Thursday Catch Up!

2 Aug

Good morning!  Happy Thursday to everyone!

This week has been busy busy like always!  Everyday I have every intention to blog but once I get a chance to it is usually pretty late and it is the last thing I want to do. So I think I’ll only be posting a few entries each week with the hoes to get back to my normal posting sometime soon.  I really enjoy blogging so I need to make a little time for it each day, just like I do with my workouts!

On the agenda for today is working out, training a couple clients, running a couple errands!  I need to go get more peanut butter, get to the post office to mail out a package and then maybe swig by the mall to see if they got a few outfits in size 12 months (they said check back in a few days once their new shipment comes in).  I also hope to get in a quick yoga session!  I might even do my old prenatal yoga video as I really need to stretch out my hips!

Other than that I hope to enjoy today with my little one!  Smile

I still can’t believe how much she has grown!  I’m pretty sure she has officially outgrown her vibrating chair, which is okay because she never really loved it, she likes the swing better!





My eats so far this week have been great!  Here is what I ate yesterday (I had a very hungry morning):

  • Breakfast-  Banana berry smoothie (frozen banana, frozen berries, vanilla protein powder and 1 cup almond milk)
  • AM Snack #1-  Clif Mojo bar
  • AM Snack #2-  Luna Bar  <—I was so hungry while running errands I bought a bar to tide me over until I got home for lunch!
  • Lunch- Kale salad (from Trader Joe’s)
  • PM Snack-  Just a few tortilla chips
  • Dinner-  Salad with chicken breast, cheddar cheese, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, walnuts and Persian cucumbers

I liked the convenience of this salad but I definitely had to make a few changes to it.  I sampled the dressing and noticed it was thick and creamy so I used mostly red wine vinegar with just a small spoonful of the lemon herb dressing that came with it.  I also picked out about 2/3rds of the cranberries.  While I love cranberries in my salads, I don’t like getting 2-3 per bite.  So I picked out all of the ones I could see.  I wish there were more cherry tomatoes and slivered almonds.  I might buy this again if I am super hungry and want sometime quick, but I think I rather just make a copy cat salad at home!  Smile



So far this week I’ve been able to get in three workouts and plan on getting my fourth one in this morning at 8am in the gym before I train my clients.  So far, all three of my workouts were 45 minutes of cardio on the elliptical at home and on two of those days, I’ve worked my core.

I was actually planning on a rest day yesterday, but got restless in the late afternoon while Cameryn was busy on her play mat next to me, I jumped on the elliptical for a great 45 minute sweat session!  I really should have done my plyometric workout, but I just wasn’t feeling it, plus I work my glutes and quads today and didn’t want them to be sore going into my leg workout.

  • 45 minute cardio + core, Monday
  • 45 minute cardio + core, Tuesday
  • 45 minute cardio, Wednesday
  • 20 minutes intervals + strength, Thursday
  • 20 minutes intervals + strength, Saturday

*Bonus workout on Friday, anything I pick since it would be my 6th workout, or I may just take a rest day.  I find when I workout throughout the weekend I tend to eat healthier as well!  Smile

I’ve been able to lose another pound this week so I’m still going strong on getting to my goal weight loss of 5lbs!  I think I should be there before August 28th, but I’m still keeping that as my goal date!  I now have about 2lbs to go!  Yay!


I’m hoping to get up Cameryn’s week 28 update later today once I take a few new pictures to post! 

Otherwise I plan to see you guys back here tomorrow!


Question:  How many days a week do you like working out?



6 Responses to “Thursday Catch Up!”

  1. PB and Peppers (@JenatPBandP) August 2, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    I like to work out 5 days a week, Mon-Fri and do light walking or stretching over the weekends. I just started the Charlean Extreme workout this week, so I have been excited to do it, so I haven’t taken any rest days yet. I love when you find new workouts that you like. Have a great day!!

  2. Katie August 2, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Kjirsten~ what incline and resistance do you do on the elliptical typically? What do you recommend?


    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life August 6, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      It varies, we have a life fitness elliptical at home and it doens’t let you change the incline. I usually start at level 6 for one ipod song (as my warm up) and then from there I repeat level 8, 10 and 12 for one song each until my 45 minutes is over. I’m just about to add in level 14 though. I like the last two levels to really work my legs and have it be strength challenging and then the first level to be easier so I can keep my heart rate up (I try to aim for around 170-180 while doing cardio). I suggest picking levels that keep your heart rate up so you can only speak a few words to someone and now have a full out conversation without being out of breath! Hope this helps!

  3. jodie August 2, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    I like to workout 7 days with 5 days intense and 2 days light and easy with lots of stretching. Which protein powder do you use?

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