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What a Crazy Week!

Hi Guys,

Sorry, I know I’ve been MIA for over a week. It’s been some kind of insaness for the last 2 weeks! Right now I’m in the midst of directing a musical, running my Zumba business, teaching Zumba other places and getting ready for my school’s dance recital.  I’m on overload and feeling a little burned out. It doesn’t help that my diet is still not where I want it to be. My goal right now is just to eat whole foods, limit the processed stuff and drink enough water.  That seems so easy in theory however, when I get busy, I just start grabbing whatever is convenient and that’s often the crappiest kinds of foods.  So, I need to make the good foods more convenient by pre prepping things so that I can grab and go! Next Saturday I’ll post a video on how I prep my food for the week on Sundays.  Speaking of videos, I still owe you guys a video about at home workouts.  I did film it but somewhere in the middle of the video my digital camera cut off and erased what I had recorded. Plus, I had my hair down and it kept getting in my face making me look like Cousin It, AND, I realized that it’s hard for me to describe what I’m doing while doing it with proper form. So I’ll try to re-do the video on Tuesday.

So, I have 138 days left until the start of the Zumba Convention which gives me 19 weeks to meet and exceed my fitness goals. That’s plenty of time if I stick to my plan. Today I made one of my favorite concoctions. 0% Fage Greek Yogurt, 1t ground flax seed, blueberries, 1pkt truvia, cranberry peacan granola.  Mix and eat! Can’t get easier  than that!

Here’s the workout that I did at home [since I still don’t have a new gym]

3 sets of 8 push ups

3 sets of 12 single arm row

3 sets of 12 Medicine Ball overhead press

Crunches, windshield wipers, bird/dog

Did some yoga stretches and now it’s time to rest.

Ok, I’ll work on getting in here more often. Hope you all are doing well 🙂

 

A Recap of Day 1

Ugh! Is anyone else tired of this snow! First of all, I just hate cold weather, second, the cancellations are killing my business, third, being home all day just makes me want to munch on stuff! All in all, I think I had a pretty successful first day. Was it perfect?! No, but I’m not going for one day perfection, I’m working on consistent progression. Meal review…

Meals for Tuesday, Feb. 1st, 2011

Breakfast- blueberry oatmeal pancakes, coffee w/ 1T creamer

Lunch- 1/2 serv. new england clam chowder, 4oz canned tuna, 1T low fat mayo, 1oz walnuts, 1 slice arnold’s multi-grain bread, 1/2c brussel sprouts

Afternoon Snack- small supreme protein bar, 8 shout out girl scout cookies, medium coffee w/ creamer and splenda

Dinner- 1/2 serv. organic macaroni and cheese, 4oz 92% lean ground beef, 1/2c brussel sprouts

Evening Snack- was SUPPOSED to be 1.5 serv. Protein powder made into a shake however that turned out gross (it’s usually really good) or INSTEAD I had a Mike’s Hard Cranberry Lemonade! Ooops!

Totals- 1952cals, 76g fat, 197g carbs, 121g protein

So, my mini goal for today is to increase my protein to atleast 140 (which basically means 1 more serving, and decrease my carbs to 180g) I’m pretty happy with where my fats are and would be ok with a slight increase there.

 

Ok, other things I did well….

Water was too low- will increase today

Veggies- Got my 2 servings!

Workout- Got a nice kettlebell leg workout in at home. I got the inspiration for it from a friend who posted her workout on Facebook.

Kettlebell Leg Workout- used a 15lb Kettlebell

*Do the first 3 exercises circuit style.  4 rounds 10 reps of each  exercise!

10 Kettlebell Swings                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10 Goblet Squats                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10 Stationary Squats holding KB on same side as front leg (each side)

10 Straight Leg Deadlifts (3 sets)
I think I’m going to make some videos on easy at home workouts. I’m home again because of the weather so maybe I’ll try to film one of those videos today with my digital camera.

Ok, that’s all, have great days! 🙂

 



Getting the Ball Rolling

Welcome to my blog!  I’m gearing up to get my 6-pack abs on for convention and to just all in all get back to a healthier me.  My Zumba classes are packed and rockin’ and that’s awesome however, I’ve let my commitment to a healthy lifestyle go by the way side a little so this is me getting the ball rolling again.

I’m going to start this journey in small increments so I don’t get overwhelmed. My goals for this week.

– Eat 2 serv. of veggies every day

-No fast food [that does not include coffee at Dunkin Donuts or a HEALTHY option from Wawa

-Drink 1 gallon of water per day

-Resistence Train atleast 2x this week.

Ok, this post will be kinda short. However, attached at the bottom is my first vlog and a copy of the recipe. Hope you enjoy.

Also, if there’s any questions you have or any topics you’d like covered, just let me know and I’ll make sure to get it in 🙂

Here’s to Healthy Journeys!

Oatmeal Pancakes

5 egg whites (I say 6 in my vlog but I was lying! LOL)

1/2t cinnamon

1pkt truvia or sugar substitute of choice

1T low or no calorie pancake syrup [I used Walden Farms]

70g blueberries [approx 1/4c]

50g old fashioned oats

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