Almost Friday! Wahoo!

6 Jan

My past two days have been pretty uneventful, but here is a recap of Wednesday and today!

Wednesday Eats

  • Breakfast- Peanut Butter Deli Thin (were still out of Ezekiel) with a 1/2 Cup of Black Coffee
  • AM Snack-  Strawberry Chobani and Walnuts
  • Lunch-  Whey Protein Shake
  • PM Snack-  Natural Burrito and a Chicken Sausage
  • Dinner-  I wasn’t hungry since I had a huge late PM snack.

Wednesday workout was 45 minutes on the treadmill running at 6.6 for most of the time.

Since I didn’t post the Wednesday Workout of the Week, here it is!  Let me know if you try it out and like it!  You should be pretty sore the following day!  I love doing strength training in circuits, I burn so many more calories and get great gains!

Circuit #1

  • Shoulder Press
  • Lateral Raise
  • Rear Delt Flies
  • Ceiling Punches (palms facing the ears)
  • Squats

Circuit #2

  • Stationary Lunges with HEAVY weights
  • Plie Squats
  • Push Ups
  • Chest Press
  • Chest Fly

Circuit #3

  • Lat Pull Down
  • Back Extension
  • Straight Bar Pull Down
  • Walking Lunge
  • Calf Raises on Leg Press

Circuit #4

  • Straight Arm Plank
  • Leg Lifts
  • Bicycle Crunches (1 side at a time)
  • Superman 5 sets of holding 10 seconds
  • High Leg Crunches

Complete each circuit 2-3 times with 8-15 reps before moving onto the next circuit.  Remember, talk with your doctor before starting any new exercise program!  : )

Thursday Eats

  • Breakfast- PB Deli Thin Toast with 1/2 Cup of Black Coffee
  • AM Snack-  Broiled Ezekiel Pita with Hummus
  • Lunch-  Whey Protein Shake and Walnuts
  • PM Snack/Dinner-  Turkey Burger with Whole Wheat Bun, Organic Cheese, Pickles, Ketchup, Mustard and Sweet Potato Fries on the Side

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I had already taken a bite before I could even grab the camera

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Sweet potato fries I shared with the Husband

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So good!

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I took a rest day today, but plan on getting back into the gym first thing tomorrow morning before I start work at 8am!

Cute Quincy Picture of the Day-  He’s been a very sleepy puppy today!

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Check back tomorrow for a video post!  It’s going to be awesome!  Can’t wait for Friday!

Question:  What is your favorite strength training exercise for your legs?  Mine would be squats and deadlifts as a tie!  I love them both!

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11 Responses to “Almost Friday! Wahoo!”

  1. Kat January 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    I am a total squat lover!! However I also really love lunges. Ive been doing them for soccer sicne I was like 8 so they are pretty much drilled into my brain!

  2. J.Lynn January 7, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    How do you go about preparing sweet potato fries?

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life January 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

      I bake them in the oven. I buy pre cut Alexia brand. Here is the link to their site.

      http://alexiafoods.com/index.jsp

      We like the spicy fries!

      • J.Lynn January 9, 2011 at 2:37 am #

        haha okay, that’s exactly what I get. I wasn’t sure if maybe you cut up a sweet potato yourself. It’s too much extra work though…Thanks for the insight 🙂

  3. Shanna, like Banana January 7, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Ooo I hate squats! Hate ’em!

    I don’t mind lunges though.

    Qunicy is already getting so big!

  4. Natalia - a side of simple January 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    I have yet to taste sweet potato fries, but yours (along with an outrageous overload side of ketchup that I can’t go without) are on my list of foods to try!

  5. Maren January 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    That burger made my mouth literally water.

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