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Tuesday I was off  and it was a beautiful day! I should have went on a run!

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I got a lot of stuff done around the house including:

payed bills
picked up some ranch dressing and clem’s at kroger
post office
laundry
dishes
cooked
played with the dogs

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blogged
worked out
cleaned up alec’s nasty room (11 year old boys sheesh)
packed lunches

After my awesome breakfast of Fit French Toast I headed to the gym for a workout.

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I was supposed to go to crossfit , but I already learned what they were going over in the beginner class so I went to the gym and did my own thing.  I feel like if I have to be in the “beginner” class, I want to learn something new, not just the same stuff over and over.   I think that is fair!  Hopefully I will be able to “test out” soon.

So I pumped up the Jam myself!

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I only did 2 sets of 21’s because my arms were falling off 😉

More info on some of the exercises:

Goblet Squat

Good Mornings

Single Leg Cable Kick Back

Ab Roll out

21’s -(The guy on this video makes a lot of noise)

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After the gym I had my usual cookies n cream protein shake with ice and water, very cold and refreshing and it held me over until lunch.

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Lunch

For lunch I had a pita sandwich with veggies.  In the pita was shredded chicken that I made on the George Foreman  and seasoned 🙂 Also inside: spinach, avocado, provolone cheese, and cucumbers.

 I had some magazines ready for some good catch up.. Swimsuits already!?!  It’s only January!  Of course, I want to buy a new one already.

lunch

pita pita

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Snack

Some clem’s

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 And a French vanilla PB2 protein shake made with half water, half almond milk, and ice.

I also had about 4 Granola Energy Balls throughout the day at some point  🙂 They are so addicting.

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Dinner

Paleo Gingery Broccoli and Beef and I also made a side of rice for the boys.

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Blueberries right after dinner just because they looked so good! And they were.

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I also made some hard-boiled eggs, so I had one to see how it tasted.  Of course it was impossible to peel.  Why is that? Someone please tell me?!  I heard it was because they are either under or over cooked, but the yolk looked perfect!

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I’ll leave you with a note from my devotional last night:

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Have a good day!

Do you have a heart rate monitor? Because I love mine!

What is your favorite way to eat eggs?


Fitcupcaker Weekly Meal and Fitness Plan:

I went grocery shopping with my mom on Sunday at Kroger.  They are building a huge Kroger by my house and I am so pumped.  I need to get over to Trader Joes sometime soon though, I miss that place!

Weekly Meal Plan: Jan 7th

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Weekly Fitness Plan

  • Mon:  OFF
  • Tues:  Crossfit
  • Wed:  OFF
  • Thur: Gym- Cardio and muscle group? Depends on what we do at crossfit?
  • Fri:  Crossfit or Gym with my sister
  • Sat:  Gym
  • Sun:  Crossfit

Sunday’s Workout:

I love doing tabata’s when I don’t have a specific muscle group that I need to work on.  I hope you try this one!

Tabata’s are timed exercises that keep your heart rate up and keep you from getting bored 😉

I like to use my gymboss timer.

 I think there are plenty of app’s for phones out there with timers.

I just set it for 20/10 and 8 Rounds

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My abs are hurting , which is a good thing!

For dinner I made

Kale, chickpeas, and Sausage Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup celery shopped
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 carrots- chopped
  • 4 Chicken Sausage- Cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic- minced
  • 1 bunch of Kale (prob around 3 cups)
  • 2-3 cups low sodium (organic if poss) chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • Coconut oil, or EVOO
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning

Directions:

  • Heat skill with oil and cook onion and garlic for a few minutes.
  • Add celery and carrots and cook for about 7-10 minutes.
  • Add seasonings
  • Add chicken broth and water and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Add in cooked sausage, and kale
  • Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.

Top with Cheese if desired 🙂

I also made Granola Energy Balls. Yum!  I ate three before I even knew what was happening!

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Granola Energy Balls:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • chopped pecans

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Ground oats into flour using food processor
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  • Mix in one cup peanut butter and baking powder
  • Add honey
  • Mash carrots- or use food processor- and add to mixture
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  • Roll mixture into balls (I made 26)
  • Roll in chopped pecans
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  • Bake for 20-25 minutes
  • Let cool or they will fall apart 🙂
  • Enjoy!

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Nutritional Info (one ball)

  • 81 calories
  • 5g fat
  • 7g carbs
  • 3g sugar
  • 1g fiber
  • 4.5 g protein

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You won’t be able to only just eat one!

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Back to work! I hope everyone had a great weekend like I did!

What are your favorite exercises do to in tabata’s?

If you have never done a tabata, what routines are your favorite?



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