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My workout calendars 2013

I use my Google calendar to keep track of my workouts in addition to my workout journal. I like a visual to see how much I've worked out so when I'm feeling lazy I can see that I've been dragging my ass and that motivates me to workout. 

30 day Melissa Bender Challenge - December 2013

Alright... I'm abandoning the Bodyrock challenge because I enjoy Melissa Bender's workouts so much more. I like that they're already 15 minutes so I only have to go through them twice. I like the exercises better too and for me it's just an overall better workout. Here is the link to  Melissa Bender 's page with the links as well. I have listed the breakdowns here so I can keep track: Day #1 Repeat 1-3X. Max reps during each 50 second interval, 10 seconds of rest between exercises. *for the second round instead of mountain climbers I did jump rope because my hips were too sore for mountain climbers. 1. Mountain Climbers - 54, (skipping) 2. Temple Tap Abs - 23, 22 3. 3-Way Frogger - 11, 13 4. Angel Abs - 17, 17 5. Mountain Climbers - 44, (skipping) 6. Side Plank Leg Lift (right) - 13, 16 7. 3-Way Frogger - 11, 10 8. Side Plank Leg Lift (left) - 16, 16 9. Mountain Climber - 60, (skipping) 10. Knee to Elbow Crunch - 13, 13 11. 3-Way Frogger - 12, 11 12.

Apple, banana, and strawberry green smoothie

I made a delicious smoothie to enjoy with my egg this morning. If I was adding avocado to it I would be having just this for a meal. I found this great Greek yogurt - no added sugar and it tastes great! It's Yoplait source Greek yogurt and it has 50 calories per 100g. So here is today's recipe: 4 ice cubes handful of spinach half a banana 1/4 of a large ambrosia apple 3/4 c. coconut milk 1/3 c. strawberry Greek yogurt I use my magic bullet so I have to add ingredient in two batches. I added 3 ice cubes, the spinach, the apple, and the coconut milk and blended, and then I added the banana, another ice cube, and the Greek yogurt and blended again. I'm waiting for my avocados to ripen and will be adding half of a small avocado to these smoothies as well. Enjoy!

A new challenge

Alright, I have completed the Melissa Bender 30 day challenge as of last week. It was a great challenge and I love the definition I got in my abs from it. Definitely learning I need to incorporate more ab workouts into my schedule. I am starting the 30 day challenge that Bodyrock/DailyHIIT it just finishing today. You can find the links and workout breakdowns here . I will be combining this with the T25 schedule or will be adding extra rounds on to make them longer. I didn't think I could handle 30 minutes of HIIT before but after the Melissa Bender challenge I look forward to it >:) In addition to the BR challenge I am going to do a squat challenge ; I need to work on my legs and butt. There was one circulating last year but I like this one because it incorporates 5 different squats: narrow squat narrow squat with kick back basic squat basic squat with side leg lift sumo squat DAY OF MONTH EXERCISE NUMBER OF SQUATS Day 1 6 reps of each 30 Day 2 10 reps of e

Breakfast smoothies

Hola! I had a great time in Mexico! Over-indulged but no regrets :) I got lots of sleep and sun, and had a great time altogether. Since my fridge was bare I had to do some grocery shopping. I haven't been eating my usual oatmeal so I'm trying something new for breakfast - smoothies! I'm going to try a combination of things but the base will be half a banana, half an avocado, a handful of spinach, and coconut milk. I will try different mixes with frozen blueberries, an apple, or an orange. I will probably have this with 2 eggs in the morning for some protein or with Greek yogurt mixed in. I loaded up my fruit basket and isn't she lovely? I bought some fresh lemons for my drinking water, I love the taste and I find I drink more water at home with the lemon in it. Those ambrosia apples are beautiful and ginormous! So my plan is to mix up my snack fruit with water I didn't put in my smoothie in the morning. If I have time in the morning I w