough room to jump rope in our basement).  You could also jump rope in-between each exercise too.  If you are a beginner you may want to cut the number of sets back to 3 sets.  Remember to stretch afterwards!Smile

Lower-Body Blast Circuit

Lower-Body Blast Circuit

After my workout I made a quick bowl of steel cut oats with blueberries and ground up flax seeds.

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I’m a huge fan of steel cut oats, blueberries, and flax.  It is a great combination of healthy fat burning food.  Actually, studies show that eating a diet rich in blueberries will help decrease belly fat!  This is the same fat that is also linked to cholesterol and diabetes.  Normally I have some egg whites to go with it, but I just didn’t have the time to make them.  However, the oats really hit the spot before I started my next workout….doing the daily laundry.Smile with tongue out