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Workouts Until Mexico

21 Oct

Here are my workouts until Mexico!  I normally wouldn’t workout this much, but since I need to squeeze into a little bikini, I need to amp up my workouts!

  • 10/22-  AM-  20 Minutes Intervals and Strength (circuits)  + PM-  Abs
  • 10/23-  60 Minute Run
  • 10/24-  AM-  20 Minutes Intervals and Strength (circuits)  + PM- Pilate
  • 10/25-  Rest Day- 90 Minute Hot Yoga (Barkan) + Abs
  • 10/26-  60 Minute Cardio+ PM Pilates
  • 10/27-  AM-  20 Minutes Intervals and Strength (circuits)
  • 10/28-  60 Minute Run + PM Abs
  • 10/29-  AM-  20 Minutes Intervals and Strength (circuits)  + PM-  Pilates
  • 10/30-  60 Minute Cardio
  • 10/31-  AM-  20 Minutes Intervals and Strength (circuits)  + PM-  Abs
  • 11/1-  Rest Day- 90 Minute Hot Yoga (Barkan)
  • 11/2-  60 Minute Run + PM Pilates
  • 11/3-  AM-  20 Minutes Intervals and Strength (circuits)
  • 11/4-  60 Minute Cardio + PM Abs
  • 11/5-  AM-  20 Minutes Intervals and Strength (circuits)  + PM-  Pilates
  • 11/6-  60 Minute Run + Abs

My daily meals will look something like this:

Breakfast–   Low Sodium Ezekiel Bread with organic peanut butter (peanuts and salt only!) with 1 cup of black coffee.  Also, 1-2tbsp flaxseeds and 1-2 tbsp chia seeds mixed with about 8oz water mixed with pure cranberry juice

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Flax and chia seed mixture!

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AM Snack–  Organic apple (or an organic piece of fruit) with a handful of either raw almonds or raw walnuts

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Lunch–  Protein shake (I usually drink chocolate whey)

PM Snack– As much organic celery and organic hummus as I want, plus whole wheat crackers

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Dinner–  A good piece of wild caught salmon with black pepper, parsley and lemon on it plus a monster salad and any type of dressing I think looks good

A little blur action!  : )

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In addition, if I feel hungry during the day I might snack on more fruit, veggies, nuts, or whey protein as I feel is needed.  I also drink about 2-3 liter of water mixed with pure cranberry juice and plain water during the day.  This is what works for my body.  I am also taking in enough calories to propel me through my daily workouts without leaving me tired.  The weekends are a little bit more relaxed with what I like to eat.  Please consult with a doctor and RD before trying any new exercise program or meal plan. 

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What do your typical meals look like?  Are there certain foods that work with your body to make it lean?  I think eating this way makes my body feel the most energized and I sleep better at night too!  All the healthy fats, protein and vegetables make my hair, skin and nails grow like weeds and glow! 

Lunch today was a protein shake (powder + water).  I didn’t get a pic of it.  Before lunch I snacked on walnuts and drank my flax/chia seeds drink before I left for work.

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Just the Two of Us

21 Oct

This morning my Mom is flying back to Minnesota.  I always get sad when company leaves and am always waiting for them to come back out to visit!  I love having company and think time goes by too quickly when they are here.  Its back to just the Husband and I

This mornings workout was just light cardio- it’s my non-running day to give my hips and knees a rest.  I did each of the following for 15 minutes:  Arc Trainer, Upright Bike and Treadmill (I walked at an incline of 12-15% at the speed of 4.2).  I was planning on doing another 15 minutes of the stair climber but the Husband and a friend finished their strength workout early.  Here are my workout stats from this AM:

  • Time:  0:49:57
  • Calories:  439 (35% fat)
  • Max Heart Rate:  179bpm (93% max)
  • Average Heart Rate:  161bpm (83% max)

When we got back from the gym I couldn’t wait for pumpkin spice coffee!  I think I drank the whole cup without even thinking about it.  I am already excited for tomorrow morning when I get another cup!  : )

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Morning Meditation

Motivation for the Day:  Mexico- 16 days! 

Three Things I am Thankful for Today:  1-Rain (Arizona needs rain)  2-I think our elliptical plug is coming in the mail today so we can start doing some extra cardio before Mexico at home!  3-  Its a short day at work which will go by quickly because I have so much to get done!

Goal for the Day:  Pilates this afternoon and a huge salad for dinner!  Yum

Motivational Quote of the Day:  Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. -Thomas Jefferson

Breakfast today is a banana and a piece of Low Sodium Ezekiel Bread and PB!  : )

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This afternoon I will post my Mexico Workout Countdown on how I’ll use the next 16 days to get a bikini body I am confident of.  I will also post my meal plan I will stick with most of the time up until Mexico that delivers maximum results while still fueling my body thru tough workout!

Is anyone trying to get fit for a certain vacation or event coming up?  If so what are you doing to get to your results?