Weekend Recap and a Change in my Workout Routine

9 Apr

Good morning! 

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  We sure did!  I wish the weekends didn’t always come and go so quickly!

On Friday, we stayed in and made shrimp and cabbage salad.  Since it was the last Friday of Lent, we opted for shrimp. 

On Saturday, I headed into the gym bright and early and tried out my new running shoes and also lifted my chest and triceps.  I’m still so sore, especially my triceps.  Once home, Keith and I went out to lunch at the Raven and split a sandwich.  We had originally set out to get Cameryn’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny, but our local mall didn’t have him there.  WTF?  So, we walked around downtown instead and took advantage of the gorgeous weather.  Once home, we took the dog on a long walk and then had Chinese for dinner from Chi’s Cuisine.  I’m currently obsessed with beef and broccoli.  I’m not the biggest fan on steamed vegetables, but have found myself craving steamed broccoli lately.  I’m not sure what that’s about?

Sunday, we hit up the 7am mass at Church.  It was pretty packed and Cameryn got a special blessing by the priest in front of everyone.  He was walking through the church while blessing everyone with Holy water and when we came back to our section I noticed he saw Cameryn and blessed our direction with Holy water multiple times.  Then he walked over to Cameryn and put his hand on her head and blessed her.  It was so special.  I actually got quite emotional and almost shed a few tears.  I was so proud of her.  After church we headed to the grocery store to pick up a ham and Starbucks.  We made a quiche from scratch and ate that as a brunch around 1pm.  We were so hungry by then.  I didn’t realize how long those things take to make!  Luckily since Lent was over I was able to snack on a few dark chocolate covered almonds I had picked up at Trader Joe’s on Friday to tide me over until the quiche was ready!  We spent the rest of the afternoon watching Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and relaxing.  Both Keith and I enjoyed the movie and thought the kid actor was so great. 


So, while I was in the gym working out on Saturday I decided I need to change up my gym routine.  I’m not getting in my three strength workouts each week (it is a lot harder to get to the gym with a baby than I thought it would be), so I decided I’m going to try a two day split and or 2 total body strength days a week.  I’m not sure which yet, but I think I’m leaning towards a two day split.  I’ll also need to spend a little extra time in the gym to get the whole workout plus intervals done.  If I can get in a third day in the gym, I’m going to dedicate that day to the treadmill.  I’m on of those weird people who actually enjoy treadmill workouts.  I love what I’m currently doing except the fact I’m not getting every muscle group strength trained each week.  And in my book, that is a must do if I want to tone up my body.  I have cardio to get done today so I have a few days to figure out exactly what I want to do.  I’m also loving the plyometric workouts I’m able to get done at home during the week.  That is another reason I want to change up my routine since I don’t have a day dedicated to them in my current workout routine.

This is what I’m thinking, but like I mentioned above, I am still deciding what I want to do:

  • Day 1-  Cardio 45 Minutes + Core
  • Day 2- Plyometric Workout
  • Day 3-  Cardio 45 Minutes + Core
  • Day 4-  Strength (Back, Biceps, Triceps) + 20 Minutes Intervals
  • Day 5-  Strength (Chest, Shoulders, Legs) + 20 Minutes Intervals
  • Day 6 (optional)- 45 Minutes Cardio (Treadmill at the gym)

Typing that out, I already feel more certain this is what I’m going to start doing, but I’m still not 100%.


Eats Pictures

Thursday’s Dinner, Kabobs with sautéed thick slices mushrooms and spinach

IMG_7016IMG_7006IMG_7008s Friday’s lunch, cinnamon raisin Ezekiel English muffin with Neufchatel cheese (tastes like cream cheese but has less fat and calories), fig butter and cinnamon, OMG- so good!


Friday’s shrimp salad


Easter mimosas with homemade orange juice


Homemade quiche


Oh, I almost forgot!  I’m working on an awesome giveaway that will happen sometime late this week or early next week, so check back for the details! 



  • What is your current workout routine?
  • What goals are you working towards with your fitness?
  • What was the best part of your weekend?






8 Responses to “Weekend Recap and a Change in my Workout Routine”

  1. sweetlyvegan April 9, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    What is your current workout routine? My current workout routine is boring! I can’t wait to make mine look more like yours and start with plyo and yoga classes!!! A change is a must!!!!!!!! lol…and the only fitness goals I have are to continue moving and stay in shape until Hayden is born 🙂 Then of course it will be losing the baby weight and trimming down my belly…. lots and lots of abs! I want my stomach to look like yours did before Cam! I would love to have a super toned tummy…. such a sexy feature!
    The best part of our weekend was Chase’s bday! We had a party for him at The Bazaar (his favorite restaurant) the food there is just amazing!!! Afterwards he went out for more drinking, and I hung out with the dogs at our hotel room. I’m glad Hayden stayed in my belly so he could have one last night out being crazy before she comes! He works so much he definitely deserved it 🙂
    Glad you had a great weekend too!!! Your quiche looks delicious!!! xoxoox

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life April 10, 2012 at 7:22 am #

      I’m still trying to get my abs back! I gave myself until June so I have just a bit more time! I think I need to be a little more strict with my foods and make sure to get in all my weekly workouts, which can be hard with an unpredictable baby! I’ve been trying to get in more yoga too, but haven’t been doing well with it at all. I wish we had a mom and baby yoga class locally that me and Cameryn could go to while Keith is at work during the day. That would be so fun!

      I saw pics from his birthday and it looks like you guys had so much fun! You looked beautiful in the pics!

  2. Lisa@HealthyDiaries April 9, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    How special that Cameryn received a special blessing at Easter Sunday mass! 🙂

    All your eats look delicious! I can’t imagine how tough it is to get to the gym with a little one, but it looks like you’re doing a great job!

  3. Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart April 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    My current work out is…getting ready for baby! I have been trying to get to the gym 3 times a week for cardio and weights, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen!

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life April 10, 2012 at 7:25 am #

      You just need to keep trying to make it! I’m in the same boat and that’s why I needed to revamp my workouts so I could do more at home (while the babes sleeps) in order to get in my workouts. Just think, the more fit you are at the birth, the easier delivery will be! Thinking about that during my pregnancy was great motivation to get in all my workouts! : )

  4. HollieisFueledByLOLZ April 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    My current workouts are p90x and running. I wish I had my time (or energy) to get back into swimming but it happens. Kudos to you for getting to the gym and doing your thing as a mom! No seriously-I am amazed by you!

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life April 10, 2012 at 7:27 am #

      Ahh, thanks Hollie! I try my best! It’s not always easy but I want to show other moms if you’re determined you can make workouts happen with a young baby at home!

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