Time to Spring Ahead! I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for some warm weather and beach time! Here is a full-body heart rate circuit to put some spring into your step and burn some fat.
5 min warm-up of your choice (I like foam rolling and a few minutes of spinning)
1. 15 squats + OH press (DB or RB)
2. 10 pushup jacks
3. 15 alternating reverse lunges
4. 10 Bent-over high rows (DB or RB)
5. 15 prone hip lifts (with feet on floor, chair, or stability ball, depending on fitness level)
6. 10 Russian twists
7. 1 minute fast step ups (use bottom step of stairs in your house)
Rest 1-2 minutes
Do as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes.
*Remember, if you have not been exercising regularly or have any medical conditions or injuries that you should complete a PAR-Q before doing intense physical activity. Always warm up and listen to your body throughout the workout.
I tried to take pictures of everything but wow – that takes a lot of effort to do that! I definitely ate more than what is in the pictures. Not in a stuff-my-face-and-try-to-hide-it kind of way. More in a I’m-really-craving-some-hummus-and-veggies-and-I-am-too-lazy-to-take-a-picture kind of way. I actually lost 2 lb this week 🙂
I haven’t been a big fan of tracking my food intake since I competed in a Fitness America Pageant forever ago but I actually did find tracking helpful to see patterns. For example, on Wednesday I didn’t eat my afternoon snack that I took to work and Thursdays I teach in the afternoon so I find that I get distracted and often don’t eat lunch. This week I am going to try to have lunch before my class and bring a shake for the break (which will allow me to still answer questions and discuss with students compares to say, a salad. I am going to be a little more diligent with using myfitnesspal to track my nutrition as well – it is SO easy to forget what you eat!
In terms of the budget plan, I caved yesterday and bought Tim Horton’s coffee for me and my co-worker ($3.40) and I did have to go buy coffee this morning ($7.99 for a bag of Ethical Bean on sale) so I am a little over budget for the week now but I enjoy my coffee and sometimes sharing is caring, especially after a long week of grant writing and editing.
Anyway, here is a run down of what I ate this week:
I will post some recipes I made this week in separate posts after I do some marking…