Monday Moves #6

Holy Canoli, I can’t believe it’s already week 6 of this series! I hope these posts are sparking ideas for your workouts and/or reminding you of moves you might not have done in a while. Let me know if you’d like me to post specific exercises….and I might actually do it.

So, yeah, I’ve got FOUR moves for you guys this week. Fancy fancy.




– Lie on your back, with your feet planted on the ground.

– Raise your hips up in the air

-Keeping your hips high, drive your right knee to your chest.

-Bring your right knee back to starting position, and repeat the same with your left knee. Keep your hips high throughout the exercise.




-Start with feet together, dumbbell in left hand at shoulder height.

-Step back with your right foot into a reverse lunge.

-Come back to starting position. Repeat desired reps and do the same with opposite leg and weight in right arm.




-Holding a weight in each hand, allow the left arm to hold the weight at your side, and the right arm to hold the weight with your elbow at a 90 degree angle.

-Keeping the weight in your right arm still, perform a full bicep curl with your left arm. Continue until you complete desired number of reps and repeat with the opposite hand.




-Start by laying on your side, feet stacked. You can prop your head up with your bottom arm.

-Hold weight in top hand, with palm down. As your raise your arm up to its fully extended position, rotate the wrist so that is facing away from you.

-Bring the weight back down to your side, again rotating the weight back to starting position.


Like I said, fancy fancy. And now I must wait for my nails to dry and go to bed. Tomorrow is my final interview which will hopefully end up in the job offer! Fingers crossed (after they dry, of course).

Question: Favorite exercise lately? What’s the last workout that made you sore??

Exercise and Eats: Week of 5/13

There was LOTS of fun had over the past few days. Some of those things might come up later on this week- maybe. I have my FINALA job interview tomorrow morning, so I might be a working lady soon! (And of course, some celebrating will be done!)

Recapping last week’s eats:

Monday: Avocado Egg Salad Wrap


Tuesday: Crab Cakes


Wednesday: I opted for a smoothie after yoga. YUM


Thursday: Rice pasta with pesto, mushrooms and zucchini


Friday: Fish Tacos


Here’s what’s on tap for this week:

  • Monday: Gazpacho and Grilled Cheese
  • Tuesday: Chicken Sausages and veggies (we got the sausages from the farmers market this weekend- Tyler’s is something spicy and mine has fig and fennel!)
  • Wednesday: Big Rock’s Brewmaster’s Dinner (downtown!)
  • Thursday: BBQ chicken
  • Friday: Homemade Pizzas

Onto the exercise.

Well, Last week’s workouts took a HUGE unexpected turn. It was supposed to be week 6 of Best Body Bootcamp, which I’ve actually been following pretty closely this session, but YOGA got involved. You can read about my first experience with yoga here. Look at how much my workouts changed from what was originally planned:

Sun, 5/5: Walk with the pups, TRX circuits
Mon, 5/6: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A, 30 min run
Tues, 5/7: 40 min spin, 20 min row 75 min YOGA
Wed, 5/8: BBB Strength Workout B, 20-20-20 cardio 75 min YOGA
Thurs, 5/9: 60 min run 20 min spin, 20 min run, 5 min row, 65 min YOGA
Fri, 5/10: BBB Strength Workout C 65 min YOGA, river walk with pups
Sat, 5/11: HIKE!!!!!! off
On tap for this week:
  • Sun, 5/12: River walk with pups, LOTS of yard/house work
  • Mon, 5/13: 65 min YOGA, BBB Strength Workout A
  • Tues, 5/14: 60 min run
  • Wed, 5/15: BBB Strength Workout B, 30 min spin, 10 min row
  • Thurs, 5/16: Run, abs
  • Fri, 5/17: BBB Strength Workout C, 20 min spin, walk with pups
  • Sat, 5/18: TBA

That’s all from this end for now. Stay tuned for Monday Moves!

Question: Any good eats recently? Favorite workouts? I wanna know!!