Kale Chips

Wow! Was I surprised by the smell and taste of these things! They were awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ here’s the recipe I used/adapted:

4 c kale
1 T extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp salt (one before baking, one after)
1 tsp 21 seasonings from trader joe
1 tsp garlic powder

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Yoga: Hip Openers

Well in the past month, I have been incorporating more yoga into my schedule and it has beenย wonderful! I have really enjoyed the way it has helped with tightness I didn’t realize I had and also promoting wellness and feelings of peace. I hope to be able to keep bringing yoga into my life as time goes on ๐Ÿ™‚ It really is a beautiful thing.

One of my issues I’ve noticed that I have is tightness in the hip area. Here is a link to a YogaJournal article on hip opening poses. I have tried most of these poses and am looking forward to trying all of them later on!ย 

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Workout 5: Hiit 10/1/13

10/1/13

Bodyrockโ€™s Sweat and Get Lean Workout from 10/1/13

* I added exercises 2,4,6,8,9 & 10

  1. Jumping Jacks

  2. One Leg Row + Deadlift/Airplane Balance L

  3. High Knees

  4. Standing Hold weight up, Knee cross, Knee side, Leg side

  5. Jumping Jacks

  6. One Leg Row + Deadlift/Airplane Balance R

  7. High Knees

  8. Burpee + Jump Turn

  9. Plank

  10. Mountain Climbers

    1. Repeat 1-10 3x (6 cardio, 4 strength)

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  1. Sandbag/Kettlebell Swing

  2. 4 Pushups 4 side to side jumps in plank

  3. Jumping Jacks

  4. Shoulder Press Palms toward face

  5. Sandbag/Kettlebell Swing

  6. Weighted Squats with thigh lift

  7. High Knees

  8. Pushups with knee ins/crosses

  9. Jumping Jacks

  10. Knee Ins

    1. Repeat 1-10 3x (5 cardio, 5 strength)

I had a lot of difficulty trying to finish the last two sets of program 2. My body was beat!!

Workout 4: Hiit 9/30/13

9/30/13

  1. HIgh Knees
  2. Pushups/Mountain Climbers
  3. High Knees
  4. Reverse Lunge + Twist

  5. High Knees
  6. Pull-Ups

    1. Complete 3 sets of 1-6 (18 min, 9 min cardio, 9 min strength)

  1. Jumping Jacks

  2. Weighted Squats

  3. Jumping Jacks

  4. Deadlift + Row

  5. Jumping Jacks

  6. Shoulder Presses

    1. Complete 3 sets of 1-6 (18 min, 9 min cardio, 9 min strength)

  1. Burpee

  2. Tricep Dips

  3. High Knees

  4. Bent Over Row

  5. Burpee

  6. Bicep Curls

  7. High Knees

    1. Complete 3 sets of 1-7 (21 min,12 min cardio, 9 min strength)

Fresh Start Goals Progress

Below, I am going to document my progress toward the goals I’ve set.

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  1. Eat cleaner and be more consistent with my meals and meal times!
  2. Workout hard and consistently!
  3. Continue to gain speed!
  4. DO MORE YOGA & STRETCH MORE!
  5. Walk/be active when youโ€™re bored!
  6. Eat smaller meals/snacks when hungry!
  7. Be calm, happy and patient while enjoying life as often as possible

Day 4 & 5

  • Goal 1? Fell short…. Definitely motivated to try harder from now on. Goal 2-still going pretty well! Goal 4 & 7- working out really well ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 3 (10/2/13)

  • What a beautiful ending to a semi-stressful day! Restorative yoga was just the right thing! Though my hips, IT band, hamstrings and calves were (are always are) very tight, I feel a bit more lengthened and balanced overall. Goal 1 went well! Goal 2- I think I needed a day of restoration after the two hiit workouts! Goal 4-Met! Goal 5-Met! Goal 6 & 7- progressing!

Day 2 (10/1/13)

  • Goal 1 is going pretty well! I am trying to eat less nut butter (my weakness) and so far I’ve eaten much less than on usual days ๐Ÿ˜› Goal 2? Rocked it out today with some hard hiit workouts (also had soreness from yesterdays workout!). I’m hoping to do some yoga tomorrow night! ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 1 (9/30/13)

  • I did well with goal 1 today, minus my last meal (which is what prompted me to start this post in the first place!). I am off to do a workout soon and will document that soon! I hope to end the night with some yoga/Pilates/stretching! Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Fresh Start!

The last few months I have been living and enjoying life, but it’s caught up with me a bit if you know what I mean ๐Ÿ˜› I am hoping to use the blog for a bit of motivation to get back to the shape I was in a while ago ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a few of my goals:

  1. Eat cleaner and be more consistent with my meals and meal times! ย (Who wants to eat dinner at 10 pm every night? Not this girl… :P)
  2. Workout hard and consistently! (maybe include some more Hiit workouts)
  3. Continue to gain speed! (Good news! This summer I actually gained speed in my sprints, but my endurance running has suffered a little from this change in workout goals.)
  4. DO MORE YOGA & STRETCH MORE!
  5. Walk/be active when you’re bored!
  6. Eat smaller meals/snacks when hungry!
  7. Be calm, happy and patient while enjoying life as often as possible ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope to maybe make a chart to help motivate myself toward these goals. If anyone has any advice, clean recipes or anything else to share, I’d love to hear! Enjoy today!!!!

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Oh Lululemon :) I wish I could just

Oh Lululemon ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I could just buy the whole store! Here are some new products that may be on my shopping list at some point in time (hopefully!)ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage