Eats and Exercise: 7/2

Hey guys. The last week and a half have been pretty crazy. Ok, well not really, but they were definitely not routine. Tyler had been home the whole time (his office downtown was still closed from the flood. ps: he just told me he got evacuated already this morning since the power shut off) so meals and sleep patterns and everything has been just a bit off. Except my workouts- I kept those pretty normal. I didn’t take to many dinner pics since it was actually HOT and more often than not, we would pick at stuff in the fridge rather than actually cook a meal. But here’s what I did manage to get:

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Workouts last week looked like this:

  • Sunday: OFF
  • Monday: Hot Yoga (Traditional), Athlete’s Workout from Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises, 20 min cardio
  • Tuesday: Hot Yoga (BV), Wedding Prep Workout from WH, 30 min cardio
  • Wednesday: Hot Yoga (Union), Strength Workout from WH, 20 min cardio
  • Thursday: Hot Yoga (Traditional)
  • Friday: Hot Yoga (Traditional)
  • Saturday: Workout (Pictured below), 10 min cardio, Another circuit workout focusing on hamstrings and bi/tris.
  • Sunday: Hot Yoga (BV)

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I didn’t do any of the Best Body Bootcamp workouts last week because I was mostly focusing on my last week of Hot Yoga (from my monthly unlimited pass) and I really wanted to try other strength workouts before the wedding.

Oddly enough, lately I have been considering getting into heavy lifting. I have found the DB’s I use are just feeling too easy in a lot of my exercises. Only problem is that I EASILY bulk up when I lift heavy. Hmm…

Yesterday was yet another hot day, so I really didn’t have the drive to get a workout done while the sun was still up. Plus, my gym was closed anyway for Canada Day, so I knew I had the luxury of completing a home workout at whatever time I wanted. SOOOOOOOO, at 10:30 last night, after the sun FINALLY went down, I managed to bust through a pretty good workout.

I have written the exercises below, but to further explain: There are 6 exercises and 6 cardio moves. I performed 10 reps of the first exercise (on each side when necessary), then did 30 seconds of its corresponding cardio. Repeat this 3 times, then move on to the next move/cardio combo. Hope that makes sense.

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In other news, I dropped the kiddos off at the boarders this am. And now I am sad because the house is so darn quiet. I miss those idiots so much already.

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Time to pack.

What have you been up to lately?

Eats & Exercise

Hey guys. Tyler still hasn’t been able to go into work yet..which makes this a 5-day weekend for him so far. It’s so weird to live in a city where there is so much flooding (i.e.: ‘devastation’ but I hate using that word) yet not be affected by it at all. Well, minus having Tyler in the house for a few extra days. 

On to some of last week’s eats:

Monday: BLTs



Tuesday: BBQ Chicken & roasted veggies



Wednesday: Clubhouse Turkey Burgers (recipe can be found here. And ohmygosh are they GOOOOOOOOD burgers!)



Thursday: Portobello Pizzas. Holy heck, the picture makes it look like they’re oozing with cheese! Trust me, they were not. Otherwise my stomach would have murdered me.



Friday: Tacos



Last Week’s Workouts:



  • Tuesday: 20 min run, 10 min spin, Baptiste Vinyasa Hot Yoga



  • Wednesday: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout B,Traditional Hot Yoga, 15 min run, 10 min spin



  • Thursday: Traditional Hot Yoga



  • Friday: Traditional Hot Yoga. I know this might sound weird, but I actually felt my hips open up during this class. I have no idea how to describe the feeling other than that it felt as if I could control my hips and actually move them away from the center of my body. Now if only my knees would loosen up…
  • Saturday: Active Rest
  • Sunday: Off

So Saturday we were out and about running errands (aka: Looking for Tyler’s outfit for the wedding. You can tell how serious we are about this wedding since we waited until 2 weeks before to do this!) When we came home, Reggie had successfully pooped, peed, and got into the mud room closet and shred his bag of food…but he didn’t break the plastic barrier, so he got none of the food. I always wonder if Layla just stares at him while he’s doing all these naughty things. I decided to take pictures of both of them once we got home (and reprimanded Reggie) yet somehow, both dogs look like they were guilty parties. Let me remind you, Reggie was the ONLY guilty party in this incident.



One of our errands was to actually purchase new plastic bins for both types of dog food, so we completely cleaned out the mud room closet and got those bad boys in there.

There was actually SUN on SUNday, so I laid out on the patio until the clouds reappeared. I think the puppies were just excited for the sunshine.


Exercise & Eats

Hey there. I swear to God there were at least a half a billionty things I thought of over the weekend that I wanted to blog about….and then I forgot like all of them. DAYUM.

Last week’s eats: all of them were easy peasy. Honestly, I forgot what the hell I ate on Monday. And I’ve tried jogging my memory all morning (jogging a memory? Don’t get how that came to be a phrase).

Tuesday: Roasted veggies with brown rice and chicken breast. Seriously, so easy. But it was a well rounded meal.


Wednesday: Pesto Chicken Paninis. I made some homemade pesto, added thinly sliced cooked chicken, tomatoes, and monterey jack.

ImageThursday: Scrambled Egg Sandwich. With leftover monterey jack, ketchup and sriracha! I had loaded up on veggies during the day, so I didn’t miss them in my dinner.


Friday: Pizza. Lazy man’s dinner, but so tasty! Tyler had football practice and I went to yoga, so we were both pretty happy to plop on the couch with a few pieces o’ pie.


Last week’s workouts were good, too!

Monday: Hot Yoga, 20 minute HIIT on the treadmill (90 seconds brisk walk, 30 seconds ALL OUT SPRINT), Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises pre-wedding workout.

Tuesday: Hot Yoga, 20 min spin, another WH Athlete’s Workout (used lots of cable exercises and core work!)

Wednesday: Hot Yoga, sprints outside up and down the street (followed by one cat and a big ass bunny), another WH Athlete’s Workout- completed at home and SUPER sweaty.

Thursday: Hot Yoga

Friday: Hot Yoga

Saturday: Hot Yoga

Sunday: Off

Yes yes, lots of hot yoga. But um…I paid for a month unlimited, so I’m stretching my dollar as far as it will go! So far, I have only stuck to the Traditional Hot Yoga class (same format every class) and I have LOVED it. Today I am trying the Baptiste Vinyasa class. Super excited! Plus, you guys…this yoga business is getting my bod ready for the upcoming trip to NY. wink wink

Also, today is the start of the next round of Best Body Bootcamp. I have participated in the last four rounds, and just really like getting 8 weeks of pre-determined workouts. I find I always get myself in ruts: I either stick to some of the same exercises, or I am not seeing any benefits or results from my workouts. By changing it up with what BBB provides, it really just keeps me motivated to workout because I love trying new stuff.

Things totally unrelated to exercise and eats that I feel necessary to share:

I CANNOT stop listening to this song. Over and over. And over. And….over. And yes, I’m dancing to it like a loony in front of my dogs. They are not entertained whatsoever.

If I were to go camping, I would NEED to do so in this tent:



The puppies actually got to get some sun yesterday! Cute little beasts


We managed to watch all of season 2 of Spartacus. HOLY. The show is crazy intense and I love it. Plus, male full frontal. I mean..c’mon. (yeah yeah there are naked ladies in it too)



This kid filled out mad libs LIKE A BOSS. props to her (and I would do the same)



Any good eats lately? New workouts? I wanna know!

Exercise and Eats: Week of 6/3

Hi there. Late to post today…for really no reason other than my morning yoga class and busting around the kitchen for a couple different baked goods. I have THREE recipes to share (they will most likely come tomorrow) two are pancakes and one is a breakfast bread. Ok, but this post is about food and workouts. So here goes…

Last week’s eats:

Monday: Turkey Club Quesadillas



Tuesday: Easy Chicken Lo Mein (from this recipe)



Wednesday: Turkey Clubs



Thursday: Turkey Chili



Friday: We had dinner at 4th Spot. I ordered the Matador salad which was basically a steak kabob salad. Pretty good.



On tap for this week:

  • Monday: Sausages
  • Tuesday: I’m on my own since Tyler will be golfing for work. Chef’s surprise! 
  • Wednesday: Chicken Cobb Salads
  • Thursday: Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs (STILL on my to-make list!)
  • Friday: Mushroom Pizzas and Broccoli Salad

Last Week’s Workouts:

Sun, 5/26: Off

Mon, 5/27: The workout I posted last week for Monday Moves



Tues, 5/28: The upper body tabata workout Athena posted. +20 min treadmill run

Wed, 5/29: Lower Body Interval Workout. I sort of made this one up as I went. 10 min cardio, 3 sets of lower body supersets, repeated 4x (with different lower body strength exercises each set)

Thurs, 5/30: Athena’s Countdown & Cardio Workout

Fri, 5/31: Hot Yoga

Sat, 6/1: Hot Yoga

On tap for this week:

  • Sun, 6/2: Rest
  • Mon, 6/3: Hot Yoga, 20 min run, Upper Body Strength
  • Tues, 6/4: Hot Yoga, 20 min spin, Lower Body Strength
  • Wed, 6/5: Hot Yoga, 30 min run, Total Body Strength
  • Thurs, 6/6: Hot Yoga, 30 min spin, Upper Body Strength
  • Fri, 6/7: Hot Yoga, 20 min run, Lower Body Strength
  • Sat, 6/8: Rest

In case you’re wondering, I recently bought a 1-month unlimited pass to the Hot Yoga studio. I absolutely love the class and how it makes me feel- and I figured it was a great thing to indulge in the month before the wedding. 

What was your favorite workout this past week? Favorite meal? I wanna know!

Exercise and Eats: Week of 5/27

I suppose this post is just to keep record of my exercise and dinners for myself. Short and sweet (typing this as I’m watching the Universe’s worst show ever: The Bachelorette).

Last week’s eats:

Monday: It was our holiday here last Monday and we did NOTHING. Meaning, no cooking. I haven’t been too keep on Subway lately, but it was a quick, easy, somewhat healthy option that Tyler swung by and picked up on his way home from Football. No picture because, well….no picture.

Tuesday: Burgers


Wednesday: Chicken Salad with Cherries and Pecans


Thursday: Turkey Tacos with sauteed veggies


Friday: Homemade Pizza


On tap for this week:

  • Monday: Turkey Club Quesadillas
  • Tuesday: Teriyaki Bowls
  • Wednesday: Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Marinara (I WILL find a spaghetti squash!)
  • Thursday: Cobb Salads or out to dinner
  • Friday: Whichever we don’t have Thursday

For exercise (crap, I should have typed this earlier because I sort of forget what I did)

Mon, 5/20: Cardio Kickboxing

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Tues, 5/21: AMRAP workout, 20 min run, 30 min at-home yoga

Wed, 5/22: 30 min run, 5 min spin (i think!)

Thurs, 5/23: Full-Body circuits, 20 min spin

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Fri, 5/24: TRX/Stability Ball circuits, 40 min home cardio

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Last week was technically the last week of this round of Best Body Bootcamp, but I wasn’t entirely feeling the last round of the workouts we were given. So, I improvised! BUT- I did sign up for the next Round of Best Body Bootcamp. If you’re interested, check out Tina’s site to see if it’s something you might like!



For this week:

Mon, 5/27: Circuit & Cardio Intervals (stay tuned in the next post for the complete workout!)

Tues, 5/28: Run, ab tabatas

Wed, 5/29: Upper Body workout, 30 min spin

Thurs, 5/30: Lower Body workout, 30 min run

Fri, 5/31: Full body workout, 10-10-10 cardio

Sat, 6/1: TBA

There ya have it. Favorite eats or workouts lately? I wanna know!