Wednesday, November 26, 2014

10/20-10/26 workouts

Another crazy week trying to get my workouts in and everything else done that I seem to add to my plate of things to do.

Monday, 10/20  

Runkeeper - Run








Tuesday, 10/21

Group Power class at the gym (1 hour).  I love this class!  Feel the burn every time.  Lots of calories burned!

Elliptical - 10 minutes, 1 mile 123 calories burned!

Wednesday, 10/22     

Runkeeper - Run









Thursday, 10/23

Stationary Bike - 8 miles, 34 mins., level 5&6, 223 calories burned!
Assisted dip/chin 3x15 55 lbs
Weighted squats - 3x15 25 lbs
Biceps - Full 1x15 30lbs
              Full 1x15 20 lbs
              Top 1x15 20 lbs
              Bottom 1x15 20 lbs
Nautilus Plus Leg Press 1x15 180 lbs & 2x15 200 lbs
Walking plank - 1x15
Regular plank - 1 minute
Push-ups - 1x15 on knees & 1x15 on toes
ABS - 1x25 each of the following:
Russian twist
Reverse crunch
Seated bicycle


Friday, 10/24 - NONE

Saturday, 10/25 - NONE

Sunday 10/26 - NONE; Yikes, 3 days of no exercise, what was I thinking?!?

In the end I did 4 days on and 3 days off.  Better to only take a couple days off instead of three in a row.

Get up and move, even if just a little bit! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Oils, oils and more oils

Well I bit the bullet per say and finally ordered my YOUNG LIVING OILS for health and wellness!  I was introduced to these last February and have been hemming and hawing over it until now.  I went to another party the other night and learned more about the oils and decided it might be time to order.  They were going on and on about the Thieves oil which is great for the immune system.

After coming down with my first cold of the season over the past 2 weeks.  (I want to put it out there that I work at a preschool part-time so this is an endless battle for me.)   I'm willing to try the Thieves oil and see how it works. They say a cold can last 7-14 days like a fever.   I'm one of the lucky ones that gets colds for the whole 14 days, yippee for me.  After coming down with my cold I decided it was time to place my order and get the premium starter kit with home diffuser.  I might as well do it right and gt it ALL! (The starter kit currently has Thieves in it but they are switching it out for another great oil, not for sure which one.)

When my doorbell rang earlier today I wasn't for sure who to expect at my door.  But low and behold it was the UPS man with my box of Young Living Oils.  I was so excited to see that it was already here.  As soon as I got the package I ripped it open so I could get started.  I wasn't for sure where to start so I read about each of the different oils and decided to have a glass of water with a couple of drops of lemon oil.   

Lemon oil is good for.......protect, cleanse and invigorate!

  • Freshens, sanitizes and cleans
  • Enhances the flavor of foods and beverages
  • Powerful detoxification properties
Next, I opened up the HOME DIFFUSER box put some water in it and a couple of drops of purification.  Wow, it said to put 8-12 drops of the oil in but 2 was plenty.  Our whole house smells great and my girls even commented on how it smelled so fresh.  

Purification oil is good for....neutralizing odors and leaving a fresh clean scent.  
  • Also, great for cuts, scrapes and bites
  • Can help with sore throats and ear aches
  • Diffuse into air to detoxify & eliminate odors
Can't wait to try out more as I need them.  Follow along and see what I try next!

If you decide you want to try the Young Living Oils let me know and I'll send you more information.   Commet in the comment section below.

#health # wellness #younglivingoils

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yummy, Yummy Greek Yogurt!

Wow, just got home from a great workout at the gym that included both cardio and strength training.  I hope you all know that after a good workout especially one that has strength training you should have protein at least 30 mins afterwards to help repair your muscles.  

I just bought some Yoplait Greek Yogurt at the store the other day that was on sale.  Picked up some new flavors that I haven't tried before and have to share a couple of them with you.  Today I'm having Pumpkin Cheesecake with a tablespoon of granola mixed into it, and it's delicious!  The other day, well Tuesday after my last workout I had the Caramel Apple and it was delicious as well!  I really need to get back to the store and get more of these two flavors before they are gone.  

One of my other favorites is the Key Lime Greek Yogurt but in the Oikos brand.  I've had it in other brands but it just doesn't taste the same as the Oikos.  Plus, the only way I can buy it is in a 4 pack at the Wal-Mart.  I can't find it seperately so have to get 4 of at a time when buying it which isn't a bad thing since I like it.   I just like to switch up my flaovors when eating yogurt and not have the same flavor all the time.   

BTW, I'm not selling these yogurts for them just recommending them.  Not getting paid to do this either.  I just love them and they are healthy for you. Try some greek yogurt today! 

Yogurt facts:
All yogurts have calcium, potassium, protein, zinc and vitamins B6 & B12.   But greek yogurt is better for you because it has more protein in it than regular yogurt.  It's also thicker and creamier than regular yogurt.  The protein will also help keep you fuller longer. 

#gethealthy #health #yogurt

Finally! 10/13-10/19 workouts

Here it is finally! Almost a month behind but better late than never. October was a busy month for me.  

Mon 10/13 - My husband is my motivation to workout and stay in shape.  Plus, I just feel better after a workout.  He's been trying to get back into a workout schedule, so we did a workout together.  Here's what we did.  1/2 hour workout at home.  We started off with one of my daughters workout plans from her gym class.  Her gym teacher makes a up a calendar each month with different exercises to do each day.  She is actually supposed to do this each day at home for extra credit but opts out of it, since her grade is already an A.  What the heck, I'll use it instead!  I should use it more often though especially on days when I don't get to the gym.    

20 mountain climbers
40 jumping jacks
25 knee highs
5 burpees
Repeat all 3x each.  This maybe took us 10 minutes total to do all this 3x.  My husband was ready to stop but I talked him into a half hour workout.  This is what I came up with.

15 squats with 10 lb weight
15 push-ups
15 triceps w/10lb weight
15 biceps with 10lb weights
15 shoulder presses w/10lb. weights
Repeat all 3x just like above

25 crunches
25 bicycles
25 Russian twist
25 full sit-ups
100 total crunches 

Tues 10/14 - Went to the gym and did the following:

Group Power was cancelled today as the instructor was sick.  Boo hoo, it's my favorite class! 
Stationary Bike - 32 mins., 8:53 miles, level 8 random & 170 calories burned!
Biceps: full, top, bottom 3x15 each 20lb bar
Bicep - drag to bellybutton 30 - 20lb bar
Shoulder press 3x15 - 20 lbs
Treadmill 2x 1/2 mile:
     7:14 minutes, .50 miles, level 6 random & 40 calories burned!
     7:00 minutes, .50 miles, level 6 random & 37 calories burned!

25 crunches
25 bicycles
25 crunches
25 Russian twist
100 total crunches


Wed 10/15

Used runkeeper and took the dog out for a run/walk.








Th 10/16

This was a short trip to the gym as I went during my daughters dance class, had less than hour with travel time back and forth to pick her up.  At least I made it to the gym though! 

Elliptical - 10 minutes, 1 mile, 129 calories burned! 
Stationary Bike - 32 minutes, 7.40 miles & 200 calories burned!
(Oops, forgot to write down what level but probably level #6 on each)

Fri 10/17  - None, Mom and Dad in town.

Sat 10/18  - None, Mom and Dad in town.

Sun 10/19  - None, Mom and Dad in town. (This is not an excuse to go to the gym!  Don't use it like I did.)

Get up and move!

Friday, November 7, 2014

For the Love of Books ~ Put Cinder on Your Reading List!

Here's another book recommended by my daughter.  Check out the first one she recommended to me that I loved as well right here, takes you back to your youth.  This particular book is part of a series.   Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a wonderful book and once you start reading it, you won't be able to put it down.  It started off a little slow for me as I really wasn't for sure what to expect out of it but my daughter kept telling me it was a great book so I kept on reading.  After I read the first 3 or 4 chapters it finally sucked me in and I couldn't put it down.  I wanted to pick it up and read some more whenever the chance came about.  I gave this book 5 stars on which means IT WAS AMAZING!  More about here!  I say this because it ends and I immediately got online through MCPL which I should of done sooner and got on the wait list for the 2nd book of the series which is Scarlet. 

These books are kind of like Cinder as in Cinderella and Scarlet as in Little Red Riding Hood etc. but different in a huge way. It's like going back in time with a plague spreading.  And going into the future with people from the moon and humans are being turned into cyborgs on earth.  

Kind of crazy but it's amazing what different authors come up with.  The imagination is a wonderful place to go if you are stressed out and need to forget your problems.  Read a book!

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) preview: 

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness.   

Read the book to find out what happens!

More on Marissa Meyer here.