- Total body strength training
- Practiced warm-up and back tracks from BodyPump
I feel like I got a really good workout in at the gym this morning. I have been practicing BodyPump so much lately that it was nice to do something different.
I did some strength exercises and incorporated some plyometric exercises. Some of the exercises I did included:
- single leg bridges
- walking lunges with a torso rotation
- squat jumps
- biceps curls
- triceps extensions
- jump roping
- push-ups on the bosu ball
I finished up by practicing two BodyPump tracks and did a little bit of stretching. I was nice and sweaty by the time I was done, and that’s always makes me feel like I got a good workout in!
I wore my new workout jacket that I got JCPenney to the gym this morning.
I saw this jacket a few weeks ago and feel in love with it…but it was $60. I thought that was a little too much for a lightweight jacket for the gym, so I passed. But when I went to JCPenney a few days ago, it was on sale for $26.99 so I knew it was meant to be mine
It’s the Xersion Hooded Moto Jacket and I love how it zips to the side.
Grain Brain Challenge
I have been looking for some foods and recipes for the grain brain challenge. The good thing is that there are gluten-free and low-carb recipes everywhere – other blogs, Paleo websites, Pinterest. Whole Foods even has a 27 page list of all the gluten free items in the store.
I don’t think I’ll have a problem finding food to eat, I just need to find things that are fast and easy to make. I don’t mind cooking but I don’t want a recipe with 47 ingredients that requires me to spend tons of time in the kitchen.
I’ve had a few ideas so far:
- Cucumber sandwiches – hollow out the cucumber and add cheese, veggies, and toppings
- salmon and veggies
- veggie omelets
- taco salads, minus the tortilla shell
- gluten-free muffins
- eggs in a pepper
- spaghetti squash with veggies and marinara sauce
I am going to try to stick the eating as well as I can but gluten-free is all new to me, so I might not eat perfect.
I’m trying to eat up all my cereal and oatmeal in the house, so for breakfast today I had some peanut butter Puffins. I just discovered these and I already have to give them up!
One 3/4 cup serving just doesn’t cut it, so I had about a serving and a half with almond milk. I usually eat a small breakfast because I workout out in the morning and can’t eat a lot right before I workout. I always have a snack right after I workout. So, I look at it like I am splitting my breakfast up into two mini breakfasts.
Pumpkin Art Fun
I just had to share this cute pumpkin craft that I made with Jaden and my niece.
I saved two coffee creamers bottles and washed them out. Then, we colored the cap green for the stem, added orange paint and shook it around, and glued on a pumpkin face!
Easy, cute, and the kids loved making them!
Have a great afternoon!